Our Top 10 Franchise Categories for 2018

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Our Top 10 Franchise Categories for 2018


2017-12-12 14:00:00

Asian Food

For evidence that the American palate has evolved, look no further than the Asian food category. You’ll find concepts that never would have been franchised 20 years ago, inspired by a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, including sushi and the latest culinary craze, poke.

Flame Broiler

Chicken, beef, and tofu rice bowls

STARTUP COST

$256.7K-$408.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

190/0

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Asian-American food

STARTUP COST

$133.7K-$527K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

184/0

LemonShark Poke

Poke

STARTUP COST

$232.9K-$473.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2/2

Maki-Mee

Sushi

STARTUP COST

$251.1K-$356.99K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/2

Pho Hoa

Vietnamese food

STARTUP COST

$158K-$295.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

65/10

Sriracha House

Asian fusion restaurants

STARTUP COST

$222.3K-$402K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

Teriyaki Madness

Asian food

STARTUP COST

$270.7K-$651.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

45/2

Thai Express

Thai food

STARTUP COST

$330.4K-$731.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

302/0

Beauty/Grooming Services

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Maybe that’s the reason for the sudden surge in franchises offering lash and brow services. Other beauty and grooming services, like hair care, waxing, and skin care, continue to grow as well.

Amazing Lash Studio

Eyelash-extension salons

STARTUP COST

$270.4K-$584.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

147/0

Camille Albane Franchising

Upscale hair and beauty salons

STARTUP COST

$245.9K-$424.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

270/0

Deka Lash

Eyelash extensions

STARTUP COST

$199.5K-$359.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

8/4

Face. Brow & Beauty Bar

Makeup, eyebrow shaping and microblading, body waxing, facials, eyelash extensions

STARTUP COST

$106K-$231.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

First Choice Haircutters

Family hair salons

STARTUP COST

$168.9K-$282.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

197/210

Flirty Girl Lash Studio

Eyelash extensions and brow services

STARTUP COST

$147.4K-$259.95K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/2

Great Clips

Hair salons

STARTUP COST

$136.9K-$258.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

4,091/0

In-Symmetry Spa

Massages, acupuncture, facials, waxing

STARTUP COST

$128.5K-$285.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

Island Society

Spray tanning

STARTUP COST

$39.7K-$191.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/2

J’adore

Eyebrow microblading, scalp micropigmentation, semipermanent makeup, aesthetics

STARTUP COST

$81.3K-$106.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

The Lash Lounge

Eyelash extensions, cosmetic products, apparel, accessories

STARTUP COST

$147.6K-$297.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

11/3

LaVida Massage

Massages, skin care

STARTUP COST

$248.8K-$476.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

57/0

LunchboxWax

Body waxing

STARTUP COST

$172.1K-$395.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

30/3

Massage Envy

Massage therapy, stretch therapy, skin care, facials

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1,189/0

Massage Heights

Therapeutic massage, facials

STARTUP COST

$430.1K-$637.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

144/5

MassageLuXe

Therapeutic massage, facials, waxing

STARTUP COST

$399.2K-$550.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

42/5

Palm Beach Tan

Tanning

STARTUP COST

$479K-$789.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

257/189

Pigtails & Crewcuts

Children’s hair salons

STARTUP COST

$93.8K-$205.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

49/1

Salons by JC

Salon suites

STARTUP COST

$545.6K-$1.1M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

72/10

Seva Beauty

Eyebrow shaping, eyelash extensions, facials, tinting, makeup, spa services and products

STARTUP COST

$114.7K-$301K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

180/0

Sharkey’s Cuts For Kids

Children’s hair salons

STARTUP COST

$124.9K-$151.99K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

53/1

Snip-Its

Children’s hair salons, party services

STARTUP COST

$129.98K-$239.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

62/2

Spavia Day Spa

Massage, skin-care, and spa services

STARTUP COST

$273K-$596.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

21/1

Sport Clips

Men’s sports-themed hair salons

STARTUP COST

$189.3K-$354.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1,638/54

Supercuts

Hair salons

STARTUP COST

$144.3K-$296.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1,721/944

Tan Republic

Tanning, sunless tanning, skin-care products

STARTUP COST

$96K-$388.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

63/1

V’s Barbershop Franchise

Upscale men’s barbershops

STARTUP COST

$195.2K-$363.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

33/1

Waxing the City

Facial and body waxing

STARTUP COST

$108.2K-$491.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

75/1

The Woodhouse Spas

Spa services and treatments, bath, body, and wellness products

STARTUP COST

$597.4K-$793.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

48/4

Child Enrichment

From coding to cooking and swimming to science, there’s an enrichment franchise for just about every interest under the sun. And with parents more than willing to pay for their kids to learn (and have fun doing it), it’s no surprise this has become one of the fastest-growing franchise categories.

Abrakadoodle

Art-education programs

STARTUP COST

$37.9K-$80.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

353/2

Amazing Athletes

Educational sports programs

STARTUP COST

$30.9K-$43.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

96/0

Bach to Rock

Music schools

STARTUP COST

$340.5K-$507.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

17/6

Bricks 4 Kidz

Lego-engineering classes, camps, parties

STARTUP COST

$34.3K-$52.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

631/0

Bricks Bots & Beakers

STEM camps, classes, parties

STARTUP COST

$17.6K-$27.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

14/2

British Swim School USA

Swimming lessons for ages 3 months and older

STARTUP COST

$92.2K-$179K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

102/1

Challenge Island

Educational enrichment programs

STARTUP COST

$47.6K-$62.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

42/3

Chef It Up!/Chef It Up 2 Go!

Allergy-friendly cooking parties, classes, and events

STARTUP COST

$36.1K-$95.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

10/4

Code Ninjas

Computer-coding learning centers

STARTUP COST

$109.5K-$210.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

The Coder School

Coding classes for ages 7 to 18

STARTUP COST

$87.6K-$170.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

10/3

Color It In

Art supply stores; children’s art workshops and parties

STARTUP COST

$83.4K-$141.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

CompuChild

STEAM classes

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

29/1

D-BAT Academies

Indoor baseball and softball training, batting cages, merchandise

STARTUP COST

$315.2K-$611.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

37/1

Drama Kids International

After-school drama classes and summer camps

STARTUP COST

$28.8K-$49.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

233/0

Engineering for Kids

STEM activities

STARTUP COST

$27.3K-$93.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

171/1

Fun Bus Fitness Fun on Wheels

Mobile children’s fitness and entertainment

STARTUP COST

$136K-$223.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

25/1

High Touch-High Tech

Science enrichment activities for schools/parties

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

29/4

i9 Sports

Youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics

STARTUP COST

$59.9K-$69.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

128/1

JumpBunch

Mobile children’s sports and fitness programs

STARTUP COST

$45.8K-$59.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

43/0

Kidokinetics

Mobile children’s physical education programs

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

5/10

Kidz On The Go

Mobile children’s fitness programs

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2/2

KidzArt

Art-education programs, products, and services

STARTUP COST

$21.5K-$34.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

64/0

Kinderdance International

Children’s dance, gymnastics, fitness, and yoga programs

STARTUP COST

$17.95K-$46.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

134/2

LearningRx

Learning enhancement, cognitive training, reading training

STARTUP COST

$83.5K-$198K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

70/1

Little Kickers

Preschool soccer programs

STARTUP COST

$23.2K-$34.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

278/2

Little Medical School

Healthcare-themed after-school and summer-camp programs

STARTUP COST

$36.4K-$53.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

36/3

LPG Sports Academy

Youth sports programs

STARTUP COST

$8.5K-$28.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

3/1

Mad Science Group

Science education and entertainment programs

STARTUP COST

$74.8K-$109.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

141/0

Mighty Kicks

Mobile soccer programs for ages 2 to 12

STARTUP COST

$10.2K-$16.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

34/1

Nutty Scientists

Science enrichment and entertainment programs

STARTUP COST

$50.7K-$263.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

271/5

NZone Sports of America

Sports leagues and programs for ages 2 to 18

STARTUP COST

$41.1K-$56.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

37/0

One Sports Nation

Youth sports leagues

STARTUP COST

$42.2K-$89.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

21/1

Parisi Speed School

Youth sports performance training

STARTUP COST

$67.8K-$167.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

95/0

Professor Egghead

Science and engineering classes, camps, and parties for ages 4 to 10

STARTUP COST

$22.3K-$34.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

8/0

RoboThink

STEM programs

STARTUP COST

$40.7K-$110.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

11/2

SafeSplash Swim School

Child and adult swimming lessons, parties, summer camps

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

115/18

School of Rock

Music education

STARTUP COST

$136.9K-$339.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

180/20

Snapology

STEM educational programs

STARTUP COST

$34.5K-$185K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

25/1

Soccer Shots Franchising

Soccer programs for ages 2 to 8

STARTUP COST

$35.6K-$48.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

184/9

STEM For Kids

Engineering, computer programming, and robotics programs for ages 4 to 14

STARTUP COST

$19.9K-$81.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

7/5

SwimLabs Swim School

Child and adult swimming lessons

STARTUP COST

$494.5K-$1.2M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

11/0

Taste Buds Kitchen

Cooking events for children and adults

STARTUP COST

$206.6K-$360.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

6/1

TGA Premier Junior Golf

Youth golf programs

STARTUP COST

$21.5K-$62.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

55/2

TGA Premier Sports

Youth sports programs

STARTUP COST

$29.8K-$68.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

13/1

TGA Premier Youth Tennis

Youth tennis programs

STARTUP COST

$21.5K-$62.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

43/1

Tippi Toes

Children’s dance classes

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

32/0

Tumbles

Children’s fitness and STEAM classes

STARTUP COST

$258.2K-$337.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

8/0

Tutu School

Children’s ballet schools

STARTUP COST

$68.3K-$135.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

22/3

Young Rembrandts Franchise

Drawing classes for ages 3 to 12

STARTUP COST

$41.3K-$48.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

105/0

Entertainment/Recreation

Some franchises just want to have fun–or at least they want their customers to. While kids and families are often the target audience for these types of businesses, entertainment activities aimed strictly at adults, like paint-and-sips and escape rooms, have gained popularity in recent years.

Adventure Kids Playcare

Child-care/entertainment centers

STARTUP COST

$344.3K-$589K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

9/4

Bottle & Bottega

Paint-and-sip studios

STARTUP COST

$97.8K-$162.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

24/2

centertec

Virtual-reality entertainment centers

STARTUP COST

$597.8K-$1.8M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

ClimbZone Franchising

Climbing-wall family entertainment centers

STARTUP COST

$1.9M-$2.99M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

Color Me Mine Enterprises

Paint-your-own-ceramics studios

STARTUP COST

$146.1K-$193.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

131/10

the Coop Franchise Group

Play and party spaces

STARTUP COST

$130.5K-$283.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

4/1

Cruise Planners

Travel agencies

STARTUP COST

$2.1K-$22.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2,564/1

DivaDance

Adult dance classes and parties

STARTUP COST

$28.5K-$42.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1/2

Dream Vacations

Travel agencies

STARTUP COST

$3.2K-$21.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1,119/0

Freedom Boat Club

Membership boat clubs

STARTUP COST

$144.2K-$193.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

123/19

Funtopia

Indoor playgrounds

STARTUP COST

$627.1K-$1.3M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

4/4

GameTruck Licensing

Mobile video-game theaters

STARTUP COST

$146.6K-$311.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

69/0

Kampgrounds of America

Campgrounds and RV parks

STARTUP COST

$210.95K-$4.5M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

465/30

Luv 2 Play

Indoor playgrounds

STARTUP COST

$288.5K-$1.1M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

6/1

Painting with a Twist

Paint-and-sip studios

STARTUP COST

$89.3K-$188.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

285/4

Paniq Room

Escape rooms

STARTUP COST

$164.9K-$264.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1/8

Pinot’s Palette

Paint-and-sip studios

STARTUP COST

$63.4K-$204.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

135/4

RentMotoped

Motorized-bicycle rentals

STARTUP COST

$180.2K-$223.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/0

Rockin’ Jump

Indoor trampoline arenas and party spaces

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

38/4

SailTime Group

Membership boat clubs

STARTUP COST

$70.7K-$151.95K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

26/1

Share My Coach Franchise

Privately owned RV rental management

STARTUP COST

$62.8K-$84.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

6/1

Sky Zone

Trampoline playing courts

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

180/1

Sugar Plum Parties

Birthday party venues

STARTUP COST

$89.9K-$149.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2/1

Wine & Design

Paint-and-sip studios

STARTUP COST

$52.8K-$105K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

71/1

X-Golf Franchise

Indoor golf simulators

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

13/0

Fitness

Even as it continues to grow year after year, the fitness industry is slimming down. Giant gyms are giving way to small studios and even mobile, in-home training. That means more affordable opportunities, too. More than a quarter of these franchises can be started for less than $100,000.

Alkalign Studios

Group fitness classes, streaming fitness classes, nutrition coaching

STARTUP COST

$173.3K-$521K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2/2

Anytime Fitness

Fitness centers

STARTUP COST

$89.4K-$677.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

3,617/38

Baby Boot Camp

Prenatal and postpartum fitness and nutrition

STARTUP COST

$5.1K-$12.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

90/1

Blink Fitness

Health and fitness centers

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/55

Bodytek Fitness

Gyms

STARTUP COST

$222.6K-$373K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/3

Burn Boot Camp

Women’s fitness centers

STARTUP COST

$105.6K-$168.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

71/4

CKO Kickboxing

Kickboxing fitness classes

STARTUP COST

$112.99K-$378.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

74/1

Club Pilates Franchise

Reformer Pilates classes

STARTUP COST

$180.6K-$249.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

204/0

Crunch Franchise

Fitness centers

STARTUP COST

$304.5K-$2.1M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

167/17

Epic Hybrid Training

Fitness centers

STARTUP COST

$64.7K-$142.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2/2

ETF Fitness

Fitness studios

STARTUP COST

$241.5K-$567.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/3

Fit Body Boot Camp

Indoor fitness boot camps

STARTUP COST

$37.7K-$87.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

405/0

Fit36

Group fitness training

STARTUP COST

$161.9K-$278.95K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

12/0

Fit4Mom

Prenatal and postpartum fitness and wellness programs

STARTUP COST

$6.2K-$23.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

259/1

Fitness Together

Personal training

STARTUP COST

$125K-$190.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

147/0

Gold’s Gym

Health and fitness centers

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

571/148

GymGuyz

Mobile personal training

STARTUP COST

$56.7K-$119.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

106/4

Hard Exercise Works

Fitness programs

STARTUP COST

$126.7K-$457.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

17/1

Honor Yoga

Yoga and meditation classes

STARTUP COST

$116.7K-$205.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

5/4

iLoveKickboxing

Kickboxing fitness classes

STARTUP COST

$157.9K-$398.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

208/6

Iron Tribe Fitness

Group personal-training gyms

STARTUP COST

$300K-$433.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

30/8

Jazzercise

Group fitness classes, conventions, apparel, and accessories

STARTUP COST

$3.7K-$32.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

9,077/2

Just You Fitness

Personal training

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

3/1

Koko FitClub

Fitness clubs

STARTUP COST

$185.3K-$396.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

83/0

Legacy Fit

Group interval training classes

STARTUP COST

$207.7K-$381.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2/1

The Max Challenge

10-week fitness and nutrition programs

STARTUP COST

$112.7K-$212.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

51/1

9Round

Kickboxing circuit-training programs

STARTUP COST

$75.2K-$116.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

533/6

Orangetheory Fitness

Group personal training

STARTUP COST

$488.4K-$994.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

610/17

PickUp USA Fitness

Basketball-focused fitness clubs

STARTUP COST

$337.3K-$539.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2/0

Planet Fitness

Fitness clubs

STARTUP COST

$857.1K-$4.2M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1,353/58

Pure Barre

Barre fitness classes and apparel

STARTUP COST

$168.1K-$300.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

454/13

Retro Fitness

Health clubs

STARTUP COST

$941.4K-$1.9M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

148/0

Self Made Training Facility

Private personal training and supplement sales

STARTUP COST

$179K-$435.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

8/4

Snap Fitness

24-hour fitness centers

STARTUP COST

$148.2K-$458.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1,376/42

Sudore Fitness

Group interval training

STARTUP COST

$335.2K-$745K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

Tapout Fitness

Fitness and martial arts

STARTUP COST

$83.6K-$597.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

6/2

Title Boxing Club

Boxing and kickboxing fitness classes, personal training, apparel

STARTUP COST

$162.8K-$423.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

161/2

TruFusion

Group fitness studios

STARTUP COST

$687.4K-$1.3M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1/2

UFC Gym

Fitness, boxing, kickboxing, and MMA classes

STARTUP COST

$295.1K-$4.9M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

123/11

Workout Anytime 24/7

24-hour health clubs

STARTUP COST

$449.8K-$865.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

129/1

The Zoo Health Club

Fitness centers

STARTUP COST

$71.1K-$415.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

22/0

Frozen Desserts

There’s no denying the appeal of all things cool, sweet, and creamy. While frozen yogurt franchises that survived the saturation of the market a few years back are still going strong, the trend today is toward more indulgent treats like frozen custard and gelato.

Baskin-Robbins

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages

STARTUP COST

$93.6K-$401.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

7,892/0

Ben & Jerry’s

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, smoothies

STARTUP COST

$156.4K-$486K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

557/29

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, ices, sherbets

STARTUP COST

$270.2K-$1.3M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

195/2

Carvel Ice Cream

Ice cream, ice cream cakes

STARTUP COST

$250.6K-$415.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

398/0

Cold Stone Creamery

Ice cream, sorbet

STARTUP COST

$50.2K-$467.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1,238/10

Creamistry Franchise

Ice cream

STARTUP COST

$224.5K-$576.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

44/2

Dairy Queen

Ice cream, burgers, chicken

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

6,753/2

Dippin’ Dots Franchising

Specialty ice cream, frozen yogurt, ices, sorbet

STARTUP COST

$112.2K-$366.95K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

212/1

Kona Ice

Shaved-ice trucks

STARTUP COST

$120.2K-$143K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

894/14

Kremo Ice Cream

Ice cream

STARTUP COST

$180.9K-$273.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

Marble Slab Creamery

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, baked goods

STARTUP COST

$293.1K-$376.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

335/0

Morano Gelato Franchise

Gelato, espresso, granita

STARTUP COST

$301.2K-$533.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2/1

Paciugo Gelato Caffe

Gelato, pastries, beverages

STARTUP COST

$103.5K-$455K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

32/4

Popbar

Gelato, sorbetto, and frozen yogurt on a stick

STARTUP COST

$217K-$458.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

25/1

Red Mango Cafe & Juice Bar

Frozen yogurt, smoothies, juices, wraps

STARTUP COST

$193.5K-$466K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

315/0

Reis & Irvy’s

Frozen yogurt vending machines

STARTUP COST

$160.8K-$563.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

3/0

Rita’s Italian Ice

Italian ice, frozen custard

STARTUP COST

$150.5K-$440.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

605/0

Stricklands Frozen Custard

Frozen custard, ice cream, yogurt, sorbet

STARTUP COST

$188.5K-$315K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

4/0

Sub Zero Franchise

Ice cream, Italian ice, frozen yogurt, custard

STARTUP COST

$239.5K-$484.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

49/3

Yogurtland Franchising

Self-serve frozen yogurt

STARTUP COST

$309.3K-$702K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

316/12

Health Services

Whatever the political future may hold for healthcare, it’s clear the franchise world believes it will continue to mean big business for years to come. And now in addition to traditional medical services, we’re seeing more alternative therapies, like acupuncture and cryotherapy, venture into franchising.

Dentalvana

Dental care

STARTUP COST

$222.6K-$740.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

East West

Family healthcare centers

STARTUP COST

$139.8K-$206.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

First Care Franchises

Family medical care and urgent care clinics

STARTUP COST

$567.6K-$786.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/7

First Choice Pediatrics

Pediatric primary medical care

STARTUP COST

$479.9K-$653.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/6

Flawless Icon

Medical spas

STARTUP COST

$131.4K-$193.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers

Physical therapy, balance and vestibular therapy, preventative wellness services

STARTUP COST

$138.8K-$390K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

222/17

Glace Cryotherapy

Whole-body cryotherapy

STARTUP COST

$124.7K-$202.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1/1

America’s Chiropractor

Chiropractic, rehabilitation, nutrition, and wellness services

STARTUP COST

$60.6K-$250.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

264/0

The Joint

Chiropractic services

STARTUP COST

$211.4K-$339.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

337/47

Modern Acupuncture

Acupuncture

STARTUP COST

$193.8K-$349K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

1/0

My Eyelab

Eye care and eyewear

STARTUP COST

$248.1K-$495.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/75

OrthoNow

Orthopedic and sportsmedicine urgent care centers

STARTUP COST

$491.3K-$990K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

5/1

Pearle Vision

Eye care and eyewear

STARTUP COST

$400.3K-$605.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

421/102

Physical Therapy Now

Physical therapy

STARTUP COST

$116.7K-$190K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

11/4

Profile by Sanford

Weight-loss and wellness services

STARTUP COST

$363.5K-$607K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

6/24

The Salt Suite

Salt therapy

STARTUP COST

$176.2K-$295.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

3/2

Pets

Pets are no longer seen as property but as part of the family, and franchises that feed, groom, train, and care for them are reaping the rewards of that cultural shift. According to the American Pet Products Association, spending on our furry friends will reach almost $70 billion this year.

Aussie Pet Mobile

Mobile pet grooming

STARTUP COST

$139.9K-$148.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

245/0

Ben’s Barketplace

Pet health-food stores

STARTUP COST

$188.6K-$360.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

Camp Bow Wow

Dog daycare, boarding, training, grooming; in-home pet care

STARTUP COST

$859.6K-$1.1M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

134/9

Camp Run-A-Mutt

Dog daycare and boarding

STARTUP COST

$187.7K-$466.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

8/1

Dee-O-Gee

Pet supplies and services

STARTUP COST

$161.5K-$387.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/2

Doggies Gone Wild

Dog daycare and grooming services

STARTUP COST

$145.6K-$618.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/2

The Dog Stop

Dog daycare, boarding, walking, grooming, training, products

STARTUP COST

$254.4K-$488.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

5/4

Dogtopia

Dog daycare, boarding, and spa services

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

45/5

The Dog Wizard

Dog training

STARTUP COST

$47.8K-$64.3K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

19/0

EarthWise Pet

Pet food and supplies, grooming and self-wash services

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

45/0

Fetch! Pet Care

Pet sitting, dog walking

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

79/8

Hounds Town USA

Dog daycare, pet boarding, pet grooming

STARTUP COST

$127.3K-$193K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

3/1

Husse

Pet-product delivery

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

522/2

In Home Pet Services

Pet sitting, dog walking

STARTUP COST

$9.2K-$35.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

12/1

Jordan’s Pet Care

Dog walking, pet sitting, dog training

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

K-9 Resorts

Luxury dog daycare and boarding

STARTUP COST

$915.7K-$1.3M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

6/1

Mobile Pet Imaging

Mobile CT-scan services for animals

STARTUP COST

$554.9K-$624.6K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/1

Pet Passages

Pet funeral and cremation services and products

STARTUP COST

$40.5K-$375K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

2/1

Pet Supplies Plus

Retail pet supplies and services

STARTUP COST

$555.4K-$1.3M

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

198/210

Pet Wants

Natural pet-food stores/delivery

STARTUP COST

$56.8K-$191K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

70/0

Petland

Pets, pet supplies, boarding, daycare, grooming

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

159/13

Pets Are Inn

Pet care in private homes

STARTUP COST

$59.95K-$85.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

15/0

Pets Warehouse

Pets and pet supplies

STARTUP COST

$219.8K-$485.7K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

0/5

Camp Preppy Pet

Pet daycare, boarding, grooming

STARTUP COST

$100.95K-$248.2K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

15/1

Sitter4Paws

Pet-sitting, dog-walking

STARTUP COST

$21.3K-$46.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

7/1

Wild Birds Unlimited

Bird-feeding supplies and nature gift items

STARTUP COST

$146.7K-$228.4K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

316/0

Zoom Room

Indoor dog training and socialization, pet products

STARTUP COST

$146.6K-$300.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

8/2

Staffing/Recruiting

With staffing companies hiring nearly 15 million temporary and contract employees annually, the industry’s growth has outpaced overall job growth according to the American Staffing Association. And franchises make up a significant — and still expanding — chunk of that industry.

All About People Staffing

Temporary and direct-hire staffing

STARTUP COST

$269.5K-$295.1K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

17/1

AtWork Group

Temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire staffing

STARTUP COST

$99.5K-$174.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

94/1

Global Recruiters Network

Executive search services

STARTUP COST

$94.4K-$135.8K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

175/0

Jomsom Staffing Services

Temporary and permanent staffing, employment services

STARTUP COST

$84.1K-$127K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

5/1

Labor Finders

Industrial staffing

STARTUP COST

$128.5K-$217.96K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

193/0

Link Staffing Services

Staffing, HR solutions

STARTUP COST

$99.5K-$174K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

32/8

Patrice & Associates

Hospitality, retail, and sales recruiting

STARTUP COST

$84.95K-$93.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

107/0

PrideStaff

Staffing

STARTUP COST

$112.6K-$237.5K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

72/3

Spherion Staffing

Staffing, recruiting

STARTUP COST

$100.5K-$167.9K

TOTAL UNITS
( Franchised / Company-Owned )

183/0



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