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 Y Z All

  • Home Improvement

    Tailored Living

    We focus on helping home and business owners become more organized by designing and installing custom storage solutions in their closets, garages, pantries, home offices, laundry rooms and commercial locations. With low overhead, high margins, no inventory, and a large territorial footprint this business is great for candidates who want to be heavily involved with minimal employees as well as for the empire builder who wants a management role and growth potential.

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  • Talem Home Care

    Senior Services

    Talem Home Care

    Talem leads and empowers people to take control of their health by guiding them through the complicated healthcare system. We are looking for entrepreneurs who want to start a business that fuels their soul. Our territories are 2-3 time larger than almost any other brand, and studies show this can lead to between 45% and 120% more revenue. We offer unbeatable training and support and more revenue lines and payor sources than any other brand.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Tapville Social

    Our concept model is built for both the guest experience and operator, simplifying traditional restaurant guest pain points and creating a unique experience for each guest visit. Our executive team are experts in operational training and we’ve built the tools, standard operating procedures and training to help a franchisee open and operate our concept

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  • Food & Beverage

    Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

    At Taziki's Mediterranean Café, we balance a delicious, healthy menu with fresh ingredients, and a systems driven approach that uses industry leading technology to optimize operation. Together these balance to create a fan favorite restaurant for all ages that is a scalable, winning investment, and one that you will be proud to serve in your community

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  • Unique

    Team Combat

    Team Combat is an immersive experience for adults and teens. Through the use of tactical laser tag equipment, lighting & sound systems and integrated props, the guests will engage in realistic mission-based scenarios. With a recession resistant entertainment sector and the video game industry, larger than the film & music industries combined, Team Combat is a fun business to run in a fast-growing sector.

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  • Home Improvement

    Temperature Pro

    Temperature Pro offers a broad spectrum of indoor comfort services to keep your home or business comfortable through every month of the year. Offering better ROI through lean inventory, lean system management, and cost discounts, national account relationships, and mentor program.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Teriyaki Madness

    Teriyaki Madness is a fast casual restaurant concept serving up quality, fresh, healthy and flavorful Asian food in a high-vibe atmosphere. Teriyaki Madness has amazing shop sales and profitability with a low investment cost. We have Business Coaches that travel to shops and work with franchisees on always improving their business.

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  • Sports & Fitness

    TGA Premier Sports

    TGA Premier Sports combines athletics, academics and life lessons to create fun and engaging youth programs that teach athletic skill development, promote academic learning and coach young players to make good decisions on the field, course, court and in life.

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  • Home Improvement Services

    That 1 Painter

    Founded in 2011, That 1 Painter is a professional painting services company providing 18 different services. We uphold unmatched standards of workmanship. We strive to deliver excellent quality and bring joy to our clients.

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  • The Alternative Board

    Business Services

    The Alternative Board

    The Alternative Board® brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one another's successes and mistakes to grow their businesses. The Alternative Board is the world's largest franchisor of peer advisory board services and business coaching.

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  • Pet Services

    The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel

    The Ark Pet Spa & Hotel was created to provide a safe, fun, and loving environment for guests and their pets, by ensuring the highest trained crew members, the best facilities, and the latest in pet care techniques and products. We provide several pet services including boarding, daycare, and grooming along with a well-chosen retail section featuring baked dog treats, bones, toys, and so much more!

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  • Food & Beverage

    The Bagel Nook

    The Bagel Nook was founded in 2015, with the idea to open up with a bang! We wanted to change the way bagels are created, to bring a WOW factor that no one had ever seen before! With passion, love, and the best ingredients – we’ve come up with the recipe for success and the best, most spectacular bagels you’ll ever have!

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  • Personal Care

    The Barbershop A Hair Salon for Men

    The Barbershop A Hair Salon for Men is male centric hair salon, designed to benefit our employees, customers and owners with a solid support systems in place to assist individual interested in opening multiple locations. The Barbershop A Hair Salon for Men ® is a rapidly growing Men and Boys’ Hair care franchise with 40 locations and growing throughout the USA.

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  • Cleaning Services

    The Carpet Chemist

    The Carpet Chemist is a unique carpet repair and cleaning company with a niche service and little to no competition, no matter your location. Enjoy the convenience of our "Done for You" Marketing System as well as protected territories, industry certified training, and competitive financing options.

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  • Cleaning Services

    The Cleaning Authority

    The Cleaning Authority offers franchisees innovative and sophisticated methods to develop large, successful residential cleaning businesses. The Cleaning Authority’s business model combines simple business fundamentals with solid systems, and an unprecedented support infrastructure, towards tremendous income potential. TCA opportunity offers a great ROI, consistent annuity based revenue and a wonderful life-style flexibility. This is a Monday thru Friday business, with few to no weekends or holidays.

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  • Retail

    The Closet Trading Company

    The Closet Trading Company is at the leading edge of the "circular economy", created, in part, by mindful consumers who are committed to more global sustainability. Our business model creates a natural buying cycle that reduces the environmental impact of the retail clothing industry. This inspires a greater sense of responsibility in local communities and the impact we have on this planet.

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  • Food & Beverage

    The Donut Experiment

    Founded in 2012, The Donut Experiment is a boutique-style shop where the donuts are made right in front of the customers, or for catering events, where the customers pick what goes on their donuts. Our semi-absentee business model allows Zee to maintain full-time employment if wanted. We offer development assistance for franchisee – corporate finds sites, manages letter of intent, lease negotiations and handles construction management.

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  • Unique

    The Flying Locksmiths

    By offering more than just standard locksmith services, putting an emphasis on unparalleled customer service and identifying, vetting, and installing the latest high tech products – TFL has created an unrivaled national service delivery platform. Our franchise model is adaptable as an owner operator model (not working in the van), transitional model from another career, or straight ROI model with general manager.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    The Glass Guru

    The Glass Guru is the world leader in glass restoration, repair, and replacement services. The Glass Guru franchise owners understand the importance of marketing and business networking, and are comfortable recruiting, and developing great employees. The Glass Guru has a proven business model, with a world-class support structure.

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  • Food & Beverage

    The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill

    The Great Greek is a fast-casual Mediterranean Grill franchise that specializes in fresh, cooked-to-order Greek food. A restaurant franchise is only as good as its food. Our brand has grown because we work together to maintain the quality of our offerings. Flexibility of locations for this concept.

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  • Home Improvement

    The Grounds Guys

    Grounds Guys is staking a real claim in the industry, and is looking for future landscape management and lawn care franchise owners. Our company is a quickly expanding international business that is helping our franchisees meet and exceed their financial, professional and personal goals. Our expertise lies in providing exactly the right tools, support and environment to turn those goals and dreams into a reality.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    The Grout Doctor

    Founded in 1992, The Grout Doctor® is an uncomplicated home-based mobile franchise business specializing in renewing existing tile, grout and natural stone to its original beauty for residential customers. The Grout Doctor® is a well established franchise offering an unmatched support system designed to save its franchisees time and money and provides a strong, low cost franchise opportunity.

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  • Repair & Restoration

    The Grout Medic

    The Grout Medic is the leader in the "after care" market of grout and tile repair. During the first year, all franchisees are on a Full Service Plan which includes the Call Center, License for the Business Management Software, an Email account and Telephone #.

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  • Food & Beverage

    The Happy Mixer

    The first ever truly Old-Fashioned, 100% gluten free bakery franchise brand, serving an ever-growing niche by offering desperately needed goodies to customers with celiac disease and other food sensitivities. Franchise Owners will BE THE GLUTEN FREE HERO IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!™ Nothing compares to the joy you feel when someone with celiac disease or other food sensitivities rushes into your bakery to safely enjoy your goodies!

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  • The Inspection Boys

    Real Estate Services

    The Inspection Boys

    The Inspection Boys is the most Inexpensive Franchise Opportunity in the Home Inspection Arena that offers the MOST VALUE to their franchisee partners. Not only are we a Home Inspection Franchise Company that has the lowest start-up cost and lowest royalty program, we offer the largest value in the industry. We will be here to support, motivate, and educate you along your pursuit of greatness!

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  • Cleaning Services

    The Maids

    If you are ready for a new path, one that leads to prosperity and independence, it's time you partner with THE MAIDS International. Our business and cleaning systems lead the industry. Our aggressive advertising program helps brand us as the best in the business.

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  • Personal Care

    The NOW Massage

    The NOW is a boutique massage studio and lifestyle brand that provides a space to escape the daily pressures of life. The NOW has differentiated itself from key competition by connecting with the 147 million untapped Gen Z and Millennial generations through fresh, empowering messaging. With a proven concept and stunning key business metrics, The NOW has extensive potential!

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  • Repair & Restoration

    The Patch Boys

    The Patch Boys® is America’s most trusted drywall repair company. With locations all over North America, call us today and see why when it comes to drywall repair, there’s only one choice, The Patch Boys®. You won’t find a better franchise start-up opportunity than The Patch Boys. Our business model is based on common sense and is created to help all of our franchisees’ success.

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  • Pet Services

    The Paw Depot

    When you open a Paw Depot you’re joining an innovative and fast-growing pet supply concept. You will be your own Boss but you are never alone. Our "Expert" Pet Advisors will be with you every step of the way! Our "World Class" Franchise training includes Pet Nutrition Training, Retail Operations Training & Highly Effective Business & Marketing Strategies.

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  • Automotive

    Tint World

    The Tint World® franchise system is built on proven principles that have been successfully implemented by people from all walks of life. This is possible because Tint World® has invested in one of the most comprehensive pre-opening training and assistance programs in the industry. 

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  • Food & Beverage

    Toastique

    Toastique’s unique product line features all-natural, locally sourced, healthy offerings, made from kind ingredients for health-conscious individuals looking for quick, on-the-go meals and snacks that fit their busy lifestyle. With passionate, direct involvement from our Founders, low start-up costs, simple, streamlined operations, and excellent earnings potential, this is the perfect opportunity for early adopters looking to get in on the ground floor of a revolutionary concept in the healthy fast-casual space.

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  • Sports/Fitness

    Total Row Fitness

    Total Row offers a chance to join one of the fastest growing sectors of the fitness industry (currently valued at more than $600 million)! Total Row takes a professional platform and combines it with a community-first approach, providing a unique fitness experience and concept. Total Row has the lowest barrier to entry of any rowing franchise!

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  • Building & Construction

    Transblue

    Transblue is a powerful opportunity for executive-level entrepreneurs ready to build a world-class business. As a leading general contractor franchise specializing in managing outdoor construction and remodeling for residential and commercial clients, Transblue is a highly diversified, recession-resistant business model with unlimited profit-potential.

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  • Automotive

    Turbo Tint

    Turbo Tint is a focused brand that specializes in automotive and architectural window tinting as well as automotive paint protection film. Window film provides both cosmetic and functional benefits including heat, UV, and glare protection.

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  • Tutor Doctor

    Child Services

    Tutor Doctor

    Tutor Doctor offers tutoring programs for children from kindergarten to college level, adult education and senior citizens curricula, incorporating an understanding of all learning types. Now operating in 15 countries and 4 continents, our franchise has been ranked as #1 One-to-One Education Franchise worldwide and #30 Fastest-Growing Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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  • Child Services

    Tutoring Club

    Join America's fastest growing franchise in the Private Education Industry. Through uniformity and consistency Tutoring Club is building a brand name that stands for educational success. With Tutoring Club you obtain the freedom of ownership with the benefit of proven support.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Two Maids & A Mop

    Two Maids & A Mop has used the past 13 years to create a business model that utilizes a unique sales & marketing strategy to dominate a local market quickly. The typical franchise generates positive cash flow within the first 12 months of operation. Owner-operator and semi-absentee investment options available. A technology company that just happens to clean homes!

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