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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

  • Senior Services

    SAFE HOMECARE

    SAFE HOMECARE® provides personal care and companion in-home care services to our community’s elderly, disabled and recovering. They have established SAFE HOMECARE UNIVERSITY to provide an exciting, in-depth training program, along with on-site support and technology that will have franchisees equipped to hit the ground running!

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  • Food & Beverage

    SaladWorks

    The Saladworks concept provides fresh, made-to-order, entrée-sized salads as an alternative food offering for consumers on the go. This on trend brand has lack of competition and is simple to operate.

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  • Personal Care

    Salons by JC

    The Salons by JC concept accommodates as many as 50 salon professionals in a setting that is both elegant and functional. The $46 billon salon industry continues to rise and the 30 years and the founders of Salons by JC have over 30 years experiene in the industry.

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  • Business Services

    Sandler Training

    Sandler Training is a world leader in innovative sales and sales management training. More than 260 locations in 30 countries, their highly ranked franchise is part of a $67.2 billion industry.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Schakolad Chocolate Factory

    Schakolad chocolates are hand-made, fine chocolates made on the premises for customers to watch. With 4 different income streams, and a delicious product, a Schakolad Franchise is sure to be a success!

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  • Business Services

    Schooley Mitchell

    Schooley Mitchell has set itself apart in the Franchising space. Since 2016, we've had over 70 Franchisees join our system, and we continue to grow and evolve across the United States and Canada. Our value proposition is an exciting sell to clients — we save them money and optimize their core business services. We provide ongoing training, tools, systems and world-class software to help our Franchisees build incredibly successful businesses.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Scramblers

    Scramblers is a unique restaurant franchise that serves breakfast and lunch. By focusing on the breakfast and lunch niche, Scramblers achieves powerful market differentiation. As a Scramblers franchisee you’ll own an easy-to-operate restaurant that provides you with significant lifestyle benefits and competitive advantages.

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  • Home Improvement

    Screenmobile

    For 40 years, Screenmobile has been the nation's largest mobile screening company. We specialize in residential and commercial screen manufacturing, repair, and solar shading products for windows, doors, porches, and patios.  We know how to treat our owners and consider them members of our own family; this has led to 90+ Franchise Owners who validate positively for the business. In addition, we have an industry-leading 99% renewal rate once our 10-year franchise contracts expire!

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  • Senior Services

    Senior Care Authority

    Senior Residential Placement provides assistance to help identify the best location for seniors to live and be cared for at no additional cost to families. Earnings come from the commissions paid by residential care homes, assisted living and memory care communities. We have a proven system with extremely satisfied franchisees, a flexible training program, and a lead generation program through our online marketing efforts and strategic alliances.

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  • Senior Helpers

    Senior Services

    Senior Helpers

    More than a companion care company, Senior Helpers provides full in home personal and companion care to seniors, including help with daily tasks such as light housework, meal preparation, errands, transportation, medicine reminders, meal planning, and Alzheimer’s care. Offering a continuum of care (beyond basic companionship) puts Senior Helpers at the forefront of the industry and gives us a strategic advantage in the marketplace.

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  • Senior Services

    Senior Helpers Town Square

    Senior Helpers Town Square is a provider of quality, compassionate adult day care services for the elderly. Adult day care franchises are a highly profitable franchising sector, when one compares the median initial investment to average annual earnings.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Shack Shine

    When you think of having your windows or gutters cleaned, we’re willing to bet you can’t think of a household name. In this highly fragmented space, there isn’t a national brand that stands out. Shack Shine is changing that. We're a home-based business with low overhead, low cost, flexible schedules, and the same management team behind the growth of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

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  • Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

    Personal Care

    Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

    We are the fastest-growing chain of children's hair salons in the United States, Europe, & Canada. Our brilliant formula for success is all about our multiple sources of revenue that flow through our shops with haircuts, birthday parties, toys, hair accessories, and lots more.

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  • Home Improvement

    ShelfGenie

    ShelfGenie is a home improvement franchise that provides customized Glide-Out shelving and storage solutions to clients nationwide and offers entrepreneurs a scalable, home-based, low-entry-cost business opportunity that can combine passion with a greater purpose. We transform spaces and make homes more livable, and that’s appealing to franchisees who have a passion for organizing as well as a need to help improve people’s lives. A home that is disorganized, cluttered or increasingly inaccessible to an aging homeowner can be stressful. As a ShelfGenie franchise, you can turn that point of pain into a source of joy.. Looking for "big picture" owners who want to own a small business and be a CEO/CEO - not but themselves a job.

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  • Unique

    Showhomes

    We began our business in 1986 with the concept of transforming vacant houses - often seen by buyers as stale, lifeless, unappealing - into fully-furnished, inviting, valued Showhomes. Our recession-resistant business model is a viable system in various market conditions. We offer an unparalleled level of flexibility that allows you to work from home and spend more time with your family.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Shuckin’ Shack

    Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar is a roll-back to the East Coast, a local establishment on a mission to deliver the best seafood, spirits, service and really just a good SHUCKIN’ time! By offering an unmatched, high-quality seafood experience in a fun, laid-back, “shack” environment, we set ourselves apart from our limited competition, resulting in excellent profitability with system-wide Net Sales of over $1.3 million! We seek out genuine, passionate people who like to work hard and play harder; all while bringing the best parts about themselves into work while making sure that everyone who walks through the doors feels like family.

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  • Business Services

    Signworld

    Signworld offers entrepreneurs the ability to truly own their very own business in a no rules/no royalties model while still receiving all of the help and support provided in a franchise environment.

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  • Child Services

    Six Pixels INC

    Six Pixels is a creative youth education Franchise from Florida Film Academy offering STEAM through film, stop motion, Youtube and photography. We provide full training and ongoing support. We also support your franchise with annual events such as our Film Festival and constant national and international marketing.

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  • Home Improvement

    Skeddadle Pest Control

    Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has established itself as the industry leader in the wildlife removal and exclusion field. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is the brand to franchise because of our solid reputation in the industry, our strong marketing arm and an easy-to-execute business model that consistently yields a high volume of sales. Experience is not required – our training and support programs are the best in the industry. Outstanding marketing support and proven management systems are keys to our franchisee's success. With minimal supplies and few employees you can realize a high profit business quickly.

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  • Commercial Waste Management

    Smash My Trash

    Smash My Trash is a highly disruptive, patent-pending model built to shake up the commercial waste industry. It is an extremely simple business model with recurring revenue, routed service and minimal staff. Environmentally friendly, Smash My Trash is a 15-minute service that compacts commercial trash in waste containers and reduces haul volume by 70% on average dramatically reducing emissions to the environment. It is easily scalable with no facility requirements. There is minimal competition and very little the commercial waste industry can do to counter the value proposition that saves the consumer 20% net or more on their waste hauling services. In addition to this it is a moderate investment that produces incredibly high margins. This can be run as a semi-absentee or an owner/operator model.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Smokin' Oak Wood-fired Pizza

    A Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise perfectly meets the demand of today’s consumers for freshness of ingredients, speed of preparation, consistent and outstanding quality, and a great dining experience. A cross between fast-casual and sit down dining but at a fast-casual price point, Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza has taken pizza and reinvented it for today’s consumers.

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  • Sports/Fitness

    Snap Fitness

    Snap Fitness has grown over these past 15 years to become a well-respected international brand, boasting over one million members around the world. Our franchise owners and gym members have inspired and supported us through hard work and a steadfast commitment to improving their lives. As we look into the future, we remain committed to growing our business and continuing to evolve as a leader in the fitness industry.

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  • Snapology

    Child Services

    Snapology

    Snapology is a children's enrichment franchise teaching children ages 3-14 Science, Engineering, Art & Math, . Before growing, they made sure they had a solid infrastructure in place that could support growth and all current franchisees effectively. They have perfected their marketing systems, support systems, and created over 1000 hours of proprietary curriculum for their franchisees to offer in their operation. With large territories, effective training, and quick ramp up, Snapology sets their owners up for success.

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  • Child Services

    Songs for Seeds

    songs for seeds is a special business opportunity due to our low investment and even lower overhead, quick to ramp-up time, and fast break-even. We have zero build out costs as Owners partner with kid-friendly businesses in their communities such as ballet studios, karate dojos, churches, synagogues, toy stores, or community centers to utilize unused space.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Sparkle Wash

    Sparkle Wash is the world's leading pressure washing company. This business has high profit margins and diversity in market share.The industries we serve include construction, industrial, residential, transportation and commercial.

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  • Personal Care

    Spavia Day Spa

    Spavia offers affordable, resort-quality, individualized spa experiences in a relaxing environment. Spavia offers multiple revenue streams and a membership based model with residual/recurring revenue. Company-wide, we value and contribute to the social causes in our communities.

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  • Sports/Fitness

    Special Strong

    Take advantage of this rare opportunity to invest in your future with a Special Strong gym franchise—one of the best franchise opportunities in the country providing expert adaptive fitness training for children, adolescents, and adults with mental and physical challenges. After creating a scalable business model in several markets, we have the experience needed to help our fitness franchise owners build a sustainable, financially prosperous, and thriving business. We provide everything you need to give you the best franchise opportunities. You’ll receive ongoing expert coaching, webinars, and weekly gym franchise calls. You’ll also get a complete suite of branded and customizable advanced marketing tools.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Special Touch Cleaning

    Special Touch has developed a unique proprietary software that will perform several unique functions. Not only will the software save time, but will save every franchisee thousands of dollars over the course of the franchise. This ground floor cleaning franchise offers Residual income. Territories will encompass 1 US county which is much larger than our competitors.

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  • Automotive

    SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service

    The SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service platform guides franchisees through every aspect of running a profitable quick lube and automotive repair business. SpeeDee Oil Change provides flexible franchising, a way for franchisees to customize their facilities and services for different markets and investment profiles. We also offer one of the most franchisee friendly franchise agreements in the industry.

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  • Business Services

    SpeedPro Imaging

    SpeedPro offers individuals a business opportunity manufacturing graphics for the advertising industry.We offer an all-inclusive startup package as well as a unique Kickstart program that allows our franchisees to start selling before they even open the door! Our focus on the business to business (B2B) relationship means: repeat revenue, professional clientele and large ticket orders.

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  • Spenga

    Sports/Fitness

    Spenga

    SPENGA has been recognized for its rapid growth and highly successful franchisees! SPENGA offers end-to-end franchisee support for optimal success and hands on training with SPENGA's founding leadership team. We set our franchisees up for success through continual coaching, marketing and strong brand recognition.

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  • Personal Care

    Sport Clips

    Sport Clips is a truly unique concept in the haircutting industry. We have a superior concept, a proven strategy, and excellent support systems. We have spent years developing the infrastructure to enable our Team Members to provide Championship Quality Service to our Clients every time.

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  • Home Improvement

    Spray-Net

    Spray-Net is the home-improvement franchise that’s changing the way homeowners renovate. Thanks to its patented weather-adjustable paint process and proprietary chemistry, Spray-Net delivers a factory finish on aluminum and vinyl siding, stucco, brick and even surfaces that aren’t traditionally painted on-site, like front and garage doors and windows. In as little as a day, each project results in a beautiful, long lasting finish that won’t peel, looks brand-new and doesn't require repainting every 2 to 5 years. At a fraction of the cost of replacement, Spray-Net is the most cost-effective way to modernize a home and boost property value.

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  • Personal Care

    Squeeze

    Squeeze is the brainchild of Drybar Founders, Michael Landau & Alli Webb. When their former Drybar VP of Marketing, Brittany Driscoll, told them she was looking for a new challenge, the stars aligned, and together, they created Squeeze. Squeeze has earned a Net Promoter Score of 82, which is higher than Starbucks, Nordstrom, and Southwest Airlines! We make it super-easy for you to open and operate your Squeeze. We provide outstanding initial and ongoing training and support!

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  • Child Services

    Stemtree

    Stemtree offers a unique K-12 science & engineering curriculum and education model that empowers students to become creative, enhance their critical thinking, and improve their problem-solving abilities. We are the only franchise that offers kids a complete assessment and leaning plan in: Robotics, Coding, Electricity & Electronics & Science.

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  • Unique

    Storage Authority

    Storage Authority provides a compelling offering for the consumer market. Storage Authority will provide independent operators with the systematic methods and framework from which they can have better-run facilities, increase market exposure, bolster consumer confidence, and grow revenue. The Company will also provide multiple proprietary systems related directly to serving the Self-Storage industry, including its "Dynamic Ease System."

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Storm Guard Roofing and Construction

    Storm Guard is the nation’s 1st exterior restoration franchise company. No National franchised competition! Storm Guard is the pioneer of this new niche in exterior insurance restoration. With this newness come great opportunity to franchisees or pioneers as well call them to grow with a proven system.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Stratus Building Solutions

    Stratus Building Solutions provides an environmentally friendly commercial cleaning experience driven by entrepreneurial, small business owners and regional support centers. The company prides itself on offering exceptional, turn-key commercial cleaning franchise opportunities. With the lowest investment costs in the industry and availability in major metropolitan areas, Stratus provides the nation’s premier business opportunities in the commercial cleaning industry.

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  • Retail

    Street Corner

    Street Corner is an ideal franchise for any high traffic location. In 1988, we launched the first of our convenience stores developed and designed exclusively for the large regional shopping mall environment. Street Corner stores come in four flavors: Express, Mall-Based, Urban Superette, and Gas Station.

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  • StretchLab

    Sports/Fitness

    StretchLab

    The StretchLab team has designed a proprietary small group class platform which will disrupt the category by making assisted stretching much more affordable, convenient, accessible and introduce assisted stretching to the masses. LEVERAGE this existing awareness and demand in every market and provide a business opportunity for entrepreneurs to enjoy a great margin business.

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  • Automotive

    Strickland Brothers

    Strickland Brothers is a one-stop shop for fast and friendly oil change & maintenance services. Although we are well-known for our drive-thru 10 minute oil change, we also offer a variety of professional automotive maintenance and repair services to keep our clients’ vehicles running like they should. Our mission at Strickland Brother’s 10 Minute Oil Change is to exceed the expectations of every customer by setting and meeting service standards that are innovative and centered around the highest level of service, every time. Not only is this attractive to our customers but to potential Franchise Owners who can rest assured that they will be provided the best possible support and guidance needed to build a successful and scalable business, because they are family!

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  • Sports/Fitness

    STRIDE

    STRIDE is the most unique premium indoor running studio with classes designed for any level of walker, jogger or runner. As a SEMI-ABSENTEE model in franchising, STRIDE may be presented to a candidate (with any background) that qualifies based on the required financial criteria.

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  • Business Services

    Succentrix Business Advisors

    Succentrix Business Advisors was developed for todays accountant and for todays small business owner. Our Advisors provide real-time advice, strategy and tax planning for their clients. The Succentrix Business Advisors model enables the franchise owner to start their practice quickly and inexpensively with a foundation of solutions that are efficient, effective, profitable, and competitively priced.

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  • Personal Care

    Supercuts

    Supercuts offers a contemporary and comfortable atmosphere and appeals to those in search of updated hairstyles at affordable prices. Its strategic locations make it convenient for customers and help promote repeat business. We offer manager-run locations, availability to open multiple units, and limited time commitment with built-in demand. We are recession and technology resistant.

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  • Retail

    SuperGreen Solutions

    SuperGreen Solutions is proud to be a ‘one stop energy efficient solutions shop’ that uniquely combines International and National group buying power with the small town values of personal service, range and quality. We have a strong customer base in any economic condition. We are a multi-billion dollar industry and growing.

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  • Business Services

    Supporting Strategies

    Supporting Strategies provides outsourced bookkeeping and operational support services for small businesses. We’ve developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective accounting services to clients. Furthermore, our low overhead and variable cost delivery model enable franchisees to closely match costs to revenues. This low cost, home based, recurring revenue model has high earnings potential.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Supreme Burger

    Supreme Burger is a halal gourmet burger, quick service restaurant providing careers, and investment opportunities worldwide. We offer ease of market entry with low cost and great returns on investment and ease of scale to own multiple locations.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Surface Experts

    Surface Experts®, repairs small damage on most interior surfaces, including counter tops, floors, cabinets, bathtubs, sinks, appliances and so much more. Franchisee never performs the work only manages business. Quick ramp-up time from franchise award to open unit in 6-8 weeks.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    Surface Specialists

    At Surface Specialists we are guided by a simple philosophy: Provide quality bathtub repair and refinishing products and services to our customers in a prompt, professional manner. This industry offers a constant demand for bath remodeling at various level price points, a high net profit margin, and the benefits of a home-based business.

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  • Technology Services

    Surveillance Secure

    Surveillance Secure™ services the electronic security needs of commercial, retail, education and government clients for security cameras, access control systems, alarm & video monitoring solutions and video image analytic software. Opportunity offers strong industry growth, strong recurring revenue opportunity in a recession resistant industry.

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