Franchise Business Review Announces Top Food Franchises to Own in 2022, According to Actual Franchise Owners

Franchise Business Review Announces Top Food Franchises to Own in 2022, According to Actual Franchise Owners

Award-winning food franchises identified based on survey feedback from 3,000 franchise owners across more than 300 brands.

Portsmouth, NH  (  Franchise Business Review, an independent market research firm serving the franchise sector, has announced its Top Food Franchises of 2022. The award-winning brands on the list were identified based on survey feedback over the past 18 months from 3,000 franchise owners across many of today’s leading food brands.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides ratings of franchise opportunities based solely on survey research that measures franchise owner satisfaction and brand performance. The company publishes rankings of top franchises in its quarterly Franchise Buyer’s Guide and on its website

For this year’s research on the Top Food Franchises, each survey participant was asked 33 benchmark questions about their franchisor that focused on areas such as leadership, training & support, financial opportunity, and core values as well as 16 more personal questions concerning their business lifestyle and overall enjoyment of running their franchise.

“The food franchise sector delivers a tremendous return on investment for many,” said Eric Stites, founder and CEO of Franchise Business Review. “The key is to choose the right brand. The award-winning brands on our list of the Top Food Franchises rate 15% – 25% higher on average in overall franchisee satisfaction over other food competitors. That data provides actionable insight for someone considering investing in a franchise.”

Data from the top-ranked food brands revealed that 85% of food franchise owners would recommend their brand to others, compared to just 54% of the franchisees surveyed who owned brands not on the list.

Key findings in the food segment show:

  • 87% said they enjoy being part of their franchise organization
  • 86% enjoy operating their franchise business
  • 85% would recommend their franchise to others
  • 85% respect their franchisor

”The award-winning franchise companies on this year’s Top Food Franchises list represent a vast array of food and beverage brand segments, as well as a wide range of investment levels, including a number of businesses you can start with an initial cash investment below $25,000,” said Stites. “The list includes fast food, quick service, fast casual, and full-service restaurants, as well as mobile and retail food concepts, ice cream, and coffee shops.”

Research on the Top Overall Franchise Brands is now underway. Franchisors who are interested in participating in the FBR Franchisee Satisfaction Survey should visit to learn more.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at To read our publications, visit

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