Today, food consumers are knowledgeable enough to want to be associated with restaurants that have been publicly recognized for doing what is right.’

BAR LOUIE was recently ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Food Franchises list. This list recognizes the top 200 food-based companies, ranked within their respective categories, (such as Coffee, Hamburgers, and Mexican Food,) based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. BAR LOUIE, was ranked #17 in the Full-Service Restaurants category and is the only nationally branded bar to make the category.

“On behalf of our team nationwide, we are thrilled to be recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine! Our team takes great pride in our hand-crafted cocktails and our innovative approach to food in the bar experience. Our guests demand the best in service and quality and it is always validating to receive recognition from a publication that embodies the spirit of our entrepreneurial team,” says Tom Fricke, Bar Louie’s CEO.

“Food franchises can be some of the most challenging to run, but they can also be some of the most rewarding,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s editor in chief. “Our Top Food Franchises list shines a light on some of the best opportunities in this highly competitive industry.”

The 2018 Top Food Franchises rankings are based on the score each company received when evaluated by Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 formula, which considers more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

Bar Louie has more than 130 locations across the United States and is growing through both franchising and corporate locations.