Top Franchises for Veterans

Many franchise systems are actively recruiting U.S. military veterans, with many offering discounts and other incentives. However, not all of these brands are good fits for a franchisee with a military background.Each year, Franchise Business Review surveys thousands of franchise owners across North America and publishes a ranking of today's top franchise opportunities based exclusively on owner satisfaction.

The list below features award-winning franchises whose veteran franchisees have shown a high level of satisfaction with the business, considering factors such as training and support, leadership, and financial opportunity, among others.

If you are a veteran interested in starting a franchise business, start your search with these great companies!


Franchise Name Industry Minimum Investment Profile 50
AdvantaCleanHome Services$124,800832
ASP - America's Swimming Pool CompanyHome Services$85,000885
Big Frog Custom T-ShirtsRetail$180,750894
CarePatrolSenior Care$64,649856
CertaPro PaintersHome Services$134,750993
Checkers & Rally'sFood & Beverage$165,796951
Christian Brothers AutomotiveAutomotive$403,200986
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel RepresentativeTravel$10,495992
Expedia CruiseShipCentersTravel$150,000956
FASTSIGNSBusiness Services$151,140981
FirstLight HomeCareSenior Care$95,156943
Fish Window Cleaning ServicesServices$83,225919
Happy and Healthy Products, Inc.Food & Beverage$45,000847
Home Care AssistanceSenior Care$199,000947
HomeVestors of AmericaReal Estate$44,000940
Huntington Learning CenterEducation$96,675903
InXpressBusiness Services$55,3001
Kona IceFood & Beverage$114,2251000
MaidProCleaning & Maintenance$58,960995
Mathnasium Learning CentersEducation$90,750953
Mosquito JoeHome Services$69,600886
Murphy Business & FinancialBusiness Services$57,525945
Pinch A PennyRetail$230,000971
Pinot's PaletteSports & Recreation$76,600994
Sandler TrainingBusiness Services$88,150980
Snap-on ToolsAutomotive$169,503964
Soccer ShotsChild Services$31,742979
Sport Clips, Inc.Health & Beauty$183,300925
The Goddard SchoolEducation$706,700950
TSS PhotographyChild Services$10,500824
Two Men and a TruckServices$75,000977
Visiting AngelsSenior Care$77,985998
Wild Birds UnlimitedRetail$125,978990
Window GenieServices$90,800970

View complete list of all award-winning franchises (not Veteran-specific)