20 Franchise Brands You Could Buy and Open in 2017
20 Franchise Brands You Could Buy and Open in 2017

Even though we are nearly halfway through the year, these brands are franchises that have little barriers to opening

Memorial Day Weekend marks a weekend of observance and the beginning of the summer. Here are 20 1851 franchise brands that are experiencing growth in 2017. Thinking about changing your life and buying a franchise? Take a look at these 20 franchise opportunities (ranked by lowest investment to highest investment):

1) Pretty in Paint Parties | Start-Up Costs: $14,775 - $37,300

More Information: prettyinpaintparties.1851franchise.com

About Pretty in Paint Parties: Amelia Courtney and Erica Bridges never planned to go into business together. They originally met and became friends because their children were in preschool together. But after Courtney took a trip down South and attended a paint party at an art studio, the pair realized they had stumbled across something special. When Courtney returned to their home in New Jersey and showed off her painting, Bridges decided she wanted something similar to hang in her home. But because the idea of a paint party was still relatively new at the time, there wasn’t a studio offering that type of event in their area. So they decided to throw their own party. They reached out to another one of their friends who happened to be an artist, and she agreed to guide Courtney and Bridges—along with some of their other friends and neighbors—through the painting process over apps and cocktails. By the end of the night, it was clear that there was potential for this fun and simple concept to become a successful business. With that, Pretty in Paint Parties was born. Pretty in Paint Parties was founded in 2012 on the idea that the same studio paint and sip concept could and would be mobile. Why be in the same location when you can paint in your own private setting with YOUR friends, YOUR family, YOUR co-workers, and not a group of strangers? By 2015, Erica and Amelia knew that there was a bigger picture and wanted to expand Pretty in Paint even more. However, they knew that the two of them being working moms would fill up their schedules, they thought it was time to share the love of Pretty in Paint and offer others the same opportunity to run their own business. Since then, Pretty in Paint Parties' franchise system has been rapidly evolving.

2) Showhomes | Start-Up Costs: $43,000 - $82,000

More Information: showhomes.1851franchise.com

About Showhomes: Founded in 1986, the Showhomes® franchise system has helped Realtors® and homeowners sell more than 25,000 residential properties worth more than $8.5 billion by transforming high-end vacant houses into fully-furnished, inviting, valued Showhomes homes. Currently serving prominent communities in 18 states, the Showhomes system is a rapidly expanding franchise with nearly 60 offices nationwide. Boasting the expertise of long-time real estate and interior design professionals, Showhomes businesses are a one-stop-shop for home staging, home redesign, “One-Day Makeovers” for currently occupied homes, and the proprietary Home Manager™ program – a proven model to get upscale vacant homes sold faster. Many major national media outlets in the U.S. have praised the work of Showhomes businesses and the brand has been prominently featured on Oprah, HGTV, DIY Network and the Travel Channel. For more information and to learn about franchise opportunities, please visit www.showhomes.com.

3) Pool Scouts | Start-Up Costs: $54,500 - $98,000

More Information: poolscouts.1851franchise.com

About Pool Scouts: The Pool Scouts franchise opportunity is a refreshing take on pool cleaning and maintenance that the industry needs. From our professionally trained technicians (Scouts) to best-in-class technology, Pool Scouts is the solution customers have been looking for. We position our brand as trustworthy, reliable and most importantly, fun! Pool cleaning can be a dirty task, but at Pool Scouts, we enjoy every step of the way. Pool industry experience is not required. That’s why we are here. We provide training, operations, and marketing support. If you have always dreamed of owning your own business or thought of being able to spend more time with your family or even just love being outside, the Pool Scouts franchise is the opportunity for you. As part of Buzz Franchise Brands, franchisor for Mosquito Joe, we know franchising. With Pool Scouts, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Our established business model helps you take proven steps for operational success and offers solutions for recruiting customers and providing service they value.

4) Mosquito Joe | Start-Up Costs: $69,600 - $122,500

More Information: mosquitojoe.1851franchise.com

About Mosquito Joe: Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers. Our technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to one thing: getting rid of mosquitoes so you can enjoy being outside again. Outfitted with the latest gear and backed by the coordination of a top-notch support staff, our technicians in the field get the job done swiftly and thoroughly, leaving a noticeable absence of biting insects in their wake. Each Mosquito Joe operation is an independently owned franchise offering customers reliable and effective service from a trusted community member, backed by a national network of technical expertise

5) Sylvan Learning | Start-Up Costs: $70,980 - $159,890

More Information: sylvanlearning.1851franchise.com

About Sylvan Learning: Sylvan Learning has been the industry leader for 30 years with a proven business model that provides the most advanced and innovative approach to supplemental education in the industry. Sylvan Learning assists students from ages 4.5 up through college with a sizable program mix and modular curriculum that allows franchisees to deliver services through parent pay and institutional contract opportunities. This system delivers results where students realize 2 to 3 times more growth in math and reading scores than other students.

6) Signal 88 | Start-Up Costs: $73,000 - $268,400

More Information: signal88.1851franchise.com

About Signal 88: Since its founding in 2003, Signal 88 Security has had the vision to provide world-class and industry-leading security services for residential, commercial, retail and institutional customers. The brand recognizes that safety is a basic human right and need. Signal 88 Security promises to provide customized security services so that neighborhoods and communities can pursue their passions in life openly, freely and joyfully. It solves the increasing complexity of security needs today through the simplicity, professionalism, value and quality of what it promises, delivers and measures every single day.

Devotion to service is at the very core of the people who wear the Signal 88 Security uniform. For every single franchisee and employee, serving is the active ingredient in service. Not only is it what the brand loves to do, it’s who they are.

7) Miracle Method | Start-Up Costs: $75,000 - $120,000

More Information: miraclemethod.1851franchise.com

About Miracle Method: Miracle Method upgrades baths and kitchens without the mess, expense and hassle of replacement. With more than 130 locations nationwide, Miracle Method is one of the fastest growing residential and commercial refinishing companies in the United States. As a mobile service, we restore existing fixtures in their place and our applied composite resins create a new finish that is incredibly beautiful, durable and will extend the life of tubs, tile, and countertops for 15 years or more. Today, growing consumer demand for cost-effective solutions to restore bathroom and kitchen surfaces to look and feel like new fuels our development.

8) Great Clips | Start-Up Costs: $136,900 - $258,250

More Information: greatclips.1851franchise.com

About Great Clips: Great Clips is the largest haircare name brand in North America with more than 4,200 salons and over 1,000 franchise owners. No industry experience required. Due to our simple business model, the salons are manager-run so our franchisees can keep their professional careers. This model allows our owners to grow multiple locations without adding significant complexity.  At Great Clips our average franchise owner operates 5-6 salons after five years.

9) Wireless Zone | Start-Up Costs: $142,500 - $328,500

More Information: wirelesszone.1851franchise.com

About Wireless Zone: Whether we’re talking about mobile devices, the mobile networking industry, or the unrivaled brand power of Verizon Wireless, the Wireless Zone® franchise opportunity encompasses a trio of incomparable attributes. And we’re the only exclusively branded franchise in the mobile device retail space. Wireless Zone offers all this and more. Why reinvent the wheel when you can just roll with the success of an established and successful franchise system? By 2017, the number of mobile devices is expected to reach 10 billion. On average, Americans buy new cellphones and smartphones every 22 months. It's your turn to reap the rewards from this industry's gargantuan growth.

10) Wild Birds Unlimited | Start-Up Costs: $146,692 - $228,406

More Information: wildbirdsunlimited.1851franchise.com

About Wild Birds Unlimited: In 1981, Jim Carpenter, our founder and CEO, had a dream. Jim loved the hobby of bird feeding and loved the idea of controlling his own destiny by owning his own business. Jim’s entrepreneurial spirit came naturally; his grandparents had owned a small chain of “Five and Dime” retail stores in Indiana. So, with a big dream and small inheritance, Jim opened the first Wild Birds Unlimited store in Indianapolis, IN. Jim was confident that if he had the best bird feeding products, delivered the finest customer experience and focused on enhancing his customers’ lives by providing them the best way to enjoy the backyard bird feeding hobby, he was sure to succeed. These foundations have not changed over the past 35 years.

11) Jan-Pro | Start-Up Costs: $152,500 - $768,000

More Information: janpro.1851franchise.com

About Jan-Pro: JAN-PRO was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the JAN-PRO team is comprised of business leaders with experience around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, the international company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro, a subsidiary of Premium Franchise Brands, regularly receives accolades from around the world.

12) TWO MEN AND A TRUCK | Start-Up Costs: $178,000 - $555,500

More Information: twomenandatruck.1851franchise.com

About TWO MEN AND A TRUCK: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are over 350 national locations operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates more than 380 locations and 2,669 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 6 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 87 consecutive months of record growth. Each location is independently owned and operated. For franchising opportunities, visit franchise.twomenandatruck.com.

13) Sport Clips | Start-Up Costs: $189,300 - $354,500

More Information: sportclips.1851franchise.com

About Sport Clips: It’s a winning concept — a great haircut experience for men and boys in a fun sports-themed environment.  With over 1,600 stores and adding over 150 new locations each year, Sport Clips is by far the leading men’s and boys’ haircut franchise in North America, in all 50 states and Canada. For entrepreneurs looking to build a business, this is a great recession-resistant business with no receivables, and no industry experience is necessary. Better yet, you hire a manager and keep your current job, while building your Sport Clips business for the future.

14) Toppers Pizza | Start-Up Costs: $262,663 to $490,649

More Information: topperspizza.1851franchise.com

About Toppers Pizza: At Toppers Pizza we wear aprons, not suits. That’s because at Toppers, we believe every decision that goes into making a pizza should be made in the kitchen and not in the boardroom. Our concept started with a simple idea – do pizza better. Fueled by this belief, we make every pie from scratch and use only Wisconsin cheese. Fresh. Fast. Delivered. We’ve doubled in size over the last three years and top development markets are selling out. Today, we’re one of the fastest growing pizza chains in the country fueled by consumer demand for better pizza that is delivered fast and just the way customers want it. We’re looking for smart, experienced operators to help build something special while capitalizing on our march across America. Do you have what it takes?

15) Togo’s | Start-Up Costs: $274,000 - $508,700

More Information: togos.1851franchise.com

About Togos: In 1971, out of a small sandwich shack in San Jose, Togo's started with a fairly simple goal: provide made-to-order sandwiches filled with fresh ingredients. After opening a second location in 1974, Togo's began franchising in the late '70s. The brand has become a West Coast original because of its high quality ingredients and one-on-one friendly service that sets them apart. While most of their franchises are based in California, Togo's is expanding throughout the West with close to 300 locations open or under development.

16) Workout Anytime | Start-Up Costs: $351,300 - $836,500

More Information: workoutanytime.1851franchise.com

About Workout Anytime: Atlanta-based WORKOUT ANYTIME is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week fitness concept with over 100 units across the U.S. Founded by fitness veterans John Quattrocchi and Steve Strickland, the company was formed to provide members with first-class fitness facilities at the lowest cost possible, while delivering a profitable and affordable business model to franchisees. Built on the founders’ motto of, “think big, keep it simple and do it with integrity,” WORKOUT ANYTIME is preparing for significant expansion into new territories by providing opportunities to business-minded entrepreneurs. Franchise opportunities are available and more information can be found on the WORKOUT ANYTIME website.

17) MOOYAH | Start-Up Costs: $373,350 - $623,300

More Information: mooyah.1851franchise.com

About MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes: MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a fast-casual, “better burger” concept offering mouthwatering made-to-order burgers, French fries hand cut from Idaho potatoes, and real ice cream shakes. Founded in 2007, the Plano, Texas-based company serves fresh, lean American beef, all-natural Jennie-O® turkey burgers, black bean veggie burgers, buns baked in-house daily, real cheeses and toppings made from garden-fresh veggies. While many Guests dine in-restaurant, MOOYAH also offers online ordering and carry out for Guests on the go. In 2016, MOOYAH was ranked No. 38 in Fast Casual Magazine’s annual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, a list they have been included in for several years in a row. The brand also ranked 2nd in Best Fast Casual Restaurant Franchise Company, 4th in Best Restaurant Franchise Company, and 7th in Best Overall Franchises Company by Franchiserankings.com.

18) Zoup! | Start-Up Costs: $386,860 - $676,250

More Information: zoup.1851franchise.com

About Zoup!: Zoup! started with two simple discoveries our founders made while building their first company, which made soup and spice mixes for restaurants. That original business gave the partners kitchen-door access to top chefs and managers at hundreds of restaurants. And, it gave them the chance to confirm what they suspected all along. First, that really good soup is hard to find. And, second, that soup has powerful intangible qualities that elicit feelings of comfort, warmth and well-being for many people. From there they teamed up with a top chef and spent almost two years creating and evaluating recipes. In 1998 they opened their first location in Southfield, MI. Today, fans can enjoy Zoup!'s soup, salads and sandwiches at 100 locations across the northern United States and in Ontario, Canada.

19) Famous Toastery | Start-Up Costs: $414,500 - $768,000

More Information: famoustoastery.1851franchise.com

About Famous Toastery: Founded by best friends Robert Maynard and Brian Burchill, Famous Toastery opened its first location in 2005 in Huntersville, NC.  They opened in a small house-turned-restaurant which gave them a unique look to go along with their 2 main goals: provide fresh-made breakfasts and do it in a fun atmosphere.  To meet the first of these goals, Robert and Brian required the freshest ingredients for their unique breakfast offerings which included made-from-scratch portabella mushroom benedicts and avocado omelets.  To achieve the second, they adopted the philosophy that “every server is your server” which reinforced that great customer service was just as important as the food.  Over the next 8 years, Famous Toastery grew to 3 locations and word was growing about their success.  Now having the recipe for success and a system to expand, they began franchising in 2013, and have been rapidly growing ever since.

20) Saladworks | Start-Up Costs: $513,159 - $532,814

More Information: saladworks.1851franchise.com

About Saladworks: We've been making salads since before they were cool. And now more than ever, we’re obsessed with fresh. We believe a salad is only as good as where it comes from. That’s why we source the best growers for bigger taste. It’s why we chop fresh all day, every day. From our kale to our carrots to our quinoa, our promise is as fresh as it gets. At Saladworks, this is where it all began, over thirty years ago. Making salads for the people. By the people. And we plan on making them for a very long time. Because there’s nothing trendy about fresh.