Medifast Weight Control Centers

Medifast offers programs offered at the Centers help improve the lives of many Americans through quick, effective weight loss, achieved through clinically proven meal replacements and programs, one-on-one counseling, behavior modification, and long-term support. We are currently offering franchise opportunities in your neighborhood.

What Does a Medifast Weight Control Centers Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Medifast Weight Control Centers, you'll need to have at least $200,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $750,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of at least $190,000. *


Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$200,000
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Net Worth:$750,000
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Total Investment:$190,000
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Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Not Available

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:123
Home Office: Owings Mills, MD

An Industry Leader in Proven Weight Loss Management

Introducing a unique opportunity to own your very own business while helping improve the quality of life and overall health for many Americans: Medifast Weight Control Centers.

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Weight loss is a $65 billion industry. More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Many are living with obesity-related health conditions such as hypertension, high lipid concentrations, type 2 diabetes, and obesity-related cancers.

Medifast is a publically traded company (NYSE:MED.) In 2011 it was ranked 12th by Forbes magazine in its annual list of "Best Small Companies," and in 2012 made the top 10 in this list. In 2011 Medifast was also ranked number five in Fortune magazine's "Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies."

Medifast is offering franchise opportunities in your neighborhood. Medifast Weight Control Centers currently has 123 corporate and franchised locations across the United States and is seeking motivated franchise owners. The programs offered at the Centers help improve the lives of many Americans through quick, effective weight loss, achieved through clinically proven meal replacements and programs, one-on-one counseling, behavior modification, and long-term support.

Key benefits in owning a Medifast Weight Control Center

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  • You offer an effective solution to those affected by the obesity epidemic—more than two-thirds of the U.S. population.
  • You get a competitive franchise investment and a strong business model that works.
  • You receive training and support to help you start up your business and run the day-to-day operations of your Center.


Medifast was developed by a physician and the brand has been recommended by more than 20,000 doctors since 1980. For more than 30 years our company has brought customers hope, health, and happiness through our safe, simple, medically formulated meal replacement products and programs. When you choose to franchise a Medifast Weight Control Center you get a powerful product at wholesale, along with the support to start up and operate a thriving business.

Training and Support

Training and support are essential in operating a successful business, and Medifast is well equipped to assist you in start-up and efficient operation of your Center. With over 30 years of helping people get healthy through several different distribution channels, we are well equipped to providing tools and resources that help you grow a successful business and achieve your personal and professional goals. Training and support includes:

Real estate

  • Site selection assistance

Site development

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  • Site design services and support
  • General development support

Comprehensive training program

  • Onsite program and product training
  • Weight-loss consultation training
  • Sales training
  • Counselor training


  • Grand opening support
  • Purchasing and product ordering support
  • Operational support tools


  • Corporate branding marketing – corporate website, national TV, and national print
  • Public relations support
  • Best practices support in advertising and marketing, including print, radio, television, and local campaigns
  • Lead management system
  • Interactive content managed website for your local business
  • Local search engine optimization and search engine management
  • Social media resources and applications

Submit your information today to learn more about our franchise opportunities.

The information contained on this website is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. Any such offer or solicitation is made only through our Franchise Disclosure Document and only in jurisdictions where such offers are lawful. Franchises may not be available in all states.


Medifast Weight Control Centers is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont, Virginia, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska

Interested parties should have at least $200,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.