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World Franchise Associates Testimonials

We would like to extend our deepest thank you to World Franchise Associates (WFA) for facilitating our connection with Herman Susanto, who is now our Master Franchisee in Indonesia, marking the 19th country in our global expansion. Herman has a wealth of experience, having served as the master licensee of ActionCOACH Indonesia for more than 15 years, and we're so grateful to Troy Franklin of WFA for bringing us together. We are always impressed with the work of WFA and enthusiastically recommend the company to anyone looking for franchise expertise.
Peter Taunton, founder of Snap Fitness and CEO of Lift Brands.

Snap Fitness

We are always impressed with the work of WFA and enthusiastically recommend the company to anyone looking for franchise expertise.

Little Princess

On behalf of Little Princess Canada Inc. Board of Directors, we would like to express our profound gratitude to World Franchise Associates (WFA) for their leadership with growing our brand into new international markets.

We first worked with the WFA team of experts to review our franchise portfolio as we were having difficulties attracting the right investors. Within a few weeks, the portfolio was updated based on their expert advice, they then uploaded and launched a campaign using the new portfolio through WFA's World Franchise Center Website & Investor Contact Database. Shortly after the campaign they set-up meetings with a list of shortlisted qualified investor candidates, facilitated the negotiations, payment and signing of multi-store development franchise agreement with a large retailer in Saudi Arabia.

WFA has been instrumental in our success and we look forward to a very bright future with them. For any company, large or small that is looking at expanding into new markets, we highly recommend partnering with WFA as they have the "know-how", "relationships", and "systems" in place to grow quickly with the right franchisees.
Jason Michaud, President & CEO, Little Princess Inc.

We highly recommend partnering with WFA as they have the "know-how", "relationships", and "systems" in place to grow quickly with the right franchisees

Thanks to WFA for getting us introduced to our newest partner in the GCC. We appreciate our partnership with you, and frankly this represents the first time in my tenure with Popeyes that a referral agreement has ever yielded positive results.
Tim Waddell, Vice President, International Development , Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen

...this represents the first time in my tenure with Popeyes that a referral agreement has ever yielded positive results

Steak 'n Shake

Steak n Shake (USA) I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much we appreciate the consulting relationship that Steak n Shake has with World Franchise Associates. Steak n Shake is particularly pleased with the 50-store development agreement WFA secured for Saudi Arabia. I continue to be impressed by the quality of the Franchise Candidates that you have brought to us over the last year.  Per your invitation we presented at the WFA Conference in Dubai which brought us very positive results that far surpassed what we’ve experienced at shows with a much larger attendee profile.  I look forward to closing on many more groups with you in the near and long term. Gregory C. Carey, Vice President, Development, Steak n Shake International

Steak n Shake is particularly pleased with the 50-store development agreement WFA secured for Saudi Arabia.

In working with Troy Franklin and his team at World Franchise Associates in Southeast Asia I have found someone who truly understands their marketplace and who is introducing us to the best candidates for our brands. We have already secured a 5 restaurant area development agreement for Buca di Beppo and a 20 restaurant master franchise agreement for Earl of Sandwich in the Philippines and have been delighted with the advice and assistance we have received from Troy and the WFA team. Their professionalism, commitment, knowledge and enthusiasm has been second to none and they are a pleasure to work with.
Alex Garland, Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, India & Asia, Earl of Sandwich

Buca di BeppoEarl of Sandwich

...secured a 5 restaurant agreement for Buca di Beppo and a 20 restaurant agreement for Earl of Sandwich in the Philippines.

9 round

World Franchise Associates is a World Class organization. Results driven. That's what I like. I've had great success.

100 Unit Middle East Deal - DONE
100 Japan Deal - LOI signed-almost done
5 Unit Maldives Deal - LOI signed
30 Unit South Africa Deal - in the works
15 Unit Panama deal - in the works
Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson - Founder and CEO, 9Round Franchising, LLC

WFA is a World Class organization. Results driven. That's what I like. I've had great success.

Maison Mathis is delighted with the Saudi Arabia development agreement facilitated by WFA. Dirk van de Haar, Creneau International

Maison Mathis

...delighted with the Saudi Arabia development agreement facilitated by WFA.

9 round

On behalf of Poney Group, we are very glad to work with Mr Troy Franklin and World Franchise Associates. WFA has successfully helped Poney secure a franchise partner in Lebanon in a much shorter timeframe than expected. WFA has also successfully arranged B2B meetings for expansion discussions with big conglomerates. WFA believes in the brands strength & potential. WFA is a good platform for businesses to go international, they have strong team in place with a wide network across the globe. Muzaffar Syed, Head- International Business Unit. Poney.

WFA is a good platform for businesses to go international, they have strong team in place

Buca Di Beppo (USA) We are delighted with the UAE 10-store development franchisee identified by World Franchise Associates. With a first store flagship location in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi the franchisee has delivered beyond our highest expectations. Thank you for your support, assistance and invaluable guidance in relation to this developer franchisee. Alex Garland, Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, India & Asia, Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

We are delighted with the UAE 10-store development franchisee

Earl of Sandwich

Earl of Sandwich (USA): I have worked with Paul Cairnie and his team for the past twelve months and have been extremely impressed with the way that they operate. Their commitment, professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm for franchising is second to none. The advice and assistance they have given us in different markets has been invaluable and has led to many great introductions and our first restaurant deal with a strong partner in Qatar. WFA do deliver. Alex Garland, Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, India & Asia, Earl of Sandwich

..has led to our first restaurant deal with a strong partner in Qatar. WFA do deliver.

FASTSIGNS has worked with World Franchise Associates since early 2013, our relationship started as our launch to the Middle East after attending the Dubai Forum and with great results. We have a found a great master from UAE who also bought additional markets. We continue to work with WFA and can’t say enough about the relationship, we are thrilled! Through WFA we recently expanded our relationship to Asia and have been equally impressed. Mark Jameson, Executive Vice President, Franchise Support & Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

FASTSIGNS

We have a found a great master from UAE who also bought additional markets.

Black Orchid

On behalf of the Pezzo Franchise Organization, I want to express our profound appreciation to WFA for bringing Pezzo and the Al Hokair Group to a MFA partnership for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. You have demonstrated skillful and highly professional fortitude in bringing the two parties together to a mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come. For Pezzo, you have brought us into the realms of global franchising. G.K. Soh, Head of Franchise, Pezzo Franchise Pte Ltd.

For Pezzo, you have brought us into the realms of global franchising.

9 Round
9 Round (USA)
WFA's knowledge and professionalism put us at ease when venturing into International development. They were able to get us solid interest quickly and a size-able deal signed in less than 6 months! We were impressed. Heather Love Hudson, COO, 9 Rounds Franchising LLC

Menchie’s
Menchie’s (USA)
Paul, You are truly a seasoned professional who doesn’t talk the talk, you walk the walk.  Congratulations on completing the recent international sale and thanks for letting me work with you and your staff. Brian Melaney, Vice President Franchise Development

Conde Nast International  Restaurants
GQ Bar, Conde Nast International Restaurants (UK)
Many thanks to WFA for identifying a superb restaurant development partner for Kazakhstan. Stuart Nielsen, Director of Restaurants

Saladworks (USA) World Franchise Associates has proven to be invaluable to Saladworks’ international development efforts. As a relative newcomer to international franchising we needed to partner with a firm that could not just provide franchise leads, but one who could guide our franchising efforts. In franchising it’s not simply about putting a deal together, it’s about the process of identifying the RIGHT franchisee. WFA has worked tirelessly to help us grow our business smartly. We look forward to their continued guidance as we further expand in the Middle East and into Russia. Paul Steck, President, Saladworks

Saladworks

WFA has worked tirelessly to help us grow our business smartly.

Second Cup


Second Cup (Canada) I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how satisfied with the relationship between Second Cup and World Franchise Associates. Quite simply the passion your group has when dealing with franchise partner prospects about our brand is the key to success. Sami was especially instrumental in helping the franchise partner along every step of the way. The true long term success of any organization is the people and your company has truly brought together a strong, passionate group of people. Bravo! Jim Ragas, President, Second Cup International

... instrumental in helping the franchise partner along every step of the way.

Mokarabia (Italy) On behalf of Mokarabia, I would like to thank you and all WFA members for your professional and dedicated approach in which you provide your service to our company and the way you conduct communication with prospective franchisees and offer your insights on local markets know how. You have guided us with passion and integrity with the objective of mutually beneficial business relationship. Please pass my thanks to your team and we look forward to doing business with you going forward.  Fabrizion Omoboni, Director of International Development

Mokarabia

mutually beneficial business relationship

Doner Kebab

Doner Kebab (UAE) is pleased to announce the signing of individual country franchise agreements for Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain as a result of our engagement with World Franchise Associates (WFA) for Middle East franchise development. We are in the process of evaluating a wide selection of candidates for India, the Middle East region and worldwide and we have no reservation in recommending WFA to franchisors considering development in the region and internationally. Farshad Abbaszadeh, CEO, German Doner Kebab

Doner Kebab announce the signing of individual country franchise agreements for Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain

Which Wich
Which Wich (USA)
  Qatar has officially signed! These are great partners and we had a blast hosting them with our corporate team. A good day to celebrate! Todd Sinelli, Director of International Expansion

Jumpbunch
Jump Bunch (USA)
World Franchise Associates is truly world class. I had the pleasure of meeting most of their staff while at their Dubai show in October of 2012. All of them were knowledgeable and helpful. JumpBunch Franchise closed a deal for the Middle East, with Martin Hancock guiding the process along beautifully. I highly recommend them.
Thomas Bunchman,  CEO, JumpBunch Franchise

Spicy Pickle
Spicy Pickle (USA)
Gentlemen, we have signed an agreement and received franchise fees for a seven unit development agreement for the State of Qatar. Thanks for all of your help and support through this process.  We are quite enthused about launching the brand in Qatar. Peter Wright, Chief Development Officer

The Smoothie Factory (USA) It is with great pleasure that I am recommending World Franchise Associates to you. As the Founder and President of Smoothie Factory, I have been working with World Franchise Associates for over 2 years now.  During that time, they have been instrumental to our international growth.  To date, they have directly assisted our brand with finding, qualifying, communicating, and negotiating on our behalf with master franchisees for the Western, Central, and Northern provinces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE.  In addition, we are currently working towards completing several master franchise agreements for other markets. Prior to partnering with World Franchise Associates, we attempted to ‘close’ on international opportunities ourselves.  However, we were never successful.  In hindsight, it was because we lacked the knowledge of the market, culture and customs, and negotiating norms - all areas that World Franchise Associates delivers.  Their advice during our discussions with potential master franchisees has been invaluable and has made all the difference in the world in such a short amount of time. We have tried many broker agencies in the past, however, World Franchise Associates is one of the few that actually delivers.  When we first contacted their organization, they let us know they were much more than just a brokerage company and today we fully understand.  It is for these reasons and more that we would genuinely recommend World Franchise Associates to your organization.  James Villasana, President, The Smoothie Factory, Inc.

The Smoothie Factory

I have been working with World Franchise Associates for over 2 years now. During that time, they have been instrumental to our international growth.

Burger Ranch

Burger Ranch (Portugal) I am writing to recommend the services of World Franchise Associates in particular Mr Paul Cairnie. I have been working with Mr Cairnie for the last year for our international expansion of the Burger Ranch Brand. His knowledge of the international market place and attention to detail has helped find the right business partners for our expansion. I am pleased to announce that we have signed a 14 country franchise development agreement for the Middle East. I feel confident in recommending Mr Paul Carnie & his team. He is not only thorough, but also easy to work with, and always willing to take the time to discuss my concerns and respond to questions. Luis Caetano, CEO, Burger Ranch

Pleased to announce that we have signed a 14 country franchise development agreement

ICONS Coffee Couture (Germany/UAE) WFA professional team exceeded our expectations in offering their franchise consultancy and marketing services with a great deal of honest advice and support in managing ICONS potential franchisee Candidates. WFA work to grant ICONS franchise rights to Qatar was exceptional and now we have an excellent partner who is already establishing our first location there. We are looking forward to continue our global brand expansion through the WFA. Elena Weber. CEO ICONS Worldwide LLC

ICONS

WFA work to grant ICONS franchise rights to Qatar was exceptional

Camille's Ice Cream Bars

Camille’s Ice Cream Bars (USA) We signed our first international development in one of the richest countries in the world with the help of the WFA! Their professional approach to bringing qualified brand partners is unmatched. The speaker opportunities and one-on-one meetings with decision makers have enabled us to promote our brand in some of the best markets in the region. The leadership team of the WFA brings a wealth of knowledge to the market and helped us identify how to structure agreements with potential partners that are mutually beneficial. Building relationships and trust is so important in the international business community. Through the WFA, we continue to develop life-long relationships that I believe will help us achieve a greater measure of success. Rome Gregorio, Founder and CEO – Camille’s Worldwide Franchising LLC

We signed our first international development in one of the richest countries in the world

FRANCHISE INVESTOR TESTIMONIALS

AB Group, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On behalf of AB-Holdings Board of Directors, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to World Franchise Associates "WFA" dedicated team members for their valuable contributions in 2013. It is their hard work and determination that transform the opportunities we identify into the successes we can achieve.

While AB-Holdings clearly benefited from robust domestic consumption and a significant increase in Saudi growing economy, our performance could not have been achieved without "WFA" well-planned strategies and a pool of strong businesses they have. Their commitment to the future of our business has been invaluable in sustaining our leadership position in the areas that we demonstrated superb expertise. With unfaltering faith and strong support from WFA, I am optimistic that through them we will make 2014 and beyond another exceptional years for all our stakeholders.

AB-Holdings remain committed to the same ideals and objectives that have steered our relationship with WFA, and we remain committed to the ongoing and new sustainability projects, and remain for a long-term cooperative relationship. Hassan Younis, Senior Executive & Business Developer, AB Holding Group

AB Group

Our performance could not have been achieved without "WFA" well-planned strategies

Al Madani Group

Al Madani Group, UAE I've worked with many, many consultants over the past few years, and I would rank "World Franchise Associates" as one of the most insightful and strategic teams with whom I've worked with very closely. Mr. Sary and his wonderful team effectively worked with us closely, helped us better analyze the new challenges coming ahead and explore to us new concepts that best suit our local market. They always ensured keeping the consumer top of mind to drive fact-based strategic business choices for the region. I would recommend them to any investors or potential brand owners that are making tough, strategic decisions to grow their business and would like to seek professional advice. Munther Qali, Head of the Food Division

I would rank "World Franchise Associates" as one of the most insightful and strategic teams with whom I've worked with

Palma Group
Palma Hospitality Group, Qatar WFA is your franchise bible; the history, the commandments, the learning, leads you to a sure success. This is what we have witnessed, and that is why we preach it.... Charbel Mhanna, Palma Hospitality Group

Palma Group
Al Khayyat Investment Group, UAE I have had the opportunity to work with WFA across the MENA region though their offices in Dubai, I was impressed with their level of efficiency. WFA have always pointed us in the right direction and gave us the right advice that helped us expand some of our brands across the region. Farah George, General Manager Food & Beverages, AKI Retail

WFA FORUMS – FRANCHISORS, INVESTORS AND SUPPLIER DELEGATES

I found the event to be of high quality with serious prospects who were very well informed and desirous of discussing real partnership. Tremendous event!

Jim Perkins, Papa Murphy's Pizza & Project Pie

Supplier: I would like to thank you and congratulate you, Paul, Martin and all your professional team for this great, very well organized, upscale and successful Forum. Alaa Kamal, Midamar Corp

The most focused and productive event I have ever attended.

 

Franchisor: The most focused and productive event I have ever attended. Peter Wright, Head of International, Spicy Pickle

Franchisor: I personally think WFA do an amazing job of bringing together like-minded people and a lot of real business deals are discussed and concluded. The way you run the speakers is very professional Kit and would work with you any day’. Stuart Nielsen, Condé Nast Restaurants

Franchisor: We were extraordinarily pleased with the result from the WFA Conference.  This is the type of one on one interface with groups that are serious about franchising that we have been looking for. I look forward to being a regular attendee wherever you have this event worldwide. Gregory C. Carey, Vice President Development, Steak 'n Shake International

Investor: As a result of the WFA Franchise Forums our company has acquired 6 franchise brands. Jerome Daviau, Asst. Executive Manager, Palma Hospitality Group

Investor: It was a wonderful opportunity to meet the representatives of franchisors. The forum was indeed very interesting and was an eye opener to various international brands. Vijay Dawra, General Manager, Al Faisal Group

Franchisor: Please be advised that we received an overwhelming response from many groups from the Forum who are very interested in us.  Interest includes the UAE, GCC and MENA regions. Rome Gregorio, Camille’s Ice Cream Bars

The World Franchise Forum was a great success

Franchisor: The World Franchise Forum was a great success and it was a pleasure to contribute’. Yousif Abdulghani, Managing Director, McDonald’s Middle East

Franchisor: What a great World Franchise Forum in Dubai. I am very impressed with the professionalism, quality of the delegates and the great agenda you balanced with our ability as a Franchisor to “tell our story” and coupled with great educational opportunities for all!  FASTSIGNS believes we will realize great opportunity to expand in the region and beyond based solely on your efforts here at the Forum in Dubai!   Thanks for including us and all you did to make this a GREAT event! Mark L. Jameson, FASTSIGNS International, Inc., Senior Vice President, Franchise Support & Development

Supplier:  Besides the fact that the event was very well organized, it was enriching as it brought concrete opportunities in terms of food & beverage in the region. I look forward to the next event. Jil Assaf, Managing Partner, Lumen Hospitality Consultants

Investor: Very productive and informative. Tabusam Hussain

Investor: Very well structured in presentation and balanced in terms of range of franchisors. Walid Mogharbel

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