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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  • Home Improvement

    Garage Force

    Garage Force has built a reputation as the best and most dependable concrete floor coatings installers. This is a a franchise opportunity with a low startup cost and nearly $130,000 in average net profits.

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  • Pet Services

    Geese Chasers

    Professional geese clearing company using highly trained Border Collies to chase geese away. Humane, effective and affordable. Start up costs are low compared to other franchise opportunities As a franchise, it requires no store front and you get to work outside with your dog all day!

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Glass Doctor

    Glass Doctor is a nationally-recognized industry leader in both auto and flat glass repair franchising, making us a diverse and trusted brand. In a Glass Doctor franchise you will have access to proven marketing resources, with a wealth of marketing knowledge and support behind you.

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  • Financial Services

    Global Financial Training Program

    Global Fiancial Training Program has been helping people who want to get into the business of providing loans to small to medium size businesses who can not get financing at their local banks for more than 13 years. They over teach on marketing and if the agents follow their instructions their phones will be ringing in the first week!

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  • Home Improvement

    Gotcha Covered

    Gotcha Covered franchisees have an extensive product offering from all of the top vendors and are highly trained to sell soft and top treatments. As we like to say, ‘we offer virtually everything for the interior of a window’. As a result, we are able to take a consultative approach with our customers, wherein we take the time to truly understand their needs and present solutions based on their needs.

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  • Retail

    Grand 7th

    Grand 7th provides a flexible business model with the pace of a convenience store and supplementing income from sub-leasing to restaurants with cuisines popular in your area. They offer unlimited potential by leveraging multiple income streams with our flexible business model.

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  • Vacation Property Management

    Grand Welcome

    Grand Welcome is a leading and emerging brand in the vacation rental industry offering full-service property management services to vacation rental property owners and their guests. Grand Welcome is the VR management expert that combines quality and consistency to allow guests to experience their destinations differently through customized and excellent accommodations at an affordable price. Grand Welcome currently manages hundreds of vacation rental properties in California, Hawaii, Colorado and Nevada and provides comprehensive support and training to franchisees and is rapidly expanding across the US. Franchisees enjoy low investment, high ROI, strong unit economics and built to scale.

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  • Home Improvement

    Granite Garage Floors

    At Granite Garage Floors our only business is upgrading garage floors with an industrial coating system that Looks and Lasts Like Granite™. Gone are the days of drab, unsealed concrete, or gray painted garage floors that easily stain and peel from hot tires. This is a franchise concept where you as the owner, will take our proven model of installing industrial polymer coating systems on garage floors (as well as other concrete surfaces in and around both residential/commercial properties) and become the "go-to" company for this service in your community.

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  • Sports/Fitness

    Gravity Vault

    Gravity Vault is an exciting concept in the fitness industry with unique, and fun ways to stay fit. Founders very experienced in the field and offer tremendous training.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Graze Craze

    Graze Craze was started in the middle of the 2020 pandemic. While many businesses were facing challenging times, our business thrived. Graze Craze is the brainchild of a U.S. Airforce veteran who, after years of work in the food industry, saw the demand for high-quality, convenient charcuterie boards. After testing out her concept and finding that it worked, she opened her first couple of locations and right away started building a customer base.

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  • Automotive

    Grease Monkey

    The Grease Monkey platform guides franchisees through every aspect of running a profitable quick lube and preventive maintenance business. Grease Monkey has pioneered flexible franchising, a way for franchisees to customize their facilities and services for different markets and investment profiles.

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  • Personal Care

    Great Clips

    Great Clips is the largest single brand hair salon in North America. The $70 Billion Haircare industry is growing at a rapid pace, and is one of the most recession resistant industries available.

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  • Senior Services

    Griswold Home Care

    Griswold Home Care now operates in more than 200 locations across 30 states, touching more than 100,000 families. As the category pioneer, we have a unique position and understanding of the business of compassionate care at a deeper level. Our company was built upon the timeless values of compassion and care. These ideals are still at the heart of all we do.

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  • Sports/Fitness


    Gymguyz is a fitness franchise company whose main focus is individualized one-on-one fitness, group sessions, and corporate fitness. GYMGUYZ supplies the tools and techniques to not only get you in shape, but to run a successful franchise.

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