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Honors & Awards

Entrepreneur Magazine Annual Franchise 500

“Annual Franchise 500”

  • 2019 – Ranked 132nd Overall
  • 2018 – Ranked 218th Overall
    • Ranked 128th – Top Franchises for Veterans
  • 2017 – Ranked 171st Overall
  • 2016 – Ranked 144th Overall
  • 2015 – Ranked 149th Overall
  • 2014 – Ranked 151st Overall

Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. ranked in the Annual ” Top 500 Franchises” from 1987 – 2019

Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. ranked in the Annual ” Top 200 Global Franchises” from 2005 – 2007, 2009 and 2011 – 2019

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

“America’s Top Global Franchises”

  • 2019 – Ranked 132nd
  • 2018 – Ranked 178th
  • 2017 – Ranked 80th
  • 2016 – Ranked 123rd
  • 2015 – Ranked 198th
  • 2014 – Ranked 107th

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

Franchise Business Review


“Franchise 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award”

  • 2019
    • Ranked 2nd Overall
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 2nd in Enterprise Class Franchise 50
    • Best of the Best – Top 50 Franchises for Women
    • Best of the Best – Top Franchises for Veterans
  •  2018
    • Ranked 2nd Overall
    • Ranked 1st in Retail Category
    • Ranked 2nd in Enterprise Class Franchise 50
    • Best of the Best – Top 80 Franchises for Veterans
    • Best of the Best – Top 100 Most Innovative Franchises
  • 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
    • Best of the Best – Top 50 Franchises for Women
    • Best of the Best – Top 100 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

USA Today

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

Franchise Gator Top 100Franchise Gator Top 100

  • 2019 Top 100 Franchises –
    Ranked 9 Overall
  • 2018 Top 100 Franchises –
    Ranked 10 Overall
  • 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

  • 2019
    • Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 1st
    • Best Retail Franchise Company – Ranked 4th
  • 2018
    • Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 2nd
    • Best Retail Franchise Company – Ranked 5th
  • 2017
    • Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 3rd
    • Best Retail Franchise Company – Ranked 4th
  • 2016
    • Best Pet Franchises Company – Ranked 2nd
    • Best Retail Franchise Company – Ranked 7th

Franchise Times

  • 2019 – Top 200+ Largest Franchises – Ranked 252
  • 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
  • Success Magazine
  • Successful Franchising Magazine
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Nation’s Business – The Blue Chip Enterprise Award