ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2015) - Texas-based businesses have performed well on the 2015 100 Top Global Franchises Ranking, produced by Franchise Direct. This year, six of the franchises ranked within the top 100 call Texas home. The annual list ranks global franchises based on a variety of factors that indicate sound commercial and civic responsibility practices.

Newcomer to the Top 100 Global Franchises list is Sport Clips, which expanded to the Canadian market, opening its first franchise in the country in 2013. Sport Clips took the decision to expand internationally slowly after initial success in the United States. According to Pete Lindsey, Sport Clips' VP of Franchising, "We understand the countries that we would be interested in considering, but we focus on who would be the best partner."

Convenience store 7-Eleven and food franchise Pizza Hut made a strong showing again this year. Both franchises consistently appear in the list's top ten ranking. Additional Texas franchises included in this year's list include cleaning, automotive, and signage franchises.

The complete list of Texas franchises includes 7-Eleven (#5), Pizza Hut (#7), Jani-King (#28), FASTSIGNS (#73), Jiffy Lube (#90), and Sport Clips (#92).

Franchise Direct is known for using objective and measurable criteria to evaluate thousands of global franchises. The top 100 franchises are ranked based on gathered data, including the company's history, market expansion, stability and growth, revenue, and system size based on number of units. Franchise Direct also takes into account the corporation's use of best practices in the areas of franchisee support and training, environmental policies, and social responsibility, as gathered from Franchise Disclosure Documents, company submitted data, government filings, and published industry sources.

While this list isn't meant to be definitive or endorse any particular company, it provides extremely useful information about the state of the franchising industry and showcases global franchises that have solid business plans, a sense of environmental and social responsibility, as well as stable growth.

To view this year's full ranking and read the accompanying report, please visit the Top 100 Global Franchises page.

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