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20 Super Brands Rocking Franchising Right Now


20 Super Brands Rocking Franchising Right Now

The 2017 IFE in New York City attracted exciting brands which are showing the world just what franchising can do. Each of our selected Top 20 now has at least 1,000 franchised locations

2017’s MFV-run IFE in New York City attracted exciting brands which are showing the world just what franchising can do. Each of our selected Top 20 now has at least 1,000 franchised locations

Jani-King International

Jani-King has over 9,000 unit franchise owners in 14 countries. Franchise owners are professionally trained to provide services to customers in commercial buildings, healthcare facilities, hotels, sporting venues, schools and universities. New franchise owners are trained using the most up-to-date technologies, procedures, tools and equipment. Franchised locations: 9,000+

Papa John’s International

Papa John’s International is the third largest pizza company in the world. The company was founded on the principle that better ingredients make a better pizza and it takes its premium ingredients very seriously. This is one of the many reasons, they say, why in just over 30 years this company has grown to over 5,000 restaurants worldwide. Franchised locations: 4,377

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Jackson Hewitt is looking to add partners with a passion for customer service and experience in multi-unit retail operations, with a mission of offering clients access to simple, low-cost solutions to manage their taxes and tax refunds. Jackson Hewitt has 6,000 franchised and company-owned locations, including 3,000 in Walmart stores. Franchised locations: 4,148

Great Clips

The world’s largest and fastest-growing salon brand with over 4,100 salons in the US and Canada, Great Clips is looking for people with great management skills, business experience and the ability to follow a system. Great Clips is privately owned, a single brand and a leader in both technology and training. Franchised locations: 4,100

Jimmy John’s

In 1983, Jimmy John Liautaud opened his first sandwich shop in Charleston, IL, at age 19. Jimmy John’s is all about using the freshest, high-quality ingredients and providing the fastest service. The company presently has 63 corporately owned stores and a busy franchising operation. Franchised locations: 2,701

RFG International

Retail Food Group (RFG) is a global food and beverage company headquartered in Australia and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. It has a global presence of over 2,550 stores in 78 territories across seven key international brands. RFG seeks mast franchise area development partners for expansion across USA of Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar, Donut King and Brumby’s Bakery. Franchised locations: 2,550

Dwyer Franchising

Dwyer Group has over 2,700 home services franchises and receives regular national publicity, having twice been featured on Undercover Boss. It has a large marketing team and offer proprietary technology, award-winning systems for growth, full training, low overhead costs, designated territories and financing options. Franchised locations: 2,500


One of America’s original franchise opportunities, Midas was founded as a single shop in Macon, GA, in 1956. With over 60 years experience building an unmatched reputation in auto-repair, Midas is now a world-renowned brand with over 2,100 franchised, licensed and company-owned shops worldwide, including 1,100 in the US and Canada. Premier brand with proven operating system. Existing prime locations and area development agreements available now. Franchised locations: 2,221


With over 55 years in QSR, Hardee’s Food Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants Holdings, has a total of 3683 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 38 countries, including 1,537 Carl’s Jr restaurants and 2,146 Hardee’s restaurants. Franchised locations: 2,028


One of the world’s largest casual dining brands, Applebees Grill and Bar has more than 2,000 locations and operates in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and 18 countries. All Applebees restaurants are owned and operated by entrepreneurs and are franchised by Applebees Franchisor LLC, a subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. Franchised locations: 2,000

Jiffy Lube

Pioneers of the fast-lube category, Jiffy Lube has been changing the way millions of drivers care for their vehicles for over 35 years. It remains the #1 name in the the North American quick lube industry, with more than 2,000 independently-owned and operated centers across the US and Canada. Significant support is provided to franchisees. Franchised locations: 2,000

Cruise Planners

An American Express Travel Representative, Cruise Planners is a low-investment business opportunity with no travel experience required. Our home-based model has a family of over 1,800 franchise owners and is the largest nationally-owned travel business I the country. As an American Express Travel Service Representative, franchisees benefit from the credibility of a trusted, instantly recognizable brand. Franchised locations: 1,800+

UFG Master Partners

United Franchise group consists of seven unique franchise brands and seeks master license candidates for targeted countries around the world for these brands: Signarama, Fully Promoted, Transworld Business Advisors, Supergreen Solutions, Experimac, Jon Smith Subs and VentureX. UFG has franchise locations in over 80 countries and a combined total of 1,400 franchisees. Franchised locations: 1,400

IHOP Restaurants

Breakfast specialists for 59 years, IHOP is the #1 brand in the family dining category and part of DineEquity, Inc. With over 1,740 locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico Middle East, Asia and Latin America, IHOP (originally the International House of Pancakes) is a true international favorite and has been since 1958. Franchised locations: 1,680


Denny’s is a true icon with an almost 100% brand awareness. Having grown to over 1,700 restaurants and system-wide sales of over $2.7 billion, Denny’s is one of the largest full-service restaurant chains in the US. Experienced restaurateurs and businessmen are invited to contact us to learn more about growth opportunities. Franchised locations: 1,561


Baked goods people The Cinnabon brand, launched more than 25 years ago, have more than 1,100 bakeries in over 60 countries. Their aim is quite simple, they say: to be a global player in the snack industry and a best-in-class bakery and coffee shop franchise. Franchised locations: 1,306

Snap Fitness

With over 2,000 clubs open or in development in 18 countries, Snap Fitness is the world’s premier 24/7 fitness franchise. The brand is dedicated to providing members with more value than any other health club and entrepreneurs with turnkey systems, financing options with low investments and world-class support. Franchised locations: 1,291

Massage Envy

The leading provider of therapeutic massage and total body care services in the US, Massage Envy was founded in 2002, since when it has established more than 1,159 franchise locations in 49 states and has 1.6 million members. The average unit volume for a franchise is $1.3million. Franchised locations: 1,159

Firehouse Subs

Founded by former firefighters Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen in 1994, Firehouse Subs is built upon a family of franchise operators who share a passion for serving others. In 2005, it created the Firehouse Subs Public safety Foundation to provide funding, life-saving equipment and education to first responders. Franchised locations: 1,075

Dream Vacations

CruiseOne/Dream Vacations is a home-based travel franchise celebrating 25 years in business. It boasts 1,100 independently-owned travel franchise locations and as part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), maintains its position as the world’s largest seller of cruise vacations. Franchised locations: 1,050

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