FASTSIGNS® Recruiting Franchise Candidates At Franchise Expo Midwest In Chicago Sept. 14-15

Release Date: 9/12/2018

== No. 1-ranked Sign, Graphics, and Visual Communications Franchisor Offers Veterans and First Responders Reduced Franchise Fee, a Savings of $23,750 ==

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it will be attending and sponsoring Franchise Expo Midwest in Rosemont, Illinois, Sept. 14-15, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, to recruit qualified franchisees to help the brand grow throughout the U.S. and Canada. Entrepreneurs are invited to meet with the brand's franchise development team at booth #313 to learn more about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity.

"Whether or not you have experience in signage and visual communications, FASTSIGNS is a strong investment for entrepreneurs seeking opportunities with the leading franchise brand in the space with almost 700 locations worldwide," said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "Franchisees love our business model because it's focused on direct business-to-business sales, has high margins and low staff, and hours of operation are Monday through Friday. We are looking forward to connecting with interested candidates excited about getting involved in this fast-paced, service-based industry."

Husband-and-wife team Jeremy and Jody Kemp leveraged their combined small business, marketing, sales, and graphic design experience to open a FASTSIGNS in Crystal Lake, Illinois. They were attracted to FASTSIGNS' proven business model, high franchisee satisfaction, and vast support system.

"We looked at everything from home health care to printing, and FASTSIGNS kept coming up over and over again as one of the top in franchisee satisfaction," Jeremy said, adding that as a first-time business owner, he didn't want to feel alone in running the franchise. "You ask, 'What if? What if this happens? What if someone asks this?' Now we have someone to call and they actually make you feel like they are invested in your success."

As part of the International Franchise Association's (IFA) VetFran program, FASTSIGNS offers veterans a 50-percent reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $23,750. FASTSIGNS is thrilled to be the only franchisor in its segment to offer a development incentive specifically to veterans and first responders.

In 2018, FASTSIGNS plans to open an additional 45 centers across the U.S. Throughout North America, FASTSIGNS has over 400 markets ready for development. Internationally, FASTSIGNS is continuing to seek qualified candidates to grow its international footprint in target markets throughout the world, including New Zealand, Brazil, Quebec, North Africa, Southeast Asia, India, Europe, and Latin America.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category and 70 overall on Entrepreneur magazine's 2018 Franchise 500®, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Acknowledged by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognizes FASTSIGNS, the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100, for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power. FASTSIGNS also has been recognized for its franchisee satisfaction by being named a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute for five consecutive years and has been ranked by Franchise Business Review as one of the "Best of the Best" for franchisee satisfaction for the last 10 years. Additionally, FASTSIGNS also was named to Franchise Business Review's "Innovative Franchises" list in 2017 and a "Best-in-Category" franchise by Franchise Business Review in 2018. The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recently recognized FASTSIGNS International, Inc. with a special six-year Franchisees' Choice designation for its strong relationship with Canadian franchisees, as well as extensive franchisee training and support.

For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or 214-346-5679).

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of almost 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in ten countries including the US, Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Chile, Malta, and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/fastsigns.

SOURCE FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

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