Top 100

The Top 100 Franchises of 2017

Wondering about the best franchises for 2017? Below you'll find the Top 100 Franchises for 2017 as ranked by Franchise Gator. We've carefully combed through hundreds of Franchise Disclosure Statements (FDDs), conducted interviews, and then ranked the top franchises for 2017 using several key factors.

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Top 100 Franchises of 2017:

FASTSIGNS is the leader and ranked # 1 by number of units in North America, verified by third party sources such as Entrepreneur, Franchise Business Review and Franchise Research Institute. This provides us great buying...

100K Min. Cash Required

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is two businesses in one, with a balanced business mix of food and smoothies. This allows us to service all day parts and drive higher gross sales. Combine this with our simple business model, lower...

100K Min. Cash Required

Marco's is one of the top take out and delivery pizza franchises. We're highly rated and rapidly growing and we are looking for passionate entrepreneurs who want to make pizza they'd be proud to serve their own families.

100K Min. Cash Required

Looking for something different? Build your future with Zoup!, the leading soup-differentiated fast-casual restaurant franchise that is defining the category with its 12-always-rotating soups and made-to-order sandwiches and...

100K Min. Cash Required

The Mathnasium Franchise is an excellent business opportunity in an important field with high demand. With a modest investment, our franchisees have the opportunity to seize a significant share of a billion dollar industry....

100K Min. Cash Required

Christian Brothers Automotive is a franchise opportunity that respects your faith, your family, and your employees and is focused on spiritual wellbeing — not just the bottom line. Our locations offer a remarkably...

80K Min. Cash Required

Want to be a part of a 15.5 billion dollar industry with a market leader that has experienced 57 months of consecutive revenue growth and a 96% customer referral rating? Join the Two Men And A Truck team, the nation's...

150K Min. Cash Required

Do you dream of owning a business that is both profitable and rewarding? Then Kiddie Academy is the opportunity you've been waiting for! Our strong support system, training program, and proven business model will help you...

200K Min. Cash Required

Experience the joy of a Winning Culture! Ranked #1 in Owner Satisfaction by Franchise Business Review 2014,2015,2016,and 2017 in the Retail category. When our franchise store owners are happy, we know we are doing...

40K Min. Cash Required

Sport Clips. Our fun, sports-themed, men's and boys' haircutting concept is so unique; it's made us the fastest-growing haircutting franchise in the country. Yet we still have plenty of prime locations available. This is a...

200K Min. Cash Required

From the day we first opened our doors in 1986, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants has become a market leader in the rapidly growing QSR burger business. As part of the Checkers & Rally's family, you'll benefit from this brand...

200K Min. Cash Required

SYNERGY HomeCare was founded in 1999 and is the most trusted name in non-medical home care with over 300 franchise units in 36 States. The need for non-medical, in-home care is growing at an unprecedented rate and SYNERGY...

50K Min. Cash Required

Massage Envy is the most successful franchise of its type in the world. It is, indeed, a rare opportunity to be able to acquire existing open Massage Envy Spas but the opportunity now exists so don't delay. if you think you...

150K Min. Cash Required

There has never been a better time to own your own senior care business! Brightstar's LifeCare, KidCare and Staffing services allow you to provide a wide range of services, which increases your profit potential! Come join...

100K Min. Cash Required

Property management is the surprising franchise opportunity. Residential property management has become one of the fastest growing industries in the country. As the nation's #1 property management franchise, we provide our...

70K Min. Cash Required

City Wide Franchise Owners have exclusive rights to major metro markets with populations of 500,000 or more. You need only a single office, yet every business within your large, exclusive territory is a prospect.

100K Min. Cash Required

Take advantage of the growing demand for home cleaning services with your own MaidPro franchise! Our trusted brand, proven business model and cleaning processes, low start-up costs and strong vendor relationships will give...

70K Min. Cash Required

The staffing industry is on track to generate a projected $137 billion in North America alone in 2014. Express Employment Professionals is a growing franchise with nearly 700 locations and more than 30 years of experience....

50K Min. Cash Required

As the leader in home inspections, Pillar to Post makes owning your own home inspection business easy! We offer state-of-the-art technology, un-matched marketing and networking support, and with our Quick Start training...

30K Min. Cash Required

With FOUR staffing programs to choose from, you can customize your staffing office with the hottest fastest growing industries. Choose from general staffing, medical staffing, home services, and executive placement. Expect a...

70K Min. Cash Required

College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving Is an established and award-winning junk removal, labor and moving business with a rapid growth record. Is more focused on capturing both residential and commercial...

50K Min. Cash Required

Molly Maid franchise owners don't clean homes. We train you how to recruit, train, motivate, and manage your employees to do the cleaning!

50K Min. Cash Required

Our business model is unique & it works. Sparkle Wash trains you to meet all pressure washing needs across five markets: commercial, residential, fleet, construction & industrial. Our strategy helps reduce fluctuations in...

50K Min. Cash Required

Owning your own Goddard School franchise allows you to take advantage of the growing demand for quality childcare while helping put children on a path to success. Goddard owners find themselves earning a comfortable living...

150K Min. Cash Required

For 20 years, CruiseOne has grown to become one of the nation's largest travel retailers with more than 775 independently owned travel franchise locations nationwide. As part of World Travel Holdings, we aim to maintain the...

Big Frog isn't just a business; it's a LIFESTYLE! We’re a high-tech retail boutique open daylight hours Mon-Sat, with 2 or 3 employees & minimal inventory. You will custom design an image for every customer and use an...

50K Min. Cash Required

Smoothie King is the #1 Juice Bar Franchise for 19 years in a row! Join us as we celebrate our 40th year of success!

100K Min. Cash Required

AdvantaCean leads the way to healthier homes and businesses by providing emergency water damage service, mold remediation and air duct and vent cleaning. This multi-revenue stream model in a $45 billion industry is...

50K Min. Cash Required

With over 30 years of franchising experience and over 4,300 locations in the U.S., our network is recognized as an industry leader year after year. We offer franchisees an award-winning training program focused on the...

60K Min. Cash Required

RNR / Rent N Roll is the leader in the custom wheels & tires industry and provides customers the tires & wheels they want by providing options and programs that take into consideration their financial situation. "We Didn't...

250K Min. Cash Required

Owning a Precision Concrete Cutting franchise is a unique opportunity to own your own highly profitable business with little competition and without the hassle and uncertainty of starting a new business.

80K Min. Cash Required

Brightway Insurance invented the “you sell, we service” independent agency franchise model over a decade ago. While it revolutionized the industry then, we recognized that service after the sale is just one independent...

100K Min. Cash Required

Our commitment to quality, freshness and authenticity has helped us win Best Sub and Best Sandwich Awards in virtually every market we serve. It will help you by bringing back customers again and again to satisfy their...

100K Min. Cash Required

If you are looking for a thriving add-on or full-time business, Mosquito Squad is the answer. We're a fast growing franchise concept that focuses on the elimination of unwanted outdoor pests such as mosquitoes and ticks. You...

20K Min. Cash Required

With a FirstLight HomeCare franchise you can own a business that is in high demand and that helps make a difference in people's lives. We are there to support you every step of the way with our hands-on training programs,...

60K Min. Cash Required

Captain D's is experiencing the most-aggressive franchise expansion in more than 30 years of operation. Buy YOUR Captain D's Franchise TODAY!

Today's busy lifestyles mean many people do not have time to properly care for their lawn and landscaping. Lawn Doctor's simple turn-key program allows you to take advantage of this demand! With un-matched training and...

50K Min. Cash Required

As a Steamatic Business Owner, you will be joining a franchise in the recession proof industry of restoration and cleaning. Our unique “hands on” training program with multiple site visits allows new owners the...

100K Min. Cash Required

Headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina, we provide and install a wide range of high-quality mobility equipment. Thousands of elderly customers and others with disabilities count on us for our exceptional products, which...

100K Min. Cash Required

Consider a business with no seasonal or economic swing compared to conventional markets. Imagine for a moment where you find cloth / velour, leather, plastic and vinyl upholstery and you would discover the unlimited...

40K Min. Cash Required

Owning a Farmer Boys Franchise provides you with a great opportunity to benefit from our Farm-To-Table "Breakfast, BURGERS, and More" concept, which opens MULTIPLE DAY PARTS for you to MAXIMIZE REVENUE!

200K Min. Cash Required

Ranked number 1 in Category by Entrepreneur for 2014, Maacohas many advantages that our competitors can't not provide. Our fleet solutions team has established relationships with national brands such as DHL, Hertz,...

100K Min. Cash Required

Come join the fastest growing commercial landscape maintenance franchisor in the nation! As a U.S. Lawns franchisee, you will have access to un-matched training and support, marketing programs, protected territories and...

30K Min. Cash Required

SpeedPro Imaging is the nation's leader in large format imagery. We specialize in a variety of high quality product including wall murals, event graphics, tradeshow displays, vehicle wraps, and window graphics. Own your own...

100K Min. Cash Required

TeamLogic IT was formed to become the go-to IT team for small and medium-sized businesses. We offer fast responses to IT challenges — but more importantly, we act as an IT adviser to our customers, helping them take...

50K Min. Cash Required

Partner with the world's leading provider of interactive science programs for children. Nutty Scientists® offers the most complete proposal on the market. Franchises are currently available throughout the United States. The...

50K Min. Cash Required

An unparalleled opportunity to take advantage of a rapidly increasing market. As consumers continue to keep their vehicles on the road longer, these vehicles are in need of more maintenance and repairs and more of the...

100K Min. Cash Required

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is proud to be North America's largest and most trusted choice for full-service outdoor landscape and architectural lighting. We are the leading national brand with the most locations, largest...

80K Min. Cash Required

Do you dream of running your own business and being your own boss? If so, Office Pride is right for you! With us you can have the security of being part of an organization with a strong support structure and carefully...

60K Min. Cash Required

Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions in a person's life. You can help them make the right decision and make big profits with your own WIN Home Inspection franchise! When you partner with WIN, you...

40K Min. Cash Required

Franchising with Scooter's Coffee provides you with an opportunity to join one of the fastest drive-thru coffee franchises in the nation! We have a Franchise Support Team in place to guide you through the process...

100K Min. Cash Required

Ranked the #1 New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction by Franchise Business Review and Franchise Update, Kona Ice® is the most innovative new brand in the franchise industry. With...

30K Min. Cash Required

With a Learning RX Education Franchise you can have fun growing a business while helping kids get smarter. Easy systematic brain-training programs

40K Min. Cash Required

SONIC® is the nation’s largest and most beloved drive-in chain, serving hot, fresh and made-to-order food for more than 60 years. We’re rapidly expanding and have available territory and ideal locations in all 50...

Mr. Handyman is a leader in home improvements that also helps seniors to stay in their home rather than move to an assisted living facility. Why compete with senior care franchises if you can enter an untapped market that…

60K Min. Cash Required

No Tax Experience? No Worries, Liberty Tax Service will teach you everything you need to know in this recession resistance franchise. We have one of the lowest cost franchises with very high returns. No wonder we're...

60K Min. Cash Required

Home Instead Senior Care has a network of more than 1000 independently owned and operated franchises providing non-medical companionship and home care services to seniors around the world. Our owners are individuals with a...

50K Min. Cash Required

Imagine a business synonymous with caring, one in which the management team, owners, directors and teachers are collectively committed to creating genuine, nurturing relationships with every family member, ensuring the...

200K Min. Cash Required

Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) is one of the world's leading networks for cost, purchase and supply management. ERA holds a powerful position within a very compelling market segment of the consulting industry. For almost...

100K Min. Cash Required

We believe every high school student should have a positive college experience and that families should, and can, pay less out of their own pockets for college. Through our one-on-one college planning sessions with students,...

40K Min. Cash Required

Glass Doctor is looking for motivated franchisees to take advantage of the growing demand for mobile auto and home glass repairs! When you partner with Glass Doctor you will have access to our strong national brand, ongoing...

40K Min. Cash Required

As a Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning franchisee you can now own your own profitable carpet cleaning business without the risk and hassle of starting from scratch! Our franchisees receive unmatched training and support, a complete...

30K Min. Cash Required

You’re Invited! Aire-Master's franchises are a tight community of hardworking people who genuinely appreciate the opportunities they experience as an Aire-Master franchisee. This is due in part to our established national...

20K Min. Cash Required

As the leader in the mobile flooring industry, Floor Covering International is an outstanding opportunity for those that want to build a large business that can maximize their potential. Currently estimated at greater than...

100K Min. Cash Required

Quality massage services are in high demand. As a MassageLuXe franchisee, you get access to unparalleled training and support, comprehensive marketing programs, and management software that makes operating your business a...

100K Min. Cash Required

Take advantage of the growing demand for appliance repair services with your own Mr. Appliance franchise! As the largest full-service appliance repair company in the world, we give you access to unmatched training and...

50K Min. Cash Required

Car repairs and maintenance needs are at an all-time high. Let AAMCO Transmissions help you take advantage of this growing demand! Our strong national brand recognition and administrative support system has helped our...

60K Min. Cash Required

Homewatch CareGivers franchise locations provide home care and personal assistance to individuals who are aging, disabled or rehabilitating, which allows clients to remain living independently at home. Through training and...

70K Min. Cash Required

In today's competitive food service environment, having the right system, the right team, and the right training makes all the difference. Wings Etc. provides comprehen­sive support from initial contact through site...

200K Min. Cash Required

Archadeck designs and delivers beautiful, functional and innovative outdoor living environments that meet our client's lifestyle needs. We are a nationally recognized brand and the industry leader with over 30 years of...

50K Min. Cash Required

At Rhea Lana's® not only do we work hard together, but we have fun and live life together. We are excited about what this new year holds for us! We are currently in 20 states and expanding into additional states in 2013....

10K Min. Cash Required

Own a down-home, family-style 24-hour restaurant that has the backing of an iconic brand name a reputation of amazing Southern hospitality. With incredible momentum from a 50-year history and more than 400 locations in 20...

200K Min. Cash Required

The demand for in-home senior care services is exploding! Now you can take advantage of this growing demand with your own Home Helpers franchise! Our comprehensive training program, proven business model and trusted name...

100K Min. Cash Required

The "One Stop Auto Styling Center". Tint World's multiple profit centers, automated marketing systems, training and support provides a powerful business model with tremendous revenue generating capabilities.

50K Min. Cash Required

Safe Ship leads the industry. We have introduced many of the changes and new ideas in the Pack 'n Ship Industry. Our franchise model store is the largest pack & ship store in the USA. We are a Post Office® Work Share...

50K Min. Cash Required

*Fun and established brand *Centralized Call Center *Web-based Proprietary Software System *Extensive Training *Marketing, Sales, and Finance Support

50K Min. Cash Required

Enabling the Mobile Revolution with a suite of Mobile Device Solutions Responding to the increasing reliance on mobile technology, Staymobile developed a comprehensive suite of mobile device solutions designed to protect,...

100K Min. Cash Required

The secret behind this 49 unit eclectic pizza delivery franchise headquartered in Whitewater, Wisconsin is that we take a unique approach to the crowded pizza segment by appealing to 18-34 year olds in an irreverent way that...

200K Min. Cash Required

Do you want to own your own business in the high demand grooming industry? Then V's Barbershop is the franchise for you! Demand for our upscale barber services continues to grow as more men try to find that traditional...

100K Min. Cash Required

Screenmobile is a mobile franchise business, ideal for people looking for a family-friendly, repair franchise, and/or home improvement franchise. We are a great for a husband and wife tem and are the perfect for a business...

50K Min. Cash Required

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is a full-service remodeling franchise with robust systems that help owners enjoy strong margins and a high quality of life. Our company and franchisees are guided by a Code of Values that stresses...

100K Min. Cash Required

The health and fitness industry is a 15.9 billion dollar industry, and increasing every year. Currently this industry serves over 42 million Americans and is trending higher each year.

Printing. Marketing. Shipping. Join the leader in the fast growing business services industry and profit from the 27 million small businesses that need our help. High margins, sane business hours, and a proven business model...

50K Min. Cash Required

Touching Hearts takes a unique approach to the business. You will be trained and supported by our CEO, directors,and other franchisees. Training takes place in a small conference room setting typically with 1-2 other...

40K Min. Cash Required

Join the #1 Surface Refinishing Company! Miracle Method’s unique refinishing process makes ugly bathtubs, countertops, and tile beautiful again – and the demand is skyrocketing!

80K Min. Cash Required

No experience? No problem! Padgett Business Services is looking for entrepreneurs to join their team of successful franchise owners in the high margin, low investment business services industry. Inquire today to find out...

60K Min. Cash Required

With a nationally recognized brand, comprehensive training, ongoing support and a product that is loved by people of all ages, it's easy to see why owning a Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise can be the best investment you...

100K Min. Cash Required

Juicy Burgers LLC, is one of the recognized leaders in the Food & Beverage industry. Our Guest Satisfaction and high quality Hamburgers provide today's consumers with high quality food and beverage products. By offering...

100K Min. Cash Required

Cruise Planners, an American Express Representative, home-based business model is one of the largest, privately owned, nationally recognized and continually awarded cruise selling agencies in the United States. Cruise...

10K Min. Cash Required

The Proforma franchise is the leading business to business franchise opportunity in the $150 billion Print and Promotional Product industry.

If you are interested in children's education, E.nopi Math and Reading Franchise could be the perfect opportunity for you!

As the number of dual-income families increases so does the demand for home cleaning services. Now you can take advantage of this opportunity with Home Cleaning Centers of America! Getting started is easy with our...

40K Min. Cash Required

Join a leader in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry. Choose Milex Complete Auto Care, Mr. Transmission, or both and let us help you build the business you've always wanted!

70K Min. Cash Required

ACFN is the Only ATM Franchise in North America and is the largest provider of ATM services to hotels in the US ACFN: Researches & finds qualified locations in your area YOU: Review and approve these locations ACFN: Obtains...

60K Min. Cash Required

HomeTeam Inspection Service is an amazing opportunity to offer what others in this industry aren't, quality inspections performed by a trained team of professionals. With the home market changing consistently now is the time...

50K Min. Cash Required

The Model Designed To Give You A New Future Over the past decade, Five Star Painting has grown to be the 2nd largest painting franchise in North America, servicing customers in the United States, Canada, and Brazil. We are a...

50K Min. Cash Required

Every Johnny Rockets restaurant serves simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including made-to-order hamburgers, crispy American Fries, classic sandwiches and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and...

200K Min. Cash Required

Offering a 24/7 ATM style machine, OXXO Care Cleaners dry cleaning franchises allow customers to pickup or drop off clothes 24 hours a day, 7 days a w

In 1982, we helped pioneer the craft of refacing cabinets, giving homeowners a cost effective way to reuse existing cabinets by replacing the trim, doors and drawer fronts. Today, Kitchen Solvers is a complete kitchen...

30K Min. Cash Required

#1 in paint and sip for franchisee satisfaction – Pinot’s Palette is a unique, art-inspired entertainment concept catering to adults, corporations and kids. By combining art and wine into a single concept, Pinot’s...

80K Min. Cash Required
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