When I created Edible Arrangements in 1999, and again when the first franchise location opened in 2001, I was convinced the idea would be successful. I could never have imagined, however, that less than two decades later we would have more than 1,200 locations worldwide.
Considered the most prestigious and comprehensive of the various franchise rankings, the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 is based on a variety of objective, quantifiable criteria such as financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. The editors also consider the number of years a company has been in business as well as such items as the length of time a company has been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. Financial data is analyzed by an independent CPA.
Edible Arrangements has been a fixture in the Entrepreneur rankings for years. The #40 position for 2015, however, matches our previous highest ranking and is a testament to the outstanding team of professionals at the corporate office as well as our dedicated and passionate franchisees around the world.
They deserve all the congratulations for this honor.