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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  • Personal Care

    L.A. Bikini

    LA Bikini offers a technique called “Sugaring”; which uses an all-natural sugar paste formulation to remove unwanted hair in a natural way without the harsh chemicals used in waxing. The L.A. Bikini franchise provides an exceptional form of hair removal that customers actually look forward to getting, and the concept offers a membership-based model that rewards customers with lifetime membership benefits without an ongoing contract.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Lapels Dry Cleaning

    Lapels Dry Cleaning stores are clean, technologically advanced and offer our customers an efficient and pleasant way to take care of their dry cleaning needs. They are a fantastic business opportunity that features solid return on investment, operating margins and is recession resistant.

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  • Personal Care

    LaVida Massage

    LaVida Massage offers highly customized therapeutic massage and skin care services at an affordable price. From marketing materials to operational support, they make sure every franchise is a success!

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  • Home Improvement

    Lawn Doctor

    Lawn Doctor provides owners a chance to build a business with Recurring Revenue Model and Multiple Revenue Streams. There are Minimal Employees needed and a Start From Home Office. Our owners enjoy the Flexibility and love the following:Top Marketing Programs and National Call Center- Proprietary/Easy To Operate Equipment- Never Have A Need To Enter The Home- Simple Model, Highly Scalable, Low Investment, Great Quality Of Life!

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  • Food & Beverage

    Le Macaron French Pastries

    Family owned and operated, Le Macaron French Pastries® is revolutionizing the retail bakery sector by offering a boutique-style French pâtisserie concept characterized by luxury and simplicity. Le Macaron gives Franchise Owners an opportunity to start a market-tested, unique, niche bakery business of their dreams with no experience necessary. Our owners enjoy simple, streamlined operations with no on-site baking as all of our delicacies are made from the highest quality ingredients and crafted at our confectionery by our master French chefs. This means no expensive kitchen equipment, flexible footprint and minimal staffing requirements.

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  • Business Services

    Lead Innovations

    Mobile digital billboards (MDB's) are the next generation of billboards that do not fall under the same restrictive zoning laws that traditional billboards must adhere to. Over the next decade, mobile digital billboards will become the preferred billboard in the OOH (Out of Home) advertising space. Lead Innovations has been on the cutting edge of Mobile Digital Billboards since the beginning and now we are looking for franchise partners to help us become the dominate mobile digital billboard company.

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  • Child Services

    Learning Rx

    LearningRx is the Brain Training franchise at the forefront of the Brain Training industry that improves learning skills including memory, attention, and processing speed. Their proprietary methodology makes LearningRx a truly unique business opportunity!

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  • Financial Services


    Ledgers offers Boutique CPA, bookkeeping, tax, payroll & advisory services. This is one place that all small business owners can get what they really want and need all in one location! No need for separate tax preparer or CPA to advise them on their small business needs.

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  • Personal Care

    Lemon Tree Hair Salons

    Lemon Tree provides Franchise Owners with brand recognition that is the direct result of decades of community outreach and marketing efforts. With a low cost of entry, multiple revenue streams, and prime territories available, we equip our Franchise Owners with the tools they need to make a return on their investment while offering flexibility and growth potential.

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  • Technology Services

    LifeLine Repairs

    Lifeline Repairs is a recognized regional innovator in the Electronic Repair and Services market space. Lifeline Repairs provides highly successful business opportunities in a a high volume, high margin Electronic Repair and Service business.

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    Lightbridge Academy

    Lightbridge Academy is a a fast-growing regional network of child care centers that balance quality education, family-focused customer service and a genuine sense of care from the core of their business model. A Lightbridge Academy center provides franchisees with sizeable and steady revenue from tuition, as well as support streams that can be considerable.

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  • Home Improvement

    LIME Painting

    LIME Painting Franchise is a a values-based, high-end, custom painting and contracting service provider. Their model is turkey, low cost, and home-based with the ability to generate high returns.

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