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Fantastic Sams Ranked a Top 100 Franchise for 2019 by Franchise Gator

Fantastic Sams, one of the oldest full-service family salon franchises in the U.S., ranked as the number 85 franchise opportunity overall

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This is the fifth year in a row Fantastic Sams earned a spot in Franchise Gator’s Top 100 list. Fantastic Sams, one of the oldest full-service family salon franchises in the U.S., ranked as the number 85 franchise opportunity overall. The ranking was developed using a formula based on several criteria, including financial stability, growth, sustainability, profitability, transparency and franchisee satisfaction.

“Each opportunity on the Top 100 list has demonstrated strong growth potential coming into the new year,” said Eric Bell, General Manager at Franchise Gator. “Not only are these opportunities among the very best in the industry, but they also offer a solid investment for the everyday franchise buyer.”

This is the sixth annual Top 100 list that the online franchise directory has released. It was developed to assist prospective franchisees in their search for a franchise opportunity to invest in. The list focuses on identifying franchisors with strong growth potential at an investment level that is more in line with the average franchise buyer.
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The ranking is the latest of many recent accolades for Fantastic Sams. The salon franchise recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® because of the brand strength and support it offers franchisees. Fantastic Sams also recently earned a spot in Newsweek’s inaugural 2019 list of America’s Best Companies for Customer Service.

About Fantastic Sams

Fantastic Sams is one of the world’s largest salon franchises, offering women, men and children quality hair care at an affordable cost. Refining its business model over the course of four decades, Fantastic Sams is the oldest franchised unisex salon in North America. The company revolutionized the hair salon franchise industry in the 1970s by introducing a no-appointment-necessary experience to the full-service hair salon. Now the franchise has nearly 1,000 locations across the country, and it continues to grow. Fantastic Sams is headquartered in Massachusetts and it is owned by Dessange International, a multinational European luxury salon and beauty products company.

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