Best Franchises for Hispanics
Poder’s annual survey of Hispanic diversity in the franchise business sector
4. Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System
Coverall delivers commercial cleaning services that clean not only for appearance, but more importantly, for the health of its customers in commercial facilities nationwide.
Each year, CruiseOne Cruise Specialists work with their clients to design their dream cruise vacations that range from short getaways to around-the-world voyages.
6. Denny’s Since its 1953 founding, Denny’s has been providing the quintessential family dining experience with modestly priced meals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
7. El Pollo Loco
Famous for its flame-grilled chicken marinated in a recipe of herbs, spices and citrus juices, El Pollo Loco serves its signature dish alongside innovative menu options in 400 plus restaurants.
8. Estrella Insurance
Estrella Insurance delivers customer service and affordability to its clients by offering a range of competitively priced options for auto, boat and motorcycle insurance.
9. Fantastic Sam’s
Fantastic Sam’s maintains its reputation for delivering superior haircuts and beauty salon services by providing style and affordability to consumers across North America.
10. Fast-Fix Jewelry & Watch Repairs
Established in 1984, Fast-Fix Jewelry is the world’s largest jewelry and watch repair services franchise that delivers fast, efficient and professional jewelry repair work.
11. Fiesta Auto Insurance and Tax Service
Fiesta Auto Insurance and Tax Service provides the perfect combination to consumers who seek affordable and comprehensive tax and insurance solutions.
12. Interstate All Battery Centers
Interstate All Battery Centers offer exceptional customer service alongside a vast array of batteries that accommodate rapidly changing technological needs.
13. Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems
Jan-Pro provides a professional cleaning service at the best possible price, using the industry’s latest technology and proven disinfecting and cleaning strategies for any commercial context.
14. Kiddie Academy
Kiddie Academy is an educationally focused childcare franchise that highlights the countless learning moments in a child’s daily routine to reinforce fundamental developmental values.
Kinderdance is a nationwide dance, motor development, gymnastics and fitness program that accompanies academic readiness skills, designed specifically for children ages 2 to 12.
16. Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service delivers quality computerized tax preparation with exceptional customer service that includes proofing of self-prepared returns, tax advice and audit representation.
17. Maid Brigade
Maid Brigade meets the increasing demand for cutting-edge housecleaning services with an efficient business model and as the only housecleaning company to be Green Clean Certified.
18. Maids, The
A leader in its field, The Maids offers the broadest service package and the highest-quality cleaning services to time-starved households across the nation.
19. McDonald’s Corporation
As the world’s largest fast-food franchise, McDonald’s serves millions every day, offering a diverse menu of quick and affordable burgers, sandwiches and wraps.
20. Pizza Patron
Pizza Patron offers fast, custom-made pizzas at an unparalleled low cost due to its high-quality ingredients, simplified menu and streamlined business model.
21. Pronto Auto Insurance
With locations across Texas, Pronto Auto Insurance provides high-value insurance products, claims handling and financial services with competitive prices.
22. Sizzler USA
Sizzler began in 1958; its goal, providing a great and affordable steak dinner. Sizzler franchises continue this goal, offering classic dining at modest prices.
SUBWAY is the undisputed leader in fast, healthy food. Using freshly baked breads, sauces and toppings, SUBWAY serves sandwiches made-to-order right in front of the customer.
24. Taco Maker, The
The Taco Maker is an international Mexican fast-food franchise, specializing in quick, friendly service and a complete menu with freshly made ingredients.
25. Vanguard Cleaning
Vanguard Cleaning Systems provides cleaning services for more than 9,000 businesses in North America. Vanguard offers janitorial services and commercial cleaning and more.
Interview with Jose Torres founder of BuscaTuFranquicia
Poder Hispanic: How involved are Hispanics in the franchise sector?
Jose Torres: When it comes to Hispanics in the U.S. there’s a real lack of understanding about how they go about becoming entrepreneurs. Everybody knows there’s 50 million Hispanics in the U.S. and they are growing at five times the rate of the general population, what people don’t know is that today there’s 2.5 million Hispanic business owners. That’s projected to grow to five million Hispanic business owners in 2015. However, very few franchises today are going after that market, for different reasons: lack of knowledge, and misconception that Hispanics are not affluent or don’t speak the language. Those are big misconceptions. About 75 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. are bilingual. Of those about 65 per cent like to be reached out to and spoken to in their own language, but very few companies have an ‘español’ section on their website. That makes those companies look less Hispanic-friendly. So one of the things we’ve been doing at BuscaTuFranquicia help aspiring Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. connect with franchise companies who have expressed interest in recruiting and attracting Hispanics. I offer companies the opportunity to tap into the fastest growing segment today, which is Hispanics and Latinos.
PH: Why are Hispanics more active?
JT: They are more entrepreneurial by nature. They don’t like to work for someone else. I was brought up in corporate America but I knew my end goal was not to stay in corporate America. I worked for some of the biggest consumer package companies (Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing) earlier in my career, but I knew that I wanted to own my own business. Two-thirds of Hispanics in the U.S. want to be their own boss.
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