The Annual Franchise 500 list compiled by Entrepreneur magazine has placed Coffee News® #1 in its Advertising Services category in the May 2014 issue.  “We are delighted that this is the 11th year in a row that we have been named #1 in Advertising Services!,” said Bill Buckley, President of Coffee News®.

With Coffee News® publishers in fourteen countries and nearly 900 franchises, Coffee News® was founded as a service to restaurants, coffee shops and anywhere people have to wait.  The 11″ x 17″ coffee-colored, one-page publication is designed to provide advertisers with a local exclusive advertising option, unavailable in other publications, and the reader with interesting content as they wait for food or service.  Small and medium-sized businesses benefit through exclusive and affordable advertising which targets their local communities.

The idea for Coffee News® came about in 1988 when Jean Daum of Manitoba, Canada placed her lunch order, then sat back to wait for the food to arrive.  Bored with nothing to read, she resorted to reading the information on a sugar packet.  Suddenly, it dawned on her that restaurants were missing the boat by not providing patrons with something to read for a few minutes while waiting for their food. The result is a popular publication that has evolved into an international network of Coffee News(R) publishers and a Coffee News® readership of over five million a week throughout the world today.