The 106 Best Franchises

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Food/ Full-Service Restaurants

Barbecue restaurants
Famous Dave's
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 216
Total cost: $905K-4.2M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 125/47

Family restaurants
Denny's Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 25
Total cost: $1.2M-2.6M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,226/315

Italian restaurants
CiCi's Pizza
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 91
Total cost: $417.95K-659.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 613/21

Pub-style restaurants
Beef 'O' Brady's
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 190
Total cost: $348K-786.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 264/4

Steakhouses
Golden Corral Franchising Systems Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 125
Total cost: $2.1M-5.9M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 382/103

Miscellaneous full-service restaurants
The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 203
Total cost: $876.7K-1.5M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 136/6

Food/Retail Sales

Candy
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 162
Total cost: $152.98K-544.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 324/4

Food-design businesses
Edible Arrangements Int'l. Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 40
Total cost: $147.5K-307.98K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 750/3

Health

Health products
Relax The Back Corp.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 267
Total cost: $227.5K-371.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 125/0

Health services
HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 109
Total cost: $50.95K-249.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 234/0

Home Improvements

Building & remodeling
Kitchen Tune-Up
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 180
Total cost: $83.1K-91.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 271/0

Decorating services
Interiors by Decorating Den
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 165
decoratingden.com
Total cost: $49.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 468/0

Organization systems
Closet Tailors
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 356
closettailors.com
Total cost: $95.6K-197.99K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 115/0

Painting
CertaPro Painters Ltd.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 88
Total cost: $119K-144K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 439/0

Surface refinishing/restoration
Re-Bath LLC
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 186
Total cost: $67.98K-249.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 207/0

Window & floor coverings
Budget Blinds Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 63
Total cost: $82.4K-173K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,035/1

Miscellaneous home improvements
Mr. Sandless Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 227
Total cost: $25.4K-53.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 124/9

Hotels & Motels

InterContinental Hotels Group
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 5
Total cost: Varies
Total franchises/co.-owned: 3,498/582

Maintenance

Carpet, upholstery &drapery services
Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 54
Total cost: $25.3K-120.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4,131/0

Commercial cleaning
Jani-King
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 15
Total cost: $11.3K-34.1K+
Total franchises/co.-owned: 12,980/21

Duct cleaning
Ductz Int'l. Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 218
Total cost: $59.9K-89.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 138/2

Grout repair
The Grout Medic
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 453
Total cost: $21.3K-52.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 68/0

Handyman services
Mr. Handyman Int'l. LLC
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 106
Total cost: $91.5K-132.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 315/0

Home repairs - miscellaneous
Aire Serv Heating & AirConditioning Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 143
Total cost: $57.2K-170.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 180/0

Lawn care
Lawn Doctor
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 131
Total cost: $107.6K-110.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 484/0

Plumbing
Rooter-Man
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 96
Total cost: $46.8K-137.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 462/0

Residential cleaning
The Maids Home Service
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 48
Total cost: $105K-155K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,033/26

Restoration services
Servpro
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 28
Total cost: $100.3K-159.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,420/0

Window cleaning
Fish Window CleaningServices Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 238
Total cost: $57.5K-131.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 223/2

Miscellaneous maintenance businesses
American Leak Detection
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 171
Total cost: $83.3K-233.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 334/11

 

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