Military Times Announces the Military Times Best: Franchises 2018

Seventh annual rankings factor in company culture and support for military franchisees

VIENNA, VA (Feb. 20, 2018)

Military Times BestMilitary Times today announced the Military Times Best: Franchises 2018 rankings, as part of the rollout of Rebootcamp, our brand new website for transitioning service members, veterans and their families.


See the new site and the rankings at


A valuable resource for veterans – and a coveted honor for companies around the country – the annual Military Times rankings are the result of a meticulous, months-long process. Military Times invites franchise companies to fill out its rigorous survey of more than 100 questions, tests to ensure the accuracy of responses, carefully evaluates survey data and includes only the best companies in its published rankings.


Companies large and small participate in this annual evaluation. Those who make the cut proudly tout their spot on the Military Times Best list – on billboards, in ballparks and in ads across national publications.


In their seventh year, the franchise rankings evaluate company culture, investment quality, overall franchising costs, military discounts and other non-financial supports, including support for franchisees in the National Guard and reserves. Perhaps just as important is what is not factored in: whether companies advertise with our publication or otherwise pay us money. While other military news and rankings outlets have been accused of operating as pay-to-play schemes, Military Times rankings always have been, and remain, independent and objective news/editorial projects.


“The franchise brands on this list make the extra effort for their veteran and military-connected franchisees,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. “They earned their places on these rankings through their dedication to current and former service members, and their efforts should get the attention of veterans considering their launching a franchise.”


For the full Military Times Best: Franchises 2018 rankings, go to


Military Times includes Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times. The company is part of Sightline Media Group, a Regent company. The rankings are published in each of the newspapers’ print editions and online at, as well as,, and


Our rankings series includes Military Times Best: Franchises, Military Times Best: Colleges, Military Times Best: Places to Live and Best for Vets Employers. 




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