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 of FranServe Inc. says, “Franchising is a way for many people to be an entrepreneur and be their own boss. A brand that makes our annual “FRAN-TASTIC 500” list demonstrates that it goes above and beyond the norm in helping people fulfill their dreams of business ownership through franchising!  It’s a brand that sets itself apart!”

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 Y Z All

  • Food & Beverage

    Care 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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  • Sign

    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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  • 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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  • Business Services

    Catalyft Success System, Inc.

    Catalyft® offers a Business Coaching Certification Program that includes a proven business model and powerful financial model. Men & women across the US are getting certified with Catalyft® to lead Peer Advisory Boards and provide Business Coaching and Courses to Small Business Owners and Solopreneurs to experience extraordinary success in business & life.

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  • Children 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 & Beverage

    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

    Chick'nCone

    Chick’nCone is a quick service restaurant and franchise network that serves fork free chicken and waffles. Chick'nCone is not only unique, but extremely simple to run at the same time. Their menu is small - but maintains stellar quality. They have become a viral sensation that is ready to soar in the franchising world!

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  • Personal Care

    ChillRx Cryotherapy Franchise

    The ChillRx Cryotheraphy Franchise model utilizes low-cost cryotherapy to generate a large and loyal client-base to which we effectively upsell our higher-priced, higher revenue generating options. They offer investors the opportunity to engage in the trillion dollar health, fitness and beauty market with their innovative and expanding treatment platforms and membership model.

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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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  • Sports/Fitness

    CITYROW

    Cityrow offers instructor led group fitness workouts which pair high intensity intervals of rowing with strength and mobility training. They offer extensive training in this rapid growing segment of an $80 billion industry.

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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 Eatz

    Their motto is We Change Peoples Livez, It is a lifestyle brand that is truly changing how people eat and feel about themselves. Social Media postings are phenomenal on this brand with testimonials of how they are changing peoples lives. Founders are passionate about helping people reach their goals and franchisee support and satisfaction are stellar.

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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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  • Children 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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  • Solar Energy

    CoolVu

    CoolVu offers offers premium solar energy control, privacy and UV film for homes, buildings and automobiles for every need and budget giving customers the exact solutions required. Franchises are offered dealer map lead opportunities, premium marketing materials, co-op marketing, and more. This proven business model has accumulated over 1000 years of experience installing the best film technologies in the world.

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  • Sports/Fitness

    Core Progression

    Core Progression is a a personal training centric, total body wellness, boutique style studio. This low investment, low stress model, only requires one employee to not only be a financially and emotionally rewarding business.

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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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  • Business Services

    Corporate Connections

    CorporateConnections, a BNI sister company, provides global business leaders the ideal setting, both in person and virtually, for generating exceptional and measurable results through executive networking opportunities. We serve and target business owners and executives of 50+ employee companies with $5M+ in annual revenue. Our Members join to connect with leaders around the world and for the opportunity to create meaningful change in their organizations, communities and lives. Currently in 13 countries, CorporateConnections is actively recruiting US business executives who have an entrepreneurial mindset and are ready to accelerate the brand’s expansion. Our franchise model helps you build strategic and tactical relationships through a structured and supportive environment comprised of other successful business leaders and senior executives.

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  • Junk Removal

    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 restaurants are unique, fast casual BBQ and Hot Dog Restaurants, that offer BBQ sandwiches, plates, and sliders along with 100% All Beef Hot Dogs, Brats, and Sausages, grilled to perfection. This year they have launched their food truck program to get 5 sold in a few short months after introducing the truck. Crave has opened locations and trucks through the pandemic. 14 franchisees entered their system during the pandemic bringing their total to 25 franchisees this year. Crave works hand in hand with franchisees on location build out and more to ensure a smooth buildout and opening and has world class systems.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Crazy Pita

    Crazy Pita began in 2006 when Mehdi Zarhloul left the corporate world of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to pursue his American dream of owning a business. His goal has always been to provide guests with flavorful cuisine inspired by Moroccan spices in a friendly and welcoming environment. This exceptional menu and dedicated team has lead to the success of their franchises. Ongoing support to new franchises is provided in the form of pre-opening guidance and assistance, grand opening PR and operational support, corporate marketing initiatives, ongoing training, website and email system management, and founders visits.

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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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  • Gaming

    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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