The Top 25 Franchise Opportunities for 2012

A significantly improved financial strength rank (#14) contributed to Comfort Keepers’s overall jump in the Franchise AllStar ranking, landing at a strong #25. A growing senior population — 13 percent of the U.S. population is age 65 and older — continues to create a booming demand for services in this market.

More than 40 percent of Comfort Keepers’s franchisees own more than unit, and for the third year in a row, the company received the Franchise Research Institute’s “World-Class Franchise Certification” for franchisee satisfaction. Continue reading >

#25: Comfort Keepers

As a top seller of vitamins and nutritional supplements, entrepreneurs who invest in a GNC franchise benefit from the company’s high brand awareness (#17), solid longevity (#28), and strong Web visibility (#17).

GNC company highlights for 2011 included the completion of an IPO, the acquisition of e-commerce site, and the launch of a fortified coconut water drink through a partnership with PepsiCo. Looking ahead, GNC aims to continue its aggressive pace of adding at least 100 new stores a year, and also plans to increase its presence in China. Continue reading >