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Top Personal Services Franchises

 

Another diverse category, personal services encompasses everything from dry cleaning to swim schools. The fitness, education and junk removal industries take the cake in this broad category, with nearly every company continuing to perform exceedingly well. Hair care and financial services also had positive gains overall.

 

Sales Growth - Dry Cleaning Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
473 Martinizing Dry Cleaners 29 47.3%
393 ZIPS Dry Cleaners 58 6.0%

Martinizing Dry Cleaners boosted sales in 2018 by an astounding 47.3 percent.

 

Sales Growth - Education/Learning Franchises 

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
406 Lightbridge Academy 53 32.5%
204 Kiddie Academy 306 22.1%
467 KLA Schools 30 20.0%
220 The Learning Experience 262 15.4%
347 School of Rock 85 14.9%
114 Primrose Schools 780 10.0%
109 The Goddard School 814 9.3%
386 Children's Lighthouse 60 9.1%
222 Kids 'R' Kids 260 8.3%
411 Discovery Point 52 7.7%
251 Sylvan Learning Center 177 -4.3%
125 Eye Level Learning Centers 684 -4.8%

Education is more important than ever, and the growth represented in the education and learning category represents that. There were only two brands that didn’t increase sales. Lightbridge Academy, Kiddie Academy and KLA schools showed the most growth.

 

Sales Growth - Fitness/Gym Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
283 Club Pilates 148 150.0%
392 Burn Boot Camp 58 105.6%
391 CycleBar 71 78.4%
94 Orangetheory Fitness 1,057 43.1%
363 Workout Anytime 71 25.7%
49  Planet Fitness 2,800 21.7%
70 Anytime Fitness 1,780 19.5%
288 9Round 142 18.6%
417 The Camp Transformation Center 48 7.4%
292 The Little Gym 138 7.0%
365 TITLE Boxing Club 71 3.0%
167 Snap Fitness 457 0.7%
449 Athletic Republic 35 0.0%
276 Retrofitness 155* -1.6%
414 Fitness Together 49 -2.2%

Club Pilates and Burn Boot Camp led the fitness segment as both increased sales by more than 100 percent. Orangetheory Fitness continues to climb and moved up 19 spots on this year’s Top 200+ as it crossed the $1 billion mark.

 

Sales Growth - Hair Care Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
472 MY SALON Suite 29 49.8%
284 Sola Salon Studios 145 31.5%
364 Phenix Salon Suites 71 15.4%
123 Sport Clips 685 7.5%
82 Great Clips 1,471 5.4%

All brands in the hair care category reported positive growth for 2018. My Salon Suite grew sales by nearly 50 percent.

 

Sales Growth - Junk Removal

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
330 College Hunks Hauling Junk 75 66.7%
217 1-800-GOT-JUNK? 257 15.3%

Junk removal businesses are booming. Both College Hunks Hauling Junk and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? reported sales growth of more than 20 percent.

 

Sales Growth - Massage

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
177 Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa 413 24.6%
419 Massage LuXe 48 16.5%
264 Elements Massage 168 13.6%
324 Massage Heights 1 6.9%
84 Massage Envy 1,377 4.3%

All but one brand in our rankings increased sales in 2018. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa reported the largest growth at 24.6 percent and moved up 16 spots in the Top 200+ rankings. Massage Envy dropped a spot and reported a sales decline of 3.1 percent.

 

Sales Growth - Mosquito Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
397 Mosquito Joe 57 36.7%
384 Mosquito Squad 62 19.2%

The mosquito blight is serious. We leave the insect purging to Mosquito Joe and Mosquito Squad, which each reported notable sales growth of 36.7 and 19.2 percent, respectively.

 

Sales Growth - Swim Schools

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
323 Goldfish Swim School 107 40.4%
389 Aqua-Tots Swim Schools 59 22.7%

Goldfish Swim School is making waves with positive sales this year. The brand increased its systemwide sales by 40.4 percent.

 

Sales Growth - Tax/Financial Services

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
135 Jackson Hewitt 565 2.7%
47 H&R Block 3,215* 2.4%
185 Liberty Tax Service 367 -6.3%

*Franchise Times Estimate

None of the tax and financial services brands made notable strides in sales. Liberty Tax Service reported a sales decline 6.3 percent and slid down seven spots in our rankings.

 

Sales Growth - Trampoline Parks Services

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
336 Urban Air Adventure Park 111 101.8%
407 Launch Trampoline Park 53 98.7%
193 Sky Zone 350 -1.2%

Trampoline parks have blown up on the entertainment scene and their reported sales reflect that. Urban Air Adventure Parks’ growth skyrocketed by 101.8 percent. Launch Trampoline Park was close behind with 98.7 percent sales growth.

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