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If slow and steady just isn't your style, today could be your day to burst off the starting block. These franchises are on the fast track to growth, and you can get in the express lane with them. Whatever type of franchise you're interested in--from sandwiches to senior care--you can probably find one that suits your desire to grow your empire quickly. Our listing gives you a look at the 106 franchises that grew the fastest from 2006 to 2007. This ranking is based on growth in the number of U.S. and Canadian franchise units during that time, as verified by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500Â®. Ties are listed alphabetically.
This ranking is not intended to endorse any particular franchise, but rather to provide a starting point for your research. You must also conduct your own due diligence, which consists of thoroughly reading a company's literature and its Uniform Franchise Offering Circular, calling and visiting existing franchisees, and consulting with an attorney and an accountant. You should only buy a franchise after taking the time to conduct a careful investigation.