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Franchise Research Links

The links below render site specific searches to help you research franchises. There are plenty of sites that exist to help you find good information. Our links are designed to help you find negative information. The first few franchise research resources, at the left of the table of links below, including the Better Business Bureau, Rip Off Report, Lexis Nexis, the FTC, and Blue Mau Mau are specifically included to assist with locating information that you may find negative. The remaining resources, the International Franchise Associaton's (IFA) Franchise.org, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Yahoo, are more informational in nature, but are at least less promotional than many sites. The specific reasons why we chose these sites as franchise research resouces are detailed at the bottom of this page.



CompanyBBB.orgRipOffReport.comLexisNexis.comFTC.govBlueMauMau.orgFranchise.orgEntrepreneur.comYahoo.com
1-800-GOT-JUNKViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
241 PizzaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
1800FiX.comViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
7-ElevenViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Aaron's Inc.ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
A and W RestaurantsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
AAMCO TransmissionsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Advanced Weight Loss ClinicsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
AdvantaCleanViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Advantage Rent a CarViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
AllstateViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
AlphaGraphicsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
American Leak DetectionViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
American Poolplayers AssociationViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
AmeriHostViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Amato'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
AmpmViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Applebee'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Arby'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Assist-2-SellViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Athletic NationViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Atlanta Bread CompanyViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Auntie Anne'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Avis Rent A CarViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
BataViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Baker's Dozen DonutsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Baskin-RobbinsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Baymont Inn and SuitesViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Beef `O'Brady'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Ben and Jerry'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Ben Franklin StoresViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Berlitz Language SchoolsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Big Apple BagelsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Big Boy Restaurants InternationalViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Big O TiresViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Billboard ConnectionViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Blackjack PizzaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Blake's LotaburgerViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Blockbuster VideoViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n BiscuitsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Booster JuiceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Boston MarketViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Boston PizzaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Bruegger'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Buffalo Wild WingsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Billeh SuperstarsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Borders GroupViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Burger KingViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Camille's Sidewalk CafeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Canadian Residential Inspection ServicesViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Candy BouquetViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Captain D's SeafoodViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Carl's Jr.ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Carlson Wagonlit TravelViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Cartridge WorldViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
CarvelViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Century 21 Real EstateViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
CefioreViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
CertaPro PaintersViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Charley's Grilled SubsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Checkers Drive-In RestaurantsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Chem-DryViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Chester's InternationalViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Chick Fil-AViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Choice Hotels InternationalViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Church's ChickenViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Circle KViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
CiCi's PizzaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
City WokViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Coffee BeaneryViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Coffee NewsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Cold Stone CreameryViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Coldwell Banker Real Estate CorporationViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
College Pro PaintersViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks MovingViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Cookies By DesignViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Cousins SubsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Culligan Water ConditioningViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Culver Franchising SystemViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Cuppy's CoffeeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Curves for Women/Curves InternationalViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Dairy QueenViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
D'Angelo Sandwich ShopsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Days Inns WorldwideViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Del TacoViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Denny'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Di Piu MilanoViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Dickey's Barbecue PitViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Dippin' Dots FranchisingViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Direct BuyViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Discount Tire CompanyViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Dog n SudsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Domino's PizzaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Doubletree Hotels Suites ResortsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Dream DinnersViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Dulce CafeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Dunkin' DonutsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Econo LodgeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Edible ArrangementsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
El Pollo LocoViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
EB Games (formerly Electronics Boutique)ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Embassy Suites HotelsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
EmbroidMeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
ERA Real EstateViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Extreme PizzaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
FamilyMartViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Famous Dave'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Fantastic SamsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Farmer BoysViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
FiducialViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Firehouse SubsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Fox's Pizza DenViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Freedom Boat ClubViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
FressnapfViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Friendly's RestaurantsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
FuddruckersViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Furniture MedicViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
GNC FranchisingViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Golden CorralViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Gold's GymViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Great ClipsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Green trendsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
GymboreeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Häagen-DazsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Hampton Inn/Hampton Inn and SuitesViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Hardee'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Hard Rock CafeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Harvey'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Hawthorn SuitesViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Hilton Garden InnViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Hilton Hotels and ResortsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
HobbyTown USAViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
HomeVestors of AmericaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Homewood Suites by HiltonViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
HootersViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Howard Johnson InternationalViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
IHOPViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Instant Tax ServiceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
InterContinental Hotels GroupViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
It's a Grind Coffee HouseViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Jack in the BoxViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Jackson Hewitt Tax ServiceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Jamba JuiceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Jani-KingViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
JazzerciseViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Jenny CraigViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Jerry's Subs and PizzaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Jersey Mike's SubsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Jiffy LubeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich ShopsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Johnny RocketsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Kampgrounds of AmericaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Kentucky Fried ChickenViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Knights InnViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Krystal RestaurantsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
L'Occitane en ProvenceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
L.A. InsuranceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
La Quinta Inns and SuitesViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Lenny's Sub ShopViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Liberty Tax ServiceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Little CaesarsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Little GymViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Long John Silver's RestaurantsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Maaco Auto Painting and BodyworksViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Mac's MilkViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Mad ScienceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
MaggieMoo's InternationalViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Maid BrigadeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Maid-RiteViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
MaidProViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Manchu WokViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Marble Slab CreameryViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Martinizing Dry CleaningViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Matco ToolsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
McAlister's DeliViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
McDonald'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Meineke Car Care CenterViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
The Melting Pot (restaurant)ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Merry MaidsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
MicrotelViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Midas MufflerViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Milio's SandwichesViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Moe's Southwest GrillViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Motel 6ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Mr. RooterViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Mr. SubViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
MyDiscountTech.comViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Navis Pack and Ship CentersViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
National Property InspectionsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
NetspaceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
NightOwl Convenience StoresViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Night MovesViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
NandosViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Orange JuliusViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Outback SteakhouseViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Office 1 SuperstoreViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
PachaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Panda ExpressViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Panera Bread/Saint Louis Bread CompanyViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Papa JohnsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Papa Murphy'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Party AmericaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
PaychexViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Payless Car RentalViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pearle VisionViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Perkins Restaurant and BakeryViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pet Supplies PlusViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pick Up StixViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pita PitViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pizza FusionViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pizza HutViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pizza InnViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pizza NovaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pizza PizzaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pizza RanchViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Plan Ahead EventsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Planet FitnessViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Play N TradeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
PlayballViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Play It Again SportsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pop-A-LockViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Popeyes Chicken and BiscuitsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
PostNet (company)ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Prime CleanViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Pump It UpViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Qdoba Mexican GrillViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Quizno'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Quick (restaurant chain)ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Radisson Hotels and Resorts WorldwideViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Ralph Lauren AsiaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Ramada WorldwideViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
RE/MAXViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Red LobsterViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Red MangoViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Red Roof InnsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Rent-A-CenterViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Rent-A-WreckViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Revive FranchisingViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Rita's Water IceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Rocky Mountain Chocolate FactoryViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Rubio's Fresh Mexican GrillViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Ruby TuesdayViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Samurai Sam's Teriyaki GrillViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Sam and Louie'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
SaladworksViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Save-A-LotViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
SbarroViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Schlotzsky'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Sears Appliance DealerViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Second CupViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
ServiceMaster CleanViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Shake's Frozen CustardViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Shakey's PizzaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
SignaramaViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Signs ExpressViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Smoothie FactoryViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Smoothie KingViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Snap FitnessViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Snap-on ToolsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Snappy SnapsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Sonic Drive In RestaurantsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Souper Salad (restaurant)ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
SpherionViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Sports ClipsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Stanley Steemer Carpet CleanerViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Steak EscapeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Steak n ShakeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Street CornerViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Studio 6ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Subway (restaurant)ViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
SunbeltNE Business BrokersViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Super 8 WorldwideViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
SupercutsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Sweet FrogViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Swensen'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Swiss ChaletViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Sylvan Learning CentersViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Taco Bell CorporationViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Taco Del MarViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Taco John'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
TCBYViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
TGI FridaysViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
The Athlete's FootViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
The Lash LoungeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Tim HortonsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Transworld Business AdvisorsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Travelodge HotelsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Tropical Smoothie CafeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Truly NolenViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Tudor's Biscuit WorldViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Two Men and a Truck InternationalViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
UBuildItViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
U-HaulViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Uno Chicago GrillViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
UPS StoreViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Velocity Sports PerformanceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Village InnViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Volvo RentsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Value PlaceViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Waffle HouseViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Wendy'sViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Western UnionViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Wetzel's PretzelsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Wild Birds UnlimitedViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
WhataburgerViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
WienerschnitzelViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Wing ZoneViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Wingstop RestaurantsViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Woody's Chicago StyleViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
Yogen FrüzViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView
ZiebartViewViewViewViewViewViewViewView

Why These Sites for Franchise Research?

In the aggregate, we chose these sites to resarch franchises with an eye toward helping visitors find negative information, understanding that the world is awash with franchise brokers and franchisor operated or funded sites with all kinds of postively biased information. Our rational for inclusion of the individual franchise research resources are as follows: BBB - bbb.org: The Better Business Burueau is a great place to start. Within the BBB site you may find complaints, albeit likely from customers more than franchisees. In any case, customer complaints are something of which you'll want to be aware.

Rip Off Report - ripoffreport.com: This is a somewhat controversial site as it posts complaints of users that stay on the site in perpetituity, with no real way to remove them. This is a great place to find negative feedback about a company.

Lexis Nexis - lexisnexis.com: Search in here for lawsuits related to a franchise.

FTC - ftc.gov: Sometimes you can find information related to specific franchises within this US Government site. It is certainly worth looking.

Blue Mau Mau - bluemaumau.org: It is a nutty name, to be sure, but Blue Mau Mau seems to have put together the most comprehensive franchise forum. This is a good place to look for comments related to a company.

International Franchise Assocition (IFA) - franchise.org: This franchising industry site publishes a good amount of information about individual franchises.

Entrepreneur Magazine - entrepreneur.com: This magazine publishes articles about all kinds of small businesses, many of which are franchises. You'll likely not find negative information within, but it is still worth a look.

Yahoo - yahoo.com: We've included Yahoo due to the large amount of content within their sites. A search for a franchise within Yahoo may yield results in their finance section, in their blogs, or elsewhere.
This is not at all a complete list, nor do these resources have all the information that may be out there, but we think it is a good one to provide a prospective franchisee with more impartial, if not negatively slanted, information about franchises.