2022 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.

Stay tuned for our 2023 Top Recession-Proof Franchises list coming out soon! 

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Snap-on Tools

Industry: Automotive, Services

Snap-on Tools is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-end tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Download the report to learn more about this franchise opp…

Investment: $201,433 - $465,436 Cash Required: $41,121
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Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is a children’s soccer program with a focus on character development and impacting children’s lives on and off the field through coaching, communication and curriculum.

Investment: $43,000 - $55,300 Cash Required: $20,000
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Sola Salons

Industry: Health & Beauty

We provide beauty professionals with high-end, fully-equipped salon studios alongside the support and tools they need to launch their salon business in no time.

Investment: $545,476 - $1,737,517 Cash Required: $500,000
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Sotheby's International Realty

Industry: Real Estate

Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury real estate brand founded in 1976 by Sotheby’s fine art dealers. Sotheby’s International Realty operates as a franchise focusing on brokering a…

Investment: $194,650 - $627,000 Cash Required: $63,650
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Stretch Zone

Industry: Health & Beauty

Using a patented strapping system and proprietary tables to position, stabilize and isolate muscles, Stretch Zone practitioner-assisted stretching is a personalized routine performed by trained practi…

Investment: $107,000 - $209,000 Cash Required: $55,475

TeamLogic IT

TeamLogicIT has a sophisticated, proprietary infrastructure that lets their business offer small and mid-sized businesses what they really want – proactive service that keeps their technology up…

Investment: $110,918 - $142,709 Cash Required: $60,000
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TGI Fridays

Industry: Food & Beverage

As America’s most iconic bar and grill, TGI Fridays has been delivering great experiences, food and beverages for almost 50 years.

Investment: $2,600,000 - $4,200,000 Cash Required: $500,000
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The Haagen-Dazs Shoppe

Industry: Food & Beverage

The Häagen-Dazs Shoppe is a global brand that has been perfecting the art of making premium ice cream for more than 50 years. 

Investment: $214,518 - $542,768 Cash Required: $80,000
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The Human Bean

Industry: Food & Beverage

The Human Bean was founded in 1998 with a commitment to developing the very best drive-thru experience for quality coffee, tea & espresso.

Investment: $386,350 - $937,970 Cash Required: $200,000
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The Wendy's Company

Industry: Food & Beverage

Wendy’s serves up fresh food, even when it means going the extra mile. They are committed to making everyone feel at home because the Wendy’s family extends throughout every community.

Investment: $330,000 - $3,700,000 Cash Required: $500,000
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Industry: Food & Beverage

Tropical Smoothie Café is a lifestyle brand for people looking for better-for-you alternatives to fast food. They serve great-tasting, nutritious food and smoothies at more than 1,100 locations in th…

Investment: $277,000 - $584,000 Cash Required: $125,000

Truly Nolen of America

Truly Nolen Pest Control is a pest and termite control service for homes or businesses. Truly Nolen’s development team created a proprietary program which proactively addresses the changes in pe…

Investment: $50,421 - $122,207 Cash Required: $50,000
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United Country Real Estate

Industry: Real Estate

United Country Real Estate is the nation’s largest integrated organization of real estate and auction professionals. The company has been an innovator in lifestyle and country real estate market…

Investment: $10,875 - $50,380 Cash Required: $15,000
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Visiting Angels

Industry: Senior Care

Visiting Angels specializes in helping seniors stay at home by providing full residential senior care services. Download the report to learn more about this senior care franchise opportunity. 

Investment: $123,660 - $154,425 Cash Required: $59,950

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux

Industry: Food & Beverage

Walk-On’s® delivers a memorable game day experience with a taste of Louisiana created by an All-American team. Craveable, Louisiana-inspired food, gameday vibes, and a passion for communities ensur…

Investment: $1,184,000 - $4,430,700 Cash Required: $500,000
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We Insure

Industry: Financial & Tax

We Insure is an independent insurance solution with access to multiple insurance companies so Agents can find the best fit for their customers.

Investment: $44,000 - $124,445 Cash Required: $30,000
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