Carmel, IN, October 17, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Wild Birds Unlimited, the largest franchise system of backyard birdfeeding and nature specialty stores, has been presented with a Franchisee Satisfaction Award by industry research firm Franchise Business Review. Wild Birds Unlimited received top honors in the retail franchise division.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be honored in this way”, says Paul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development at Wild Birds Unlimited. “Our success as a franchise company is a direct result of our hardworking, passionate franchise store owners and corporate staff. We fully understand that it takes teamwork to be successful. This award means so much to everyone here.”
The awards were announced at the 9th Annual Leadership & Development Conference hosted by Franchise UPDATE Media Group. The event was held October 3 – 5 at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta. Participating franchise companies were rated based on satisfaction data collected from franchisees. Franchise Business Review surveyed thousands of franchisees representing more than 70 leading franchise brands that were in attendance. 168 Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees took part in the survey process.
“Franchising offers many great opportunities for people to experience the benefits of business ownership”, said Eric Stites, President of Franchise Business Review. “This award is a true testament to the franchise opportunity that Wild Birds Unlimited offers. What makes this award so significant is that it comes as a direct result of feedback from Wild Birds Unlimited's own franchisees. These men and women entrepreneurs are the real franchise experts.”
About Wild Birds Unlimited
Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard birdfeeding and nature specialty stores with more than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with their birdfeeding and nature products, their expert advice and educational events. Wild Birds Unlimited is based in Carmel, Indiana. For retail and franchise opportunity information, visit www.wbu.com.
About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent research of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. Franchise Business Review is based in Kittery, Maine and can be reached at 866-397-6680 or www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.
Media Relations Contact:
Margaret Collins, Media & Public Relations Specialist
Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc.
11711 N. College Ave. # 146, Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317 .571.7100