🍟 12/28/2021 – Top Franchises of 2021

#10: Smash My Trash 

  • Units Open: 163
  • Investment Range: $322,650 – $395,500
  • Net Income: $601,039 off of $1,388,532 in gross revenue*

*Based on a statement of income from the full year 2019 for a franchisee in Houston

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

Given the sheer income potential relative to the investment, I had to include this franchise! At 163 units there is certainly room for growth as well.

Full Breakdown available via the Week 12 Edition.


#9: Fitness Machine Technicians 

  • Units Open: 45
  • Investment Range: $71,450 – $118,490
  • EBITDA: $349,569 off of $970,764 of revenue*

*Based on an affiliate business for the full year 2019

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

A niche business that will always exist unless treadmills go extinct!

Full Breakdown available via the Week 19 Edition.


#8: Angry Crab Shack 

  • Units Open: 15+
  • Investment Range: $391,440 – $670,700
  • Average Net Income: $401,901*

*Based on 5 affiliate locations and 1 franchise in 2019

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

It’s early days, but these are very impressive numbers for a food franchise!

Full Breakdown available via the Week 4 Edition.


#7: Soccer Shots ⚽

  • Units Open: 248
  • Investment Range: $43,500 – $60,300
  • Average EBITDA: $46,668.42*

*Based on the average income statement per single territory franchisee in 2019

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

A super low cost franchise that can be a great entryway to entrepreneurship!

Full Breakdown available via the Week 11 Edition.


#6: Fat Shack 

  • Units Open: 26
  • Investment Range: $112,750 – $291,250
  • Average Revenue: $1,091,986*

*Based on 10 franchisee owned units that operated for all of 2020

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

A food business that did well during covid and shows a great AUV!

Full Breakdown available via the Week 7 Edition.


#5: Costa Oil 

  • Units Open: 14+
  • Investment Range: $128,250 – $196,900
  • Average Net Income: $96,374*

*Based on 4 existing affiliate outlets open for the full year 2020

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

A great return relative to the investment, in the steady auto industry!

Full Breakdown available via the Week 13 Edition.


#4: The Coder School 

  • Units Open: 51
  • Investment Range: $72,250 – $150,650
  • Average EBITDA: $82,176 *

*Based on 21 locations open the full 12 months 2019

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

Coding is a skill that will remain in demand, and this low cost franchise capitalizes on it!

Full Breakdown available via the Week 1 Edition.


#3: Dog Training Elite 

  • Units Open: 59
  • Investment Range: $82,800 – $104,750
  • Average Profit: $337,856*

*Based on information on the franchise website

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

The pet industry is on fire and this low cost franchise is a way to play it!

Full Breakdown available via the Week 17’s Thursday 3 Edition.


#2: LaundroLab 

  • Units Open: 1+
  • Investment Range: $321,330 – $482,650
  • Average EBITDA: $230,140*

*Based on 1 affiliate location for the full year in 2020

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

This franchise is automating laundromat’s and offers upside via the parent company’s delivery service, 2ULaundry.

Full Breakdown available via the Week 14 Edition.


#1: Crumbl Cookies 

  • Units Open: 328
  • Investment Range: $227,666 – $574,833
  • Average Profit: $319,958*

*Based on 53 franchised outlets in 2020

The Wolf’s Quick Take 🍟:

When I covered Crumbl in week 5, they had 251 locations open, meaning they have been averaging 4 new locations PER WEEK. If that’s not indicative of the rocket ship growth this brand is on then idk what is! 

Full Breakdown available via the Week 5 Edition.

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