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 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

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All

  • Automotive

    Maaco

    Maaco is "North America's Bodyshop" franchised with nearly 500 owner operators whose centers boast system-wide sales approaching a half billion dollars. Maaco celebrates extraordinary brand recognition and thirty-eight years without any national competition.

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  • Child Services

    Mad Science Group

    The Mad Science Group® is the world's leading fun science provider that delivers exciting, hands-on and educational science experiences! It is a proven business model with a powerful brand name with 122,000 annual presentations and 144 MILLION annual consumer impressions.

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  • Sports/Fitness

    MADabolic

    Madabolic is an athletic conditioning facility that provides workouts commonly used by professional athletes that have been modified for everyday people to improve their overall health and wellness. With industry low start up costs, MADabolic also distinguishes themselves through a unique edge in brand identity.

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  • Home Improvement

    Made in the Shade Blinds

    Made in the Shade Blinds and More is a home-based window covering business which offers customers the convenience of purchasing high-quality, name brand window coverings at great prices right in their own homes! This low cost, no royalty, home based business is recession resistant and has a quick return of investment.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Maid Brigade

    Maid Brigade franchise is a reliable, scalable business in the residential cleaning industry. Franchisees take advantage of a recurring revenue stream, by building long term relationships with their clients.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Maid Right

    Maid Right is a personalized residential maid service that delivers non-toxic and eco-friendly, floor-to-ceiling house cleanings. This is a scalable model with high-gross revenue potential and a high resale value.

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  • Cleaning Services

    MaidPro

    MaidPro truly stands out in the home cleaning industry. We’ve designed proprietary operations software, integrated a national call center for service scheduling and built and incredible network of franchisees eager to help each other out. The home cleaning industry has so much to offer. It’s a recession-resistant business which allows for plenty of flexibility and far fewer hassles than food service or retail. It’s also an in-demand industry as more and more people are seeking out home cleaning services.

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  • Cleaning Services

    MaidThis

    MaidThis is a lean, low-cost cleaning franchise that specializes in both residential and vacation rental/Airbnb® cleanings. We are the first and only vacation rental cleaning franchise that exists. The opportunity is a fully remote, work-from-anywhere cleaning franchise - the franchisee can be remote from Day 1. We're the new kids on the block in the cleaning franchise world and have been called the "franchise for millennials" due to our tech-focused approach and new-age marketing tactics.

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  • Senior Services

    Majestic Residences

    Majestic Residences is a franchise system of top residential care homes across the country that are committed to quality care through values and technology Before a home can be part of Majestic Residences, their executive team is fully vetted and trained using our philosophy of care and brand standards. Majestic Residences is proud to use the latest assisted living technology in our homes to give superior care to our residents. We are the only residential care homes in the nation using the newest incontinent technology which alerts our staff in real-time when an incontinence event has occurred.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Mama's Meatball

    Mama’s Meatball brings diverse menu options to the table, whether it’s Antipasti, Zuppe, Pizza, Primi, or even salads! - we pride ourselves on satisfying even the pickiest of palates! Franchising with us will grant you the opportunity to be part of a profitable business venture that has nowhere else to go but up. Succeeding in the restaurant business isn’t easy without experience. Investing in our brand will mean access to our franchise support team, who will be there every step of the way so you can excel in the business.

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  • Commercial Landscaping

    ManageMowed

    ManageMowed is the Fresh Approach to landscaping for businesses. We apply high integrity, professionalism and community engagement to our no equipment, low employee model. ManageMowed is a unique B2B franchise that has harnessed the massive potential in the commercial landscaping industry. Franchisees will enjoy low-overhead and recurring revenue without ever owning a piece of equipment and without needing to hire labor.

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  • Child Services

    Maple Bear

    Maple Bear is a leader in early childhood education, worldwide! A proven brand with more than 550 schools in 30 countries across the globe. Maple Bear USA schools are high quality and affordable early learning centers for infants, toddlers and children from 6 weeks of age to 6 years. Education with a global perspective including a second language immersion learning environment, sets Maple Bear apart from the competition. The Maple Bear structured student-focused curriculum is offered in a safe, secure, and stimulating environment.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Martinizing

    Affordable. Scalable. Profitable. Martinizing has been profitable for decades and was acquired by the Huntington Company in November 2014. Our re-designed franchise opportunity is revolutionizing a steady-but-fragmented industry. We’ve now added four profit centers to expand our reach.

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  • Child Services

    Mathnasium

    Mathnasium Learning Centers help their students make math make sense! Transforming a child’s attitude toward math is key to transforming a child’s capability. Our Mission is to help every child understand – and master – math. It will change their world! Mathnasium has changed the lives of thousands of children all around the globe. You don’t have to be a teacher, but you do need a desire to help children. With a Mathnasium franchise you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

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  • Personal Care

    Massage Heights

    Massage Heights is a family-owned, membership-based therapeutic services franchise company that provides members and guests convenient, professional, affordable resort-quality massage in an upscale retreat environment. Their locations generate more income per square foot than our competitors, thanks to revenue streams including massage and skin therapy services, recurring membership dollars, luxe and proprietary retail product lines, add-on services, and multiple levels of membership.

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  • Personal Care

    MassageLuXe

    MassageLuXe is a fast-growing massage and spa franchise that provides luxurious treatments to clients across the country. The demand for massage franchise services is growing rapidly as more people seek out the health benefits of this time-honored practice. MassageLuXe offers services to help clients relax, remove pain, and restore health. Learn how you can start your massage franchise and join the expanding spa industry.

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  • Business Services

    Medical Staffing Consultants

    Medical Staffing Consultants (MSC) is a full-service consulting organization whose sole mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to establish, launch, operate, and grow a successful healthcare staffing firm and permanent placement agency. Their turnkey programs are available at various price points, so that clients can become profitable quickly and expand their business using the profits of their growing company.

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  • Health Services

    Medi-Weightloss

    Medi-Weightloss(R) is the leading physician supervised weight loss brand in the US, with 120 sold locations and 95 open locations in 29 states, and surpassing 6 million pounds lost. This semi-absentee business model offers multiple recurring revenue streams in an exploding industry.

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  • Personal Care

    Medspa810

    Medspa810 is a world class medical practice specializing in coolsculpting, injectables, hair removal and facials. Their franchise developement team is top notch and their site selection, lease negotiation, build out, training and ongoing support are the best in the industry!

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  • Automotive

    Meineke

    Meineke is a nationally recognized brand with a proven system. They are one of the best franchise options for recession resistance, corporate support team, brand awareness and upward industry growth.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Men in Kilts

    Men in Kilts is an exterior house cleaning franchise offering low up-front costs with the potential to grow as large (or keep as small) as you want it. You won’t drown in debt with expensive real estate or inventory. With 25+ years in franchising, we understand what it takes to be successful in the industry. Our first priority is franchisee satisfaction. From technology to support, we’ve modernized our franchise so we can be more flexible, friendly, and family oriented.

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  • Retail

    Metal Supermarkets

    Metal Supermarkets is the world's largest small quantity metal distributor in the $170 billion metal industry. This is a real B2B relationship business! One of the best things about this business is that it enjoys minimal customer and industry dependency. Franchisees consistently average gross margins between 45 -55%.

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  • Automotive

    Midas International

    The Midas brand has evolved to that of total car care experts, offering a wide variety of maintenance and repair services to support customers in maintaining their vehicles for as long as possible. In addition to national advertising and marketing efforts, they provide all franchisees with marketing templates for local efforts.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Mighty Dog Roofing

    Mighty Dog Roofing offers Residential and Commercial Roofing Services as well as siding, gutters, and Windows. We have created a turnkey model where franchisees can focus on the 2 most important things that make them money performing estimates and completing jobs. Mighty Dog Roofing is a customer-service-obsessed roofing, siding, & gutter provider. We know the home improvement market is highly fragmented with mom-and-pop and fly-by-night businesses, so Mighty Dog Roofing became an industry changer. We lead the industry with integrity, and we exceed the expectations of our clients by providing a customized experience each and every time we care for their home. MDR also strives to be engaging leaders in the communities we serve.

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  • Child Services

    Mindchamps

    MindChamps has grown from an educational research centre in Sydney to an international force in early childhood education, enrichment and child care. As a multi-award-winning franchisor, we ensure the highest quality standards by providing full training and support to all our franchisees.

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  • Business Services

    Minieri & Company

    Minieri & Company’s unique fusion of art, technology and communications™ combines cutting-edge strategies in website development, brand design, SEO, social media marketing, paid advertisement management, content creation (video, publication and visual assets) and remarketing campaigns to dramatically transform our clients’ companies, improving credibility, awareness and sales. If you’re looking for an amazing home-based business opportunity with six-figure sales potential, creative and exciting work, and extraordinary training and support, then a Minieri & Company digital marketing agency franchise may be just what you are seeking!

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  • Mint Condition Franchising, Inc.

    Cleaning Services

    Mint Condition Franchising

    Mint Condition provides you with the opportunity and the rights to develop and enjoy a strong, recession-resistant business in an exclusive geographic market. Their central office provides an all-inclusive training experience to teach you all the tools necessary to succeed in the commercial cleaning industry.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Miracle Method

    Miracle Method has 40 years of experience running and supporting a successful owner/manager business model. We have over 150 franchises and still lots of great territories available. We love working with brokers and regularly secure new owners from broker referrals. We truly believe in matching franchise client with the right franchise, which is just one of the reasons we like working with brokers.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Mister Sparky

    Mister Sparky is America’s On-Time Electrician. The largest and most trusted residential electrical service company in the country, Mister Sparky is known for its fast, reliable solutions, friendly electricians, and emergency availability. Customers will find trust in knowing that their complex electrical issues will be addressed safely, timely, and professionally. Since 2006, we’ve helped companies retain their independence while backing their business with the support, buying power, and reach of a nationally trusted brand. We help franchise owners grow their business, reach the right customers, and remain competitive using our extensive resources. From marketing to training, networking to buying power to access to industry-leading technology, we’ve got you covered.

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  • Health Services

    Mobility City

    Mobility City is the premier and "one-of-a kind" service for repairing, renting, sales and cleaning of wheelchairs, power chairs, mobility scooters, and other mobility products. This is a very unique turn-key franchise model in mobility with no national competition and multiple revenue streams.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Molly Maid

    Molly Maid is one of the world's most recognized residential cleaning services in the $20 billion market. Repeat customers generate predictable schedules week to week, no inventory, no expensive buildout, no receivables.

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  • Business Services

    Money Mailer

    Money Mailer is a B2B home based business laser focused on local business marketing. This is a consultative, relationship driven business. Franchisees love giving back to their communities by helping local businesses succeed. Franchisee provide a complete turn key marketing system that does everything for the business owner on a multi-media platform with direct mail, online, mobile and social media. We are the most cost effective solution for local businesses to get in front of their customers.

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  • Monster Tree Service

    Unique

    Monster Tree Service

    Monster Tree is the only franchise opportunity in the $17 billion tree service industry that is dominated by mom & pop shops. If you are looking for a low risk, low overhead opportunity with a reliable income stream, Monster Tree is right for you.

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  • Child Services

    Montessori Kids Universe

    Montessori Kids Universe offers an authentic Montessori curriculum combined with the schedule, flexible enrollment options and rolling admissions of a child care center. Quality childcare is always in demand and with the high return on investment that a Montessori education offers, and you have a recipe for success.

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  • Food & Beverage

    MOOYAH

    What makes MOOYAH stand out above other so-called “Better Burger” franchise concepts? It’s simple, really: we strive to deliver a truly better burger experience for our Guests. We prepare each burger, French fry & shake (and the occasional hot dog) with only the BEST ingredients available, along with a heaping helping of the secret ingredient…LOVE!

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  • Home Improvement

    Mosquito Hunters

    Mosquito Hunters makes mosquito control affordable and effective. The business is attractive for investors for many reasons: Provide consistently high profit margins; Low overhead/recurring revenue; High growth industry/scalable ; Low Start up cost and in house financing ; Centralized marketing (no cold calling) and In House Call Center (no hard selling)

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  • Mosquito Joe

    Home Improvement

    Mosquito Joe

    Mosquito Joe's provides mosquito control services to residential and commercial customers, repelling and killing outdoor pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. Their low-cost franchise fee and fast start-up add up to a great investment opportunity.

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  • Home Improvement

    Mosquito Mary’s

    Mosquito Mary’s is is a unique, promising franchise opportunity. Headlined by strong profits, a simple and scalable startup process, and a leadership core focused on YOUR success--this 20 Billion Dollar Industry also offers an off-season to spend time with your family or traveling the world. Find out if you are an ideal candidate to join the Mosquito Mary’s Family!

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  • Home Improvement

    Mosquito Shield

    Mosquito Shield was founded in September of 2001 in response to the absence of an effective residential mosquito control service and the inadequacy of control products such as body sprays, candles and mosquito magnets. Now, over 1 million treatments and 50 franchise locations later, Mosquito Shield’s proprietary control products and specialized spray techniques keep tens of thousands of American homes mosquito and tick-free every year.

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  • Home Improvement

    Mosquito Squad

    Mosquito Squad is the original and largest concept in Mosquito Control. With over 250 operating territories, we are a proven brand with a modest investment and offers a recurring revenue model with great scalability.

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  • Home Services

    Moving U & Junk U

    Moving U & Junk U is built on the idea of being a great local company with the accountability and processes of a corporate business. This allows our franchisees to have a professional, profitable business that is also a fun and dynamic environment. We have developed systems that allow our franchisees to be as hands on with the operation as they choose and allow them to focus on sales and growth of their branch!

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Mr. Appliance

    The first franchise company of its kind, Mr. Appliance targets the high demand appliance repair industry. The support from the World Headquarters includes on-going support by way of Franchise Systems Managers that will visit franchisee locations to help both office and field personnel with continual polishing of their relationship building and business skill sets.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Mr. Electric

    Mr. Electric is a nationally-recognized industry leader in electrical installation and repair franchising, making us a well-known and trusted brand. Training and a dedicated marketing staff for support and guidance make this franchise opportunity a success!

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Mr. Handyman

    Mr. Handyman is the recognized industry leader in home repairs and maintenance with more franchises units than another handyman service. The business requires minimal inventory and few employees to succeed!

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Mr. Rooter

    For more than 3 decades, Mr. Rooter has been leading the plumbing industry. A Mr. Rooter franchise offers you access to vital knowledge you need to focus on the business side of your company — including extensive business training, national conferences, one-on-one visits, and a wide range of marketing materials.

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  • Automotive

    Mr. Transmission / Milex Complete Auto Care

    Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care co-brand model is uniquely and strategically positioned to deliver a one-stop-shop promoting long-term customer relationships and providing more revenue streams for franchisees. Specializing in the repair and installation of transmission systems and drive-train components.

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  • Home Improvement

    My Backyard Sports

    My Backyard Sports is a full service, one-stop-shop, offering over 30+ sports related products and services. We design and build incredible customized courts such as basketball, tennis, pickleball and golf both for residential and commercial use. We cater to homeowners, schools, gyms, recreation centers, condominiums, real estate developers, and area businesses. Our Franchisees benefit from the Low start-up investment; multiple revenue streams from a diverse client portfolio. Our Operational model and comprehensive training for the owner & staff make management easier and more efficient. Our culture – like none other – we literally have fun each and every day! Open territory offers an opportunity to grow with our brand from the start.

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  • Fitness

    MyFitness Butler

    MyFitness Butler is a one-of-a-kind, first-class fitness concierge service. We have debunked the idea that only the rich and famous can afford an in-home personal trainer. We have built an efficient and innovative concept that delivers a personal trainer to a member’s chosen destination and coaches them in an intense, results-producing 30-minute or less workout. Offering a strong operating model in place and a strong differentiation from the rest of the competition in the franchise marketplace. MyFitness Butler is a unique and high-performing exception within a lucrative industry.

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  • Unique

    My Salon Suite

    My Salon Suite rents suites to salon professionals that want their own location and business without all the drama and up-front costs. This semi-absentee franchise model is consistently rated amongst the top franchises!

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