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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 Shakey's

Alhambra, CA

Since: 1954

Franchising Units: 121

Overall Score: 100


Since: 2003

Franchising Units: 78

Overall Score: 99.4

3 Pita Pit USA

Couer d'Alene, ID

Since: 1995

Franchising Units: 455

Overall Score: 98.4

Best Sports & Fitness Franchises
1 The Little Gym

Farmington, UT

Since: 1976

Franchising Units: 292

Overall Score: 100

2 Get In Shape For Women

Needham, MA

Since: 2006

Franchising Units: 91

Overall Score: 99.6

3 Planet Fitness

Newington, NH

Since: 1992

Franchising Units: 827

Overall Score: 99.2

Best Pet Franchises
1 Camp Bow Wow

Broomfield, CO

Since: 2000

Franchising Units: 167

Overall Score: 100

2 Nature's Pet Market

Portland, OR

Since: 2005

Franchising Units: 43

Overall Score: 99

3 Wild Birds Unlimited

Carmel, IN

Since: 1983

Franchising Units: 291

Overall Score: 98.6

Best Cleaning Franchises
1 Anago Cleaning Systems

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Since: 1989

Franchising Units: 2,400

Overall Score: 100

2 HOODZ International

Ann Arbor, MI

Since: 2009

Franchising Units: 125

Overall Score: 99.6

3 Waste Alliance

Tarpon Springs, FL

Since: 2010

Franchising Units: 152

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.

1 LearningRx

Colorado Springs, CO

Since: 1986

Franchising Units: 82

Overall Score: 100

2 Tutoring Center, The

Long Beach, CA

Since: 1994

Franchising Units: 97

Overall Score: 99.6

3 Tutor Doctor

Toronto, ON

Since: 2000

Franchising Units: 452

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 Big O Tires, LLC

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Since: 1962

Franchising Units: 361

Overall Score: 99

3 Grease Monkey Franchising

Greenwood Village, CO

Since: 1978

Franchising Units: 239+

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

Lakewood, NJ

Since: 2015

Franchising Units: 61

Overall Score: 100

2 Spoiled Rotten Photography

Huntsville, AL

Since: 2013

Franchising Units: 9

Overall Score: 98.4

3 Our Town America

Pinellas Park, FL

Since: 2005

Franchising Units: 57

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 FasTracKids International Ltd.

Greenwood Village, CO

Since: 1998

Franchising Units: 243

Overall Score: 100

2 Adventure Kids Playcare

Lewisville, TX

Since: 2004

Franchising Units: 12

Overall Score: 99.2

3 Gymboree Play & Music

San Francisco, CA

Since: 1986

Franchising Units: 707

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 100 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.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

We are a global hospitality company with widely recognized, industry leading brands and a tradition of innovation developed over our more than fifty-year history. Our mission is to provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day. We focus on this mission in pursuit of our goal of becoming the most preferred brand in each segment that we serve for our associates, guests, and owners. We support our mission and goal by adhering to a set of core values that characterizes our culture.
The Hyatt Gold Passport guest loyalty program is part of Hyatt’s ongoing commitment to making our guests feel more than welcome every time they stay. Members can enjoy exclusive benefits, such as earning five points per eligible dollar spent to redeem toward free nights with no blackout dates, room upgrades and airline miles. There are two elite tiers providing members with even more privileges.

Grease Monkey Franchising

5575 DTC Parkway, Suite 100
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 Certified Pit Crews provide preventive maintenance services and light mechanical repair services that help customers meet vehicle manufacturers’ recommendations and warranty requirements. Grease Monkey’s car wash concept – Monkey Shine® – offers exterior vehicle maintenance services with in-bay automatic and express tunnel car washes. Monkey Shine® centers use the highest quality, most reliable equipment in the industry.


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