Top 100

The Top 100 Franchises of 2018

Wondering about the best franchises for 2018? Below you'll find the Top 100 Franchises for 2018 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 2018 using several key factors.

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Top 100 Franchises of 2018:

1

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 Minimum Cash Required
2

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 Minimum Cash Required
3

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 Minimum Cash Required
4

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 Minimum Cash Required
5

Sport Clips Haircuts offers owners a way to transition from their day job and pave a path to greater financial and personal freedom through investment in a simple, multi-unit, semi-absentee business model. For 25 years,...

200k Minimum Cash Required
6

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 Minimum Cash Required
7

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...

50k Minimum Cash Required
8

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 Minimum Cash Required
9

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 Minimum Cash Required
10

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 Minimum Cash Required
11

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 Minimum Cash Required
12

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 Minimum Cash Required
13

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...

80k Minimum Cash Required
14

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...

60k Minimum Cash Required
15

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 Minimum Cash Required
16

City Wide is a management company in the building maintenance industry, giving franchisees more than 20 different ways to open a door and create business because of the multitude of building services they are able to offer....

150k Minimum Cash Required
17

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 Minimum Cash Required
18

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 Minimum Cash Required
19

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 Minimum Cash Required
20

AdvantaClean is one of the brightest brands in the water and mold remediation industry. While most restoration businesses are chasing storms and emergency situations, AdvantaClean stands out. Our business model is designed...

50k Minimum Cash Required
21

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 Minimum Cash Required
22

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 Minimum Cash Required
23

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...

80k Minimum Cash Required
24

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,...

100k Minimum Cash Required
25

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...

26

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 Minimum Cash Required
27

With nearly 40 years of franchising experience and 5,000 locations across North America, our network is recognized as an industry leader year after year. We offer franchisees an award-winning training program focused on the...

60k Minimum Cash Required
28

Touching Hearts at Home is a unique, non-medical home care company that began in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1996. Due to so much interest in our unique and compassionate approach to in-home care to seniors and others, which we...

50k Minimum Cash Required
29

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 Minimum Cash Required
30

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 Minimum Cash Required
31

U.S. Lawns is the #1 commercial landscape maintenance franchise in the country, with more than 250 franchises in operation from coast to coast. The decision to focus on commercial customers is simple: larger customers create...

150k Minimum Cash Required
32

Juice it Up! is an established leader and trendsetter in the juice bar industry since 1995. Specializing in the

100k Minimum Cash Required
33

Ziebart offers superior proprietary products and services and a diverse business model. Specializing in professional automotive detailing, window tinting, paint protection films, fabric and rust protection, sprayed-on bed...

100k Minimum Cash Required
34

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 Minimum Cash Required
35

Unique concept- Highly scalable- Untapped industry - Will never go “out of fashion”- Attractive to pool partnerships (win-win), we use their “empty” pools - Fun and very gratifying! We save lives!

50k Minimum Cash Required
36

JumpBunch is the leading national provider of mobile sports and fitness programs for children from toddlers to twelve-year-olds. There is no question that our multi-sport concept is superior to any other kid's franchise. We...

50k Minimum Cash Required
37

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 Minimum Cash Required
38

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...

30k Minimum Cash Required
39

Sandler Training franchises. For more than 30 years, the Sandler Sales Institute franchise has been a leader in sales & management training.

50k Minimum Cash Required
40

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is the leader in swimming instruction which makes owning an Aqua-Tots franchise an incredible opportunity. Aqua-Tots franchisees come from all walks of life and business backgrounds, but they share a...

200k Minimum Cash Required
41

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 Minimum Cash Required
42

Wayback Burgers is strategically poised to grow dynamically. This could be your opportunity to partner with a leader in a rapidly growing food market category.

100k Minimum Cash Required
43

Go big with Costa Vida and get a piece of the multi-billion dollar Mexican restaurant franchise industry. Costa Vida is a Mexican fast casual franchis

44

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 Minimum Cash Required
45

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

46

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 Minimum Cash Required
47

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 Minimum Cash Required
48

Cleaning services are something that every home needs with consumer spending continuing to grow year over year. You don't have to be an expert in residential cleaning services to start your The Cleaning Authority franchise!

50k Minimum Cash Required
49

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...

200k Minimum Cash Required
50

Drive More Business Into Your Campground as a Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. The high quality of the Jellystone Park brand combined with the popularity of Yogi Bear make our group of camp-resorts among the most...

300k Minimum Cash Required
51

Unique restaurant training and culture that motivates young associates to delight our guests 26+ years of implementing a proven, replicable marketing and operations model A culture that turns the management pyramid upside...

100k Minimum Cash Required
52

Ready to join the PostNet franchise family? The premier printing, marketing and shipping solutions franchise specializes in helping small businesses thrive around the world. Become a meaningful part of your community with...

50k Minimum Cash Required
53

Property management is always in constant demand. You could go it alone, but a franchise provides branding and name recognition plus business and marketing systems. With a Property Management Inc. (PMI) franchise, you get a...

50k Minimum Cash Required
54

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 Minimum Cash Required
55

Everybody Loves Lenny's – We Have The Recipe For Success! The excitement surrounding our brand, our well capitalized franchisees, and our rapid growth make Lenny’s Sub Shop the perfect franchising opportunity.

70k Minimum Cash Required
56

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 Minimum Cash Required
57

The Joint Chiropractic makes quality healthcare affordable and convenient for patients while simplifying operations for chiropractors and investors. The best part is, you don't need healthcare or chiropractic experience to...

100k Minimum Cash Required
58

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.

60k Minimum Cash Required
59

Outside pest control service is booming! Join a well funded franchisor poised for rapid growth nationwide. Looking for people who want to own and operate their own business NOW! Low investment! Secure your territory and...

50k Minimum Cash Required
60

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 Minimum Cash Required
61

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!

50k Minimum Cash Required
62

Always Best Care provides warm, compassionate and professional care for seniors and others when they need it most. We’re local experts in senior care, providing a resource for aging and senior living delivered through...

70k Minimum Cash Required
63

Imagine making a difference in the lives of children as you achieve your own personal financial goals. As a Creative World School owner, you will learn how to achieve your dreams through our protected territories, third...

500k Minimum Cash Required
64

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

65

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 Minimum Cash Required
66

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

40k Minimum Cash Required
67

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 Minimum Cash Required
68

Young Rembrandts is an award winning afterschool art program for children three to 12 years old. Their art methodology focuses on fostering children's overall brain development through the power of drawing. Current market...

20k Minimum Cash Required
69

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 Minimum Cash Required
70

Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop is a unique and quirky sandwich brand. We offer fresh baked bread, unique sauces such as Cranberry Wasabi or Peppadew Mustard, high-quality sliced meats and cheeses, fresh produce, gourmet...

50k Minimum Cash Required
71

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 Minimum Cash Required
72

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 Minimum Cash Required
73

Expense Reduction Analysts is an International Consultancy that specializes in cost reduction for businesses. We help companies save money without compromising service or quality. 18,000 successful client projects shows that...

100k Minimum Cash Required
74

For almost half a century, Gatti’s has been serving up delicious food and delivering family fun to pizza lovers in communities across the country. We are targeting 15 states for expansion across the Southeast and Midwest...

75

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 Minimum Cash Required
76

At California Tortilla, we took a look at the standards of common dining options and re-imagined them from the inside out. So what does all of this "re-imagining" mean? It begins with the idea that food should be inspired...

200k Minimum Cash Required
77

The salon and hair-care industry is a $75-billion-a-year industry that’s growing by 8% a year. Within that industry, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more stable salon franchise chain than Fantastic Sams, which is the...

50k Minimum Cash Required
78

There appears to be an endless number of franchise and business ownership opportunities out there. So, what is it that makes Mighty exceptional? We offer a proven business model in the stable, multi-billion dollar automotive...

79

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 Minimum Cash Required
80

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 Minimum Cash Required
81

At Fresh Coat our business model is designed to do two things: Provide a high-quality service to customers and make our owners money. Our customers are seniors, busy families and small business owners looking for interior...

40k Minimum Cash Required
82

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 always...

50k Minimum Cash Required
83

Eye Level offers the systematic individualized learning program and nurtures problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners. A premier supplemental education and enrichment program, Eye Level offers an innovative...

70k Minimum Cash Required
84

Rooter-Man’s Franchise Opportunity offers a unique, low cost solution to franchise ownership, with a flat rate pricing system (no royalty on percentage of sales). Rooter-Man Franchisees are granted an Exclusive Franchise...

85

Senior Relocation - Downsizing - Estate Sales. Caring Transitions is looking for motivated franchisees who want to be a part of the growing senior care industry! Getting started is easy with our home-based turn-key system...

50k Minimum Cash Required
86

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® is a green, revolutionary cleaning system built on the power of oxygen. As a business, Oxi Fresh combines the advantages of protected territories, turnkey marketing programs, and a variety of...

40k Minimum Cash Required
87

For almost 50 years, Roy Rogers Restaurants® has been a recognized brand, embodying the values of quality and honesty in our food and hospitality. We are a “cut-above” other quick serve restaurants and have earned a...

500k Minimum Cash Required
88

Becoming a Skyhawks Sports Academy franchisee allows you to combine your passion for sports, kids, and business into making a great living. We are the largest sports camp company in the US and have over 35 years of...

30k Minimum Cash Required
89

Here's what makes us great. We are straight-forward, direct, and we don't beat around the bush. People get into business for themselves for a myriad of reasons, but if it doesn't make financial sense...what's the point?...

50k Minimum Cash Required
90

TruBlue is the ONLY national provider that specializes in Total House Care, both inside and out, so Seniors can “age in place” worry-free and Busy Families can regain their free time by leaving the chores to us.

40k Minimum Cash Required
91

Earn a living doing something you enjoy with a low investment and nationally recognized support. If you like sports and kids, then you'll love owning an i9 Sports franchise!

50k Minimum Cash Required
92

Dentists and dental specialists hold roughly 170,000 jobs in the USA. The demand for dental services is expected to continue to increase. The growth in both orthodontics and cosmetic services will greatly increase the need...

50k Minimum Cash Required
93

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 Minimum Cash Required
94

Wag N’ Wash offers a unique business opportunity in the rapidly growing pet care industry. Our four revenue streams take advantage of a huge segment of the pet market, and include a retail center that offers high quality...

200k Minimum Cash Required
95

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...

150k Minimum Cash Required
96

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 Minimum Cash Required
97

What makes pizza even better? Flavored crust! Hungry Howie's Pizza has built a better pizza franchise for over 35 years. With a new twist on an old favorite, we have quickly set ourselves apart from the competition....

100k Minimum Cash Required
98

Gigi’s offers a low-cost, low-risk and scalable bakery franchise that features gourmet cupcakes and bakery treats. Gigi’s Cupcakes has grown from a single store on Broadway near Nashville’s Music Row in 2008 to one of...

150k Minimum Cash Required
99

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...

50k Minimum Cash Required
100

Armed with our proven coaching and marketing systems, you’ll have everything you need to successfully run and grow your coaching business. Ready to work for yourself and on your own terms and schedule? At The Growth...

50k Minimum Cash Required
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