Top Franchise Rankings for 2017

Looking for information on the top-ranked franchises for 2017? Franchise Business Review is the industry leader in franchisee satisfaction research, providing annual rankings of the top 200 franchise brands, in addition to monthly lists of the top brands by industry sector.

Our top franchise rankings, published in January, include the brands whose current franchise owners rated them highest relative to an overall franchise industry benchmark. The data points collected include questions about products, training, core values, leadership, financial opportunity, and more.

The Top 10 Franchise brands of 2017 are:

  1. Kona Ice (Shaved Ice, Ice Cream, and Yogurt Truck)
  2. Keller Williams (Real Estate)
  3. Visiting Angels (In-Home Senior Care)
  4. Sotheby’s International Realty (Real Estate)
  5. Weed Man (Lawn Care)
  6. MaidPro (House Cleaning & Maid Services)
  7. Pinot’s Palette (Paint & Sip Studio)
  8. CertaPro Painters (Home Painting)
  9. Cruise Planners (Travel Agency)
  10. Better Homes and Gardens (Real Estate)

Follow the links on select brands above to find a publicly shared Franchisee Satisfaction Report and learn in which areas each excels. Additional information on these brands can also be obtained by contacting the brand directly through their form.

To see a complete list of the Top 200 franchise brands of 2017, see our Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

In addition to this list, you may be interested in these recent publications, highlighting the top franchise rankings in specific segments:

Top Food & Beverage Franchises

Top Franchises for Veterans

Top Franchises for Women

Top Low-Cost Franchises

Top B2B Services Franchises

Top Multi-Unit Franchises

Top Home Services Franchises

Top Senior & Child Care Franchises


How do we compile the top franchise rankings?

We provide an outline of our methodology, but in short, all franchise brands with at least 10 franchisees in operation are invited to participate in our research for free. We contact all active franchise owners of each brand, asking 33 benchmarking questions and using responses to score the brands in seven key categories.

Brands that score in our Top 200 are featured in our annual list and publication. All others are omitted from the list. This means that any brand you find on our site has achieved this honor and is worthy of a closer look by potential franchisees. However, it is important to remember that no brand is perfect for everyone and you should always do thorough due diligence before making any major investment decision.