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

  • Pet Services

    Wag N' Wash Healthy Pet Centers

    Since 1999, we have transformed the pet industry by creating a one-stop convenience for customers who are looking for high-quality offerings to keep their pets happy and healthy. Our five revenue streams- self-service wash, full-service grooming, in-house bakery, pet food, and retail section- cater to almost all segments of the $72.5 billion pet industry!

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  • Food & Beverage

    Waters Edge Wineries

    We are a micro-winery franchise. We are the only one with our model in the United States. The gross profit margins on the wine produced by our franchisees are above 80%. We give our owners the winery lifestyle without having to be multi-millionaires.

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  • WaterStation® Technology (WST)

    Vending

    WaterStation® Technology (WST)

    WaterStation Technology is a forward thinking, water purification company that utilizes technology to better serve partners and clients. This is a passive investment opportunity; the business model is executed by WaterStation Management, a division of WaterStation Technology. The responsibilities in the model are included in the investment price, there are no hidden fees or additional costs.

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  • Cleaning Services

    WaveMAX Laundry

    The perfect absentee business! We have developed our own proprietary approach to discerning the best possible real estate play for our locations.The industry has no brand, no business sophistication and massive turn over from operator to operator.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Wetzel's Pretzels

    Every Wetzel's Pretzels bakery offers mouth-watering soft pretzels that were hand-rolled, baked fresh and served hot from the oven. Their store design is flexible and allows Wetzel’s Pretzels franchises to fit a variety of spaces and sizes. Franchisees benefit from a simple, proven business model with incredible name recognition.

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  • Retail

    Wild Birds Unlimited

    Wild Birds Unlimited was built on the basic foundations of offering the best bird feeding products, delivering the finest customer experience and focusing on enhancing customers’ lives by providing them the best way to enjoy the backyard bird feeding hobby. These foundations have not changed over the past 35 years.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Window Genie

    For more than 25 years, Window Genie has been the sole leader in the national, residentially focused window cleaning market. Built on a powerful culture and a proven, professional system, Window Genie does more than clean windows – we build winning businesses.

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  • Cleaning Services

    Window Hero

    For over 15 years, Window Hero has specialized in delivering professional exterior window cleaning, power washing, gutter cleaning, and gutter guard installation services with exceptional customer service.

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  • Food & Beverage

    Wing It On!

    "Wing It On! is the "better-wing" brand in fast-casual. Their small footprint requirements = low initial investment & high sales per square foot. The Wing It On! team will be there for you every step of the way"

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  • Senior Care

    Wisdom Senior Care

    If you're franchise hunting, and you keep hoping for that right fit-a proven business that inspires you enough to take the plunge: stop Googling. With Wisdom Senior Care, you can have a successful franchise and meaningful work that directly serves your community. And you can do it with a proven system and a passionate team to support you through the whole Journey.

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  • Children Services

    Wize Computing Academy

    Wize Computing Academy® is a leader in Children Enrichment Education and is recognized as a Top Education, Children's Products and Services Franchise. We offer online, after-school coding, robotics & design clubs at schools & pre-schools during the school year and camps during summer, spring and winter breaks.

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  • Pet Services

    Woofie’s Pet Ventures

    Woofie’s® leads the pack in superior pet care and was named as one of the nation’s top 100 Small Businesses by the US Chamber of Commerce in 2015. We stand out in the pet care franchise industry because our unique combination of services creates multiple revenue streams for our franchisees. Our time-tested franchise system enables you to build a vibrant financial future while working with pets, fostering lasting relationships with clients, and giving back to the community.

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  • Home Improvement

    WOW 1 DAY PAINTING

    WOW 1 DAY PAINTING has revolutionized the painting industry. Unlike other painting companies that may take several days, if not weeks, to complete the project, we do it in one day without charging you a premium to do it!

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  • Technology Services

    WSI Internet Marketing

    WSI offers a digital marketing franchise for individuals to grow their network and careers. We have been a leading company in all digital marketing efforts, including our Adaptive SEO. By having a network of suppliers and franchise owners our company allows growth year over year.

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