Fastsigns International (Carrollton, Texas) a world-leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor, has announced that it’s signed 32 franchise agreements so far in 2018 to develop new, co-branded and conversion centers across the U.S. in cities such as Manhattan, Orlando, and Portland, Oregon. The company also signed agreements to develop centers internationally in Alberta and the United Kingdom, in addition to a Master Franchise Agreement to expand its brand to Spain.
“To continue our leadership position as the top-ranked sign and graphics franchisor in the world, validation by franchisee signings at this pace is our greatest compliment,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development at Fastsigns International. “The brand continues to garner a strong image worldwide, contributing to our ability to grow in new and existing markets.” To continue this momentum, Fastsigns attended and sponsored Franchise Expo West earlier this month at the Los Angeles Convention Center to recruit qualified franchisees. The company also said that it’s recently experienced strong growth throughout Southern California and sees more opportunities for expansion in the state. Also, as part of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran Program, Fastsigns is offering USA veterans a 50% reduction on its franchise fee, representing a savings of $23,750. “Fastsigns is thrilled to be the only franchisor in its segment to offer a development incentive specifically to veterans and first responders,” the company added.
Fastsigns expects to open over 40 locations centers this year across the U.S. Internationally, it’s continuing to seek qualified candidates to grow its international footprint in target markets throughout the world – including Quebec, New Zealand, Brazil, North Africa, Southeast Asia, India, Europe and Latin America.