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

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  • Food & Beverage

    East Coast Wings + Grill

    East Coast Wings + Grill is driven by unit level economics. We are committed and obsessed on the profitability of our franchisees. We have grown slowly to ensure each restaurant was profitable. We are casual family dining and have reduced our footprint by 30% but have maintained AUV's. We supported our franchisees through the pandemic having weekly calls, white papers, break even analysis, rent rebates letters and loan deferral letters to landlords and lenders. We are an organization that provides support on all levels.

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  • Home Improvement


    Ecocountertops USA resurfaces countertops with an eco-friendly spray-on application is a revolutionary idea that can quickly transform your kitchen or bathroom countertop into a modern masterpiece. They have a home based, low overhead, high profit, extremely simple business model.

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  • Cleaning Services


    Ecomaids provides residential and light commercial cleaning services using only green cleaning methods. Ecomaids is a relatively simple business model that is easy to implement and comes along with a low startup cost model and in-house financing making the transition to business ownership easy.

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  • Personal Care

    Elements Massage

    Elements provides a variety of massage therapy modalities to clients who are primarily seeking pain relief, stress reduction and an overall wellness benefit. Their franchise is a simple service-based business model that drives revenues through a variety of ways.

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  • Business Services

    Expense Reduction Analysts

    Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) is one of the world's leading networks for cost, purchase and supply management. n Their business to business client model is resistant to recession and thrives in all economic climates

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  • Retail


    Experimax is the innovator in technology sales and service, specializing in highly coveted Apple® products with multiple revenue streams and a track record for financial success. With an Experimax franchisee, you’ll enjoy world class benefits that are proven time and time again with our other franchise models, while benefiting from an emerging high tech industry.

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  • Express Employment Professionals

    Business Services

    Express Employment Professionals

    Express Employment Professionals provides a full line of staffing services and HR Business Solutions to individuals and businesses in over 825 locations. Express provides a sales-focused, business to business opportunity in one of the top ten fastest growing industries in the US.

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