SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt was ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of 2017’s Top U.S. Franchises for Veterans. SweetFrog ranked No. 23 on the list because of the stellar programs and incentives the company makes available to help veterans become franchise business owners.
SweetFrog is a firm advocate of our nation’s military, providing special treats and programs throughout the entire year, such as the Veteran Awareness Program that SweetFrog’s director of franchise marketing and development, Shemar Pucel, launched two years ago to educate transitioning veterans on the opportunities available for them. The company also doubles the VetFran discount in November to give aspiring entrepreneurs who served 50 percent off the franchise fee. It also offers in-store discounts throughout the month to service members and their families.
SweetFrog’s CEO, Patrick Galleher, says it’s this commitment to education and families that makes SweetFrog the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain for veterans.
“We’re thankful and grateful for the men and women who made the brave decision to wear a uniform of the armed forces to serve and protect this great country of ours,” Galleher says. “SweetFrog has the utmost respect for our nation’s active duty and veterans. We recognize our token of appreciation can in no way repay them for their daily sacrifice. We at SweetFrog are committed to honor our veterans through service and programs designed to help veterans make a smooth transition into a post-military career with us as successful business owners.”
Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur, says SweetFrog is one of 150 franchisors who earned this important distinction.
“Veterans often make ideal franchisees, thanks to their strong leadership skills and abilities to work inside complex systems,” Feifer says. "We’re proud to highlight the franchisors that best connect with and support veterans, as they pursue the opportunity to own their own business."
To determine the Top Franchises for Veterans ranking, Entrepreneur analyzed each company’s veteran incentive, the number of veteran-owned units, how veteran franchisees are attracted to and support by each company and how each company scored in the 2017 Franchise 500 ranking.