WACO, Texas – Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 is an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data listed in surveys completed by franchisors across the nation. All franchises are judged based on identical criteria regardless of size.

The Grounds Guys were ranked at 216 on the list. We are proud that we have been ranked yet again as one of the top franchise opportunities,” said Chris Elmore, president of The Grounds Guys.

The Grounds Guys previously ranked on the list in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The list honors franchisors that offer the best opportunities for success based on criteria such as financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of system.

The Grounds Guys saw a successful year of growth in 2014. Year to date, they have sold 53 new franchise units. In total, The Grounds Guys has 194 units in the U.S.

In addition to this ranking, The Grounds Guys had a record setting year for awards. This marks their fifth franchising award in 2014 alone.