International Franchises

Look Away

Thirty-two percent of the units of the top 200 franchises are located abroad

Growing Markets

China, Colombia, India, Vietnam, and South Africa are growing economies that could support more franchises in coming years

Global Economics

Hot locations for international franchises change constantly as economic trends begin or end around the world

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International Franchises Industry Description

Summary

Franchising outside of the United States can be both extremely challenging and incredibly lucrative. There are opportunities in established countries, like Western Europe, as well as in growing countries, such as India, Brazil and China.

Know your turf

Understanding how the country in which you are interested in franchising works is essential to succeeding. In exchange for all the difficulties caused by working within a different culture and a different system of laws is an opportunity for massive profits.

Major opportunities

International franchises are often available as master franchises—where the franchisee is in charge of all franchising in a country or regional—or area developer franchising, where the franchisee is in charge of all franchising for a region or city.

Where do I go?

Hot locations for international franchises change constantly as economic trends begin or end around the world. China, Colombia, India, Vietnam and South Africa are growing economies that could support more franchises in coming years.

Will I have company?

Yes! There are lots of other entrepreneurs taking the risk and working overseas—32 percent of the units of the top 200 franchises are located abroad.

Featured Franchises

Available Franchises

Maui Wowi

At Maui Wowi, our Ohana (Franchise Owners) are treating their customers to a vacation in a cup every day of the year. Maui Wowi is committed to offering the highest quality products, the finest Hawaiian coffees and freshly blended smoothies made from all-natural ingredients.

$75,000
Liquid Capital Required
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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
Liquid Capital Required
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Income Store

Income Store, part of Today's Growth, a 3-Time Inc.500/5000 honoree, is in there 24th year in business. Income Store builds and buys revenue generating websites.

$100,000
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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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The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach has been ranked as the top business coaching franchise by Entrepreneur. As a home-based consultancy, you'll help busy professionals work less and earn more. The proven system means that no experience in business coaching is required.

$52,125
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AAMCO Transmissions

An iconic brand for over 50 years, AAMCO made its name as the world's largest transmission repair franchise. AAMCO locations now offer total vehicle care, meaning more repeat business for franchisees. No automative experience is needed to open an AAMCO - franchisees hire a team to perform the service work.

$65,000
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Challenge Island

Challenge Island offers a range of challenge-based programming for kids 4-14, focused on S.T.E.A.M (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math). Programs include after-school activities, field trips, camps, birthday parties, and more. Ideal for someone with a creative side that gets fulfillment from seeing kids succeed.

$30,000
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Signarama

SIGNARAMA is the largest sign franchisor in the world. The sign industry has become more than a $49 billion market and SIGNARAMA has been ranked by Entrepreneur as the top franchise in the industry for nine straight years.

$49,500
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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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Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Kumon is the world's largest after school learning program with an emphasis on math and reading. Kumon focuses on franchisees with a passion for education and a minimum of a four year college degree (background in teaching not required). Kumon was recently ranked #40 on the Entrepreneur 500.

$70,000
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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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Beef O'Brady's

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is a full service family restaurant and pub. Each location has a game room for kids, a bar for adults and a full menu of food options. Beef 'O' Brady's is ideal for someone looking to be hands-on as they do not allow absentee ownership.

$250,000
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Experimac

Experimac is the innovator in sales and service of Apple® products. Their multiple revenue stream model includes sales of pre-owned Apple® computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, and sales of accessories, upgrades and software.

$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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Mathnasium Learning Centers

With more than 700 centers – and an average of two more opening each week – Mathnasium is rapidly growing around the world. We provide neighborhood environments where humanity combines with math expertise.

$60,000
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Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh is a well known (first established in 1990) fast casual Mexican restaurant franchise with a heavy emphasis on fresh, healthy, handmade ingredients. Ideal for someone with restaurant or franchise experience with ambition to own multiple units.

$200,000
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SuperGreen Solutions

SuperGreen Solutions is a leading a franchise in commercial energy efficient solutions, making us truly a 'one stop energy efficient solution shop'. We are different because we look at energy creation and energy saving from a holistic point of view, to provide our clients with total solutions.

$50,000
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Fleet Services International

Co-branded with NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty’s "Petty's Garage". Exclusive territory. #1 Industry leader for over 15 years. 100% financing for U.S. Citizens who qualify* plus software package with complete training. $100K 1st year profit potential.

$75,000
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SMS Masterminds

SMS Masterminds is a mobile marketing system that helps local merchants build customer loyalty and repeat business. The software automatically texts the right offers to a business's best customers at the best times. SMS Masterminds' support team will train you, book sales meetings, and pitch and close your first sales with you.

$29,900
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Thai Express

Thaï Express franchisees all share the same passion. We are looking for dynamic, openminded individuals or groups that have good organizational skills and experience, as well as the ability to motivate others to accomplish great things as a team

$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
Liquid Capital Required
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