Testimonials

“…finalised a 100 outlet Master Franchise Agreement (MFA) in South Korea…”

In working with Troy Franklin and the team at World Franchise Associates (WFA) Earl of Sandwich recently finalised a 100 outlet Master Franchise Agreement (MFA) in South Korea making this the second deal WFA has helped us finalise in Asia after the Philippines where we now have 5 restaurants in operation and another opening by end of the November. The advice and support provided by Troy and the WFA team from initial contact up to the completion of the MFA has been instrumental in helping us finalise the South Korean deal. We are looking forward to working with Troy to develop Earl of Sandwich and other Earlenterprises brands in more countries in the Asia Pacific region in 2022 and beyond.


 Alex Garland
 Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, India & Asia

“…2nd deal WFA has helped us finalise…”

With the support of Troy Franklin and World Franchise Associates (WFA) Astoria Original Chilean Sandwiches has finalised an Area Development Agreement for Mongolia making this the 2nd deal WFA has helped us finalise after Saudi Arabia where we now have (3) Astoria restaurants in operation with more under development. We continue to rely on Troy’s guidance and support which as been invaluable, and we have plans to continue to work with WFA to bring our world famous Original Chilean Sandwiches to more countries over the coming year as things return to normal following the pandemic.


 Bruno Veyre
 Founder & CEO

“…opened the first Planet Hollywood in Doha, Qatar…”

With the support and assistance of Paul Cairnie and World Franchise Associates (WFA) we have now opened the first Planet Hollywood in Doha Oasis in Doha, Qatar and Paul and the WFA team played a major role in making this happen by providing assistance in finalising the Area Development Agreement with the franchisee. WFA has now assisted Earlenterprises with finalising franchise agreements for multiple brands in multiple countries and regions and we truly value our relationship with WFA and look forward to working with them well into the future to bring the great brands that we represent to more international markets.


 Alex Garland
 Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, India & Asia

“Through their efforts we managed to identify and secure Astons Area Developers in Malaysia and the Philippines”

Troy Franklin and World Franchise Associates (WFA) have supported us with our international expansion in recent years and through their efforts we managed to identify and secure Astons Area Developers in Malaysia and the Philippines. Troy is very knowledgeable about all areas of international franchising and is very capable in managing franchise recruitment activities from initial contact with candidates to finalising agreements and beyond. Troy’s organisational capability and professionalism have served to compliment our own and have helped improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our international development team.


 Heinz Iten
 Astons Group Deputy CEO

“With our process in place we are confident in our ability to support our international growth and development”

Bo’s Coffee’s unprecedented rate of growth has made it inevitable to enter New international markets. We appointed Troy Franklin and World Franchise Associates (WFA) to help us establish and professionalize our international franchise recruitment and support process with the goal of implementing best practices across all areas of international franchising. WFA has delivered a comprehensive program that will allow Bo’s Coffee to recruit new master franchisees and area developers and thereafter to efficiently and effectively plan and undertake new market entry activities in cooperation with them. Troy understands all aspects of international franchise recruitment and development, and with his extensive knowledge and experience in this field and understanding of the coffee shop business, he has been able to mentor our Bo’s Coffee team and help us develop our own organisational capability. With our process in place we are confident in our ability to support our international growth and development. We are now working with WFA to identify master franchisees and area developers in priority markets in the Middle East and Asia. Our engagement of WFA and Troy has played an impactful role in our brand and company vision to become a Global Filipino coffee company.


 Rachel Fallarme
 Bo’s Coffee COO

“Through their efforts we managed to identify and secure an initial Astoria Area Developer in Saudi Arabia with other deals currently in the works”

Troy Franklin and World Franchise Associates have supported us since we started our international expansion and through their efforts we managed to identify and secure an initial Astoria Area Developer in Saudi Arabia with other deals currently in the works. Troy has helped us to initiate our international expansion both in terms of seeking international franchisees and also in helping us develop our international franchise systems and the various recruitment activities from initial contact with candidates through to finalising agreements.


 Bruno Veyre
 Astoria Founder & CEO

“Urban Seafood is delighted with development agreement for Oman”

Urban Seafood is delighted with development agreement for Oman facilitated by World Franchise Associates. WFA has been the greatest connector from local to global and vice versa due to the global reach and reputation they have developed over the years.


 Hamdi Osman
 Chairman, Magnolia RM Investment

“WFA helped us identify and secure Master Franchisees for UAE, Singapore, Oman and Brunei.”

We are very pleased with the business relationship we have established with Troy Franklin and World Franchise Associates. Within a few short months of signing up to promote our PAPAS Fresh Potato Chips brand World Franchise Associates helped us identify and secure Master Franchisees for UAE, Singapore, Oman and Brunei.

Additionally, we have benefited greatly from Troy's vast knowledge and experience and his willingness to support our organization and team as we embark on taking our great Filipino brands to the world.


 Richard V. Sanz
 Foodasia Group President & CEO

“World Franchise Associates identified and secured two Area Development agreements for Pure Nectar Juice for Brunei and Singapore”

Troy Franklin, COO of World Franchise Associates identified and secured two Area Development agreements for Pure Nectar Juice for Brunei and Singapore in 2nd quarter of 2018. Troy has a good grasp of our business model and the criteria of the ideal candidate required to be successful in the Pure Nectar franchise. His instincts for understanding the emotions of the candidates combined with his attention to details of the deal give comfort and confidence to both the prospect and to us that we are making the right deal. This makes Troy and World Franchise Associates valuable partners in Pure Nectar’s global expansion.


 Harish Babla
 Global Head for the Pure Nectar Juice franchise

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

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

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

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

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

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

“...through WFA’s extremely effective franchise marketing tools, we became a truly global company”

I’m very grateful to WFA for their work in ICONS Coffee Couture franchise marketing. In a very short time and through WFA’s extremely effective franchise marketing tools, we became a truly global company with tens of locations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Austria. We consider WFA team members part of ICONS family and we look forward for more expansion in 2018 and the years to come.


 Elena Weber
 Founder & CEO

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

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

“WFA is a World Class organization. Results driven. That’s what I like, 20 countries sold and counting. I’ve had great success.”

World Franchise Associates is a World Class organization. Results driven. That’s what I like, 20 countries sold and counting. I’ve had great success.


 Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson
 Founder and CEO

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

Maison Mathis is delighted with the Saudi Arabia development agreement facilitated by WFA.


 Dirk van de Haar
 Creneau International

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

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

“We are delighted with the UAE 10-store development franchisee”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“a size-able deal signed in less than 6 months!”

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

“Congratulations on completing the recent international sale”

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

“development partner for Kazakhstan”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“mutually beneficial business relationship”

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

“Doner Kebab announce the signing of franchise agreements for Kuwait, KSA, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain”

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

“Qatar has officially signed!”

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