The Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winners - Best Franchise Opportunities for 2016

There are lots of "top franchise" lists out there, but Franchise Business Review's annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards are the only franchise ranking based on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. For this year's top franchise list, we surveyed over 26,000 actual franchise owners, representing more than 350 leading franchise brands, to identify the Top 50 Franchises in four franchise size classes - Small (under 50 locations), Medium (50 - 99 locations), Large (100 - 249 locations) and Enterprise (250+ locations).

Here are this year's Top Franchise Opportunities...

 

Franchise Name Industry Minimum Investment Profile Rank
AdvantaCleanHome Services$115,600867
Amada Senior CareSenior Care$92,210962
Amazing AthletesChild Services$29,550889
American Prosperity GroupFinance & Tax$95,000 923
Anago Cleaning Systems Master FranchiseCleaning & Maintenance$154,000 879
APEX Fun RunSports & Recreation$60,500847
ASP - America's Swimming Pool CompanyHome Services$64,900888
ATAX FranchiseFinance & Tax$31,450 808
Big Frog Custom T-ShirtsRetail$180,750855
Bottle & BottegaSports & Recreation$96,800899
BrightStar CareSenior Care$92,371902
Budget BlindsHome Services$99,240992
CarePatrolSenior Care$63,000967
CertaPro PaintersHome Services$134,750991
Checkers & Rally'sFood & Beverage$165,796963
Christian Brothers AutomotiveAutomotive$403,200974
College Hunks Hauling JunkServices$150,000901
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel RepresentativeTravel$495976
CruiseOneTravel$495966
DreamMaker Bath & KitchenHome Services$99,791924
East Coast Wings & GrillFood & Beverage$658,875873
Executive Image Building ServicesBusiness Services$12,000 0
Expedia CruiseShipCentersTravel$99,430931
FASTSIGNSBusiness Services$168,812990
Firehouse SubsFood & Beverage$128,760 943
FirstLight HomeCareSenior Care$95,156945
Fish Window Cleaning ServicesServices$78,225911
Happy and Healthy Products, Inc.Food & Beverage$45,000870
Heaven's Best Carpet CleaningCleaning & Maintenance$28,900 989
Home Care AssistanceSenior Care$110,250961
Home Instead Senior CareSenior Care$115,000 996
HomeVestors of AmericaReal Estate$42,000954
Homewatch CareGiversSenior Care$83,250927
Honest-1 Auto CareAutomotive$169,975 845
HouseMasterHome Services$60,100904
Hungry Howie's Pizza & SubsFood & Beverage$253,075 952
Huntington Learning CenterEducation$99,245896
HWY 55 BurgersFood & Beverage$191,255 965
Image OneCleaning & Maintenance$29,750 857
InXpressBusiness Services$49,700862
JumpBunchChild Services$40,300946
Just Between FriendsRetail$24,074 928
Kona IceFood & Beverage$117,125994
MaidProCleaning & Maintenance$60,000987
Marco's PizzaFood & Beverage$264,592 874
Mathnasium Learning CentersEducation$90,750935
Men In Kilts Window CleaningServices$41,400953
Molly MaidCleaning & Maintenance$85,795 864
Mosquito JoeHome Services$62,850951
Mosquito ShieldHome Services$73,100838
Murphy Business & FinancialBusiness Services$54,450920
My Salon SuiteHealth & Beauty$397,700823
National Property Inspections, Inc.Home Services$34,900970
Nurse Next Door Home Care ServicesSenior Care$134,600816
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning ServicesCleaning & Maintenance$51,400 948
Our Town AmericaAdvertising & Sales$49,000972
Payroll VaultFinance & Tax$42,000890
Penn StationFood & Beverage$269,232933
Pillar To Post Home InspectorsHome Services$33,150907
Pinch A PennyRetail$230,000971
Pinot's PaletteSports & Recreation$76,600999
Planet SubFood & Beverage$182,500856
Precision Concrete CuttingServices$135,000998
ProformaAdvertising & Sales$4,730 985
Qualicare Family HomecareSenior Care$65,800841
Rent-A-WreckAutomotive$159,000 922
Repicci's Italian IceFood & Beverage$155,000 805
Sandler TrainingBusiness Services$88,150986
ShelfGenieHome Services$70,100 957
Showhomes Home StagingReal Estate$45,300 846
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline ParkSports & Recreation$850,000878
Smoothie KingFood & Beverage$188,2000
Snap-on ToolsAutomotive$152,692950
Soccer ShotsChild Services$31,742942
Sport Clips, Inc.Health & Beauty$183,300944
Supporting StrategiesBusiness Services$55,370 903
Surface Specialists SystemsHome Services$43,200925
Taziki's Mediterranean CafeFood & Beverage$323,000 842
The Glass GuruHome Services$30,000885
The Goddard SchoolEducation$706,700941
The MaidsCleaning & Maintenance$98,645854
Tropical Smoothie CafeFood & Beverage$210,550 921
Truly Nolen of AmericaServices$25,200 980
TSS PhotographyChild Services$35,500840
Two Men and a TruckServices$178,000969
U.S. LawnsServices$51,500852
UnishippersBusiness Services$55,000872
Viamark AdvertisingAdvertising & Sales$37,000 859
Visiting AngelsSenior Care$67,935995
Wild Birds UnlimitedRetail$123,331993
Window GenieServices$89,800955
WOW 1 DAY PAINTINGHome Services$90,000930
YESCOBusiness Services$64,300 932
Young RembrandtsChild Services$41,250 868
Your PieFood & Beverage$400,000 809
Zoup!Food & Beverage$386,860 817
101 MobilitySenior Care$114,060830
4 Pillars ConsultingServices$61,500 851
A All Animal ControlServices$10,750 934
Aire-Master of AmericaCleaning & Maintenance$38,384 938
American Poolplayers AssociationSports & Recreation$16,704 979
Assisting HandsSenior Care$70,550 835
Au Bon PainFood & Beverage$460,500 836
Auntie Anne's PretzelsFood & Beverage$196,475 912
Auto Appraisal NetworkAutomotive$12,000 910
Baby Boot CampFitness$4,790 915
Bahama Buck'sFood & Beverage$223,346 812
Best In Class Education CentersEducation$56,700 894
Better Homes and Gardens Real EstateReal Estate$65,170 983
Billy Sims BarbecueFood & Beverage$169,000 837
BlueGrace LogisticsBusiness Services$39,500 849
Boulder DesignsServices$55,965 820
BuildingstarsCleaning & Maintenance$1,995 881
Chicken Salad ChickFood & Beverage$336,500 807
Chopped LeafFood & Beverage$285,000 802
City Wide MaintenanceBusiness Services$100,000 828
Closets By DesignHome Services$126,000 811
Coldwell BankerReal Estate$52,470 929
Coldwell Banker CommercialReal Estate$37,450 832
College Nannies & TutorsChild Services$176,700 880
Complete Weddings and EventsServices$30,350 908
CompuChildChild Services$18,300 900
Creative Colors InternationalServices$83,600 876
Critter ControlServices$12,250 853
Crunch FitnessFitness$1,200,000 884
Culver'sFood & Beverage$1,845,000 1000
D.P. DoughFood & Beverage$259,540 913
Deli DeliciousFood & Beverage$150,000 803
Denny'sFood & Beverage$915,000 892
Dick's Wings & GrillFood & Beverage$229,500 863
Donatos PizzaFood & Beverage$361,360 875
Epcon FranchisingReal Estate$6,078,528 834
Estrella InsuranceFinance & Tax$49,000 919
Family FareRetail$31,800 958
Farmer BoysFood & Beverage$1,028,500 804
Fazoli's RestaurantsFood & Beverage$558,000 909
Fit Body Boot CampFitness$35,000 973
Fit4MomFitness$2,359 831
FPC NationalBusiness Services$50,000 825
FRSTeamServices$32,000 891
G.J. Gardner HomesReal Estate$109,700 940
GameTruckSports & Recreation$115,250 815
Glass DoctorHome Services$109,681 814
Goldfish Swim SchoolChild Services$1,449,750 843
Great PlayChild Services$173,000 917
Ground RoundFood & Beverage$450,000 975
Harcourts USAReal Estate$151,000 821
Hard Exercise WorksFitness$90,200 806
Help-U-Sell Real EstateReal Estate$25,000 914
In Home Pet ServicesPet Services$9,100 977
Interim HealthCareSenior Care$85,000 869
Jan-Pro (master franchisors)Cleaning & Maintenance$150,000 916
Jason's DeliFood & Beverage$905,891 883
Kampgrounds of America/ KOASports & Recreation$25,000 949
Keller WillamsReal Estate$175,022 964
Kid's Closet ConnectionRetail$12,000 827
KidsParkSports & Recreation$185,000 866
LaRosa's PizzeriaFood & Beverage$600,000 905
Learning ExpressRetail$209,500 861
Leather MedicServices$49,500 844
Linc Service NetworkServices$118,580 918
MarbleLifeRetail$50,000 829
MAX FitnessFitness$80,575 826
Miracle Method Surface RefinishingHome Services$85,000 960
MODERetail$185,000 839
Nothing Bundt CakesFood & Beverage$392,875 822
NYS Collection EyewearRetail$80,695 819
Painting with a TwistSports & Recreation$94,300 982
Palm Beach TanHealth & Beauty$502,660 947
Paul Mitchell SchoolHealth & Beauty$1,021,670 936
PIP Printing & Marketing ServicesBusiness Services$275,000 813
Pizza 9Food & Beverage$64,580 833
PJ's CoffeeFood & Beverage$171,400 824
Pro ImageRetail$130,700 865
PropertyGuys.comReal Estate$45,000 895
Realty ONE GroupReal Estate$30,000 887
Rhea Lana'sRetail$16,050 978
Right at HomeSenior Care$78,150 937
Sanford Rose AssociatesBusiness Services$109,350 984
Service Team of ProfessionalsServices$54,000 906
Sir Speedy Printing & Marketing ServicesBusiness Services$275,000 968
Sit Means SitPet Services$45,000 897
Sotheby's International RealtyReal Estate$196,050 997
Tailored LivingHome Services$116,130 886
TeamLogic ITTechnology$146,000 939
Teriyaki MadnessFood & Beverage$255,199 801
TGA Premier Golf & TennisChild Services$16,300 850
The @WORK GroupBusiness Services$91,500 858
The Exercise CoachFitness$95,000 981
The Grout DoctorHome Services$20,405 818
The Mosquito AuthorityHome Services$50,000 956
The Traveling Photo BoothServices$44,350 871
THE TUTORING CENTEREducation$90,000 882
The Woodhouse Day SpasHealth & Beauty$497,550 959
Toppers PizzaFood & Beverage$262,663 893
United Country Real EstateReal Estate$16,290 860
Vapor SharkRetail$100,000 810
Weichert Real EstateReal Estate$50,000 926
Welcomemat ServicesAdvertising & Sales$57,580 877
WingstopFood & Beverage$227,888 898
You Move MeServices$138,000 848
Zaxby'sFood & Beverage$352,000 988
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