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

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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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  • Food & Beverage

    Eight Turn Crêpe

    Eight Turn Crepe is a Japanese fast casual concept. The crepes are made with high quality, organic or locally sourced ingredients that are naturally gluten-free, as well as a tofu-based sauce and a yogurt-based whipped cream, customers enjoy a lower calorie experience with superior taste all while dining in a fun and inviting environment. We offer an array of sweet and savory menu items along with authentic Japanese beverages, ice-creme, gelato and coffee.

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  • Food & Beverage

    El Limon

    El Limon Taqueria was established in 2010 by business partners who worked together preparing authentic Mexican cuisine for over 10 years. With hard work and dedication, they decided to come together and form a partnership to open the best Mexican restaurant in the area. One of the main reasons they created EL Limon was to give customers an authentic experience in Mexican cuisine while maintaining a fair price.

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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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  • Cleaning Services

    Elite Window Cleaning

    Elite Window cleaning offers window cleaning services that uses patented technology that eliminates the need for ladders 99% of the time, thus providing a safer alternative for both customers and technicians. Elite Window Cleaning's service guarantees the quality of their service. Because of their patented, preventative technology, technicians are safely on the ground, focused instead on an excellent customer experience.

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  • Commercial Flooring Maintenance Services

    Everline Coatings

    EverLine Coatings and Services provides a much-needed solution for property owners and managers who are looking for a professional, credible, communicative and quality-focused line striping and pavement maintenance service provider.We sell savings! Pavement is everywhere. Almost every single building has a parking lot. All of it needs to be maintained regularly or else it will deteriorate – causing astronomical repair costs and significant liability risks.

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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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  • 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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