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Our rankings are compiled of franchises which continue to produce successful business ventures through effective branding and marketing initiatives.

We investigate the best franchises available to determine which franchises flourish when given the opportunity and which have historical success with producing businesses with a focus on-long-term growth and expansion.

Best Fast Casual Food Franchises
1 Firehouse Subs

Jacksonville, FL

Since: 1994

Franchising Units: 802

Overall Score: 100


Since: 2007

Franchising Units: 92 in 22 States

Overall Score: 99.4

3 Wayback Burgers

Cheshire, CT

Since: 2009

Franchising Units: 103

Overall Score: 98.4

Best Sports & Fitness Franchises
1 Pure Barre

Spartanburg, SC

Since: 2001

Franchising Units: 243

Overall Score: 100


Since: 1998

Franchising Units: 395

Overall Score: 99.6


Plainview, NY

Since: 2008

Franchising Units: 18

Overall Score: 99.2

Best Pet Franchises

Since: 1983

Franchising Units: 291

Overall Score: 100

2 Pet Supplies Plus

Livonia, MI

Since: 1991

Franchising Units: 158

Overall Score: 99

3 Nature's Pet Market

Portland, OR

Since: 2005

Franchising Units: 43

Overall Score: 98.6

Best Cleaning Franchises
1 The Cleaning Authority

Lawrenceville, GA

Since: 1996

Franchising Units: 195

Overall Score: 100

2 Anago Cleaning Systems

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Since: 1989

Franchising Units: 2,400

Overall Score: 99.6

3 Enviro-Master

Charlotte, NC

Since: 2011

Franchising Units: 40

Overall Score: 99.2

Best Educational Franchises

Educational franchises often focus on providing students with assistance in their learning and training towards a brighter future. These franchises offer those interested in starting their own tutoring business with an established brand.

Since: 1985

Franchising Units: 218

Overall Score: 100


Since: 1982

Franchising Units: 300+

Overall Score: 99.6

3 Tutor Bright

Toronto, ON

Since: 2007

Franchising Units: 12

Overall Score: 99

Best Automotive Franchises

If you're searching for a renowned or growing franchise within the automotive repair and customization space, these franchises have a history of experience and growth which facilitates gaining and maintaining the trust of automobile owners.

Since: 1963

Franchising Units: 671

Overall Score: 100

2 Dent Doctor

Little Rock, AR

Since: 1986

Franchising Units: 20

Overall Score: 99

3 Grease Monkey Franchising

Greenwood Village, CO

Since: 1978

Franchising Units: 270+

Overall Score: 98

Best Home-Based Franchises

Those looking for a franchise opportunity with a level of flexibility should consider a home-based franchise. These are business opportunities which can be operated on-the-go and outside of a home with different strategies to serve the customer.

1 The Patch Boys

Brooklyn, NY

Since: 2015

Franchising Units: 28

Overall Score: 100


Since: 1981

Franchising Units: 44

Overall Score: 98.4


Since: 1987

Franchising Units: 213

Overall Score: 97.2

Best Children's Franchises

Whether you're looking for an opportunity to start a daycare, child tutoring, or a children's entertainment business, these children's franchises offer a strategy for building a child-safe business with too

1 Gymboree Play & Music

San Francisco, CA

Since: 1986

Franchising Units: 707

Overall Score: 100

2 Eye Level

Ridgefield Park, NJ

Since: 1991

Franchising Units: 230

Overall Score: 99.2


Since: 2004

Franchising Units: 50

Overall Score: 98.8


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Franchise Spotlights
MOOYAH Burgers Fries Shakes

5212 Tennyson Pkwy., # 120
Plano, TX 75024

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a fast-casual, better burger concept offering mouthwatering made-to-order burgers, French fries hand cut from Idaho potatoes, and real ice cream shakes. Founded in 2007, the Plano, Texas-based company serves fresh, lean American beef, all-natural Jennie-O turkey burgers, black bean veggie burgers, buns baked in-house daily, real cheeses and toppings made from garden-fresh veggies. In 2014, MOOYAH was named in the Entrepreneur magazine list of the top 500 franchise brands and ranked No. 12 in the Fast Casual annual Top 100 Movers & Shakers. MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, & Shakes is a rapidly growing fast-casual, “better burger” concept with over 81 units open in the U.S. and Internationally.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

10 Exchange Place 27th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Our franchise experience goes back more than 25 years. Today, Jackson Hewitt operates more than 6,500 offices across the country and Puerto Rico, including year-round neighborhood storefronts and seasonal high-traffic kiosks in select Walmart and Sears stores. Our proven business model captures millions of tax returns every year. Millions of hardworking people rely on Jackson Hewitt every year to make sure they get the biggest tax refund possible. As long as there’s income tax, you’ll have customers. Start with the ongoing demand for professional tax preparation, then factor in our strong national brand recognition and more than 25 years of franchise experience. Here are even more reasons to take the first step and discover the Jackson Hewitt difference for yourself.

Grease Monkey Franchising

7450 East Progress Pl.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Our Less Hassle, More Hustle customer service approach is designed to help customers make educated, informed decisions about maintaining their vehicles in a comfortable, no-pressure setting. Grease Monkey’s car wash concept – Monkey Shine® – offers exterior vehicle maintenance services with in-bay automatic, express tunnel and self-serve car washes. Monkey Shine® centers use the highest quality, most reliable equipment in the industry. Grease Monkey® centers provide preventive maintenance services and light mechanical repair services that help customers meet vehicle manufacturers’ recommendations and warranty requirements. Certified Pit Crews compete annually in a Winners’ Circle Challenge to crown a National Champion.

Anago Cleaning Systems

5203 NW 33rd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

The Anago advantage is clear: you can count on your Franchise Owner-Operator to perform because his or her livelihood depends on your total satisfaction.
Since 1989, Anago has been perfecting a successful system that leverages technology plus the pride of business ownership to put the power of commercial janitorial franchising in your hands. For Anago Franchise Owners, the proven model means one of the fastest, most risk-free success vehicles in the entire franchise industry. Whether you purchase an Anago Master Franchise or Unit Franchise, you are helping to secure a future in a recession-resistant, exploding industry. Commercial cleaning services are more in demand today than they ever have been.



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