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9Round Ranked By Entrepreneur As A Fastest-Growing Franchise In 2019

Mar 06, 2019 10:42AM ● By Kathleen Maris

9Round Franchising, LLC, was recently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine at number 20 out of 150 brands included in the 2019 Fastest-Growing Franchises list. This is the highest ranking the kickbox-fitness franchise has received on this list to-date.

“Ranking among the top 20 fastest-growing franchises this year is a testament to the success of the aggressive expansion efforts made by our brand in recent years,” said Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round. “Just last year, we opened 202 locations around the world, surpassing 770 locations across our global network. Our growth continues to accelerate year after year, and we project that we will have a total of 1,000 studios open and operating by the end of 2020.”

Ranking as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises is dependent on inclusion in Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious Franchisee 500 ranking. The fastest-growing rankings are based on the number of new franchise units added in the United States and Canada from July 2017 to July 2018. Any ties are broken based on percentage growth.

While this ranking only takes into account the brand’s growing presence in the U.S. and Canada, 9Round’s international footprint beyond these countries includes an additional 16 countries where the brand is located, with that total steadily rising.

To view 9Round in Entrepreneur magazine’s full Fastest-Growing Franchises ranking, visit