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KOA Inc. Moves Up List of Top 50 Franchises

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Kampgrounds of America,
the largest system of open-to-the-public campgrounds in the world, has
been ranked 21st in the list of Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review.


Each year,
Franchise Business Review interviews franchisees from the top 500 franchising companies in
North America. There are more than 75,000 franchises in the U.S. and Canada. Last year, KOA
was 24th on the list.


“It’s gratifying to see that we’ve moved up a few spots,” Pat
Hittmeier, president of Kampgrounds of America Inc., said in a news release. “It’s great to
be at the top with some of the best brands in the world.”


“Franchisee satisfaction is the
most critical factor for any prospective franchisee to consider before investing in any
franchise opportunity,” said Eric Stites, president of Franchise Business Review. “Even
during challenging economic times, the very best franchise businesses maintain high
franchisee satisfaction. This year’s award-winning franchises are in that elite group and
represent the very best franchise opportunity investments in the marketplace today.”


Now in
its fifth year, the Franchise Business Review awards begin with in-depth research on more
than 500 franchises that include more than 100,000 franchisees. Other award winners include
FastSigns International, Heaven’s Best, Auntie Annie’s Pretzels, Paul Mitchell,
Home Instead Senior Care
and Computer Troubleshooters.


Business Review surveys thousands of franchisees to measure satisfaction levels related to
their franchise ownership experience. Survey questions cover everything from training and
support, system quality issues, franchisor relationship, financial opportunity to overall


“We are confident that we do a good job for our franchisees in all of the
measured areas, and then some,” said KOA’s Hittmeier. “It’s gratifying to see that
confirmed by an outside source.”


Kampgrounds of America Inc. is the largest system of
family campgrounds in North America., with more than 475 locations in 46 states and nine
Canadian provinces. The company headquarters is located in Billings, Montana, where it was
founded 48 years ago. By RV Business

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