What Our 5 Star VetFran Ranking Says About Us

There are a lot of franchise opportunities for veterans, but Pillar To Post is one of the top opportunities out there. We have a long history of working with veterans to help them build strong careers in their post-military lives, whether they just left the service or have been out for years, and we are proud to continue to give vets the opportunity to own their own businesses.

Our dedication to our service men and women has been recognized by the International Franchise Association’s initiative for veterans, called VetFran. We are excited to be one of the 650 franchise brands that participate in VetFran, and even more excited that we are one of just 100 brands to receive the 5 Star designation from this program.

Take a moment to learn a little bit more about VetFran, and what our 5 Star ranking says about the Pillar To Post opportunity.

The VetFran Mission

VetFran’s mission statement is simple: “To provide access and opportunities in franchising to our nation’s veterans and their spouses.” In order to accomplish this, VetFran has curated resources that veterans can use to help them transition smoothly back into civilian life as franchise owners.

One of the key resources is the list of VetFran members, given either 1, 3, or 5 stars to show how great these franchise opportunities for veterans are. The requirements for each ranking are as follows:

1 Star

  • Clean audit report
  • Minimum 10% discount on franchise fee for veterans
  • Minimum 2 years in business
  • Minimum 1 year in franchising

3 Star

  • Clean audit report
  • Minimum 15% discount on franchise fee for veterans
  • Minimum 3 years in business
  • Minimum 2 years in franchising
  • Financial performance representations (FPR) in the FDD
  • 25 units open
  • Participation in at least one VetFran seminar or meeting every year

5 Star

  • Clean audit report
  • Minimum 20% discount on franchise fee for veterans
  • Minimum 5 years in business
  • Minimum 3 years in franchising
  • 80% continuity rate over the past 3 years (shown in Item 20 of the FDD)
  • Financial performance representations (FPR) in the FDD
  • 50 units open
  • Participation in at least one VetFran seminar or meeting every year
  • 1 certified franchise executive (CFE) on staff

Pillar To Post Earned the 5 Star Ranking

As you can see, only the most dedicated franchisors earn the 5 Star ranking from VetFran. Over time, Pillar To Post has proven that we are dedicated to helping our veteran franchisees succeed. As you can see by the 5 Star requirements, we work hard to make our franchise opportunities for veterans viable—evidenced by the fact that we have 80% continuity rate with our franchisees.

In addition, we have a degree of transparency that many franchisors do not. For example, we are not afraid to show potential earnings to franchise prospects in Item 19 of the FDD. Franchisors can opt to leave financial information out of the FDD, but at Pillar To Post we are confident enough in our system to include it.

If you are looking for franchise opportunities for veterans that really put you first, search no further! Pillar To Post is dedicated to helping former service men and women build strong businesses to enhance their post-military careers.