Franchises In District of Columbia

Washington, DC Franchise Opportunities

The nation’s capital and home to a proliferation of government activity, DC is a great place to take advantage of a fairly affluent population, great (and free!) museums, and a dazzling art scene. If you’re thinking about opening a franchise, Washington, DC might be the perfect place for you!

Life in the District

DC itself is home to about 660,000 residents, but there are nearly 6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city has a large African American population, and also has a significant LGBT community.

The District boasts four professional sports teams, countless museums, major national monuments, many music venues and lots of local theater.

The Metro makes it easy to get around town, and there is also a bus system, a bike share program, trains in and out of the city, and three major airports.

Major Industries

The biggest industry by far in Washington, DC is the government. Nearly 30 percent of the population works for the federal government, and many other industries—such as lobbying, non-profits and trade unions—are also dependent on it.

Tourism is the second largest driver of the DC economy, with visitors contributing about $4.8 billion per year.

Let’s Talk Taxes

Washington, DC charges a franchise tax of 9.975 percent, which is one of the highest in the country. There is also a high personal income tax, which runs between 4 and 8.95 percent.

Business Statistics

  • There are 55,000 small businesses in Washington, DC.

  • Of those, 1,820 are franchises, employing 26,000 people.

  • Washington, DC has a GDP of $103.3 billion.

Featured Franchises

Available Franchises

Ginger Sushi Boutique

A flexible-model Japanese fusion cuisine restaurant featuring contemporary design. Ginger Sushi Boutique is the American brand for Sushi Shop, a popular Canadian restaurant concept of Japanese fusion cuisine. Ideal for a business owner with restaurant experience.

$150,000
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Charter Fitness

Charter Fitness is a low cost gym (basic memberships start at $10 month) that encourages a higher volume of customers and a comfortable environment. Additional revenue comes from the sale of fitness products as well as personal training. Ideal for anyone with experience in health and wellness.

$300,000
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Tony Roma's

With over 150 restaurant locations, Tony Roma’s is one of the most recognized brand names in the world! Development of Tony Roma’s is continuing in new and existing markets around the world. If you are interested in a terrific franchise opportunity here’s is your chance!

$1,000,000
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Urban Float

Urban Flat is a national leader in an industry primed for exponential growth. Urban Float focuses on providing floaters with a superior experience. We have meticulously designed retail float centers and cutting edge floatation tanks.

$150,000
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UFood Grill

To meet the growing demand for healthy options made with fresh ingredients that taste great, UFood Grill expects to open more than 100 new restaurants over the next four years and is seeking experienced restaurant operators and multi-unit investors for franchise development.

$200,000
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Teriyaki Madness

Teriyaki Madness is a fast-casual Asian inspired restaurant. Teriyaki Madness has a business model geared toward delivering franchisees serious income potential by providing a unique food alternative in the fast growing Asian food sector at half the cost of the average fast causal restaurant.

$200,000
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Menchie's

Menchie’s is a frozen yogurt franchise that allows customers to mix and match among nearly a hundred rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, and top them with some 70 rotating toppings. Menchie’s innovative self-serve model leads to happy, loyal, repeat guests.

$90,000
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Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting

Open your doors to a built-in customer base on day 1. At Maaco we are proud of the fact that our franchisees average some of the highest sales volumes of any national automotive retail franchise company.

$140,000
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EmbroidMe

EmboridMe franchisees provide customized apparel and promotional items (shirts, uniforms, bags, mugs, business gifts, etc.) to help companies promote their brand. Ideal for those who enjoy working with business owners. Entrepreneur has named EmbroidMe the leading full-service garment printing concept for over 10 years.

$49,500
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Honest-1 Auto Care

Honest-1 Auto Care is the country's most trusted family of automotive maintenance and repair centers. Honest-1 developed its brand through superior training and support. Honest-1 franchises have six-figure income potential, and require no industry experience, with extensive training provided.

$200,000
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British Swim School, USA

British Swim School is an educational franchise teaching children how to swim. The model is designed for ease of operation: classes are held in rented pools and as a franchisee you hire the swim instructors. BSS requires franchisees to be operators for the first 12 months, after which semi-absentee ownership is permitted.

$50,000
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Yogurt Mountain

Yogurt Mountain is the full package that draws our customers in and keeps them coming back. We know the importance of providing not only an excellent customer experience, but also quality product selection, corporate marketing support and community outreach.

$150,000
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Transworld Business Advisors

Being a Transworld Business Advisors is essentially three complementary businesses rolled in one: business brokerage, franchise consulting, and franchise development. They teach you how to succeed in every aspect all three profit centers.

$49,500
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SandFree

At SandFree, we offer a unique and innovative solution to floor refinishing that has been utilized all over the country. If you have the resources, management skills, and drive to succeed, we can help you create a business that you can stand behind with enthusiasm and pride.

$100,000
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Sears Handyman Solutions

As a Sears Handyman franchise owner, your business can be run out of your home. Under the trusted Sears name, you can service most all home projects such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and much more. 30% discount for Armed Forces Veterans!

$50,000
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Cinnabon

Cinnabon has been serving delicious goodies for over 25 years and seeks franchisees who are passionate about owning their own Cinnabon Bakery to continue expansion and create lasting memories for their Guests. Retail management or business ownership experience required.

$120,000
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Scout & Molly's

Do you have an eye for fashion? Scout & Molly’s provides the opportunity to combine your passion for fashion and entrepreneurship in an excellent franchise opportunity! Scout & Molly's is a fashion boutique for women 25-55, featuring unique fashion lines not found elsewhere.

$225,000
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Anago Cleaning Master

Don't just buy a franchise; be the CEO of your own franchising company! Anago's Master Franchise Model lets you build an empire in your territory, and challenges you in an executive capacity where you are securing contracts and selling your own unit franchises to service those contracts.

$154,000
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TravelHost

Serving visitors from coast to coast since 1967,TravelHost is the most widely read travel magazine in the nation and the medium of choice for thousands of advertisers - from local businesses to Fortune 500 giants - who are seeking to attract the traveling consumer.

$75,000
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Marilyn Monroe Spas

Marilyn Monroe Spas is a national company that transforms traditional spa and salon concepts under the iconic Marilyn Monroe brand. We provide superior standards of service, cleanliness, organic and vegan products, customer environment and service to our growing clientele.

$150,000
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Le Macaron French Pastries

With no on-site preparation required, our streamlined business model is relatively easy to operate and allows our franchise owners to primarily focus on providing customers with this unmatched and enjoyable French experience

$100,000
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Image Studios 360

Image Studios 360 - It’s like a mini-mall of hair salons all under one roof, and you’re the landlord! Our concept is simple: we provide an incredible space and atmosphere - you bring your passion, talent, and clientele. Together we create an intoxicating formula for success.

$200,000
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Home Helpers

Home Helpers provides medical, non-medical and personal care services for seniors and others needing short or long term care. Home Helpers offers franchisees marketing and public relations expertise, comprehensive training, a national accounts program, and personalized support.

$150,000
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GoliathTech

GoliathTech is a hands-on, construction-oriented opportunity that offers customers a new alternative to expensive, traditional concrete foundations. Franchisees are trained as certified GoliathTech installers, then work to choose and install the ideal GoliathTech helical screw pile product for each project.

$75,000
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Zoup! Fresh Soup Company

One of Inc. Magazine's 500 fastest-growing companies, Zoup! Fresh Soup Company serves fresh, handcrafted soup, salad, and sandwiches with low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options. The franchise's modern menu and custom systems maximize customer satisfaction, restaurant performance, and franchisees success.

$150,000
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