Color Glo International Ranked On The 2019 Entrepreneur Top Global Franchise 500

Color Glo International® Ranked On the 40th Annual Entrepreneur Top Global Franchises 500 

“Forty years after the very first Franchise 500 ranking, the franchise industry is still going strong and more competitive than ever. More than 1,000 companies applied for this year's ranking, and those that rose to the top reveal the latest trends as well as the companies that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year.” Color Glo International has ranked #43 in the Top Global Franchises, up 14 spots from 2018.

Color Glo International Ranked On The 2019 Entrepreneur Franchise 500

Understanding The Ranking

Entrepreneur’s 40th annual Franchise 500®. From regulations to trends to demographics, the franchise industry has experienced its fair share of change since that very first Franchise 500 was published way back in 1980. But the industry keeps going strong, offering companies of all different stripes an effective mode of expansion, and affording thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to open their own business within an established brand. And Entrepreneur continues to celebrate them all with what is still the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

Just as the franchise world has changed over the last four decades, the proprietary formula used by Entrepreneur continues to evolve as well, so they can best evaluate the strength of the franchise opportunities offered today.

Color Glo International is proud to have made that list once again amongst some of the nation’s top opportunities across various niches including restaurants, hair care, real estate, technology, themed parks, and more. Here’s a peek into their ranking criteria and process.

The five pillars of the franchise 500®

The key factors that go into their evaluation:

Costs & Fees

  • Franchise fee

  • Total investment

  • Royalty fees

Size & Growth

  • Open & operating units

  • Growth rate

  • Closures

Brand Strength

  • Social media

  • System size

  • Years in business

  • Years franchising


  • Training times

  • Marketing support

  • Operational support

  • Franchisor infrastructure

  • Financing availability

  • Litigation

Financial Strength & Stability

  • Franchisor's audited financial statements

Before They Determine The Rankings

The first step in determining the ranking is gathering the data. Beginning in July 2018, Entrepreneur asked franchisors to fill out an online form and submit a copy of their current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) or Canadian Disclosure Document. The response was impressive, with 1,094 companies supplying all the required information. Submissions were then vetted by their editorial team before being entered for data analysis.

To be eligible to rank, a franchisor must be seeking new franchisees in the U.S. or Canada and must have had a minimum of 10 units open and operating as of July 31, 2018, with at least one franchise located in North America. Each eligible franchisor was scored based on more than 150 data points, and those with the highest cumulative scores became the Franchise 500.

About Color Glo International

Color Glo International is the World Leader in restoration and repair of leather, vinyl, velour, cloth and hard plastics commonly found in the markets of Automotive, Aircraft, Marine, and Furniture.  Formally incorporated in 1975 Color Glo began franchising in 1982. Today in hundreds of markets throughout the world. Color Glo products are proven every day to offer the correct results and best value every time they are put to the test.

Mandi Brandon

Own a franchise with CGI