Now more than ever, reliable and affordable access to health care is of significant importance, and the American Family Care franchise (AFC) brand has been providing just that to communities countrywide for decades. We’re proud of the difference we make in people’s lives and also in the value of our investment offering. With that in mind, we’re pleased to announce that Entrepreneur Magazine recognized us as a top 2021 urgent care franchise choice, ranking #82 on their “Franchise 500” list — the highest ranking on this prestigious list for our brand to date and the first time breaking the top 100.
We’re honored by the recognition and excited by what it means: AFC continues to be a leader in the urgent care industry, one you can become a part of when you take advantage of an American Family Care franchise opportunity.
The Five Pillars of the Franchise 500
The “Franchise 500” is comprised of a select group of brands that undergo rigorous scrutiny by the Entrepreneur staff in order to be considered one of 500 top opportunities. The editors use five pillars to evaluate brands, and the following are some of the decisive factors used in consideration:
- Costs and Fees: including the franchise fee, total investment, and royalty fees
- Support: including training times, marketing support, operational support, and franchisor infrastructure
- Size and Growth: including open and operating units, growth rate, and closures
- Brand Strength: including social media, system size, years in business and franchising
- Financial Strength and Stability: franchisor’s audited financial statements
Through a careful examination of data, including our Franchise Disclosure Document, AFC was recognized out of a record-breaking 1,116 company submissions as one of the strongest franchise offerings available. Each eligible franchisor was scored based on more than 150 data points, and those with the highest cumulative scores joined the “Franchise 500” list. We’re honored and humbled to be part of such an elite group and excited by what 2021 has in store for our brand and our franchisees.
Our Suite of Services
“We’re pleased that the strength and resiliency of the American Family Care franchise opportunity are reflected by its position as the highest-ranked urgent care opportunity in the ‘Franchise 500’,” says D. Bruce Irwin, M.D., Founder and CEO of AFC.
Our urgent care services meet a variety of needs that include: treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and accidents, preventative care, pediatric and adult medicine, and x-ray and testing capabilities. Furthermore, our AFC/Telecare portal allows American Family Care medical providers to conduct virtual visits with patients who are assessed or screened for COVID-19 symptoms or any other healthcare problems, such as acute illnesses and trauma, help them manage chronic conditions and prescription medication as needed, and all from the safety of their homes. This kind of innovation is a hallmark of the AFC brand.
“Innovation and adaptability have always been at the heart of American Family Care,” adds Dr. Irwin. “As COVID-19 began to impact the nation, we immediately started brainstorming ways to adapt to offer solutions for our patients and our franchise owners.”
As we move deeper into 2021, we look forward to continued growth and meeting the needs of more and more communities across the country.
American Family Care franchise has been making a real difference since 1982. If you’d like to do the same, reach out to us today!