The Counter Recognized on Franchise Times’ Top 200+ List for 2019

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The full-service gourmet burger concept locked in the No. 352 spot on this year’s list.

Top burger franchise The Counter has been named to Franchise Times’ Top 200+ List for 2019, locking in the No. 352 spot. The Franchise Times Top 200+ annually ranks 500 of the largest franchise systems in the United States according to global systemwide sales, based on the last year’s performance. The Top 200+ ranks using a combination of data and processes including companies’ voluntary reports and publicly available data, as well as the franchises’ most recent franchise disclosure documents and SEC filings.

The Counter has been a proud purveyor of unique gourmet burgers since 2003 and has made a name for itself due to its wide selection of menu options that ensure customer satisfaction regardless of preference or dietary restriction. Because it offers both customizable and healthcentric options, the California-based eatery sets itself apart from other burger concepts and is expanding nationally with the help of qualified, experienced restaurant operators.

“We could not be more thrilled to see The Counter on this list of the largest franchise brands,” said Liz Schindeldecker, franchise development manager for The Counter. “We know we offer one of the best burgers in the country, so it’s only fitting that we offer one of the biggest and best franchise opportunities in the country as well. Kahala Brands works hard to set every The Counter franchise up with an R&D team with chefs dedicated to sweet and savory menu innovations, an in-house social media team, an in-house creative team to help with ads, promos and coupons, a full-service construction team, a hands-on training program, continuing education and more. To be recognized by a prestigious ranking like the Franchise Times 200+ solidifies that the hard work we’re putting into this brand and our franchisees is paying off.”

The current initial investment for a location ranges from $746,000 to $2,340,250, with a franchise fee of $35,000. To learn more about franchising with The Counter, click here.

See the full list of rankings here.