The 106 Best Franchises

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Personal Care

Fitness businesses
Snap Fitness Inc .
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 24
Total cost: $71.1K-241.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 701/10

Hair care
Supercuts
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 29
Total cost: $95.6K-219.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 996/1,137

Massage services
Massage Envy
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 58
Total cost: $291.9K-469.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 457/0

Senior care
Home Helpers/Direct Link
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 70
Total cost: $42.2-78.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 750/0

Tanning salons
Palm Beach Tan/Desert Sun Tanning Salons
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 156
Total cost: $368.3K-824.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 175/67

Miscellaneous personal-care businesses
Merle Norman Cosmetics
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 34
Total cost: $33.3K-168.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,779/5

Pets

Pet products
Wild Birds Unlimited
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 239
Total cost: $99.4K-148.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 286/0

Pet services
Aussie Pet Mobile
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 79
Total cost: $62.9K-125.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 534/7

Recreation

Recreational rentals
Wheel Fun Rentals
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 294
Total cost: $85K-259K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 77/8

Sports businesses
GolfTEC
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 184
Total cost: $111.5K-427.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 105/28

Sports equipment & apparel
The Athlete's Foot
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 153
Total cost: $249.5K-529.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 618/0

Travel agencies - cruise-only
Cruise Planners/American Express
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 85
Total cost: $1.9K-19.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 725/0

Travel agencies - miscellaneous
Results! Travel
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 65
Total cost: $25-10.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 914/0

Retail

Convenience stores
Circle K
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 9
Total cost: $161K-1.4M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4,143/2,627

Hobby stores
HobbyTown USA
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 302
Total cost: $177.6K-478K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 164/1

Tools distribution
Snap-on Tools
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 37
Total cost: $16.7K-278.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4,318/77

Vitamins
GNC Franchising
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 23
Total cost: $165K-205K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2,182/2,770

Wireless stores
Wireless Zone
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 185
Total cost: $65.3K-193.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 287/1

Miscellaneous retail businesses
Ace Hardware Corp.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 6
Total cost: $400K-1.1M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4,581/0

Services

Dry cleaning & delivery services
Martinizing Dry Cleaning
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 200
Total cost: $363K-550.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 512/0

Framing
Fastframe USA Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 247
Total cost: $105.7K-150.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 318/1

Home inspections
HouseMaster Home Inspections
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 154
Total cost: $37.5K-61.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 396/0

Junk removal
1-800-Got-Junk?
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 370
Total cost: $112.4K-145.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 310/1

Photography & video services
Home Video Studio
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 415
Total cost: $120.7K-226.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 43/1

Postal & business services
The UPS Store/Mail Boxes Etc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 8
Total cost: $171.2K-280K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 6,034/0

Printing
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 55
Total cost: $72.7K-243K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 973/0

Real estate
RE/MAX Int'l. Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 44
Total cost: $35K-200K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 6,988/42

Storage & moving services
Two Men and a Truck Int'l. Inc.
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 212
Total cost: $150K-412.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 172/6

Miscellaneous services
EmbroidMe
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 123
Total cost: $66.3K-187.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 457/0

Tech

WSI Internet
2009 Franchise 500 ranking: 57
Total cost: $60.4K-166.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,681/2

Listing compiled by Tracy Stapp

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