Industry Experience

During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our industry-best franchise consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world.

Our top franchise consultants have worked with over 30 Fortune 2000 companies and with 98 of the world’s top 200 franchisors as rated by Franchise Times magazine. Among them, our franchise consultants have over 700 years of experience in franchising.

The links below will illustrate just some of the more prominent firms with whom our members have worked.

Automotive Aftermarket Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

  • Amoco (Certicare)
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • CARSTAR
  • DuPont
  • Express Oil Change & Service Center
  • Fuchs (Saudi Arabia)
  • Interstate All Battery Center
  • Line-X
  • Mavis Discount Tire
  • Milex Complete Auto Care
  • Mr. Transmission
  • National Auto Truckstops
  • Nissan
  • Oil X-Change
  • Ryder Truck Rentals
  • Sears Auto Center
  • Texaco Express Lube
  • Truckstops of America
Convenience Store Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

  • Amoco (Split Second)
  • am/pm Mini-Markets
  • British Petroleum
  • Chevron
  • Circle K
  • Dairy Barn
  • Dairy Mart
  • Express Convenience Centers
  • Flying J / Pilot
  • Harris Teeter
  • Mobil (On the Run)
  • OXXO (Mexico)
  • Piggly Wiggly (Fleming Companies, now CoreMark)
  • Road Ranger
  • Shell Oil
  • Swiss Farm Store
  • Texaco (Star Mart)
  • Union 76 (National Auto Truck Stops)
  • White Hen Pantry
  • YPF (Argentina)
Dealers & Distributors - Conversion to Franchises
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Relative to the conversion of dealers to franchises, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

  • ACE Hardware
  • Armstrong World Industries
  • Amoco Oil (Certicare)
  • BP/Amoco
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Delta Dental
  • Fleetwood Enterprises
  • Guinness Import Company
  • Horizon Pharmacies
  • Jacki’s Aerobic Dance
  • John Deere
  • Line-X
  • Oreck
  • Orica
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pearle Vision Center
  • Praxair
  • Snap-on Tools
  • US Filter
Educational & Instructional Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

  • Academy of Learning
  • ATA Tae Kwon Do
  • Berlitz
  • Chyten
  • Dale Carnegie Training
  • E.nopi / Eye Level Learning
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Goddard Schools
  • Jacki’s Aerobic Dance
  • Mad Science
  • Primrose Schools
  • Sanwa Research Institute
  • Wall Street English
Foodservice Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

  • 16 Handles
  • Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels
  • Belgian Beer Café (Anheuser Busch)
  • Benihana
  • Blimpie
  • Bubbakoo’s
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • California Tortilla
  • Capriotti’s
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Carrows Restaurants
  • Checkers
  • CoCo’s Bakery
  • Cosi
  • Culver’s
  • D’Angelo
  • Denny’s
  • DineEquity (IHOP / Applebee’s)
  • Dippin’ Dots
  • Doña Tota
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Einstein Bros Bagels
  • Famous Famiglia
  • Fannie May
  • Fast Açai
  • First Watch
  • Fogo de Chão
  • Foodini’s (Chevron)
  • Fuzzy’s Tacos
  • Garrett Popcorn Shops
  • Genghis Grill
  • Giordano’s
  • Giraffas
  • Gordon Biersch
  • Grandy’s
  • The Grape
  • Green Turtle
  • Gyro Shack
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Harold’s Chicken
  • Helados Popsy
  • Hot Head Burrito
  • Hi-Ho Mongolian Grill
  • HoneyBaked Ham
  • Jollibee
  • Kabab-ji
  • Krispy Kreme
  • La Salsa
  • Leona’s
  • Le Croissant
  • Le Macaron
  • MaggieMoo’s
  • Marco’s Pizza
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • McDonald’s
  • Melt Gelato
  • Mooyah
  • Nekter
  • Nestlé
  • Newk’s
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Oberweis
  • Old Country Buffet
  • Papa Gino’s
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Paris Baguette
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
  • Pinkberry
  • Pizza Press
  • Pollo Tropical
  • Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits
  • Potbelly
  • Protein Bar
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Quizno’s
  • Rally’s
  • Rita’s Water Ice
  • Rock n Brews
  • Rosati’s Pizza
  • Roy Roger’s
  • Sonic
  • Souper!Salad!
  • The Spaghetti Shop
  • Subway
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Taco Bell
  • Teriyaki Madness
  • Tin Star Restaurants
  • Toast
  • Toasted Yolk
  • Tommy Pastrami
  • Toppers Pizza
  • Waffle House
  • Wahlburgers
  • Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse
  • Which Wich
  • Wings, Etc.
  • Yogen Früz
  • Yoshinoya
Health & Medical Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

    • AlignLife
    • Always Best Senior Care
    • American Family Care (formerly Doctors Express)
    • Avada
    • Beltone
    • Briggs Healthcare
    • BrightStar Care
    • Comfort Keepers
    • Delta Dental
    • Farmacia Santa Fe (approx. 100 locations in Mexico)
    • Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Company (confidential)
    • General Nutrition Centers
    • LA Weight Loss Centers
    • Massage Envy
    • Medicine Shoppe International, Inc.
    • Motivation Weight Management (Ireland)
    • My Eyelab
    • Pearle Vision
    • Senior Helpers
    • Sterling Optical
    • Teeth Tomorrow
    • Total Nutrition
    • Walgreens
Hotels & Lodging Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

    • Clarion Hotles
    • Comfort Inn and Suites
    • Courtyard
    • Crown Plaza
    • Days Inn Worldwide
    • Doubletree
    • Econolodge
    • Embassy Suites
    • Fairfield Inn
    • Four Points by Sheraton
    • Garden Inn
    • Hampton Inn
    • Hilton Hotels
    • Holiday Inn Express / Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts
    • Howard Johnson
    • Marriott Hotels
    • Omni Hotels
    • Quality Inn
    • Radisson Hotels
    • Ramada
    • Renaissance
    • Residence Inn
    • Sheraton Hotels and Suites
    • Sleep Inn
    • Springhill Suites
    • Super 8
    • Travel Lodge
    • Value Place
    • Westin Hotels
International Experience
The combined international experience of iFranchise Group and Edwards Global Services is extensive, and covers an ever-growing number of clients across a broad range of industries. Some of the companies for which our consultants have worked in this regard (not a complete list) include the following:

      • Academy of Learning (Canada)
      • Ace Hardware International (Numerous Markets)
      • Albaik (Saudi Arabia)
      • AlphaGraphics (Numerous Markets)
      • Anheuser Busch / Belgian Beer Café (Numerous Markets)
      • ASICS (Japan)
      • Australia Post (Australia)
      • Barmetrix (Canada)
      • Bikram Yoga (Canada)
      • Butler’s Chocolates (Ireland)
      • Café Ceramique (U.A.E.)
      • Crafter’s Marketplace (Canada)
      • Claire’s (Numerous Markets)
      • Doña Tota (Mexico)
      • Drain Rescue (Canada)
      • Dust Queen (Canada)
      • Farmacias Santa Fe (Mexico)
      • FedEx Office (Numerous Markets)
      • Frisby Group/Gundy Corp. (Colombia)
      • Fuchs (Saudi Arabia)
      • Giraffas (Brazil)
      • Global Village (UAE)
      • Goldilocks (Philippines)
      • Gordon Biersch (Numerous Markets)
      • Guinness Import Company (Europe)
      • Havaianas (Brazil)
      • HealthFare Restaurants (Canada)
      • Helados Popsy
      • IBM (Europe & Argentina)
      • Java Times Caffe (Mexico)
      • Kabab-Ji (Lebanon)
      • Kudu (Saudi Arabia)
      • Leylaty (Saudi Arabia)
      • Locartis International (United Kingdom)
      • M & M Meat Shops (Canada)
      • Mail Boxes, Etc. (Numerous Locations)
      • Marti (Mexico)
      • Max’s (Philippines)
      • Mobile Oil (Australia)
      • Nestlé (Switzerland)
      • Nissan (Saudi Arabia)
      • OXXO (Mexico)
      • Paul Frank (Numerous Markets)
      • Payless Shoe Source (Numerous Markets)
      • Pollo Campero (Guatemala)
      • PSP Corporation (Canada)
      • SunPower (Numerous Markets)
      • Texaco (Numerous Markets)
      • The Children’s Place (Numerous Markets)
      • Two Men and a Truck (Canada)
      • VIPs (Mexico)
      • Weed Man/Turf Holdings (Canada)
      • VIPs (Mexico)
      • Yankee Candle (UK)
      • Yoshinoya (Japan)
      • YPF (Argentina)
      • Zain (Kuwait)
      • Zinus/Keetsa Mattress Store (Korea)

Additionally, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with numerous U.S. companies in both a consultative and a brokerage capacity to assist them with expansion abroad.

Manufacturing & Distribution Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

      • Armstrong Flooring
      • Art Van Furniture
      • ASICS
      • Bridgestone/Firestone
      • Champion Windows
      • Cypress Semiconductor
      • DSM Desotech
      • Fruehauf Trailer
      • Fleetwood Enterprises
      • Fuchs (Germany and Saudi Arabai)
      • Guinness Import Company
      • John Deere
      • LINE-X
      • Nalco
      • ORECK
      • Orica
      • Parker Hannifin Hose & Fittings
      • Praxair
      • Saladmaster
      • Sealmaster
      • Snap-on Tools
      • Starmark Kitchens (MASCO)
      • SunPower
      • Swarovski
      • Yankee Candle
      • Texaco Express Lube
Non-Profit Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and for the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

      • American Association of Franchisees & Dealers
      • Connections for Community Ownership
      • Easter Seal Society
      • Goodwill Industries
      • Life. Be in it.
      • Paralyzed Veterans of America
Retail Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

      • 1-800-Flowers
      • A Shade Better
      • Ace Hardware
      • Alphagraphics
      • American Shaman
      • Art Van Furniture
      • ASICS
      • Batteries Plus
      • Big Rentz
      • Blockbuster Video
      • Claire’s
      • CompUSA
      • Crafter’s Marketplace
      • Michael’s Crafts
      • Disc Go Round
      • D&K Stores
      • Easyrider’s
      • Edwin Watts Golf
      • Fannie May Brands
      • Field of Dreams
      • Fleming
      • Florsheim
      • Foot EFX
      • Hallmark Cards
      • Harris Teeter
      • HoneyBaked Ham
      • Horizon Pharmacies
      • i9 Sports
      • Interstate Battery
      • Michael’s Crafts
      • Nation’s Medicines
      • Nature Repblic
      • Office Max
      • ORECK
      • Paul Frank
      • Payless Shoe Source
      • Pet Supplies Plus
      • PIP Printing
      • Saban Brands
      • Sav-A-Lot
      • Sharper Image
      • Staples
      • Starmark
      • Successories
      • Swarovski
      • T-Mobile
      • The Athlete’s Foot
      • The Children’s Place
      • True Religion Brand Jeans
      • Unishippers
      • Van Heusen (Gant)
      • Windura
      • Woodcraft
      • Yankee Candle
      • Zain
Services - Business to Consumer Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

      • 101 Mobility
      • 24 Hour Fitness
      • Alphagraphics
      • Amazing Lash
      • American Family Care (formerly Doctors Express)
      • Angry Birds
      • Archadeck
      • Bath Fitter
      • Baird & Warner
      • Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
      • Beverly Hills Weight Loss
      • Board & Brush
      • BrickKicker
      • BrightStar Care
      • Burn Boot Camp
      • Carey Limousine
      • CD One Price Cleaners
      • Charles Schwab
      • Chem-Dry
      • Cheryl Burke Dance
      • Coldwell Banker
      • College Hunks Hauling Junk
      • Cleaner Options
      • Comfort Keepers
      • Delta Dental
      • Delta Restoration
      • Douglas J Salons
      • Elements Massage
      • Ellipse Fitness
      • ERA Franchise Systems
      • Fantastic Sam’s
      • Fastsigns
      • Fidelity Investments
      • Fitness Together
      • Fred Astaire Dance Studios
      • Four Seasons Sunrooms
      • GarageTek
      • GE Financial Advisors
      • Global Village (UAE)
      • Hollywood Tan
      • Hair Club for Men
      • H&R Block
      • i9 Sports
      • Instant Tax Services
      • Jackson Hewitt
      • Kinetico
      • LA Weight Loss
      • Lemon Tree Salons
      • Line-X
      • Little Gym
      • Mail Boxes, Etc. / UPS Store
      • Massage Envy
      • Massage Heights
      • Merry Maids (ServiceMaster)
      • Mister Sparky
      • Mosquito Shield
      • Mosquito Squad
      • MotoPhoto/Portrait Avenue
      • N-Hance Wood Refinishing
      • One Hour Heating and A/C
      • OXXO Cleaners
      • Pacific Lawn
      • Pinspiration
      • PIP Printing
      • Rich Dad, Poor Dad
      • Senior Helpers
      • Seva Beauty
      • Shelf Genie
      • SkyZone
      • Soldierfit
      • Sterling Optical
      • Storm Guard
      • SunPower
      • The Dry Bar
      • Tommy Car Wash
      • TopGolf
      • Two Men and a Truck
      • Uni.K.Wax
      • Unishippers
      • Waxing the City
      • WelcomeMat
      • West Marine
      • YTB
      • Zain
Services - Business to Business Expertise
During their long and varied careers working for franchisors, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Within this industry, members of the iFranchise Group have worked with:

      • Alphagraphics
      • Computemp
      • Culligan
      • Dale Carnegie
      • DSM Desotech
      • Fastsigns
      • FedEx Office
      • Filterfresh
      • Jani-King International
      • K & N Electric
      • Labor Finders
      • Manpower
      • MUZAK
      • Office Evolution
      • Northern Telecom
      • Padgett Business Services
      • PIP Printing
      • Priatek
      • Proshred
      • SaniGLAZE
      • Sanimax
      • Signature Flight Support
      • Southwestern Bell
      • Snap-on Tools
      • Snelling Professional Services
      • Spherion Staffing Services
      • Systemp
      • Today’s Temporary
      • Transmedia Network
      • Tribune Companies
      • TNT Express Delivery
      • Unishippers
      • U.S. Filter
      • USIC
      • Valpak Direct Marketing
Non-Franchised Systems
Not all of our clients are franchisors. During their long and varied careers working for large and small companies, consulting firms, and the iFranchise Group, our consultants have compiled an impressive track record and have worked with some of the most successful companies in the world — including many outside the franchising industry:

      • 20th Century Fox
      • 24-Hour Fitness
      • ASICS
      • Carey Limousine
      • DuPont
      • Fidelity
      • General Electric
      • Guinness
      • Hallmark
      • Havaianas
      • IBM
      • Nissan
      • Paul Frank
      • Staples
      • Swarovski
      • T-Mobile
      • U.S. Navy