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“A successful franchise program can only be achieved through a teamwork of qualified professionals. As an attorney with over 38 years practicing franchise law, I appreciate the opportunity to work with experienced franchise consultants like the Stanwood Group who have the long term interests of their clients and the franchise industry at heart.”

David L. Steinberg, Franchise Attorney David L. Steinberg, P.C. Southfield, MI

“The Stanwood Group along with Robert Katz have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in building a top notch team of franchise professionals as part of their ongoing effort to make franchising affordable and accessible to the founders of great businesses that might not otherwise be in a position to franchise.” read more

Dan Warshawsky, Franchise Attorney Warshawsky Law Group, PLLC Scottsdale, AZ

“Having been practicing franchise law for over 30 years and working with some of the nation’s leading franchise development companies, Stanwood stands out as a leader in the franchise community supporting small businesses.”

Sam Morrison, Franchise Attorney Morrison Law Offices, P.C. Atlanta, Georgia

“As a former Franchise Regulator for Washington State and practicing Franchise Attorney, I appreciate the superior level of preparedness that the Stanwood Group provides to its start-up franchisors to set them up for success. Because of that, I am proud to also serve as one of their Board of Advisor Members.”

Dan Matthews, Franchise Attorney Warshawsky Law Group, Scottsdale, AZ

“As a Stanwood Group Advisor Member and Preferred Supplier Vendor, I have enjoyed working with many Stanwood Group Franchisors in assisting them in growing their brands.”

Joseph E. Maenner, Franchise Attorney Maenner & Associates, LLC Downingtown, PA

“As an attorney that represents Franchisees in the complex process of purchasing their new franchises, I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Katz on numerous transactions and found him to be pleasant, professional and fair while at the same time doing an exemplary job of representing the Stanwood Group’s clients’ best interests.”

Kerry R. Morgan, Franchise Attorney Collins & Jones, P.C. Raymore, MO

“As an attorney for franchisors, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the Stanwood Group and appreciate their team’s expertise and forward-thinking approach to franchising. The Stanwood Group and their network of professionals are a vital resource for emerging franchisors. The Stanwood Team provides my franchisor clients with expert guidance in navigating the evolving franchise industry. Their understanding of the business side of franchising helps my clients achieve success and understand their goals and objectives as we work together to develop and launch their franchise concepts. Robert Katz is an innovator with extensive experience in franchise development who helps brands highlight their strengths and determine how best to grow and expand their franchise concepts.”

Kerrin O’Connell, Franchise Attorney Drumm Law, LLC Red Bank, NJ

“If you’re looking to franchise your business, Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group are the best in the industry. They are extremely knowledgeable and provide clients with the highest level of customer service possible. I strongly recommend!”

Antonne Jones, Owner Groovy Smoovies, LLC Haddonfield, NJ

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Franchise Affordably

The Stanwood Group is the only Franchise Development Company of its kind in the United States whose success is truly tied to your success! Through the Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program, for those eligible, a large portion of our Development Fees are deferred until initial franchise sales commence. This allows you to preserve precious capital for when you need it the most. Six of our Team Members have been recognized and awarded the prestigious Legal Eagles Designation by The Franchise Times for their excellence in practicing Franchise Law; as well as six of our Team Members continue to be recognized year after year as a Top Franchise Supplier by Entrepeneur.com. We are proud members of both the International Franchise Association (IFA), VetFran, Preferred Partners to both FranServe and BAI (Business Alliance, Inc.) and accredited through the Better Business Bureau (BBB) maintaining an A+ Rating. If you are interested in learning more about the Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program, or any of our Team Members’ respective services, make sure to schedule an appointment.

Who We Are

The Stanwood Group is a team of nationally recognized franchise professionals throughout the United States. We can assist you to expand your business affordably through franchising beginning with the development of your start up franchise program to continued growth fueled through franchise sales. If you want to learn more about the Stanwood Group or any of our Team Members’ respective services, make sure to schedule an appointment.

What We Do

The first step is determining whether or not franchising your business is the right move by determining if your current business model is “Franchisable”. The Stanwood Group assists start-up franchisors answer this question, and then creates a strategy for expansion having years of experience and also providing you with affordable access to our Team Members made up of nationally recognized franchise professionals throughout the United States. [read more]We focus on providing the services you need now to launch your new franchise program. The Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program is designed for businesses possessing those variables needed in order to become emerging franchisors. For businesses that qualify, the Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program enables clients to defer a large portion of the development fee until initial franchise sales commence, which substantially reduces the amount of initial capital required to launch the new franchise business.

For established franchisors, The Stanwood Group assists in expanding your current franchise system fueled by placement of new franchise sales using our franchise sales & marketing system. If you are interested in learning more about The Stanwood Group, or any of our Team Members’ respective services, make sure to schedule an appointment.

Our Mission

We know franchising your business is a big decision. We have set out to disrupt the franchise process through reimagining the way franchise development services are provided. We are committed to the expansion of the franchise community through the inclusion and empowerment of small businesses providing affordable access to franchise development services through our network of nationally recognized franchise professionals. If you are interested in learning more about the Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program, or any of our Team Members’ respective services, make sure to schedule an appointment.

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Moustaki Authentic Gyros Franchise Opportunity
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Moustaki Autentic Gyros

Moustaki Authentic Gyros Franchise Opportunity
Moustaki Authentic Gyros, Philadelphia’s fastest growing premier fast casual Greek restaurant chain is a fast, healthy, casual dining experience for the whole family. Founded in 2017, Moustaki Authentic Gyros, has been committed to serving our family’s famous signature Authentic Greek Gyros that have been passed down from generation to generation. All of our traditional meats are hand carved, cooked, sliced, and grilled in house to perfection, served with our homemade Tzatziki, Fiery Feta, or Moustaki Mustard sauce. Our handcrafted pizza uses only the freshest ingredients and our dough is made fresh in house. Our Gyros, Souvlaki, Dips, and Sides are made the Authentic Greek way. Enjoy! Kali Orexi!

Moustaki Authentic Gyros franchise allows you to bring the flavor of Greece to your neighborhood. Make Moustaki Authentic Gyros your next career in the unique and growing fast casual Mediterranean food category! You won’t find a more rewarding franchise opportunity.

Peter Kada, Founder & President
Moustaki Authentic Gyros, LLC
Philadelphia, PA

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Liquivida Lounge

Grow with one of the nation’s fastest growing Leading Vitamin IV Wellness Center Franchises. Liquivida Lounge® is a leader in the IV vitamin therapy and wellness industry and is fully diversified in its products and services. Serving customer needs ranging from anti-aging, medical esthetics, and weight loss, along with personal beauty and care. We invite you to join Liquivida® in helping people everywhere feel younger, more energetic and in control of their health. Liquivida® Wellness Center – Offer weight management, nutrition counseling, medical esthetics, age management, personal beauty and skincare under the Liquivida® brand to maximize your earnings and tap into our corporate marketing, legal and management support to lower overhead costs.

Liquivida Lounge continues to grow steadily through the pandemic with 14 locations and many more in development!

Jeff Cogswell, National Sales Director
Liquivida Lounge
Pompano Beach, FL

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Buena Onda Baja Taqueria

Are you looking for a new journey allowing you to spread good vibes and work with a great team? Now is the time! We invite you to partner with Iron Chef and James Beard Award Winning Chef, Jose Garces on his newest venture in bringing Buena Onda to the nation. Buena Onda is designed to deliver a unique experience to diners in the fast casual market with a delicious chef-inspired menu and popular Baja style libations. Our innovative franchise model allows you to bring this successful concept to your favorite locations.

The Baja Peninsula is one of the best places for surfers to catch waves. This inspired Chef Jose Garces to create the best place for guests to catch good vibes and experience authentic Mexican cuisine.

Ryan Stansbury, VP of Franchise Development
Buena Franchising, LLC
Philadelphia, PA

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“The Stanwood Group does a truly exceptional job of supporting its franchisors. Being new to the franchise industry, they provided me with the tools, support and mentoring needed for success! They have been a key differentiator in our franchise business allowing us to continue to expand throughout the United States.”

Pat Perkins, Vice President Franchise Sales Civil Axe Throwing Memphis, TN

"The Stanwood Group has given me tremendous guidance with promoting and growing my emerging brand. Robert Katz has been an amazing resource to me, as a new franchisor. He is honest, knowledgeable and very patient as he spends a lot of his time sharing his expertise in the complicated franchising business. I'm very grateful for his assistance."

Lisa Dowd, Founder Cheesy Street Grill Natick, MA

"Bear Paddle Swim School is very excited to be partnering with the Stanwood Group to locate and identify the future leaders of our Franchise Opportunity. The direction and focus from the Stanwood Group really aligns with the Bear Paddle mission to find passionate, driven individuals that are looking to enrich their community and business life."

Robin Everson, Founder & Owner Bear Paddle Swim School Aurora, IL

"Although it has always been a dream, taking the leap into franchising can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group brought a calming hand and network of professionals that handled each step of the way allowing me to dream big, but rest easy."

Mike Guerriero, CEO Guerriero’s Gelato Montclair, New Jersey

“Never would I have imagined having launched our BLUSH Boot Camp Franchise program just 9 months ago back in September 2020 during the height of a national pandemic that we would experience such a level of success having sold so many franchises and staying committed to our mission of empowering women through fitness.”

Maxwell Gellert, Owner BLUSH Boot Camp Franchising Systems, LLC Lee’s Summit, MO

"My experience with the team at the Stanwood Group has been exceptional. Their support, direction and expertise has allowed us to launch the perfect franchise offering to the marketplace and we are excited as we continue to open more locations with the Stanwood Group."

Jared Welch, President Civil Axe Throwing Memphis, TN

“If you're looking to franchise your business, Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group are the best in the industry. They are extremely knowledgeable and provide clients with the highest level of customer service possible. I strongly recommend!”

Antonne Jones, Owner Groovy Smoovies, LLC Haddonfield, NJ

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“The Stanwood Group does a truly exceptional job of supporting its franchisors. Being new to the franchise industry, they provided me with the tools, support and mentoring needed for success! They have been a key differentiator in our franchise business allowing us to continue to expand throughout the United States.”

Pat Perkins, Vice President Franchise Sales
Civil Axe Throwing
Memphis, TN

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“The Stanwood Group does a truly exceptional job of supporting its franchisors. Being new to the franchise industry, they provided me with the tools, support and mentoring needed for success! They have been a key differentiator in our franchise business allowing us to continue to expand throughout the United States.”

Pat Perkins, Vice President Franchise Sales Civil Axe Throwing Memphis, TN

"The Stanwood Group has given me tremendous guidance with promoting and growing my emerging brand. Robert Katz has been an amazing resource to me, as a new franchisor. He is honest, knowledgeable and very patient as he spends a lot of his time sharing his expertise in the complicated franchising business. I'm very grateful for his assistance."

Lisa Dowd, Founder Cheesy Street Grill Natick, MA

"Bear Paddle Swim School is very excited to be partnering with the Stanwood Group to locate and identify the future leaders of our Franchise Opportunity. The direction and focus from the Stanwood Group really aligns with the Bear Paddle mission to find passionate, driven individuals that are looking to enrich their community and business life."

Robin Everson, Founder & Owner Bear Paddle Swim School Aurora, IL

"Although it has always been a dream, taking the leap into franchising can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group brought a calming hand and network of professionals that handled each step of the way allowing me to dream big, but rest easy."

Mike Guerriero, CEO Guerriero’s Gelato Montclair, New Jersey

“Never would I have imagined having launched our BLUSH Boot Camp Franchise program just 9 months ago back in September 2020 during the height of a national pandemic that we would experience such a level of success having sold so many franchises and staying committed to our mission of empowering women through fitness.”

Maxwell Gellert, Owner BLUSH Boot Camp Franchising Systems, LLC Lee’s Summit, MO

"My experience with the team at the Stanwood Group has been exceptional. Their support, direction and expertise has allowed us to launch the perfect franchise offering to the marketplace and we are excited as we continue to open more locations with the Stanwood Group."

Jared Welch, President Civil Axe Throwing Memphis, TN

“If you're looking to franchise your business, Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group are the best in the industry. They are extremely knowledgeable and provide clients with the highest level of customer service possible. I strongly recommend!”

Antonne Jones, Owner Groovy Smoovies, LLC Haddonfield, NJ