Call for Multi-Unit Franchisees to Participate In Nationwide “Top 99″ Rankings

San Jose, California (PRESS RELEASE – November 11, 2009) – Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG), the leading industry resource for franchise development, today announced that submissions for the 2010 Multi-Unit Franchisee “Top 99” lists are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.

The nation’s largest multi-unit franchisees are highlighted in the “Top 99 Multi-Unit Franchisees by Number of Units” and in the “Top 99 Multi-Unit Franchisees by Industries” rankings. Both lists will be published in the 2010 Q1 edition of Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine.

“If you know of a large, multi-unit franchisee that should be in the Top 99, please send an email with the required information,” said Therese Thilgen, president of FUMG. “Not only will the franchisees appear in the rankings, but they and your brand, may also be a featured profile in the magazine, which reaches more than 10,000 multi-unit franchisees spanning many industries beyond the food category.”

Companies interested in participating should send the following information to :

· Multi-Unit Franchisee Name and Company Name

· Brand(s)

· Total Number of Operating Units Per Brand

· Contact Person

· Phone Number

· Email

“Our annual Top 99 lists provide a snapshot of the franchise industry, and is a testament to the growing number of multi-unit and multi-concept franchisees in the U.S.,” Thilgen said.

About Franchise Update Media Group

Founded in 1988, Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG) produces online franchise sites, magazines, research, books and conferences in franchising. Targeting franchise audiences online, in print and in person, FUMG delivers a unique combination of education and lead-generation sources that helps franchisors, multi-unit franchisees and suppliers achieve their growth objectives. For more information, please visit

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