Dairy Queen is ranked #6 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises for 2017.
The list is Entrepreneur’s 38th annual Franchise 500 ranking, and franchisor’s where ranked based on Costs and Fees, Size and Growth, Support, Brand Strength, and Financial Strength and Stability.
Franchisors must have had a minimum of 10 units open and operating as of July 31, 2016, with at least one franchise located in either the U.S. or Canada.
Owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Dairy Queen most certainly has the strongest financial strength of any franchise, and its long history that dates back to 1940 certainly speaks to brand loyalty.
© 2017 David Mazor
Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.