Franchise City Client Testimonials

In addition to being qualified brokers all Franchise City consultants are also business and franchise owners themselves. We have helped hundreds of people realize their dreams of business ownership and we welcome the chance to work with you.

"In the quest to own or start one's own business - there are a large number of choices and potential risks. It's therefore imperative to seek expert advice to help avoid many costly mistakes that are often made my individuals.    Robert (Franchise City)  is one such professional who brings a variety of resources and expertise to help one make the RIGHT choice and I encourage anyone to seek out his advice"
*Larry Carnell CBI, CFB. Vice President at Benetrends and Award Winning Entrepreneur

"I highly recommend Jerry Rieder (Franchise City) to any foreign investor seeking franchise investment opportunities in the U.S.  He brings enormous value to the foreign investor, because of his ability to find E-2 friendly franchisors willing to support and facilitate a smooth visa investment process.  Jerry is a consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with"
*Bobby C. Chung, Esq., E-2 Visa Attorney and Previous Attorney Advisor for the United States Department of Justice

“Robert Edwards at helped us find a senior care franchise paying less royalties and having a larger territory than our original choice. I highly recommend their services”
*Ted Owens - Owner of a Popular Senior Care Franchise

“I have worked with many consultants and consulting firms over the years and would rank Rieder Franchise Consulting as one of the most insightful and strategic with whom I've partnered. Jerry Rieder; with his extensive business franchise consulting background, was absolutely critical in guiding me through the selection process.”
*D. Johnson, former CFO of a Fortune 500 Healthcare Co.

Thanks to Jerry Rieder I have acquired a franchise in the services field of in Florida. This is my story; for over a year I was trying to find a solution for my objective - to buy a business in the US I could identify with and that would lead to an E-2 investment visa. During one of my countless searches on the Internet, I had the good luck to come across Franchise City. From the moment they began consulting with me, everything ran smoothly and efficiently. I’d even call the help they gave me “personal support”. I can see now how extremely important it was to have the support of an experienced and honest franchising professional such as Jerry. He was able to clarify my doubts regarding E-2 visa businesses and advised in difficult decisions such as emails and Skype calls with lawyers and the franchisor. His technical and psychological support was crucial. And even today, after I already closed the deal, Jerry continues to follow up to make sure everything progresses as planned with my business. RFC also recommended a very competent specialist, Immigration Attorney who supported me through the franchise purchase and gave me a secure feeling. If you have any doubt about the quality of work done by RFC, my advice to you is; work with them, and soon you’ll be writing a testimonial similar to mine!
*Gilberto Colorni: Creative Agency Owner - Sao Paulo, Spain. E-2 Visa Candidate - Purchased a Sign/Advertising Franchise in Lakeland, FL.

"Franchise City thankfully saved us from making a $500,000 mistake. Our original franchise choice closed the doors in only 6 months while our new franchise is extremely profitable. I highly recommend Robert and Franchise City/FRAN5.”
*Pauline Davis AZ

“Jeff Lutz was very knowledgeable, patient and informative. I feel that after a few calls he knew what I wanted even better than me.
Finding the right franchise was a stressing task but after working with Jeff I felt a lot more comfortable and calm to make the right decision. Jeff supported me through the whole process including training and financing.“
*Jeff Harris OH

“ Jerry Helped me every step of the way, and was able to provide insight about the franchise industry, that I as a beginner could not possibly have had on my own.”
*L. Balaklaw, MD, MBA

“I recently began my franchise experience.  Jerry was there with me the whole way. From the start, Jerry did a great job of narrowing down my interests and suggesting franchises that aligned with my goals, objectives and needs. He provided excellent franchise options and a smaller scope of work that I could actually go out and tackle without feeling overwhelmed. He also gave me some good insight into some of the key aspects of franchises to analyze and be aware of, and had the valuable familiarity with specific franchises to save me countless hours of time and effort that would have been required to research and acquire the same information myself. As I narrowed down my search and got more detailed into the setting up of my own franchise, Jerry provided me with many contacts and resources that either directly helped me with my decision making or provided an outlet to information for me to make decisions and find my desired path.  In the end, I’ve found Jerry to be great support with valuable insight, perspective, and franchise familiarity on a global level. He’s also just a great guy that cares about not just me but the well-being of people in general. I recommend Jerry to any prospective franchise owners.”
* S. Schoenmakers, former U.S. Patriot Missile Project Engineer, MIT Graduate


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Our Franchise Matching Process

Our proprietary, pressure free process helps match quality franchise opportunities with motivated, well suited candidates.

Franchise Consulting Services

We provide free unlimited access to a qualified franchise consultant via email or telephone. Your consultant will help you explore your choices and refine opportunities based on your budget, skills, background, geographic location and most importantly what you like to do.   Speak with your consultant as much as you need to.  This service is is provided free through, compliments of participating franchise brands.

Our E-2 Visa Franchise Program

Our International franchising program helps match foreign investors with well known franchise brands. Our service quickly helps identify franchises available in a specific price range, geographic region and suitable for the E-2 applicants business goals and skills.  Click here to learn about our E-2 Program

Franchise Industry Knowledge

We provide free franchise industry reports, whitepapers, videos and a weekly newsletter to help educate you on the world of franchising. We also cover which industries are hot, which are not, and each week we explore a new franchise concept.  You can browse Free Franchise Resources here.

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Through  you have access to a network of experienced and qualified brokers, over 600 National Franchise opportunities,  hundreds of business resales, dozens of preferred lenders specializing in business financing, legal experts and much more.

Franchise City Consultants

As Business and Franchise Owners Ourselves We Provide Real World Insight to our Clients.

Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards is an entrepreneur and the Founder of   Robert began his career in corporate sales working for companies such as Pitney Bowes developing and managing sales teams.  In the 90’s Robert left the corporate world to pursue entrepreneurship full time. His varied business ventures included a Toronto based video store chain (Zap Video)  an educational products distribution company, a web design and development firm (B-dox) and the Franchise Consulting Group (FRAN5/

Jerry Rieder Franchise Consultant

Jerry Rieder has been a small business/franchise owner and in the franchise industry for over 10 years, as well as having 25 years of experience with 4 Fortune 500 Companies in the areas of Account, Operations and Revenue Management, consulting, project management and business analysis. This has given him a unique and well-rounded perspective in assisting clients find the right franchise opportunity. Jerry is a Senior Franchise Consultant with the FRAN5 group and the owner of Rieder Franchise Consulting.  Jerry is an E2 Visa franchise specialist and Jerry and his wife also currently own and operate a dance and theater program for kids.

Jeff Lutz Franchise Consultant

Jeff Lutz is currently a franchise Consultant and owner of Pinnacle Franchise Group.

Jeff started his career over twenty years ago in corporate America in various sales, sales management and business development roles with companies such as Honeywell, Siemens & American Standard.

In 2006 Jeff & his wife Nancy opened their own Goddard School franchise after realizing that corporate America was not going to give them the kind of work/life balance, freedom, or wealth building capability they desired. Jeff is an innovative entrepreneur with extensive franchise ownership, advising and matching experience.

Jeff and his wife are owners of the Goddard School Franchise in Ohio

Pam Currie Franchise Consultant

Pam Currie has acquired business acumen in franchising, sales and professional training and development.   Prior to becoming an independent Franchise Consultant / Training & Development Consultant, Pamela was a Corporate Sales Manager and a Senior Training Consultant for ADP.

Today, as an independent consultant she oversees the Online University for FranServe, helps individuals with franchise selection, has formed Client Partners and provides resources for sales strategies and training development.  She is the owner of Franchise Intellect Franchise Consulting.

Pamela is also the host of the “Franchise Business Radio Show” on Buckhead Business Radio.

Sandra Jimmerskog Franchise Consultant

Sandra Jimmerskog has extensive business and franchise industry experience.

Sandra started her career working with Shoppers Drug Mart and worked with licensees across Canada.  Over 30 years ago Sandra left the corporate world to realize her dream of becoming an Entrepreneur.  She has since owned several businesses including a partnership in a successful flooring company, an automotive importing firm, a glass and mirror company and even an antique store.

Sandra now leverages her experience in the business and franchising world working as a Franchise Consultant. Sandra works with clients throughout North America.

Joe Fedorchuk Franchise Consultant

For the first 20 years of his career Joe Fedorchuk worked as a Chartered Accountant and Senior Project Management Professional for several large corporations.

In 2005 Joe left the corporate world and opened two Subway restaurants which he successfully developed and eventually sold. Seeking to leverage his years of franchising and business experience Joe became a Franchise Consultant in 2013.   Joe also owns Fedorchuk Franchise Consulting.

Allan Eng Franchise Consultant

Allan Eng is a Certified Franchise Coach with over 2 decades of franchising experience. Prior to becoming a franchise consultant Allan grew his BC based franchise empire from 1 store to 15 locations and operated the No. 1 store in all of Canada.  After 21 years in franchising Allan divested of his stores in 2008 to dedicate his time and expertise to helping entrepreneurs become successful. Allan’s area of expertise includes Business Operations (systems & structure to gain efficiencies and effectiveness),  Business Expansion & Opportunities (master franchising, area development, multi units),  Financial Analysis (cash flow improvement, expense reduction, trend analysis), and  Authentic Leadership Development (personal development, team building, public speaking).

Schedule a Free Franchise Consultation 1-800-432-1583 Franchise consultant services are available free of charge to qualified franchise buyers. Contact us for further details.     Our clients benefit from dozens of free resources to help make more informed franchise investing decisions.