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Votes are in


Supporters voted online for the 40 brands in the mix for this year’s Zor Awards. The final tallies comprise one of three key pillars—along with the heavily weighted editorial research and financial returns to operators—to select the winners. A recap:

Around the House: Mr. Handyman got the votes, but The Glass Guru was chosen by our editorial team to win the category.

Quick Flip: Freddy’s won in votes but Culver’s was declared the top buy.

Fresh Baked: McAlister’s Deli outdid the rest of the field and our editorial team agreed.

Cut & Dry: Five Star Painting, our overall winner, also garnered the most votes in the category of lawn service and painting brands.

Game, Set, Match: Hooters edged out Twin Peaks, but the latter is the overall winner.

After the Storm: Rainbow International was the top vote-getter, but Paul Davis Restoration is the category winner.

Window Shopping: Fleet Feet drew the most votes, but uBreakiFix won the category.

Sweat It Out: Title Boxing barely beat CycleBar but finished fourth in our overall evaluation. CycleBar, meanwhile, wins the category.

Help Wanted: Express  Employment won the voting battle, but PrideStaff was deemed overall winner.

Bring It Home: Hungry Howie’s garnered the most votes, but Toppers proved itself the winner.

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'Zor Awards 10 Categories

Fresh Baked:
Bakery/café restaurants

Finalists: Einstein Bros Bagels, Great Harvest Bread Co., La Madeleine, McAlister’s Deli

After the Storm:
Disaster restoration franchises

Finalists: 911 Restoration, Paul Davis Restoration, Rainbow International, Restoration 1

Sweat It Out:
Boutique fitness franchises

Finalists: 9Round, CycleBar, The Camp Transformation Center, Title Boxing Club

Game, Set, Match:
Sports bars

Finalists: Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, Hooters, Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse Pizza, Twin Peaks

Cut & Dry:
Lawn care & painting franchises

Finalists: CertaPro Painters, Five Star Painting, The Grounds Guys, Spring-Green Lawn Care

Help Wanted: Employment/staffing franchises

Finalists: Express Employment Professionals, Link Staffing Services, PrideStaff, Spherion

Quick Flip:
QSR burger restaurants

Finalists: Carl’s Jr., Culver’s, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Wendy’s

Window Shopping:
Retail franchises

Finalists: Fleet Feet, uBreakiFix, Wild Birds Unlimited, Wireless Zone

Around the House:
Home repair franchises

Finalists: Precision Door Service, Screenmobile, Mr. Handyman, The Glass Guru

Bring It Home:
Delivery/takeout pizza

Finalists: Donatos Pizza, Hungry Howie’s, Pizza Factory, Toppers Pizza

'Zor Awards Introduction

Votes are in

How we chose the Zor Awards

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