What Are the Most Common Franchised Industries?

Franchises operate in virtually every sector you can imagine. In addition to a large presence in the restaurant and hotel sectors, the most commonly franchised industry categories include service-related fields such as:

  • Home repair and remodeling
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Household furnishings
  • Maintenance and cleaning services

As well, franchises are commonly seen in business support services such as:

  • Accounting
  • Mail processing
  • Advertising services
  • Package shipping
  • Personnel services
  • Printing services.

Other commonly franchised industries include:

  • Automotive repairs and services
  • Environmental services
  • Hair salons
  • Health aids and services
  • Computer and phone repair
  • Clothing stores
  • Children’s services

Visit the International Franchise Association's franchise opportunity page to search for franchises by industry or find the best franchise opportunity for your interests.