FASTSIGNS Receives Multiple Accolades for Excellence in Franchising

Texas-Based Visual Communications Franchise Recognized For Company Growth and Veteran Support

CARROLLTON, Texas – With more than 25 years of experience in franchising, FASTSIGNS International Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS® visual communications, signage and graphics centers, was recently recognized for its strides in franchising by the Franchise Yardstick Index and 1851 Magazine.

Listed alongside some of the franchise industry’s biggest players, including Dunkin Donuts, Super 8 Motels and Subway, FASTSIGNS has been recognized as No. 3 on Franchise Yardstick Index’s 2012 400 list. The ranking, which compared 20 different criteria, acknowledges FASTSIGNS for its consistent growth over the last three years. The company was also ranked No. 1 in the index’s Signs category. Furthermore, because of FASTSIGNS’ ongoing initiative to support veterans, 1851 Magazine has named the company to its top 100 veteran-friendly franchise opportunities list. The Vet100 list is comprised of franchises and brands that are the most accessible to veterans looking to start their own business.

“The growth of our company would not be possible without the dedicated support of our franchise partners who work with passion, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence on a daily basis to make sure FASTSIGNS remains the leader in the visual graphics industry,” Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS said. “As we continue to grow our franchise system worldwide, our primary goal is to provide our franchise partners with the leadership, resources, support and training needed to maximize their success and grow their market share.”

Financially, FASTSIGNS offers veterans a reduced franchise fee of $17,500, compared to $34,500 for non-veterans.

The 1851 Vet100 list is a resource for veterans who can source financial support and are interested in venturing into franchise ownership. The list was created based on several categories, including VetFran participation, G.I. Jobs approval, unit size, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 ranking and overall commitment to veteran franchise awareness.

With more than 530 FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centers around the world, FASTSIGNS provides marketing and visual communications solutions to businesses, organizations and events of all types and sizes. FASTSIGNS offers a variety of sign and graphics solutions – including banners, building signs, digital signage, yard signs, vehicle graphics, decals, trade show exhibits and displays, point-of-purchase signs, and posters – as well as mobile websites, promotional products, printing and other marketing services.

For franchise information, visit www.fastsigns.com or contact Mark Jameson at mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or (214) 346-5679.

About FASTSIGNS®
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 530 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in eight countries including the US (and Puerto Rico), Canada, England, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS provides comprehensive visual communications solutions to help customers of all sizes – across all industries – meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services. FASTSIGNS was ranked number one for the second year in a row in the sign and graphic category in the 2012 Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise 500®.

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