2020 has been challenging. That’s why, as the top pet franchise to own, we doubled down on our commitment to pets, pet owners, and our Franchise Owner family. The hard work paid off with two incredible wins as one of 2020’s Most Profitable Franchises and Top Franchises for Veterans according to the Franchise Business Review.
Why We Were Ranked One Of The Best Franchise To Own.
Starting with a list of nearly 300 franchises, Franchise Business Review pared down its selection to 35 top dogs with a reputation for offering both robust financial opportunity and high rates of Franchise Owner satisfaction. To be considered for the Most Profitable Franchise List, franchises must have an average Gross Annual Sales (FDD and self-reported) of more than $150,000.
A Salute To Our Veteran Franchise Owners
We’re equally thrilled about our second win as Best Franchise for Veterans. The criteria for judging was stiff— Franchise Business Review interviewed more than 2,500 veteran Franchise Owners across the nation. Responding to questions about corporate support, training and core values to profitability and work/life balance, veterans gave Pet Supplies Plus high marks across the board.
It Takes Loyalty, Grit And Passion
Successful franchises demand teamwork, discipline, leadership, and a commitment to community—all qualities and skills that veteran Franchise Owners’ value and practice. According to recent Small Business Administration statistics, 2.52 millionbusinesses (roughly 9.1%) in the U.S. are veteran-owned.
Former Military Members Are A Natural Fit
Pet Supplies Plus Franchise Owner Brian Rolf was in the military for 20 years. He retired as a Marine Corps Officer in 2014 before opening his first store. Brian says, “I joke that flying an F18 and selling dog food, the skillsets are very similar.” He believes that strong relationships, trustworthiness and effective processes are key. “The military definitely helped me, not just for Pet Supplies Plus but in life, to develop my leadership techniques. And that conveys every day to how we lead the team here, how I develop my subordinate leaders, and how we organize and run operations,” he says.
And while Brian brings military-honed leadership and operations skills to his Pet Supplies Plus franchises, he knows he’s not on his own. “From marketing to merchandising and everything in between, the support we get from Pet Supplies Plus is phenomenal,” he says.
See why 2020 has been a banner year for our brand.
Year In, Year Out, Our Passion Pays Off
Our commitment to our Franchise Owners, and their commitment to their neighbors and their pets makes us one of the best franchises to own. Besides the Franchise Business Review rankings, we’ve also been named:
- Entrepreneur’s #1 Pet Store Franchise 6 years running
- Entrepreneur Best of the Best in 2020
- In the top 100 franchises ranked on the Franchise Times Top 200 list
Our Franchise Owners are the heart and soul of our award-winning pet store franchise, and their dedication is reflected in our continued growth, industry recognition, and ownership satisfaction. With our $2.2M AUV and exponentially rising consumer demand, it’s a great time to join a franchise that’s a leader in the $75B pet industry.
Don’t miss your chance to join our award-winning pack!