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Vanguard Cleaning Systems(R) Ranked a Top 50 Global Franchise Brand

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/14 -- The Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise was named #47 on the Franchise Direct -- Top 100 Global Franchises list for 2014.

"Our focus continues to be on strategic, sustainable and long-term growth for the brand and Vanguard® franchisees," says Mark Heisten, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. "We are proud of this recognition and system wide efforts to deliver a high-value franchise opportunity to entrepreneurs."

The Top 100 Global Franchise ranking is culled from thousands of franchises that have established an international brand presence. The ranking system used objective and measurable criteria including system size, sales revenue, stability/growth, number of years in operation and market expansion. Franchise Direct also used factors such as best practices in franchisee support and education, environmental policies and social responsibility.

About Vanguard Cleaning Systems®
Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise organization has 2,700 independently owned and operated franchised businesses in North America. Through a master franchise network of 59 regional offices, Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchisees provide cleaning services for more than 14,000 commercial customers.

The Vanguard® franchise has been consistently ranked among the top franchises in North America, achieving a rank of #7 in the 2011 Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500™ and #15 in the 2012 D&B AllBusiness AllStar franchises. You can learn more about Vanguard Cleaning Systems® at

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