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9Round Named a Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine

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International Kickboxing Franchise Makes the 2019 List at Number 66

GREENVILLE, S.C.  – NOVEMBER 13, 2019 – 9Round Franchising, LCC, was recently ranked number 66 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 list of Top Franchises for Veterans. This is the third year in a row 9Round has been included on this annual list recognizing the leading franchise brands that provide advantageous opportunities for veterans.

Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Franchises for Veterans list highlights the top 150 franchises that offer incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees. 9Round, which already offers relatively low start-up costs, provides veteran-friendly financing options including 15% off the initial franchisee fee on the first license for veteran candidates.

“Supporting military veterans’ efforts to become successful entrepreneurs is an initiative our brand has always seen value in,” said Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round. “Veterans’ work ethic, leadership skills and respect for following a system are all key characteristics that make them the perfect candidates for franchise ownership. For this reason, we are proud to receive consistent recognition as an ideal franchise opportunity for these candidates.”

In order to develop the list of the Top Franchises for Veterans, Entrepreneur invited companies to participate in a survey that requested information regarding each company’s veteran programs. Such information included the company’s veteran incentives and how veteran franchisees are welcomed and supported by the company, as well as how each company scored in the 2019 Franchise 500 list.

To-date, 9Round operates nearly 800 locations across 19 countries. Of these 9Round franchises, more than 100 are owned and operated by U.S. military veterans.

For more information about owning a 9Round franchise, visit To view 9Round in the full Entrepreneur magazine Top Franchises for Veterans listing, visit

About 9Round
Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30-minute, full-body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations developed by Shannon himself. Today, there are nearly 800 9Round locations open and operating throughout 42 states and in 19 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Argentina, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit

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