Top Recession-Proof Franchises

These top recession-proof franchises have the highest owner satisfaction ratings and the greatest potential to perform well during volatile financial market conditions. Search the list to find franchise opportunities in many different industry segments, as well as a wide range of investment levels.

FBR surveyed thousands of franchise owners to determine the franchises that rank highest in franchisee satisfaction. Not only do the following companies have outstanding satisfaction among their franchise owners, but they also demonstrate a strong potential to out perform their competitors during challenging economic times.

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360 clean employees
Includes owner satisfaction report
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360clean

360clean is a health-focused office cleaning service for businesses throughout the United States.

Investment: $20,800 - $29,000 Cash Required: $20,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Kona Ice

Industry: Food & Beverage

Kona Ice mobile trucks specialize in serving premium, low-sugar shaved ice in a variety of flavors. 99% of Kona Ice franchise owners would recommend the franchise to others. Download the Kona Ice Fran…

Investment: $149,995 - $189,300 Cash Required: $20,000

SYNERGY HomeCare

Industry: Senior Care, Services

SYNERGY HomeCare is a premier provider of non-medical home care services offering clients the highest quality of life and independence attainable. Services range from personal assistance, errands, tra…

Investment: $44,286 - $170,912 Cash Required: $50,000

Premier Pool Service

Premier Pool Cleaning and Pool Service is a full service pool care company that handles any and all pool service and repair requests. When you call Premier Pools, you can rest assured that their pool …

Investment: $26,822 - $98,972 Cash Required: $10,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

A Place At Home

A Place At Home is a non-medical in-home senior care franchise providing multiple revenue streams, personalized training & support and key market availability.

Investment: $84,185 - $148,517 Cash Required: $50,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Any Lab Test Now

Any Lab Test Now provides direct access to clinical, DNA and drug and alcohol lab testing services, as well as phlebotomy and other specimen collection services, through a retail storefront business m…

Investment: $133,900 - $227,900 Cash Required: $90,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Checkers & Rally's

Checkers & Rally’s drive-thru restaurants specialize in hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and milkshakes. 

Investment: $790,797 - $2,368,316 Cash Required: $250,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Chicken Salad Chick

Chicken Salad Chick serves more than a dozen scratch-made, southern-style flavors of chicken salad made daily.

Investment: $742,300 - $980,300 Cash Required: $250,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Christian Brothers Automotive

Christian Brothers Automotive offers full-service auto repair service and maintenance for every kind of vehicle — gas or diesel, foreign or domestic, car or truck. 

Investment: $520,250 - $640,400 Cash Required: $85,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

East Coast Wings + Grill

East Coast Wings + Grill full-service restaurants serve over 50 unique flavors of chicken wings along with a wide variety of other menu items.

Investment: $427,968 - $981,275 Cash Required: $200,000

Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals work with job seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience.

Investment: $150,000 - $250,000 Cash Required: $40,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS specializes in providing custom sign and graphic solutions for any size business and event.

Investment: $234,317 - $322,489 Cash Required: $80,000
Fibrenew mobile restoration service franchise opportunity owner smiling in front of company vehicle
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Fibrenew

Fibrenew is a mobile service franchise specializing in the repair, restoration and renewal of leather, plastic, vinyl, fabric and upholstery.

Investment: $87,000 - $99,000 Cash Required: $25,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

HomeVestors of America

Real estate investing franchisor HomeVestors of America buys homes with cash that are in need of immediate repair and that the owners need to sell quickly.

Investment: $80,000 - $456,250 Cash Required: $80,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

HomeWell Care Services

HomeWell Care Services provides personal care, companionship, and homemaker services that help seniors and other homebound individuals remain safely in the comfort of home.

Investment: $96,000 - $224,800 Cash Required: $150,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Image One

Image One Is a commercial cleaning franchise.

Investment: $42,775 - $216,675 Cash Required: $50,000
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