Best Franchise Buy 2018 ZOR Awards

Best Franchise Buy 2018 ZOR Awards



Another Broken Egg Cafe named 2018 best buy in exclusive Franchise Times ranking. Second-annual consumer-focused Zor Awards franchise awards program launches today, recognizing 10 laudable brands to consider in 2018


MINNEAPOLIS—Another Broken Egg Cafe has been named a best buy in franchising by Franchise Times as part of its annual Zor Awards program designed to recognize brands in 10 of the industry’s most exciting categories.


Designed to answer the question, “What’s the best franchise to buy?”, the Zor Awards is an industry-exclusive award program appearing in the March 2018 issue of Franchise Times. With a goal of introducing prospective franchisees to a few favored categories based on their individual preferences and style, the Zor Awards aids individuals exploring franchising by showing them how to make a selection using an astute business mindset.


The Franchise Times editorial staff selected 10 industry categories designed to reflect industry momentum and appealing segments within franchising. This year’s categories—intended to be a fun take on hot industry segments—include Smart Kids, Booze Crew, Express Yourself, Healthy Lunch, Cheat-Day, Un-hoarding, Celebrity Brands, Wakey Wakey, Chicken Coop and Courtside Seats. Finalists were drawn from the Franchise Times Top 200+ database, which is a 20-year-old research tool covering more than 650 U.S.-based franchise systems.


After identifying contenders for each category, Franchise Times removed brands that did not publicly provide key information about profitability and overall financial performance, as well as brands that are not currently expanding inside the United States. Beyond that, the research team examined six key financial metrics pulled from each brand’s franchise disclosure document, with a focus on profitability for the franchisee. That process also included editorial examination of management teams, product or service offerings, unit openings and closings, recent litigation and financial backing of the brand.


As the final pillar, Franchise Times hosted online voting from mid-December to mid-January to reflect industry enthusiasm. This third metric received thousands of reader votes and was used as a tiebreaker to determine the final winners.


Below is the final list of winners of the 2018 Franchise Times Zor Awards by category:


  • Smart Kids: LearningRx
  • Booze Crew: Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom
  • Express Yourself: Uptown Cheapskate
  • Healthy Lunch: Nekter Juice Bar
  • Cheat-Day: Taco Bell
  • Un-hoarding: College Hunks Hauling Junk
  • Celebrity Brands: Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar
  • Wakey, Wakey: Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Chicken Coop: Zaxby’s
  • Courtside Seats: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema



Franchise Times magazine is the only independent, unbiased news source in franchising. Its original research has led to well-respected rankings such as the Franchise Times 200; Fast & Serious, a look at the smartest-growing franchise systems in the U.S.; and the Restaurant Franchisee 200, the top restaurant U.S. franchisees. Our Restaurant Finance & Development Conference and Franchise Finance & Growth Conference bring franchisors and multi-unit franchisees together in the premier dealmakers events in franchising.


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