FRAN-TASTIC 500

As a doorway for many people looking to be their own boss, we know that franchise ownership changes lives. In our annual FRAN-TASTIC 500, we recognize 500 brands going above and beyond the norm and helping people fulfill their dreams of business ownership through franchising! We had a plethora of nominations and we’re delighted to announce the winners below!

Alesia Visconti, CEO and President of FranServe Inc. says, “Franchising helps people change their lives and take control of their future. It’s a community that celebrates the Life-Work Balance. A brand that makes our annual “FRAN-TASTIC 500” list shows that it values a fun and rewarding lifestyle and emphasizes people fulfill their dreams of business ownership through franchising. It’s a brand that deserves recognition for going the extra mile and for being, well, fran-tastic!”

Please note brands are listed in alphabetical order. Brands were nominated and selected based on the following criteria:

  • Brand Identity
  • Turnkey Model
  • Operational Support
  • Superb Training
  • Industry Leader
  • Scalability
  • Quick to Launch
  • Clear Marketing Message

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All

  • Food & Beverages

    Cape Fear Seafood Company

    Cape Fear Seafood Company specializes in regional American seafood, signature dishes, hand cut fish, steaks and chicken along with freshly made desserts. Our locations are locally owned & operated businesses specializing in regional American seafood, signature dishes, hand cut fish, steaks and chicken along with freshly made desserts all served in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Evans and his franchise owners not only make delicious seafood dishes, they do so responsibly, sustainably, and with a focus on the Trawick Pediatric Cardiology Research Fund as well as many other local charities.

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  • Food & Beverages

    Captain D's

    For more than 50 years, Captain D’s has been a place where customers can share great seafood in a warm and family-friendly environment, at an unbeatable value. It is also an excellent opportunity to own a growing business with a real focus on the future. As a true greenfield opportunity with over 530+ locations, we are positioned to grow and allow Franchise Owners to own their markets.

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  • Unique

    Card My Yard

    Card My Yard is a full service yard sign rental company that delivers customized greetings for any celebration to your front yard. Our mission is to spread JOY in every community in the US. Card My Yard is rapidly growing with over 375 franchises. Card My Yard's low cost franchise provides inventory, rigorous training, integrated ecommerce platform and ongoing support from corporate office. CMY is ranked #21 in Entrepreneur Magazine for top fastest growing franchise and #37 for top franchise to start under 50K.

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  • Senior Services

    CareBuilders At Home

    CareBuilders at Home provides non-medical care to the elderly and others who require limited assistance with their daily living needs. CareBuilders At Home is the ONLY senior care franchise that provides its franchisees with complete back office support, including payroll funding and processing, billing of accounts and collection of receivables.

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  • Senior Services

    CarePatrol

    CarePatrol franchises help assist seniors and their families make tough decisions by finding assisted living or in home care in their area. This low cost, fast ramp up franchise is ranked #3 in their industry!

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  • Senior Services

    Caring Senior Service

    Caring Senior Service is a national network of senior home care agencies providing home assistance to the elderly. This is a high growth and recession resistant industry. The ROI is outstanding with a low initial investment.

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  • Food & Beverages

    Carmela Coffee

    We have created a brand that stands out among other franchise coffee shops – we have established relationships with growers in Costa Rica, where we buy our green coffee. Then, it is roasted to perfection. We value the contribution of our team members! Our owners are able to work on their business, not in it

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  • Cleaning Services

    Casey's Cleaning Franchise LLC

    Casey’s Cleaning Service offers owners the experience and guidance of over 30 year’s experience in residential, rental property, hospitality and light commercial cleaning services. This low investment offers franchise owners the benefits of business ownership such as a flexible schedule and the ability to start up the business from home.

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  • Child Services

    Celebree School

    With Celebree Schools, you can be the change you want to see in the world. Business is 5 days a week. NO evenings, NO weekends, NO holidays. There is very little (if any) accounts receivable. There is no inventory to spoil or disappear out the back door, strong ROI, published earnings claims, many territories available. This is a business that families "need"....especially during Covid. Parents cannot work from home and take care of their toddler. There are 3.94 million birth's per year, 65% of mothers with children under age 6 are in the workplace and 78% of mothers with children between ages 6 and 17 are in the workplace. This industry is underserved.

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  • Food & Beverages

    Cerealphoria

    The Cerealphoria concept is unique, and family-friendly with vibrant and delicious products that sell themselves in the fast-growing dessert and breakfast segments. Low initial investment, perishability, staffing, space and overhead create high profit margins. Ideal for shared and small spaces with 4 models including food truck/trailer, kiosk and in-line store. No expertise, extensive training or long hours required.

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  • Home Improvement

    CertaPro Painters

    CertaPro Painters has become the largest nationwide painting company with over 480 franchise locations in the US and Canada. They have have a proven forumula to build and scale large profitable businesses, a strong Item 19, and a proven management team that is committed to franchisee success.

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  • Challenge Island

    Child Services

    Challenge Island

    Challenge Island is among the world’s leading educational franchises for children. It has a one-of-a-kind approach and personality that makes it a consistent standout from the competition. It is aligned with the latest and greatest in education including STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), 21st Century Skills, and Cross Curricular Learning. 

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  • Cleaning Services

    Chem-Dry

    Chem-Dry is the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service in the $5 Billion carpet cleaning industry, with a network of over 3,000 units in over 55 countries serving over 10,000 homes and businesses a day worldwide.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Chocolate Bash

    Chocolate Bash is a one-stop desitation for delicious items such as sweet crepes, waffles, fruit salads, Belgian chocolate dipped fruits, and hot and cold drinks.  This is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs looking for a food franchise to get in on the ground floor of an exciting, new, easy-to-operate concept with large exclusive territories. Operations are very simple and straightforward and can be managed by very few employees.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Cinnaholic

    Cinnaholic is a one of a kind retail bakery concept featured on SHARK TANK in 2014, serving gourmet, vegan cinnamon rolls that are dairy-free, egg-free, and mouth-watering! Very low cost goods and strong Item 19 adds to the appeal for the entrepreneur searching for a simple and financially rewarding opportunity.

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  • Business Services

    City Publications

    City Publications puts quality first in every aspect of their business from their high caliber printing to our world-class corporate team and top-notch franchisees to hand-picked mail boxes. They offer a lead generation, customer acquisition model with a heavy hands-on approach to their franchisees.

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  • Business Services

    ClaimTek Systems

    ClaimTek is a professional medical billing & practice management consulting service that is always in demand. The setup fee is low and they provide you with numerous professional learning and marketing tools that help assure your quick success.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Clean Juice

    Dedicated founders, Landon and Kat Eckles, capitalized on the growing juice bar interest by developing a business model that features a wholesome menu of organic juices, smoothies, bowls, wraps, salads, soups and more. Now Clean Juice is one of the fastest-growing healthy franchises in the country. Your investment in their healthy franchise opportunity allows you to fully capitalize on a robust industry while enjoying comprehensive franchisor support. From picking the perfect location, to marketing your store, to hiring the best staff, Clean Juice has you covered.

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  • Home Improvement

    Closet and Storage Concepts

    Closet and Storage Concepts design, manufacture and install custom closets and storage organizers. With over 30 years of knowledge and experience, this low cost investment has a proven business model with amazing growth opportunities.

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  • Closets by Design

    Home Improvement

    Closets by Design

    Closets by Design offers solutions for closets, garage organizers, entertainment centers, and in-home office systems. With 35 years of experience and established and proven business operating practices, it is easy to see why they were selected as the #1 Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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  • Unique

    Clothes Bin

    Clothes Bin is simple, sustainable, and GREEN! It is a truly semi-absentee model that is easily scalable and can be managed from anywhere as long as you have internet! Behind our easy-to-run model is proprietary BLIP (Bin Location Information Program) technology that allows the owner to monitor all aspects of the business

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  • Child Services

    Club SciKidz

    Club SciKidz is an educational and technology enrichment program for children ages 4 to 15 that utilizes interactive presentations of structured science-themed activities in a fun, nurturing environment. It appeals to children who have a genuine interest in how things work; what things are made of and how science works in the real world. Club SciKidz has been offering structured STEM-Based programs since 1997. We have evolved each year by adding new innovative curriculum for all of our many programs. We have a proven model of success. Our Club SciKidz team is committed to the future by offering high quality science themed enrichment throughout the United States.

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  • Technology Services

    CMIT Solutions

    CMIT Solutions is focused on providing Information Technology Services to Small/Medium Businesses. The market is huge and long-term flat rate contracts provide predictable revenue.

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  • Child Services

    Code Wiz

    Code Wiz captures the imaginations of kids and parents alike. Their award-winning afterschool centers invite children ages 6 to 17 to discover their inner geeks by building video games, designing websites, diving into robotics, mastering 3D printing and architecting full stack web applications using industry standard tools. Code Wiz’s recipe for success is completely replicable.

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  • Cleaning Services

    College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

    College Hunks Hauling Junk is the fastest-growing junk-hauling franchise and moving franchise in America. This low-cost franchise with tremendous growth potential has impressive name recognition in a recession proof industry!

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  • Automotive

    Color Glo International

    Color Glo businesses provide services for the color restoration of leathers, vinyl’s, velour, fabrics, carpet and wood grain panels. They offer a total package for running the business including marketing, products, sales process, management and training.

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  • Home Improvement

    Color World

    Color World House Painting offers 5 revenue streams through residential and commercial painting and other home improvements that are complementary to painting . This combination not only increases customer retention rates but also allows Franchise Owners to generate strong profits, and operate their sub-contractor crews year round.

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  • Senior Services

    ComForCare Home Care

    ComForCare Home Care franchise members provide non-medical and private duty nursing care primarily to the exploding market of seniors over the age 65, as well as assistance in the activities of daily living including both companion care and hands-on personal care services. This franchise is a turn-key operations system with a scalable model that offers unlimited earning potential.

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  • Senior Services

    Comfort Keepers

    Comfort Keepers provides care services like meal preparation, incidental transportation, and companionship which enables thousands of aging adults the ability to remain in their own homes. A Comfort Keepers franchise is rewarding financially as well as emotionally.

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  • Home Improvement

    Concrete Craft

    Concrete Craft is s the world’s only decorative concrete franchise in a $1 billion niche industry of decorative coatings. This is a home based business with a storage facility that is extremely cash friendly with a quick ramp up time.

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  • Home Improvement

    Conserva Irrigation

    Conserva Irrigation® delivers professional, innovative, and environmentally responsible irrigation services to their clients. Franchisees can be part of a supportive network with industry leaders in several service niches.

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  • Personal Care

    Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

    Cookie Cutters has over 20 years of direct industry experience. Their unique store design includes an in-store playground, televisions at each station for the kids to watch shows or play video games, and fantasy cars. This family-friendly concept is designed to keep children coming back to again and again for a guaranteed repeat client base.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Cookies & Cream

    Cookies & Cream, Inc. was born from a desire to do dessert better! Their shops provide gourmet treats in a warm, inviting, friendly atmosphere. They offer an exciting opportunity for franchisees to become part of their growing concept. They will offer you assistance in the process from the very first steps of choosing your location and designing your store, to negotiating favorable lease terms, securing accounts with vendors, full product training and ongoing support of your day to day operation.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Corporate Caterers

    Corporate Caterers is a business-to-business catering franchise. They are not retail or location-dependent which means low costs and only need a minimum amount of employees to be successful franchise.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Corporate Cleaning Group

    Corporate Cleaning Group uses cutting-edge cleaning technologies and customizable janitorial solutions. They offer business support including marketing, research, and sales support all with low operating costs and being backed by a longstanding national presence and trusted reputation.

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  • Automotive

    Costa Oil

    Costa Oil has developed a quick lube franchise concept that requires less initial capital, has less overhead in the form of rent and staffing, and is more suited for today's quick lube environment. Our one bay and two bay Costa Oil Kiosks will be placed in parking lots of strip malls, or walk-in malls

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  • Cleaning Services

    Count Junkula

    Count Junkula has always maintained the highest standards in customer service and satisfaction. We believe in giving our customers the best. An emerging concept in the junk removal industry. The founders have experience with multiple brands and can pass that experience on to franchisees. With a wide variety of services and an industry that continues to grow, professional junk removal and cleanout services with the Count Junkula team can be a fulfilling career for any driven individual.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ

    Crave are unique fast casual BBQ and Hot Dog Joints, that offer BBQ sandwiches and sliders along with 100% All Beef Hot Dogs, Brats and Sausages grilled to perfection. If you want to own your own business, encourage creativity and still have time for your family, Crave could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Franchisees benefit from Operational Support, Marketing Assistance & Ongoing Training!

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  • Automotive

    Creative Colors International

    Creative Colors International is recognized as the leader in the repair, reconditioning, protection, and color restoration of leather, vinyl, fabric, plastic and carpeting in the automotive, furniture, commercial, and residential markets. Creative Colors International offers the motivated entrepreneur the opportunity to operate a proven business, which provides immediate income and unlimited potential for growth.

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  • Business Services

    Crestcom International

    Crestcom has grown to become one of the training industry’s most successful and widely used management and leadership programs among Fortune magazine’s Top 100 Companies. Crestcom is an affordable, home-based investment opportunity that has been a leader in the industry for more than 30 years.

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  • Commercial Waste Management

    Crushr

    Crushr waste management service is a patented mobile compaction truck that replaces costly hauls of your dumpster rental or roll-off dumpster with an inexpensive service, making it easier and more affordable for you to manage your open-top container waste. Crushr helps reduce costs and create efficiencies for: Manufacturing, Residential and Commercial Construction, Distribution Centers, Municipalities, Recycling Providers, and more.

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  • Unique

    Ctrl V

    Ctrl V is a virtual reality arcade franchise system. It's as simple as that. Customers pay by the hour to experience an "all-you-can-eat" list of virtual reality content. Anything from shooting zombies, playing virtual reality dodgeball, learning about astronomy, and even swimming with whales. Ctrl V sells happiness in the form of virtual reality. Ctrl V is the most recognized brand in the industry being the largest, and first, VR arcade franchise system in the world. Applying scalability in CoGS & labour, the economics of the business model rivals some of the best, while boasting a brick & mortar "time-to-launch" timeline of 2 months. Providing ongoing, and extensive training, as well as 24-hour access to the HQ team for all kinds of operational support, Ctrl V is ready to go "out-of-the-box" and aims to make VR accessible to everyone.

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  • CycleBar

    Sports/Fitness

    CycleBar

    CycleBar is an inclusive and affordable experiential retail concept offering premium Indoor Cycling classes. A semi- absentee, simple human resources, membership consumer model with exceptionally high margins that is easy to operate makes this franchise a win-win!

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  • Sports/Fitness

    D1 Training

    D1 Training franchise is a membership-based gym and boutique fitness franchise that provides individual and group training classes in a state-of-the-art facility. The fitness and gym indiustry is growing exponentially each year and Boutique Fitness clubs earn double the per-customer revenue of traditional gyms!

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  • Food & Beverage

    DAE GEE Korean BBQ

    Dae Gee has been featured on Food Network numerous times and our Founder is a fan favorite on Guy Fieri’s “Drivers, Dive-Ins, and Dives.” A commissary kitchen eliminates the majority of food prep for our franchisees, which allows them to run a lean and mean machine that can be successful for years to come! The Commissary kitchen allows consistency in product. Zees don’t have to worry about mixing sauces, marinades, or side dishes. Everything the owner needs is created at our central kitchen and shipped to the owner. This eliminates error and food waste for owners.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Daily Jam

    Daily Jam is pushing the envelope on the modern-day brunch experience with a fast-casual setting offering a full-service experience in a vibrant, high energy atmosphere. Franchisees will receive expert managerial and operational support with everything from real estate site selection to daily operations.

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  • Home Improvement

    Deck Medic, Inc

    Deck Medic has developed cleaning and staining processes that lead the industry. Deck Magic has a large addressable market share consisting of thousands of potential customers that create a cycle of repeat business.

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  • Home Improvement

    Deck Rescue

    Deck Rescue is a recession-proof, pandemic-proof home-based business in an industry with very little competition. Unlike other home service brands, not many companies restore exterior wooden structures as we do. Fewer still are franchised with a 26-year proven track record of success. Your clients will enjoy higher margins than with many of the other home services brands, as the lack of competition -- combined with our level of expertise and experience -- allows us to command strong pricing and complete jobs in a highly-efficient manner.

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  • Home Improvement

    Decorating Den Interiors

    Decorating Den Interiors is THE Franchise of Interior Decorating & Residential Design. Their turnkey business has extensive programs and systems for marketing and client development which are a recipe for success!

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  • Home Improvement

    Deer Solution

    Deer Solution® - Repellent Service is an industry-leading powerful solution to your deer damage problems. Our turn-key operation comes with lots of Back-End Support. No more worrying about customer support, billing or closing sales.

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  • Deka Lash

    Personal Care

    Deka Lash

    Deka Lash offers our owners a business model that is easy to scale, to learn and produces above-average earnings to fit their wealth building and portfolio diversification goals. We are changing the lives of our clients who float out of our studios feeling beautiful, more confident and empowered. We are changing the lives of our Lash Artists by giving them a true profession with great earnings and career paths.

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  • Delta Life Fitness

    Sports/Fitness

    Delta Life Fitness

    Delta Life’s training is specifically designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Delta Life serves a niche in the fitness market that is highly underserved. Every women in the country should have the choice to attend a safe and judgment free group workout atmosphere like Delta Life provides. It truly is a special brand.

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  • Cleaning Services

    DetailXPerts

    DetailXperts is a green commercial cleaning franchise using the power of steam and biodegradable products to clean all types of vehicles from planes to motorcycles using a fraction of our world's precious water sources. There is little or no competition in the interior cleaning space and they plan to dominate this very fragmented $38 billion industry in the next ten years.

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  • Personal Care

    Diesel Barbershop

    Diesel Barbershops are the 21st Century version of the corner barbershop. We are passionate about providing clients a relaxing experience, a place they can be themselves, receive a top of the line men’s grooming service, all while enjoying a refreshing beverage. Plus, at every location, clients can watch their favorite sports on TV or relive their childhood on one of our classic arcade games.

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  • Sports/Fitness

    Discover Strength

    Busy people don’t have time to waste on exercise that doesn’t work. At Discover Strength, we deliver 30-minute strength workouts, twice per week with an expert trainer. We will help you look and feel your best in a fraction of the time. We understand that to have a great life, you need to be involved in meaningful work. This is what has driven us to compile our 14 years of experience changing the lives of over 10,000 clients across our five locations and create the Discover Strength franchise opportunity.

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