Our Partners

Franchising Gives Back depends on donations to the IFA Educational Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations from our partners are tax deductible and go to support the administration of Franchising Gives Back year-round. Partners are recognized on our website, in all communications, marketing and public relations activities, and during the annual awards program.


Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review is the most respected source of independent franchise information, highlighting today's top franchise opportunities — based exclusively on the ratings and reviews from thousands of franchise owners.


BDO is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals.

Safeguard Business Systems

For more than 58 years, Safeguard, through its network of dedicated distributors, has been providing the products, services and expertise needed by organizations and businesses to help them grow and succeed.


Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals.

Apple Pie Capital

We enable high-quality franchise brands, their entrepreneurs, and investors to achieve the growth and financial rewards they are looking for. We seek to bring a new economy to franchise financing, creating a simple online experience, lowering barriers to entry and unlocking capital for entrepreneurs who deserve it.


Starting in Seattle, the Cinnabon brand has become world famous, with more than 850 bakeries in over 35 countries serving baked goods such as the famous Classic Roll and various specialty blended beverages.

McAlister's Deli

Founded in 1989, McAlister’s® Deli is a fast casual restaurant chain known for our sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™.


In 1971, a small restaurant on South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas was home to a single, one-of-a-kind sandwich. Now, more than 40 years later, Schlotzsky's is an international sandwich franchise restaurant chain with locations in 35 states and three foreign countries.

Moe's Southwest Grill

Founded in December 2000 in Atlanta, GA, Moe’s Southwest Grill® is a fun and engaging fast-casual restaurant franchise serving a wide variety of fresh, made-to-order Southwest fare in a welcoming environment that rocks.


Tom Carvel started out creating real ice cream right in his shoppe. His Soft Serve ice cream was a way to deliver fresher, creamier treats, novelties and cakes to our guests. Since then we have continued to make all our products locally from the finest ingredients.

Auntie Annie's

Auntie Anne’s got its start in 1988 when Anne Beiler bought a stand in a Pennsylvania farmers market. After some experimentation, “Auntie” Anne created a hand-rolled masterpiece. We continue to bake by a certain philosophy that keeps people coming back for more delicious dough. It’s easy to see: We are so much more than just pretzels.

Focus Brands

Based in Atlanta, FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,500 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 63 foreign countries.

Massage Envy

Massage Envy is the pioneer and national leader of affordable and convenient Total Body Care services with over 1170 stores nationwide. Our purpose is simple, “We help people feel their best”.

Franchise Times

Media Sponsor

Franchise Times magazine provides franchisees and franchisors with reliable information and resources for building and growing franchise business opportunities.

Wheat Creative

Wheat Creative is a marketing group that speaks franchising fluently. From recruitment websites to email and ad campaigns, when Wheat's great ideas take root, franchises grow.

Help your community and tell ours. Sign Up Today
Help us make a difference. Become a Partner