20 New Franchisors to Watch | 1851 Franchise
20 New Franchisors to Watch
20 New Franchisors to Watch

Businesses that took the franchising plunge in 2017

While it’s not an automatic ticket to success, franchising your business is a big step that can lead to big growth. We compiled a list of businesses who took the plunge and franchised in 2017. Each unique concept is up and coming, building buzz around their brand within the last year.

ArteVino Studio

ArteVino is a premier art and wine studio for BYOB art classes, private parties, corporate events and team building activities. ArteVino artists guide clients through the creative process and helps them complete artwork during the class session. Owners who invest in the art studio franchise have access to a wide variety of classes, artistic creations, parties and events to fill studios with guests from morning till evening making the most of retail studio spaces and business investments.

Number of Locations: 6

Startup costs: $99,800 to $123,850

A Place At Home

A Place At Home is a senior-focused care company offering a continuum of care services, including companion and licensed personal care, care coordination, staffing solutions for senior care communities, medication administration services, and placement services that assist seniors in finding the next place to call home. This holistic approach recognizes that everyone’s situation is different, and the need for reliable, varied and consistent services from the same company is essential to allow seniors to age gracefully.

Number of Locations: 2

Startup costs: $97,000 to $155,00


Coolgreens, a down-the-line fresh, naturally sourced food concept, offers signature soups, salads, wraps, bowls and flatbreads made in-house daily. The menu features over 50 types of lettuce, vegetables sliced fresh in-store each day, house-made toppings, dressings made from scratch, and menu options for all types of dietary needs, including gluten-free, carb-free, and low-fat. Founded in 2009 in Oklahoma City, the brand quickly grew to seven corporate-owned locations, before launching its first franchise offering in mid-2017.

Number of Locations: 7

Startup costs: $289,232 to $475,100

Diverse Style

Diverse Style is a cutting-edge concept and the first true multicultural hair salon in the beauty/hair industry. Diverse Style is passionate about offering exceptional service to any and every customer that walks through the door, regardless of their style or background. With this mindset, the model offers Diverse Style franchise owners the ability to increase the value of every customer through both traditional and customized services. Diverse Style offers an ultra-modern environment, a forward-looking culture and modest yet high-margin price ranges.

Number of Locations: 1

Startup costs: $163,200 to $265,300

Enliven Planters

Enliven Planters is an innovative subscription gardening service that brings joy and beauty to homeowners by creating affordable seasonal planters and window boxes. The brand’s designers create custom planters for their customers that change on a quarterly basis.

Number of Locations: 1

Startup costs: $75,000 to $150,000

Factory Donuts

Factory Donuts is a made-to-order cake-donut shop. Each donut is handcrafted by dipping them into the customers’ choice of covering, then topped with drizzle. Factory Donuts is looking to expand the brand into other communities through franchise ownership, with single and multi-unit opportunities available.

Number of Locations: 1

Startup costs: Inquire with franchisor

Fun Fieldz

Fun Fieldz brings a range of miniature, authentic sports fields to your location to create a unique and memorable big-league experience. Fun Fieldz was created by three fathers as a way to compete with video games, computers and social media. Their goal was to get their children off the couch and outside for good old active fun. Fun Fieldz is a concept that keeps kids active, gives adults a chance to reconnect with their childhood and gives families, friends and co-workers a way to build stronger relationships.

Number of Locations: 1

Startup costs: $29, 790 to $50,115

Home Clean Heroes

In today’s world, a home-cleaning service isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Home Clean Heroes knows that everyone can use a hero around the house. Though the cleaning industry offers multiple resources for household upkeep, many options available in today’s market just don’t cut it when it comes to the quality of care and trust that customers deserve. Home Clean Heroes offers a new standard of professional, safe, reliable service that raises the bar of the industry as a whole. Home Clean Heroes is committed to cleaning up homes and freeing up schedules for homeowners.

Number of Locations: 1

Startup costs: Inquire with franchisor

Honey-Jam Cafe

Established in 2010 by Dick Portillo, Honey-Jam Cafe has been treating friends, families and businesses to a delightful gathering place with warm, comfortable surroundings for breakfast and lunch. Honey-Jam Cafe was built with the intention of making every visitor feel as if they’re stopping by a neighbor’s home.

Number of Locations: 3

Startup costs: Inquire with franchisor

Idolize Brows and Beauty

To be an owner of an Idolize Brows & Beauty spa is to be an owner of the ultimate feel-good business. The experienced and trained staff offer clients a wide variety of spa services, focusing on the brand’s no-appointment-necessary eyebrow and facial threading, full body waxing, facials, and lash extensions. Opening an Idolize spa is worry-free, as the corporate team offers hands-on help for each franchisee, step by step, through the entire process.  

Number of Locations: 8

Startup costs: $95,100 to $227,170

Ivybrook Academy

Ivybrook Academy is a children's pre-school with a Montessori & Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum. The brand's schools are uniquely positioned to not compete with other day cares, pre-schools or tutoring centers because of its unique education based model.  The Ivybrook Academy approach provides a progressive early childhood education that values students’ individual voices within each vibrant community and cultivates compassionate citizens who find joy in learning.

Number of Locations: 6 in the U.S.; 110 International locations

Startup costs: $340,000 to $490,000

Orange Cryo Wellness

Orange Cryo Wellness has brought what were previously considered luxury services to the mass market and has helped fuel the explosive growth of an entire industry. North America is projected to be the predominant regional sector accounting for the largest market primarily due to its advanced healthcare infrastructure. The presence of a well-established healthcare infrastructure and high per-capita healthcare expenditure in the U.S is expected to drive the application of cryogenic gases for therapeutic purposes. Also, availability of advanced products such as cryoprobes, cryoguns, and other devices are expected to drive demand.

Number of Locations: 8

Startup costs: $116,450 to 184,450

Pretty in Paint Parties

Pretty in Paint invites party guests to create their own version of artwork on a blank canvas, all while visiting with friends and enjoying a glass of wine. The "Paint & Sip" market segment is a rapidly growing industry, and franchising with PIP gives franchisees the model to take advantage of these opportunities in their local market.

Number of Locations: 7

Startup costs: $14,775 to $37,300

Superior Play Systems

Superior Play Systems, founded in 1992, is the leader in helping families experience So Many Ways To Play.™ The franchise transforms backyards into the ultimate family fun center. Superior Play Systems’ interactive showrooms are outfitted with the highest quality play sets, basketball hoops and trampolines, providing safe, clean venues for open-play and children’s birthday parties. The concept makes it simple for Superior Play System owner/operators to provide families with a great reason to go out and play.

Number of Locations: 10

Startup costs: $297,000 to $349,000

Rolling Cow Ice Cream Shoppe

Rolling Cow Ice Cream Shoppe opened its first location in Paramus, New Jersey and has since had a cult following. Rolling Cow is now looking for single and multi-unit operators who are passionate about the business. Rolling Cow seeks entrepreneurs who are committed to excellence, both in the products you serve and to the team members who make your daily operations possible.

Number of Locations: 6

Startup costs: $95,000 to $275,000

Mango Mango Dessert

Mango Mango Dessert was established in New York City in June of 2013. Their shops serve traditional Hong Kong-style sweet-soup desserts and modern fusion sweets. Mango Mango Dessert uses the finest ingredients and a sophisticated method of cooking to create innovative handmade desserts to serve customers. Most of their desserts are made with mango, including the soup, pastries and drinks.

Number of Locations: 9

Startup costs: Inquire with franchisor


NEXClean, headquartered in West Chester, PA is a specialty cleaning company that provides deep cleaning services and solutions to the healthcare, rehabilitation and food processing industries. Developed with a roll-up-your-sleeves mentality, the early years of NEXClean were spent cleaning transport equipment for children’s hospitals. Now known for its green, detailed and super safe processes, NEXClean’s reputation has spread rapidly throughout the Philadelphia region.

Number of Locations: 1

Startup costs: $84,750 to 101,009

Raju's Egg & Veg

In 1982, at the age of 21, Rajubhai Rana rented a handcart to start Raju Omlet while also working at a printing press. As fans adored his novelties, he quit his full-time job, and in 1995, he opened his own shop. Now there are more than a dozen locations in India, Dubai and Kuwait. While eggs are mostly eaten for breakfast around the world, Rajubhai created a tradition to enjoy eggs all day and especially late at night.

Number of Locations: 1

Startup costs: Inquire with franchisor

Solcioty Fitness

Solcioty represents a strong opportunity to compete in an already popular marketplace: boutique fitness. While other players in the segment provide limited and routine exercise programs, Solcioty offers its members an exclusive, state-of-the-art heart-rate monitored cardio and resistance group training program in an exciting, high-tech environment. The franchise’s corporate team is defined by strong leadership with extensive experience in the areas of fitness, development, brand marketing and franchising. From the pre-opening sales and marketing programs, site selection, lease negotiations, staff recruiting and on-site training to the continued support of ongoing daily operations, Solcioty Fitness has developed an ownership experience built for success.

Number of Locations: 1

Startup costs: $489,000 to $770,000

Yang's Braised Chicken Rice

Founded by Xiao Lu, Yang, Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice opened its first restaurant in Ji Nan, Shandong Province in 2011 and has since franchised more than 6,000 locations across China, Australia, Japan and Singapore, with its first U.S. location opening in Tustin, California in September of 2017. The brand’s innovative single-item menu is rooted in tradition and has developed a loyal international fan-base. With a focus on quality through simplicity, Yang’s is committed to the extraordinary flavor of its ingredients, starting with the signature, proprietary sauce used at all locations. With its recent U.S. expansion, Yang’s is poised for continued growth to share its braised chicken rice with the world.

Number of Locations: 6,500

Startup costs: Inquire with franchisor