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Wild Birds Unlimited Ranks on Franchise Times Top 200+ List

The birding franchise ranked No. 247 on the prestigious list of the 500 largest United States franchise brands in 2020.

Wild Birds Unlimited, the backyard bird feeding and nature specialty store franchise, announced today that it was ranked on this year’s Franchise Times Top 200+ list, the most comprehensive ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States. The distinguished ranking is based on Wild Birds Unlimited’s global system sales and number of locations. Wild Birds Unlimited joins some of the most reputable brands in the nation on the list.

The acknowledgement of being named to this ranking verifies the exceptional growth the company has experienced in the past year. Wild Birds Unlimited climbed five spots since last year, landing at No. 247 on the Top 200+ due to booming systemwide sales of $191,000,000 for 2019.

Franchise Times uses a combination of companies’ voluntary reports and the most recent franchise disclosure documents to rank the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States. To qualify for the ranking, companies must be a legal United States franchise with its headquarters based in the United States or have at least 10% of their total units located in the country. In addition, 15% of the company’s total units must be franchised.

Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with 343 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Despite the challenges facing businesses across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wild Birds Unlimited is continuing to experience growth thanks to hard-working franchisees and to its updated e-commerce platform, which made online sales significantly easier for bird-loving customers when many stores were forced to temporarily close.

The investment level to open a Wild Birds Unlimited location is $170,382 to $281,606. To learn about franchising opportunities with Wild Birds Unlimited, please visit

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