ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - February 29, 2016) - Georgia-based businesses made a mark on the 2016 100 Top Global Franchises Ranking, produced by Franchise Direct. This year, five of the franchises ranked within the Top 100 call Georgia home. The annual list ranks global franchises based on a variety of factors that indicate sound commercial and civic responsibility practices as well as the cultural sensitivities necessary to grow their businesses.

Hotel franchise InterContinental Hotels Group, originally from England but now based in Atlanta, made a strong showing this year by moving back into the Top 10. Cleaning franchise JAN-PROCleaning Systems maintained its steady position in the top 30 on the list. In addition to hotel and cleaning, Georgia fast food franchises are holding strong and posting solid rankings.

All five of the Top 100's Georgia franchises are based in the Greater Atlanta area. The complete list of Georgia franchises includes InterContinental Hotels Group (#8), JAN-PRO Cleaning Systems (#22), Cinnabon (#54), Popeyes (#68), and Arby's (#79).

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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Franchise Direct is the world's leading franchise portal, operating 13 platforms across 5 continents. Franchise Direct provides the only credible, research-based ranking of global franchises to reach their goal of providing reliable information for entrepreneurs and investors.

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