Honors & Awards

logo_entrepreneur_magEntrepreneur Magazine Annual Franchise 500

“Annual Franchise 500”

  • 2017 – Ranked 171st Overall
  • 2016 – Ranked 144th Overall
  • 2015 – Ranked 149th Overall
  • 2014 – Ranked 151st Overall
  • 2013 – Ranked 125th Overall
    • Ranked 71st for Veterans Incentives*
  • 2012 – Ranked 123rd Overall

Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. ranked in the Annual ” Top 500 Franchises” from 1987 – 2017

Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. ranked in the Annual ” Top 200 Global Franchises” in 2016

“First in Category” from 2005 – 2007, 2009, 2011 – 2014 and 2016

“America’s Top Global Franchises”

  • 2016 – Ranked 123rd
  • 2015 – Ranked 198th
  • 2014 – Ranked 107th
  • 2013 – Ranked 123rd
  • 2012 – Ranked 101st

“Best of the Best Franchises” – Top of the Industry 2014 – 2016

* 2013 Is The First Year This Honor Was Awarded

Franchise Business Review
2006-2016 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards

“Franchise 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award”

  • 2017
    • Ranked 9th in Enterprise Class Franchise 50 (formerly Large Class)
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 11th Overall
    • Best of the Best – Top 50 Franchises for Veterans
  •  2016
    • Ranked 6th in Large Class Franchise 50
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 8th Overall
  • 2015
    • Ranked 7th in Large Class Franchise 50
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 9th Overall
  • 2014
    • Ranked 7th in Large Class Franchise 50
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 9th Overall
    • Best of the Best – Top 101 Franchises for Veterans
  • 2013
    • Ranked 16th in Large Class Franchise 50
    • Ranked 2nd in Retail Category
    • Ranked 9th Overall
  • 2012
    • Ranked 10th in Large Class Franchise 50
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 17th Overall

AllBusiness AllStar Award

  • 2012 “best of the best” on list of 100 franchises – AllStar Rank 71
  • 2011 “best of the best” on list of 300 franchises – AllStar Rank 143
  • 2010 “best of the best” on list of 300 franchises – AllStar Rank 153
  • 2009 “best of the best” on list of 300 franchises – AllStar Rank 194

USA Today

  • 2014 Top 50 Franchises for Military Veterans
  • 2013 Top 50 Franchises for Military Veterans

Opportunity World

  • 2014 Top 125 Franchises
  • 2012 and 2013 Ranked as A Top Franchise for Veterans

Franchise Gator Top 100Franchise Gator Top 100

  • 2017 Top 100 Franchises –
    Ranked 9 Overall
  • 2016 Top 100 Franchises –
    Ranked 8 Overall
  • 2015 Top 100 Franchises –
    Ranked 15 Overall
  • 2014 Top 100 Franchises –
    Ranked 15 Overall

FranchiseRankings

  • 2016 Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 2nd
  • 2016 Best Retail Franchise Company – Ranked 7th

Bond’s Top 100 Franchises

  • 2014 Edition – Bond’s Top 100 Franchises
  • 2013 Edition – Bond’s Top 100 Franchises
  • 2012 Edition – Bond’s Top 100 Franchises
  • 2011 Edition – Bond’s Top 100 Franchises

Franchise Times

  • 2015 – Top 200+ Largest Franchises – Ranked 267
  • 2013 – The Next 300 Largest Franchise Systems
  • 2002 through 2013 – “Up and Comers”

National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation

  • 1999 “Conservation Achievement Award” for Corporate Leadership

Other Awards

Over the past two decades, Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. has received awards and recognitions from the following magazines and organizations:

  • Entrepreneur International Magazine
  • Entrepreneurial Woman Magazine
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Nation’s Business – The Blue Chip Enterprise Award
  • Success Magazine
  • Successful Franchising Magazine