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About FBR

Franchise Business Review is the leading franchise research firm
delivering data-driven insights to the franchising industry.
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Our Mission Deliver Actionable Data & Insights

Empower franchise buyers with research, ratings, & reviews

Support franchise brands in achieving performance objectives

17+ Years of Independent Research

570000+ Site Visitors Annually

150000+ Franchisees Surveyed

1100+ Franchise Brands Trust Us

How We Empower Franchise Buyers

Top-Rated Franchises

Each year, we reveal the Top 200 franchises based on unbiased feedback from real franchise owners. Browse our list to learn more about this year’s top franchise brands.

Top 200 Franchises

FBR Franchise Academy

Exploring franchise ownership is exciting—and confusing! We’ll walk you through six essential steps to selecting and buying the franchise that’s right for you.

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Compare Franchise Opportunities

Our research delivers the most comprehensive list of today’s top franchise opportunities based on reviews of 30,000 franchise owners across 300+ leading franchise companies.

Compare Top Franchises

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Get insights and advice, franchise research and ratings, franchise owner success stories, and more delivered to your In Box as an FBR Insider!

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Data-Driven Insights

We work with leading franchises to gather actionable insights from key stakeholders—franchisors, franchisees, employees, and candidates—and deliver ratings, reports, reviews, and top franchise lists throughout the year.

FBR insights not only enable franchisors to understand what they are doing well and where improvements can be made, but also help potential franchise buyers explore a multitude of franchise opportunities.

Our research provides in-depth data that empowers entrepreneurs to search and compare franchises, download franchise reports, connect with and request more information from the brands that interest them most.

Our methodology.

How We Select The Top Franchises


We invite all franchise companies based in North America with 10 or more franchise owners to
participate in our research at no cost.


We contact all franchisees in the franchise companies to answer the anonymous, 33-question survey.


We analyze the responses from the franchisees and use a weighted scale to determine an overall Franchisee Satisfaction Index (FSI) rating for each franchise brand.


The FSI score is used to benchmark each company’s franchisee satisfaction level against over 1,100 franchise brands presenting tens of franchisees and determine their ranking among other participating companies.


We identify the brands that exceed the benchmark and recognize them with a Top Franchise Award.

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We’re not in the business of just crunching data, we’re in the business of helping people succeed.

Eric Stites, FBR Founder & CEO

Helping Franchise Brands Grow & Improve

By working with franchisors that wish to gather data on franchisee satisfaction, we provide in-depth reporting that can help increase franchisee satisfaction and improve brand success. Our tools and research help connect potential franchise buyers with the top franchise brands.

Research & Insights

Delivering actionable insights on:

  • Franchisee Satisfaction
  • Employee Engagement
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Candidate Experience
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Recognizing excellence since 2006.

  • Annual Awards
  • Franchisee Satisfaction Awards
  • Top Food Franchises
  • Top Low-Cost Franchises
  • Most Profitable Franchises
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Franchise Development

Connecting buyers with franchise brands.

  • Franchise Validation
  • Lead Generation
  • Content Marketing
  • Brand Exposure
Franchise Development Solutions
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