7 Best Franchises to Start with Your Dad

Jun 13, 2018 | General

With Father’s Day coming up this week, we wanted to celebrate all the dear old dads out there with some franchising ideas that you could start with your pop. Or, if you are a pop, you could start these with your kids.

Here are seven franchise ideas to do with your dad.

1. Sports Bar

If your dad is a sports fan, than a sports bar would be a great choice to open with him. Sports bars bring fans together to cheer on their favourite team with like-minded people. Always with a game going on, they are high-energy places that bring in lots of cash during big sporting events and there’s always a big sporting event going on.

Be an all-star with your dad and open a sports bar franchise with him.

2. Barbecue Cleaning

Right about now, you’re probably thinking something along the lines of: “What? There are barbecue cleaning franchises?” And the answer is yes! It’s a young industry with few players, so you and your grill-loving dad can get in on the ground floor and cook up some hefty profits really quickly. Of course you’ll offer to do all the cleaning work while he supervises, right?

3. Pets

Dads love their dogs. Or, maybe your pa is a cat person. Whatever animal your dad prefers, starting a pet franchise with him will be a lot of fun. You could go retail and start a pet supply store or do something a little different and offer handmade organic pet food with a subscription service.

Last year, according to Euromonitor International, the pet industry thrived in Canada with Canadians continuing to humanize their pets and go out of their way to buy them the very best of everything. Pets are just as much a member of the family as your dear old dad! Maybe you can even open a dad franchise with your pet?

4. Landscaping

How many times have you heard your dad say he’s going to “putter around in the yard?” Why not turn puttering around into a lucrative business opportunity with a landscaping franchise? IBISWorld says the landscaping industry in Canada is worth $8 billion and grew annually from 2011-2017 by 5.7%. Switch things up to snow removal in the winter and you’ve got yourself a year-round business that will keep you in the black while you take care of the green and white stuff.

5. Restaurant

If we know dads, they love good food. A restaurant might be just the right kind of franchise for you and your dad to delve into. A fast casual sushi place? A fast food Mexican joint? Good old doughnuts or a delightful deli? There are so many options to choose from. A good portion of Canada’s top restaurants are of the franchise variety. Why not partner with your papa and cook up some profits?

6. Retail

Speaking of near-endless options, retail franchising gives you just that. You could start an outdoor gear store, go into clothing, shoes, hardware, groceries, furniture and appliances, auto parts and just about anything else. The North American Industry Classification System segments the retail sector into 75 types of store and they all have franchise opportunities for you and your dad.

Now is a good time to get into retail in Canada, with retail sales growth continuing to rise in the country, according to a recent report by Colliers International. Get your dad, sit down and decide what type of retail outlet would be best for both of you and get started.

7.  Automotive

If your father is crazy about cars, an aftermarket automotive franchise might be right up his alley. From oil and lube to tires to tinting, there are lots of different franchises to choose from in the aftermarket automotive industry. You could go for a gas station or delve into detailing. The aftermarket automotive industry in Canada was worth $21 billion in 2015 and looks to be growing steadily.

To all the dads who are running a franchise business (whether or not it’s with your kids), happy Father’s Day!

If you’re a dad (or any other person, for that matter) who is thinking about opening a franchise, sign up for a free FranNet franchise search and consultation today. We would be thrilled to help you.