As an additional research tool, we have broken down franchise data from the Franchise 500 listings into the following quick reference sections. In compiling these Ready Reference Listings, we considered only those franchisors that complied with our request for verification information.
Top 100 Franchises: The top 100 franchise operations are listed here along with their categories. We've also listed their ranking from last year. (NR=Not ranked in 1995)
Top 30 Fastest-Growing Franchises: Here we show you which franchises exhibited the most growth over the past year based on the number of new franchise units added. The number listed is the actual number of units added. Ties are listed alphabetically.
Top 20 Low-Investment Franchises: Franchises with a minimum total investment of less than $10,000 are highlighted in this section, listed in order of their rankings.
Top 30 New Franchises: Companies that began franchising within the past five years (since 1991) are listed in order of their rankings.