That might seem like an average treadmill you’re about to hop on, but before you get into the groove of the ‘mountaineer’ setting, take a quick look around you. You could be in the presence of nationally-recognized, locally-based franchise success.
Entrepreneur magazine released its Franchise 500 rankings yesterday, and Minnesota-based Anytime Fitness has captured the top spot, beating out franchise giants such as Hampton Hotels and Subway. CEO Chuck Runyon attested the company’s win to 12 years of dedicated work and creativity.
The 24-hour gym, where exercise junkies find a welcoming place to satisfy their fitness bug (whether it strikes at 7 p.m. or 3 a.m.), is one of 18 Minnesota businesses to make the list. Additional Minnesota companies with high rankings include Snap Fitness Inc., Supercuts, Haagen-Dazs Shoppe Co., and Radisson. If you’re touring the winners, we suggest visiting in that order.