Franchises A-Z

In this section you will find a complete list of known franchise businesses. Though not all of them are actively recruiting new franchisees, we have compiled this list to provide vital information about the companies that franchise, and provide a clear representation of the reach the franchise industry has in the business community. Our list of franchises currently includes 2,833 franchises from 23 countries.

Franchise Companies Beginning With The Letter W

  • Waxing The City
    Waxing the City is an exclusive waxing studio devoted solely to the art of waxing, catering to both women and men.
    Waxing The City
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2003
  • Wayback Burgers
    Wayback Burgers is a Connecticut-based fast-casual franchise with a reputation for fresh burgers, thick hand-dipped milkshakes.
    Wayback Burgers
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1991
  • Wienerschnitzel
    Founded by John Galardi in 1961 with a single hot dog stand in Wilmington, California, Wienerschnitzel is a bona fide pioneer of the limited-service food industry.
    Wienerschnitzel
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1961
  • WineStyles Tasting Station
    WineStyles Tasting Station demystifies wine and craft beers by categorizing bottles by style and taste, rather than by varietal or region.
    WineStyles Tasting Station
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2002
  • Wings Etc.
    Wings Etc. is a family-friendly Restaurant & Pub, with a diverse menu featuring their Award-Winning Jumbo Buffalo Wings, Wood-Smoked Babyback Ribs, Cold Beer, great atmosphere, and that good-old-fashioned "vibe" that makes you want to come in and just
    Wings Etc.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1994
  • Winnie Couture
    Based in Beverly Hills, California, Winnie Couture is a high end attire brand with a modern mix of classic elegant and sophisticated couture.
    Winnie Couture
  • Wireless Zone® Franchise
    Wireless Zone® stores offers the latest technology, from smartphones and tablets to customized, comprehensive mobile and data plans.
    Wireless Zone® Franchise
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1988
  • W Hotels Worldwide
    W Hotels is a global lifestyle brand with 22 properties in the most vibrant cities around the world.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1998
  • Waffle Brothers
    Waffle Brothers has an extensive list of topped Waffles and other assorted breakfast items.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2010
  • Waffle House
    Waffle House® restaurants have offered the unbeatable combination of good food with outstanding service since 1955.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1955
  • Wafflo
    Wafflo is the most unique and innovative way to serve ice cream today.
  • Wag 'N Wash
    Founded in 1999 and franchising since 2006, Wag N' Wash Natural Food & Bakery is a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs that has created a community for pet enthusiasts to come and be pet people.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1999
  • Waggin' Tailz
    Waggin' Tailz is a petsitting franchise that provides a wide variety of professional and personalized in-home pet care services.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • Wahlburgers
    Wahlburgers offers a fun, casual music-filled atmosphere where guests, like family, share great food, a few laughs and lots of love.
  • Wahoo's Fish Taco
    The Wahoo's story begins in 1988, when the three Wahoo's brothers, Wing, Ed and Mingo, combined their love of surf and food to create a restaurant with an eclectic Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu and a Hawaiian north-shore vibe.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1988
  • Walk-On’s
    Walk-On's Enterprises is arguably the most distinctive restaurant company in America.
  • Wall Street Deli
    Wall Street Deli is a multi-unit restaurant chain offering consumers a variety of freshly prepared made-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads, a breakfast menu and a gourmet coffee bar.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1967
  • Wallace Property Management Group
    Wallace Property Management Group provides a proprietary property management system specializing in the management of middle- to high-end residential properties.
  • WATCH IT! Incorporated
    Watch IT! is a watch, sunglass and accessory retail boutique that is changing the face of time.
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1999
  • Water To Go
    Water To Go® has four franchise concepts: Purified Water To Go®, Water To Go Diet & Nutrition Center™, Purified Water To Go Express® and Purified Water Store™.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • Watermill Express
    Headquartered in Brighton, Colo., Watermill Express is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the nation and the green alternative to prepackaged water.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1984
  • Waterway
    Waterway can perform all aspects of the hose testing process and will test on equipment specially designed to test fire hose.
  • Wave Home Solutions
    WAVE provides affordable technologies that deliver superior results addressing natural indoor environmental conditions that can be harmful, unhealthy, and costly.
  • We Can Respite Services
    We Can! Respite Services is a successful franchise business concept devoted to looking after people with intellectual disabilities, brain injuries, autism and other neurological disorder.
  • We Care Health Services Inc
    We Care is the largest independently owned home care service provider in Canada.
  • We Olive
    We Olive strives to be the best place to experience the finest California Olive oils and other olive products from around the world.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2003
  • We The People USA, Inc.
    We The People is a rapidly growing network of offices, providing high quality, affordable legal document preparation to people who choose to represent themselves in uncontested legal matters.
  • We Tie The Knots
    Established in 2011, We Tie The Knots is a franchised wedding planning company based out of Colorado and Georgia.
  • We're Rolling Pretzel Company
    We're Rolling Pretzel Company provides customers with fresh, homemade soft pretzels and superior customer service.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1996
  • Weed Man
    Weed Man USA is a network of locally owned and operated lawn care businesses providing environmentally responsible fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management services.
  • WeeWatch
    Wee Watch offers full and part-time care for children six weeks to twelve years of age.
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1984
  • Weichert
    Since 1969, Weichert, Realtors has grown from a single office into one of the nation's leading providers of homeownership services by putting its customers first.
  • Weight Watchers International
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading commercial provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • Welcomemat Services
    Welcomemat Services is a marketing strategies and technology company providing monthly direct mail packages to individuals and families who have recently changed their address.
  • Welcyon, Fitness After 50
    Founded by healthcare executives Tom and Suzy Boerboom, Welcyon, Fitness After 50, is an up-and-coming franchisor of health clubs designed specifically for adults over 50.
  • WellBiz Brands, Inc.
    Formerly known as Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., WellBiz Brands, Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and is one of the largest wellness franchise organizations in the United States.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1984
  • Wendy's
    The Wendy's Company is the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • Wendy's Music
    Wendy's Music can fully administer a program for your Preschool, Special School, Primary or Secondary School including School Band Programs, Keyboard/Piano, Choir/Vocal, String, Guitar, Recorder Consort, Percussion, and General Music Appreciation courses
  • Wendy's Supa Sundaes
    Wendy's Supa Sundaes started out by offering a very exciting, unique and wonderful tasting dairy treat.
    • Location: AU
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1979
  • Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc.
    Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. is the nation's third largest quick service restaurant company and is comprised of the Wendy's(R) and Arby's(R) brands, two companies distinguished by traditions of quality food and service.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • West Sanitation Services, Inc.
    West Sanitation is a company based out of Torrance, California that specializes in the development of odor control services for the restroom.
  • Westaff
    Westaff provides staffing services and employment opportunities for businesses in global markets.
  • Western Sizzlin Corporation
    Western Sizzlin serves only the finest steaks.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1962
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
    Westin Hotels & Resorts has been a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade.
  • Westshore Pizza
    Westshore Pizza was founded in 1994 to bring "The Taste of Philly" to Florida.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1994
  • Wet-seal Australia
    Wet-seal encompasses all facets of waterproofing and sealing internal and external wet areas - residential, commercial and industrial applications.
  • Wetzel's Pretzels
    Armed with a vision and a tasty recipe for soft pretzel perfection, Bill Phelps and Rick Wetzel opened the first Wetzel's Pretzels bakery in Redondo Beach, Calif., in 1994.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1994
  • WG Storage & Delivery
    WG Storage & Delivery serves as the premier specialist in "White Glove" relocation, receiving, climate-controlled storage, delivery and installation.
  • What's New
    What's New is Australia's largest gift and novelty retailer.
    • Location: AU
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1975
  • Wheel Fun Rentals
    Specializing in unique bikes and tours, Wheel Fun Rentals has been offering clean, healthy family fun and affordable outdoor entertainment.
  • Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches
    Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, the national sandwich franchise chain is best known for its customizable sandwiches, creative ordering system, and personalized sandwich bag.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2003
  • Whitbread
    Whitbread PLC is the UK's leading hospitality company, managing the number one brands in hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops, including Premier Inn, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater, and Costa.
    • Location: GB
    • Industry:
  • White Spot Restaurants
    Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, White Spot is a British Columbia legend.
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1928
  • Whole Child Learning Co., The
    The Whole Child Learning Company provides high quality educational enrichment programs for young children.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1996
  • Wholesome Tummies
    Wholesome Tummies creates foods that empower children to make healthy food choices. The menus are designed to ensure that developing minds and muscles are fueled by wholesome ingredients.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2007
  • Wild Bird Centers
    Wild Bird Centers carry a complete line of birding products including seed, suet, feeders, baths, houses, books, hardware and garden accessories.
  • Wild Birds Unlimited
    Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 280 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Wild Cards & Gifts
    WILD offers their customers the very best and most modern ranges available today in the Cards & Gifts Industry.
  • Wild Wing Cafe
    Founded in 1990 in Hilton Head, S.C., Wild Wing Cafe began as a single restaurant that featured the homemade wild wing recipes of its two founders Cecil and Dianne Crowley.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1990
  • Wildlife X Team
    At Wildlife X Team, they humanely remove unwelcome pests or animals.
  • Williams Chicken

    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1987
  • Williams Fresh Cafe Inc
    Williams Fresh Cafe is Canada's leading Fast Casual cafe serving fresh food in a vibrant, inviting atmosphere.
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1993
  • Wimpy's Diner Inc.
    Wimpy's Diner is a full menu Diner Style Restaurant chain with a nostalgic 50's and 60's atmosphere, serving Famous Burgers, Home style breakfast, Lunch, Dinner specials and other generously portioned entrees.
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1988
  • WIN Home Inspection
    WIN Home Inspection (WIN) is a nationally recognized leader in home inspection services, having performed over 250,000 inspections since 1994.
  • Winchell's Donut House
    Winchell's Donuts is an international doughnut company founded by Verne Winchell on October 8, 1948, in Temple City, California.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1948
  • Window Gang
    Window Gang was founded in 1986 by Tim McCullen in the small coastal community of Wrightsville Beach, NC as a part-time summer job.
  • Window Genie
    Cincinnati-based Window Genie is a national home service franchise specializing in residential and light commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing and gutter cleaning.
  • Window World
    Founded in 1994 by Richard Nonelle, Cincinnati-based Window Genie is a mobile cleaning services company focused primarily on its "big three" services: window cleaning, window tinting and pressure washing.
  • Wine & Design
    Wine & Design provides "memories and a masterpiece" in just two hours.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2010
  • Wine Not International
    Wine Not International Inc. is a franchise based Custom Winery concept ideal for those with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for wine.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • Wing Heaven Restaurant
    At Wing Heaven Only The Good Chickens Make It In
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2004
  • Wing Machine
    The story of Wing Machine started in 1985, when two daring young men ventured to start a baked wings business with $47,000. Their secret recipe to make baked wings proved to be successful and by 1994 Wing Machine had expanded to more than 10 locations thr
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1985
  • Wing Nutz
    At Wing Nutz, you'll find your own little piece of paradise.
  • Wing Zone
    Wing Zone is one of the nation's fastest-growing takeout/delivery chains -- known for its 25 award-winning flavors of fresh, cooked-to-order chicken wings, fingers, chicken sandwiches, burgers and more.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1991
  • Wingate Inn
    Wingate® by Wyndham is the brand that is "Built For Business®".
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1996
  • Wingers Grill and Bar
    Winger's USA and Winger's Franchising, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of The Slaymaker Group.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1993
  • Wingman
    Wingman is unique in the "Buffalo Style" chicken wing restaurant market.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1981
  • Wings 'N More Express
    Wings 'N More customizes each basket of wings with one of their proprietary sauces, made specifically for them. The menu also highlights hand-breaded chicken tenders, made-to-order burgers, sandwiches and freshly tossed salads.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2008
  • Wings Over
    Wings Over serve the best wings, boneless wings, ribs, sandwiches and fries for takeout and delivery.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1998
  • Wings, Pizza n Things
    Wings-Pizza-N-Things restaurants offer a pleasant atmosphere combined with food that no other restaurant can compete with!
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
    Wingstop offers restaurants with a nostalgic, aviation-themed atmosphere where the sole focus is on chicken wings.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1994
  • WingStreet
    WingStreet, the world's largest delivery wing chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). WingStreet offers customers both intense taste and variety with eight different flavor options.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2003
  • WingsUp!
    WingsUp! is an eight store chain specializing in gourmet chicken menu items.
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1988
  • WingsXtreme
    We especially like good ole' Americana like chicken wings and burgers.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • Winmark Corporation
    Winmark Corporation is a recognized leader in franchise-owned and operated business opportunities.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1988
  • Wirth Business Credit
    Wirth Business Credit is a unique small ticket leasing and financing company which serves the 25 million small businesses that make up the backbone of the U.S. economy.
  • Wit or Witout Philly Cheesesteaks
    Wit or Witout Philly Cheesesteaks, with the help of the city's bakers and butchers, and lots and lots of taste tests, they cook up a long, thin roll stuffed with slices of tender steak.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2009
  • Wok Box
    Wok Box sets itself apart from other quick service chains by offering innovative, fresh and healthy Asian dishes made from natural ingredients.
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2005
  • Wok Me
    Wok Me is a healthy fast food franchise which opened is first store in Fortitude Valley just before Christmas in 2004.
    • Location: AU
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2004
  • wokinabox
    wokinabox® provides people with tasty and healthy eating at a reasonable price
    • Location: AU
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2002
  • Women's Health Boutique
    Women's Health Boutique is part of the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Inc.
  • Wood Rot Doctor Franchising
    Wood Rot Doctor Franchising Pty Ltd was established as an initiative by Thomson White Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Woodcraft
    Woodcraft Supply, LLC. annually distributes more than three million catalogs featuring over 8,000 items to all 50 states and 111 foreign countries.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1928
  • Woody's Bar-B-Q
    After opening their first Woody's Bar-B-Q in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent the past three decades setting the "bar" higher for great Southern Bar-B-Q.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1980
  • Woof Gang Bakery
    Woof Gang Bakery is at the forefront of the pet industry, providing the very best in pet care with unparalleled service and products.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 2007
  • Workout Anytime 24/7
    Atlanta-based Workout Anytime is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week fitness concept with more than 80 units across the U.S.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1999
  • Workout World
    Workout World is the fastest growing fitness equipment chain in Australia in all three markets of home, corporate and commercial equipment.
  • World Gym
    World Gym is one of the most respected and trusted names in the fitness today.
  • World of Beer
    World of Beer (WOB) is the ultimate craft beer haven that offers guests a global beer experience right from the barstool.
  • World of Maths
    World of Maths is a unique travelling maths show that provides fun, colourful, hands-on, mathematical, problem solving activities for student participation in school visits since 1990.
    • Location: AU
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1990
  • World of Water International Ltd.
    Since 1976 World of Water® has been a world-class producer and marketer of Dewdrop® steam distilled water and franchisor of retail bottled water stores.
    • Location: CA
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1976
  • World Tavern Entertainment
    World Tavern Entertainment® is a bar entertainment company based in Durham, North Carolina.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • World Wrapps
    World Wrapps began as a community-based, small business and they remain true to that core today.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1996
  • Worldwide Express
    Worldwide Express is a global logistics company based in Dallas that has handled millions of package and freight shipments for more than 30,000 small to midsize businesses.
  • Worldwide Online Printing
    Worldwide Online Printing is an Australian-owned organisation which was established in 1995 to supply digital and offset print and related services to businesses across Australia.
    • Location: AU
    • Industry:
    • Founded: 1995
  • Worldwide Refinishing Systems
    Worldwide Refinishing Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd is an Australian owned company incorporated in 1990 to bring Worldwide Refinishing Systems ('WRS') resurfacing technology to Australia.
  • Worldwide Wireless
    WorldWide Wireless is a premiere retailer of wireless communications and entertainment based out of Indiana.
  • WOW Café American Grill & Wingery
    The WOW Café American Grill & Wingery serves wraps, over-sized salads, Angus burgers on Texas toast, southwest items including: quesadillas, fajitas and of course wings, tenders and shrimp.
    • Location: US
    • Industry:
  • Wrappings
    Wrappings stores are located in most of the major shopping centres throughout Victoria and they provide a diversified range of gifts and greeting cards suitable for every giving occasion.
  • WSI International
    WSI (We Simplify the Internet) is a global leader in digital marketing with presence in over 80 countries and a network of over 1,000 Digital Marketing Consultants.
  • Wyndham Worldwide
    One of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality services and products through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands.
 

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