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

    Nashville Hot Chicken

    Nashville Hot Chicken is an incredible opportunity to go into business for yourself and work in the lucrative fast food chicken, $34 billion industry. With options to franchise a stand-alone location, food truck, or a ghost kitchen model, franchising a Nashville Hot Chicken is more feasible! We offer a unique opportunity to help train and successfully start a Nashville Hot Chicken fast food concept. As a franchisor we have expertise in the fast casual restaurant industry for over 5+ years.

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  • Naturals2Go



    Naturals2Go is a business program offering healthy snacks & drinks utilizing the latest technology in automated retail - (vending) with services and support unmatched in the industry. We are your one stop option to start and grow your business with a full line of vending machine options.

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  • Business Services

    N-Compass TV

    At N-Compass TV, we'll show you how to set up your own DOOH network with local retailers in your exclusive territory. You'll then sell advertising to local businesses on your network. We'll provide you all the backend services to make it easy for you to start your own business.

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  • Technology Services


    NerdsToGo is an Executive Model with low employee count and a mobile business with a small office footprint. We focus on historically under-served markets of Residential and Small Businesses, which happens to be the fastest growing device and technology segment in America

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  • Business Services

    Network in Action

    Network in Action is he first ever professionally run business networking franchise with state of the art technology and monthly meeting model. A great model for people with past experience in business development, sales, networking and love to coach!

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  • Business Services

    Network Lead Exchange

    Network Lead Exchange is an online referral business that allows business owners and professionals to pass leads to each other. This is a GREAT add-on to an existing business - Creates additional revenue while building your existing business!

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  • Business Services


    Nextaff Franchisors go above and beyond to provide tools to help the franchisee become a successful business owner/ X Factor provides a view of a potential placement that help retention up to 50%. The Marketing and Sales process provides 3 months of support booking appointments while the franchisee is in training and setting up an office. With Larger territories and more of them the Franchisee has a choice in locations.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    N-Hance Wood Refinishing

    With 500 franchises across the U.S alone, N-Hance Wood Refinishing is the #1 Wood Refinishing franchise. Our proprietary products and finishing techniques shorten decrease the mess of renovations. Nhance is a trusted partner of the Home Depot, and is backed by Harris Research, parent company of ChemDry.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Nifty Fifty’s

    Nifty Fifty’s is for anyone who wants to reminisce and enjoy the good ole’ Fifty’s atmosphere, all while satisfying their cravings for fresh food. Fun-themed restaurant with 5 locations open and several more set to open soon. Very experienced franchisors offer extensive, hands-on training. We are offering an opportunity to join our fast-growing brand and have confidence that our business platform offers all of the necessary components for a successful future in business for yourself.

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  • Nikita Hair

    Personal Care

    Nikita Hair

    The Nikita Hair concept makes this franchise opportunity unique. This concept has been developed and tested over the company’s 34-year history. Nikita has always been in the forefront of developments in the industry and our focus is innovation and creativity.

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  • Child Services

    Ninja Nation

    Ninja Nation is the leading provider of world-class obstacle course arenas across the country, serving America’s youth and adults with the most exciting facilities for developing skills, strength, and confidence. Our franchise program delivers adrenaline-inducing challenges to all ages – and can be an exciting way to advance your professional future. Owning a Ninja Nation Franchise provides state of the art, dynamic, transformative, family fitness experiences that bring with it an opportunity to further your own career as a business owner.

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  • Senior Services

    Nurse Next Door

    Build a proven business with heart. Named one of the America's most promising franchise opportunities by CNBC, Nurse Next Door offers an opportunity to cash in on a burgeoning aging population. Offering both medical and non-medical private duty home care through a uniquely centralized platform, Nurse Next Door is poised to continue building market share quickly.

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  • Health & Wellness


    NutritionHQ is veteran-owned. With over 20 years of experience in the vitamin retail world as a franchisee and franchisor. The franchisee will operate a retail business selling general health, weight loss and sports nutrition supplements, as well as related products and accessories. They will also be able to provide nutrition coaching body composition through the retail store and online through a dedicated e-commerce website.

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  • NYS Collection Eyewear


    NYS Collection Eyewear

    NYS has a simple retail business model that is scalable, affordable & fun! We do not charge any Royalties and our Franchise Fees are $25,000 and under. The total initial investment is under $100,000. The merchandise has a healthy average profit margin of 75%. NYS is a turnkey business that can be operational within 3 months.

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