The Philippines is Asia’s premier franchising country with more than 124,000 franchisees. The country has also been ranked as the second country in the whole world with the most number of franchisees, next to the United States, which has 765,723 franchisees.
A far third is the South American country of Brazil with 86,365 franchisees. Coming in at fourth is Germany with 65,500 franchisees and France with 58,351 franchisees.
The study was conducted by the World Franchise Council during the annual summit in Berlin, Germany last April 2011.
The Philippines has been chosen to host Franchise Asia 2011 in September. The Philippine Franchise Association, a local umbrella group of major franchising companies in the country, is spearheading the preparations for the event.