Zpizza was recently ranked No. 162 on the AllBusiness 2010 "AllStar Franchise" list, a comprehensive listing of the nation's top 300 franchise companies. The pizza chain also was ranked No. 302 in Entrepreneur Magazine's prestigious 2010 Franchise 500 List.
Dun & Bradstreet's AllBusiness AllStars rankings assessed the strengths of franchising companies based upon criteria such as system growth, system size, longevity, Web presence and financial strength. The AllBusinesss editorial team analyzed more than 800 franchise systems to compile the "AllStar Franchises" list. The ranking lets would-be franchisees sort and surface information such as financial strength and company growth.
The Southern California-based gourmet pizza chain also moved up Entrepreneur Magazine's 2010 Franchise 500 List for the fourth year, ranking No. 302.
"We moved up fifteen spots on the list this year, making 2010 our highest ranking to date," Chris Bright, zpizza president, said. "Zpizza had a tremendous amount of growth in 2009, and I expect as much and more success in 2010."
The Franchise 500 list ranks chains on factors such as financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system. They also consider the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it's been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. Financial data are analyzed by an independent CPA.
Zpizza has 95 open stores across the USA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Mexico City, Mexico. The chain is continuing its impressive expansion with 400 additional locations in development.