Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises of 2017

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So You Want to Be a Multi-Unit Franchisee?

Being a successful multi-unit franchisee requires a certain type of personality, financial wherewithal, and corporate support. It’s crucial to do extensive research to determine if a franchise brand can properly support you as a multi-unit operator.

The brands featured on our Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises list below earned a spot on it as a result of survey rankings by their own franchisees in areas that will be crucial to your success including leadership, marketing, training, and financial expectations. Prior to determining which brands would make this year’s Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises list, Franchise Business Review surveyed 9,125 multi-unit franchisees representing 317 franchise brands.

 

What You Need to Know to Succeed as a Multi-Unit Franchisee

Whether you are new to franchising or in one system and ready to expand into another brand, our Top 50 Multi-Unit franchises report above is an ideal jumping off point for your multi-unit franchising research. It addresses what to look for in a franchise from a multi-unit investment perspective, how to finance multi-unit expansion, and advice from both multi-unit franchisees and franchisors regarding achieving multi-unit success.

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The List: Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises of 2017

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Brick & Mortar Franchises

Logo Zor minInvestment – maxInvestment reqLiquidCapital Total Units
9Round Kickboxing
Startup Investment
$66,600 – $102,700
Cash Requirement
$24,000
Total Units
445
Captain D’s
Startup Investment
$771,000 – $1,003,000
Cash Requirement
$350,000
Total Units
844
Checkers & Rally’s
Startup Investment
$165,796 – $1,306,345
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Total Units
846
Crunch Fitness
Startup Investment
$1,200,000 – $1,500,000
Cash Requirement
$300,000 – $400,000
Total Units
190
Donatos Pizza
Startup Investment
$449,000 – $667,000
Cash Requirement
$449,000 – $667,000
Total Units
152
Expedia CruiseShipCenters
Startup Investment
$150,000 – $250,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
226
Fazoli’s Restaurants
Startup Investment
$89,300 – $1,409,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Total Units
213
Goldfish Swim School
Startup Investment
$1,335,283 – $2,932,358
Cash Requirement
$450,000 – $600,000
Total Units
40
Hungry Howie’s Pizza
Startup Investment
$251,375 – $495,850
100,000 Total Units
548
ILOVEKICKBOXING.COM
Startup Investment
$206,500 – $301,500
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Total Units
150
Kona Ice
Startup Investment
$120,225 – $143,025
Cash Requirement
$20,000
Total Units
857
LaRosa’s Pizzeria
Startup Investment
$800,000 – $1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Total Units
66

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Lenny’s Sub Shops
Startup Investment
$188,715 – $386,775
Cash Requirement
$80,000
Total Units
109
Mathnasium Learning Centers
Startup Investment
$102,750 – $143,610
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
750
My Salon Suite
Startup Investment
$395,000 – $955,000
Cash Requirement
$150,000
Total Units
68
Orangetheory Fitness
Startup Investment
$327,600 – $634,100
Cash Requirement
$372,600 – $634,100
Total Units
560
Painting with a Twist
Startup Investment
$89,300 – $143,300
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Total Units
336
Palm Beach Tan
Startup Investment
$503,070 – $811,140
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Total Units
446
Penn Station
Startup Investment
$269,232 – $535,081
Cash Requirement
$300,000
Total Units
302
Planet Fitness
Startup Investment
$853,390 – $2,882,070
Cash Requirement
$600,000
Total Units
1,313
Scooter’s Coffee
Startup Investment
$270,000 – $463,500
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
178
Snap-on Tools
Startup Investment
$169,503 – $350,231
Cash Requirement
$35,603-$55,200
Total Units
5,025
Sport Clips, Inc.
Startup Investment
$183,300 – $354,500
Cash Requirement
$200,000
Total Units
1,613
THE MAX Challenge
Startup Investment
$89,925 – $190,000
Cash Requirement
$25,000
Total Units
56
The Wendy’s Company
Startup Investment
$300,000 – 3,000,000
Cash Requirement
$2,000,000
Total Units
7,340

 

Service-Based Franchises

Logo Zor minInvestment – maxInvestment reqLiquidCapital Total Units
ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company
Startup Investment
$20,070 – $28,090
Cash Requirement
$20,070
Total Units
322
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Startup Investment
$65,170 – $540,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
293
CertaPro Painters
Startup Investment
$134,750 – $169,500
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Total Units
461
College Hunks Hauling Junk
Startup Investment
$83,300 – $208,000
Cash Requirement
$40,000
Total Units
102
College + Nannies + Tutors
Startup Investment
$176,700 – $228,700
Cash Requirement
$60,000
Total Units
100
ERA
Startup Investment
$4,800 – $221,900
Cash Requirement
$4,800 – $221,900
Total Units
2,370
Estrella Insurance
Startup Investment
$49,950 – $84,000
Cash Requirement
$25,000 – $50,000
Total Units
135
Go Mini’s
Startup Investment
$208,441 – $396,645
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
80
HouseMaster
Startup Investment
$61,100 – $106,500
Cash Requirement
$42,500
Total Units
309
Keller Williams
Startup Investment
$183,947 – $336,995
Cash Requirement
$183,947 – $336,995
Total Units
742

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MaidPro
Startup Investment
$74,500 – $204,450
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Total Units
227
Miracle Method Surface Refinishing
Startup Investment
$75,000 – $138,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Total Units
138
Our Town America
Startup Investment
$74,800 – $105,450
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Total Units
61
Right at Home
Startup Investment
$79,250 – $135,900
Cash Requirement
$150,000
Total Units
464
Rooterman
Startup Investment
$46,750 – $137,600
Cash Requirement
$18,000
Total Units
554
ShelfGenie
Startup Investment
$70,100 – $125,250
Cash Requirement
$70,100 – $125,250
Total Units
172
Soccer Shots
Startup Investment
$31,784 – $40,000
Cash Requirement
$35,000
Total Units
185
Sotheby’s International Realty
Startup Investment
$194,650 – $627,000
Cash Requirement
$63,650 – $206,000
Total Units
607
Tailored Living
Startup Investment
$131,130 – $269,495
Cash Requirement
$124,950
Total Units
195
The @WORK Group
Startup Investment
$99,500 – $174,500
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
115
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
Startup Investment
$75,000 – $590,500
Cash Requirement
$75,000 – $150,000
Total Units
351
Visiting Angels
Startup Investment
$77,985 – $102,285
Cash Requirement
$43,950 – $51,950
Total Units
548
Weed Man
Startup Investment
$68,453 – $85,513
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Total Units
646
WOW 1 DAY PAINTING
Startup Investment
$90,000 – $130,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Total Units
40
YESCO
Startup Investment
$64,300 – $350,000
Cash Requirement
$60,000
Total Units
136
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