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FRANdata is the only research company that objectively tracks and reports on all franchising activity in the United States. For more than 25 years our focus has been exclusively on the franchise business model and all the companies who use it, no matter what industry they are in, where they are located or whether they are big or small, successful or not.

Our exhaustive information gathering and research capabilities has allowed us to provide unmatchable services such as issuing unique FRUNs numbers to all verifiable businesses offering franchises. Initially requested by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and now adopted by the broader small business lending and supplier community, a franchise’s FRUNS number validates that the business is a legitimate entity using the franchise business model.

The information we collect about these companies and our decades of experience working with thousands of franchise brands allow us to analyze and predict industry trends like commercial activity, growth, the impact of public policy and economic shifts.

We are proud to be the strategic research partner of the International Franchise Association (IFA). Over the years, we have performed numerous research projects with trade associations, federal, state and local government agencies, and universities all of the world to help assess the franchising market and its impact.