Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Signs 39 Agreements Year-to-Date, Demonstrating Brand Strength and ProsperityCARROLLTON, Texas, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS ®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it has signed 39 franchise agreements this year with new and existing franchisees across the country. In the third quarter alone, the brand has inked 22 new agreements, including 13 locations in western and midwestern markets in states, such as California, Texas, Kansas, Washington, Florida and New Mexico. In addition this year, FASTSIGNS has opened 25 new centers.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has more than 640 independently owned and operated locations in nine countries worldwide with plans to continue to expand both domestically and internationally. Despite a year of nationwide uncertainty in general for new business development, FASTSIGNS International has experienced tremendous growth in its third quarter and expects to finish the year strong with the signing of more than 50 new franchise agreements and likely entering two new countries. "We are very excited with the brand's continued growth and success over the past several months, signing nearly two dozen new franchise agreements in Q3 alone and strengthening our presence in key markets throughout the country," said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "Experiencing this level of growth is a testament to the strength of the FASTSIGNS brand and business model. Additionally, we've noted an exciting trend with western expansion, most notably in the California market. With that being said, our growth is truly coast-to-coast with more than 400 open markets ready to develop; and 2017 brings a strong focus on the Northeast corridor and New England." In addition to more than 400 U.S. and Canadian markets targeted for development, FASTSIGNS has 65+ international locations in nine countries open for continued expansion. As part of the brand's development strategy, FASTSIGNS is also targeting Co-Brand and conversion opportunities whereby print shop owners can expand their services by adding FASTSIGNS to their existing business or convert their business into a thriving FASTSIGNS center.