Propelled Brands, a newly formed corporate umbrella set to focus on operating and growing franchises, announces that its two portfolio brands, FASTSIGNS International Inc. and NerdsToGo, have been named to FranServ’s annual FRAN-TASTIC 500.
Alesia Visconti, CEO of FranServe Inc., says, “A brand that makes our annual FRAN-TASTIC 500 list demonstrates that it goes above and beyond the norm in helping people fulfill their dreams of business ownership through franchising! It’s a brand that sets itself apart.”
Brands on the FRAN-TASTIC 500 list were nominated and chosen for their turnkey model, operational support, and training, among other criteria.
“For both FASTSIGNS and NerdsToGo to be selected for FranServe’s FRAN-TASTIC 500 following the recent launch of Propelled Brands is strong validation for the vision we’ve created for the corporate group,” says Mark Jameson, CFE, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands.
This announcement comes after FASTSIGNS opened nine centers in the first quarter across the U.S., including Texas, Florida, New York, California, Michigan, South Carolina, and Illinois, and a location in Alberta, Canada.
Additionally, NerdsToGo, which offers consumer and B2B services, including residential IT support, business consulting, commercial virus removal, spyware, and more, opened three new locations in the first quarter.