2023 Top Recession-Proof Franchises

FBR surveyed 36,460 franchise owners representing over 365 franchise brands to determine the franchises that rank highest in franchisee satisfaction. The following companies not only have outstanding satisfaction among their franchise owners, but they also demonstrate a strong potential to outperform their competitors during challenging economic times. 
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ActionCOACH is a global business coaching franchise that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals personalized one-on-one mentorship from a team of skilled business coaches. 

Investment: $139,951 - $317,022 Cash Required: $100,000

Amazing Athletes

Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program designed to benefit children aged 18 mos. to 6 years physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. 

Investment: $60,050 - $105,500 Cash Required: $50,000
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Any Lab Test Now

Any Lab Test Now provides lab testing services for clinical, DNA, drug, and alcohol testing, plus phlebotomy, and other specimen collection services. Download the report to learn more about this franc…

Investment: $144,150 - $227,900 Cash Required: $90,000

Assisting Hands

Industry: Senior Care

Assisting Hands Home Care grew out of a desire to provide seniors, and others needing non-medical assistance at home to help clients remain independent, safe and comfortable in their own homes. Assist…

Investment: $87,950 - $160,150 Cash Required: $100,000
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Bahama Buck's

Industry: Food & Beverage

As the nation’s premier tropical dessert franchise, no one does Sno® better than Bahama Buck’s. You will find yourself surrounded by fresh, innovative products, new creative ideas, and an uncompl…

Investment: $445,000 - $1,180,000 Cash Required: $100,000


Industry: Food & Beverage

Biggby Coffee is a neighborhood cafe with offerings that include espresso-based beverages, coffee, tea, other beverages, sandwiches, baked goods, and other food products as well as whole bean coffee, …

Investment: $276,000 - $439,000

British Swim School

British Swim School is a franchise dedicated to providing an opportunity for children to learn how to swim, no matter what age. Their lessons have been proven to prevent child drownings by utilizing o…

Investment: $99,960 - $135,010 Cash Required: $100,000
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Industry: Senior Care

CarePatrol provides clients and their families FREE senior living placement services and greater peace of mind. 

Investment: $43,620 - $103,620 Cash Required: $50,000
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Checkers & Rally's

Industry: Food & Beverage

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
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Christian Brothers Automotive

Industry: Automotive, Services

Christian Brothers Automotive is a full-service auto repair franchise that services every kind of vehicle. Download the report to learn more about the opportunity. 

Investment: $520,250 - $640,400 Cash Required: $85,000

Critter Control

Critter Controls’ model operates on the simple concept of getting pests out and keeping them out, using humane techniques to handle nuisance wildlife such as birds, moles, squirrels, mice, racco…

Investment: $63,525 - $169,525 Cash Required: $8,075
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FASTSIGNS specializes in providing custom sign and graphic solutions for any size business and event.

Investment: $233,555 - $307,308 Cash Required: $80,000
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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

Glass Doctor

Glass Doctor® is an industry-leading glass franchise specializing in both auto glass services and home and business glass services.

Investment: $158,200 - $300,400 Cash Required: $50,000

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered is a window covering franchise which provides custom window treatments to businesses and residential customers and offers virtually everything for the inside of the window including bli…

Investment: $100,050 - $122,055 Cash Required: $50,000

Green Home Solutions

Green Home Solutions is an air quality franchise that offers non-toxic and safe solutions for unwanted pests, airborne impurities, odors, and mold in indoor environments

Investment: $99,095 - $183,570 Cash Required: $140,000
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