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

  • Repair & Restoration

    Fabulous Floors

    The Fabulous Floors operational system is second to none and the comprehensive training and support we provide to franchisees helps ensure their success. From marketing and sales to our proprietary wood floor restoration process, no aspect of the business is left to chance. The FabulousFloorsTM system enables Franchisees to hit the ground running. As importantly, a FabulousFloorsTM franchise allows you to enjoy the freedom and satisfaction that comes from owning a business while having the support of experience business professionals.

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  • Factory Donuts

    Food & Beverage

    Factory Donuts

    The business model at Factory Donuts is about simplicity and efficiency. Donuts are a billion dollar industry and growing. The idea of a fresh, made to order donut along with premium coffee drinks is a segment that Factory Donuts will fill.

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  • Financial Services

    Family Financial Centers

    FFC is the closest thing to owning a neighborhood branch bank. We are located in attractive suburban strip centers close to the customer's home or work. The underlying business model is exceptional, providing good income and high return on investment. Our only inventory is cash, and we open and close our teller stations daily just like a bank. The business can be run with one to two people, and the owner can bring on a manager to run the store once the business is ramped up.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Famous Dave's

    Famous Dave’s Restaurant Franchise Owners are gearing up to dominate their markets with the best BBQ on the planet! We have a flexible business model and excellent unit economics. We have strong brand recognition with 382,000 followers on Facebook and a 3.5-star rating on Yelp with over 500 reviews. We currently have 130 units open in 32 states with international restaurants in Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates.

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  • Fastest Labs

    Health Services

    Fastest Labs

    Fastest Labs provides an online software platform to keep all of our vendors, franchisees and support teams connected. We keep our franchisees poised for success by offering a proven and successful business model. Become a Fastest Labs owner today!

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  • FASTSIGNS

    Business Services

    FASTSIGNS

    FASTSIGNS is one of the industry's leading sign and graphic franchises. The competitive advantages of a FASTSIGNS franchise are a high growth industry, business hours, low seasonality, few employees, business clientele, recession resistant business, highest revenue in the quick sign industry, system wide store revenue increases 14 out of 15 consecutive years.

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  • Pet Services

    Fetch! Pet Care

    Fetch! Pet Care is America’s largest and most trusted professional dog walking and pet sitting franchise. For the convenience of pet owners, Fetch! Pet Care’s skilled Pet Care Coordinators personally match all of their dog walkers and pet sitters – who are trained, bonded, insured, background checked – to meet the specific needs of each pet. We offer locally owned and operated in-home pet care. Our focus is on exceptional service and reliable care. Our Franchisees employ Pet Care Providers who provide recurring service to pets and their clients. There are two ownership types for Fetch Pet Care: Owner Operator and Semi-Absentee

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Fibrenew

    Fibrenew is a market leader in the restoration of leather, plastic, and vinyl. With so many potential revenue streams across multiple markets along with a high demand for our services, our company and franchisees have grown and thrived through every rise and fall of the economy since we started franchising in 1987.

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  • Senior Services

    FirstLight HomeCare

    FirstLight is providing the opportunity for our Franchise Owners to make an impact in their communities and with their families as well. Privately owned with a great business model, the most experienced team in the industry, and world-class support built on top of our Culture of Care is really what sets FirstLight Home Care apart.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Fish Window Cleaning

    FISH is a simple business, that is repeat, year round, recession resistant and not seasonal due to its commercial focus. The franchisees are not window cleaners and focus on business development. This is a lifestyle business with no nights, no weekends, and no holidays ... truly a business you can own without it owning you and great support that is second to none.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Fitness Machine Technicians

    Fitness Machine Technicians specializes in the maintenance and repair of equipment for commercial and home exercise facilities. The FMT franchise opportunity offers a low investment, large territory selection, and flexibility through owner/operator or semi-absentee ownership options.

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  • Home Improvement

    Five Star Bath Solutions

    Five Star Bath Solutions franchise opportunities are ideal for professionals with experience in management, sales and marketing. Buying a Five Star Bath Solutions franchise isn’t an investment in a new job, but in a new lifestyle. You are your own boss and you have the opportunity to change the lives of the customers you meet while changing your own life in the process.

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  • Home Improvement

    Five Star Painting

    Five Star Painting is a growing North American painting franchise with a primary focus on helping our franchisees meet and exceed their financial, professional and personal goals.

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  • Unique

    FlannelJax's

    FlannelJax’s is the premier indoor Lumber Sports venue. The business model is built around the premise of Extreme. Social. Fun! ™ In a professionally designed facility, your location will enable you to build a solid business with strong revenue generation and high margins to maximize your return on investment.

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  • Floor Coverings International

    Home Improvement

    Floor Coverings International

    Floor Coverings International franchisees offer residential and commercial customers the ability to shop for flooring at their location on their time. The low employee model is an executive model utilizing a small office/warehouse and mobile showrooms operated by design associates that work directly in consumer homes to drive revenue.

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  • Retail

    Flower Tent

    Flower Tent® is a seasonal pop up garden center. A single territory consists of 6 pop ups in an area of 75,000 households. Multiple territories are available. You will get to enjoy the ultimate flexibility of business ownership without disrupting your full time career.

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  • Business Services

    FocalPoint International

    FocalPoint International Inc, in collaboration with Brian Tracy International, was founded with the vision to create the world’s premier business development organization. Using Brian Tracy’s proven strategies for business success, FocalPoint programs are designed for executives, managers, entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals with the passion and vision to improve their effectiveness in their business life.

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  • Business Services

    Focus CFO

    FocusCFO is one of the largest Fractional CFO services brand in the Midwest and Southeast US. FocusCFO provides CFO Services on a fractional basis to our clients. Our Area Presidents are the point people for developing a client base. They develop a book of clients in their geographic region through networking and referral partnerships. In addition, Area Presidents partner with CFOs to maintain ongoing client relationships.

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  • Retail

    Foot Solutions

    Foot Solutions is a health and wellness specialty retailer focusing on the 40 and older market place using state of the art computer technology for custom foot supports and stylish shoes for work, dress and play. Foot Solutions offers two unique business opportunities: Store Front and Mobile Unit.

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  • Home Improvement

    Footprints Floors

    Footprints Floors has taken the standard idea of a flooring business and reinvented it to be simpler, more efficient, and extremely cost-effective for our Franchise Owners. We are a home-based opportunity with minimal overhead as we do not have any showrooms or samples. Our Franchise Owners simply act as consultants while working with customers.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Foster's Freeze

    Fosters Freeze can truly be described as California’s first fast-food restaurant. Since 1946, we’ve been serving up mouthwatering American classics such as made-to-order burgers, sandwiches, French fries, and, of course, our signature soft-serve ice cream! With 60+ locations scattered throughout the Golden State, we’re committed to spreading sunshine, smiles, and California Positivity through tasty treats and delicious eats. Some of our Franchise Owners have been part of the Fosters Freeze family for over half a century, operating original locations that have been part of their family for generations! Our nostalgic appeal, commitment to excellent customer service, and cult-classic status make us a fun and tasty favorite for fans of all ages.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

    Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers offers a unique combination of cooked-to-order steakburgers seasoned with Freddy’s Famous Steakburger & Fry Seasoning, Vienna Beef hot dogs, shoestring fries paired with Freddy’s Famous Fry Sauce and frozen custard that is freshly churned throughout the day. Today, Freddy’s has grown to more than 370 domestic locations that serve 32 states across the nation. The franchisor has established a proven business model that offers the highest level of communication and support for franchisees, including marketing, customer service assistance and more. With founding values of offering a family-friendly atmosphere, exceptional training protocols for team members of all levels are the root of the Freddy’s culture and success.

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  • Window Tinting

    Frost Shades

    We are a very unique, in-demand franchise company that specialize in window tinting, that so many people need. Whether it is privacy, blocking the sun for fading furniture, or UV sun, there is a huge demand for this service. The start-up fees are one of the lowest in the franchise arena and more importantly the overhead is right up there as well. Our model, is a Home-based concept without the need of warehouses, large inventory, big machines and huge overheads, thus allowing you to keep the costs down and the profits up.

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  • Business Services

    Fully Promoted

    We are a home-based opportunity with minimal overhead as we do not have any showrooms or samples. Our Franchise Owners simply act as consultants while working with customers.

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  • Child Services

    FUN BUS

    For almost 20 years, FUN BUS has been creating memories and supporting childhood development. Our flexible business model provides our FUNtrepreneurs both success and personal pride with low overhead, high scalability, strong economics, multiple revenue streams and a valuable mission of supporting healthy habits for children in their local communities.

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  • Child Services

    Fundraising University

    Founded in 2009, Fundraising University is the leader in the school sports fundraising having raised over $45M dollars across 8,000+ schools. Fundraising University provides its franchise partners with a highly scalable, and repeatable revenue model (88% customer retention) requiring 0-1 initial employees, and exceptional unit economics. Fundraising University provides a strong ROI for its franchisees through low start-up costs, a home-based office, and minimal operating costs. NO LEASES REQUIRED and under $100K investment with realistic six figure return potential in year one.

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