Wild Birds Unlimited listed among top franchises in Entrepreneur Franchise 500

Wild Birds Unlimited, the international bird feeding and nature specialty franchise, again staked its claim as one of the nation’s best franchising opportunities with another placement in the annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500. The Indiana-based brand was ranked No. 188 in the 2022 rankings thanks to its brand strength and steady expansion.

“We are always proud to be recognized for achievements, and another ranking in the Franchise 500 is one of the best validators of our efforts,” said WBU’s Executive VP and Chief Development Officer Paul Pickett. “For decades, we have aimed to provide customers with the joy of backyard bird feeding and provide entrepreneurs with a sustainable and fulfilling ownership experience. Recognitions like these are proof that our model can succeed in doing just that for the long run.”

The Entrepreneur Franchise 500 is one of the most competitive and coveted recognitions for franchise brands and a useful research tool for business owners interested in franchising opportunities. Brands are evaluated on various factors such as costs, fees, size and growth, brand strength, and financial stability.

WBU’s inclusion in 2022’s list marks its 26th consecutive appearance, and the fourth consecutive year among the top 200 brands. That continued presence in such a prestigious list is due to the brand’s strength among entrepreneurs and customers. With more than 350 stores across the United States and Canada, WBU’s reach has grown by more than 5% over the past three years.

The Franchise 500 appearance is the latest honor in a wildly successful year for Wild Birds Unlimited. In 2021, the franchise was recognized for its achievements in publications such as Inc., Franchise Business Review, Franchise Gator, and many more.

To view Wild Birds Unlimited in the rankings, visit Results can also be seen in the January/February 2022 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands as of January 11th.

About Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with 350 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events. Wild Birds Unlimited has consistently ranked in the top 10 in the overall category for more than 10 years on Franchise Business Review’s prestigious Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Visit our website and shop online at To learn how you can open your own Wild Birds Unlimited, visit