Franchises

Franchise 500: Our Definitive Ranking of 2022's Strongest Franchises

Learn all about the industry's latest trends and most innovative brands, while exploring the best franchise opportunities.

5 Franchises That Saw Explosive Growth in 2021

Advantageous pivots and well-timed opportunities catapulted each of these companies over 200 spots on our Franchise 500 list.

With People Stuck at Home, Energy Bills Went Up, and Koala Insulation Stepped Up Its Game to Meet Demand

The company scaled rapidly to over 200 territories in a year and secured its first ranking on the Franchise 500.

Amanda Breen

How Ace Handyman Services Capitalized on the 'Do It for Me' Economy to Jumpstart Its Growth

A well-timed acquisition helped the home repair business jump onto the Franchise 500 list for the first time.

These Cost-Management Gurus Practice What They Preach, and It's Made Them One of the Fastest-Growing Franchises

The Texas-based company Expense Reduction Analysts has returned to the Franchise 500 list, powered by clear-eyed assessments, quality control, and broad franchisee appeal.

Kenny Herzog

How Buddy's Home Furnishings Acquired and Conquered Its Way to Huge Growth

The brand makes a second appearance on the Franchise 500 list through its eager multi-unit franchisees and a fine-tuned strategy.

Mosquito Shield Enlisted the Help of a Bullish Sales Partner, and Growth Skyrocketed

Creating a solid franchising foundation helped the business shift its growth plans into overdrive.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Continues Its Nine-Year Growth Streak as We All Hustle to Get Healthy

Digital expansion and a revamped menu landed the brand in the Top 10 of our Franchise 500.

Blaire Briody

7-Eleven Reinvents Itself to Meet Shifting Customer Expectations, Becoming One of the Year's Top Franchises

A $21 billion acquisition, thriving delivery program, and new restaurant concepts are just a few of the company's recent ventures, which landed them the #9 spot on our Franchise 500 ranking.

Blaire Briody

Amid Unprecedented Weather Events, Disaster Cleanup Franchise Servpro Saw 20% Financial Growth

A year of extraordinary weather had the company has been busier than ever, which landed them the #8 spot on our Franchise 500 ranking.

Blaire Briody

How Planet Fitness Muscled Through Temporary Pandemic Closures to Become a Top Franchise

The affordable exercise chain managed to keep the doors of every single location open in 2021. In fact, it opened dozens more. That how it landed the #7 spot on our Franchise 500 ranking.

Blaire Briody

How Kumon Rode the Choppy Waves of Childhood Learning to a Top Franchise Ranking

The nationwide academic-enrichment center weathered shifts to remote education and surpassed 2,000 American locations, landing at #6 on our Franchise 500 ranking.

Margot Boyer-Dry