BY ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE – Each year we see a rising number of new and established companies grow their brand through franchising. To wit, more than 22 percent of the 988 companies that submitted their information for Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500 ranking started franchising in the past five years. You’ll find the top 100 of them on the following pages. These newcomers are helping to shape the franchise industry’s future with innovative products and services, creative marketing methods, and ever-evolving technological tools. Bottom line: They offer new franchise owners the chance to latch onto the next big thing.

95: Vitality Bowls: Acai bowls, smoothies, juices, paninis, salads; Franchising since 2014; Startup cost: 152,6K-513.5K; Total franchises/co-owned: 23/6