2007 Top Franchises from Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List

Our 37th Annual Franchise 500 ranking reveals the impact of the newest trends and the industries poised for growth.

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  • Rank
  • Company/Description/Initial Investment
# 351
Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers

Personal, companion and Alzheimer's home care

Initial Investment: $81K - $117K

# 352
Fleet Feet Sports

Fleet Feet Sports

Athletic footwear, apparel, accessories

Initial Investment: $180K - $338K

# 353
Woodcraft Franchise LLC

Woodcraft Franchise LLC

Woodworking supply specialty store

Initial Investment: $505K - $650K

# 354
Dentist's Choice, The

Dentist's Choice, The

Dental-handpiece repairs

Initial Investment: $54K - $59K

# 355
Aire-Master of America Inc.

Aire-Master of America Inc.

Restroom deodorizing and maintenance

Initial Investment: $38K - $138K

# 356
Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill

Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill

Japanese food

Initial Investment: $116K - $430K

# 357
BlueLine Rental

BlueLine Rental

Construction equipment rentals

Initial Investment: $3.5M - $8.2M

# 358
AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics

Digital publishing, internet services, printing, marketing and communications

Initial Investment: $258K - $396K

# 359
Precision Door Service

Precision Door Service

Garage-door repairs and installation

Initial Investment: $68K - $512K

# 360
Kid to Kid

Kid to Kid

New and used children's and maternity clothing and products

Initial Investment: $249K - $373K

# 361
Hayes Handpiece Franchises Inc.

Hayes Handpiece Franchises Inc.

Dental handpiece repairs

Initial Investment: $39K - $58K

# 362
Abrakadoodle

Abrakadoodle

Art-education programs

Initial Investment: $38K - $80K

# 363
Slumberland Franchising Inc.

Slumberland Franchising Inc.

Home furnishings

Initial Investment: $539K - $2M

# 364
Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited

Bird-feeding supplies and nature gift items

Initial Investment: $123K - $192K

# 365
Guard-A-Kid

Guard-A-Kid

Children's identification and safety products and services

Initial Investment: $21K - $39K

# 366
More Space Place

More Space Place

Space-saving furniture systems

Initial Investment: $98K - $165K

# 367
Sunbelt Business Brokers

Sunbelt Business Brokers

Business brokerage

Initial Investment: $41K - $105K

# 368
Aerowest/Westair Deodorizing Services

Aerowest/Westair Deodorizing Services

Restroom deodorizing services

Initial Investment: $10K - $25K

# 369
Rug Decor

Rug Decor

Rug store

Initial Investment: $319K - $519K

# 370
Farmer Boys

Farmer Boys

Burgers and breakfast

Initial Investment: $1M - $2.2M

# 371
Amramp

Amramp

Wheelchair ramp rentals and sales

Initial Investment: $133K - $215K

# 372
Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

Recreational rentals

Initial Investment: $46K - $230K

# 373
Passport Health Inc.

Passport Health Inc.

Immunization/vaccination & counseling for international travelers

Initial Investment: $74K - $102K

# 374
Ziebart

Ziebart

Auto appearance and protection services

Initial Investment: $172K - $331K

# 375
UBuildIt

UBuildIt

Construction consulting

Initial Investment: $86K - $169K

# 376
Rainbow Int'l. Restoration & Cleaning

Rainbow Int'l. Restoration & Cleaning

Indoor cleaning and restoration

Initial Investment: $156K - $256K

# 377
BD's Mongolian Barbeque

BD's Mongolian Barbeque

Create-your-own stir fry restaurant

Initial Investment: $829K - $2.9M

# 378
Oxxo Care Cleaners

Oxxo Care Cleaners

Dry cleaning and laundry services

Initial Investment: $443K - $645K

# 379
EagleRider Motorcycle Rental

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental

Motorcycle, scooter, ATV & watercraft rentals & tours

Initial Investment: $49K - $179K

# 380
Link Staffing Services

Link Staffing Services

Staffing, human resourece solutions

Initial Investment: $100K - $174K

# 381
Extreme Pizza

Extreme Pizza

Gourmet pizzas, take-&-bake pizza, subs, salads

Initial Investment: $184K - $392K

# 382
Handyman Matters Franchise Inc.

Handyman Matters Franchise Inc.

Residential and commercial repair, restoration and maintenance

Initial Investment: $64K - $119K

# 383
Winger's Grill & Bar

Winger's Grill & Bar

Casual-themed restaurant & bar

Initial Investment: $426K - $997K

# 384
Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Smoothies, wraps, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads

Initial Investment: $196K - $427K

# 385
Pizza Inn Inc.

Pizza Inn Inc.

Pizza, pasta, salads

Initial Investment: $33K - $693K

# 386
Andy OnCall

Andy OnCall

Handyman services

Initial Investment: $48K - $62K

# 387
Border Magic/Boulder Designs

Border Magic/Boulder Designs

Concrete landscape edging, walkways, stepping stones, custom boulder signage

Initial Investment: $56K - $130K

# 388
Pet Butler

Pet Butler

Pet-waste cleanup and removal

Initial Investment: $30K - $42K

# 389
Mint Condition Franchising Inc.

Mint Condition Franchising Inc.

Commercial cleaning, building maintenance

Initial Investment: $5K - $45K

# 390
Signs Now

Signs Now

Signs, graphics

Initial Investment: $187K - $351K

# 391
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

Sandwiches, soups, salads, smoothies

Initial Investment: $224K - $590K

# 392
Service Team of Professionals Inc.

Service Team of Professionals Inc.

Water/fire restoration, mold remediation

Initial Investment: $75K - $131K

# 393
AtWork Medical Services

AtWork Medical Services

Temporary & full-time medical staffing services

Initial Investment: $68K - $112K

# 394
Adventures in Advertising

Adventures in Advertising

Promotional products & advertising specialties

Initial Investment: $20K - $65K

# 395
Crye-Leike Franchises Inc.

Crye-Leike Franchises Inc.

Real estate

Initial Investment: $59K - $160K

# 396
Decor&You

Decor&You

Decorating services and products

Initial Investment: $50K - $344K

# 397
Port City Java

Port City Java

Gourmet coffees, smoothies, sandwiches

Initial Investment: $210K - $414K

# 398
Great Steak & Potato Co., The

Great Steak & Potato Co., The

Philly cheesesteaks, fries, baked potatoes

Initial Investment: $147K - $439K

# 399
Drama Kids Int'l. Inc.

Drama Kids Int'l. Inc.

After-school drama classes and summer camps

Initial Investment: $29K - $49K

# 400
KidzArt

KidzArt

Art-education programs, products and services

Initial Investment: $36K - $44K

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Understanding the Ranking

There's a lot that goes into putting together the first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Entrepreneur's 37th annual Franchise 500®.

The process began in July 2015, when we asked franchisors to participate in our survey. Each submission was vetted before being entered for data analysis; 951 companies made the first cut. Of those, the top 500 became the Franchise 500® ranking, based on financial and statistical data from July 2013 through July 2015.

Only franchise companies that supply a full Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) or Canadian Disclosure Document and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing. To be eligible for the Franchise 500®, a franchisor must have a minimum of 10 units, with at least one franchise located in the U.S. The company must be seeking new franchisees in the U.S., and it cannot be in Chapter 11 at the time the ranking is compiled. (The exception to these rules is Canada-based companies that are expanding only in Canada.)

All companies are judged by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. We also consider the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it's been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. Financial data is analyzed by an independent CPA.

We do not measure subjective elements such as franchisee satisfaction or management style. The objective factors are plugged into our exclusive Franchise 500® formula, with each eligible company receiving a cumulative score.

Remember that the Franchise 500® is not intended to endorse, advertise or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise. Read the FDD and related materials carefully, get help from a franchise attorney and a CPA in reviewing any legal or financial documents, and talk to as many existing and former franchisees as possible and visit their outlets. The best way to protect yourself is to do your homework.

Research compiled by Tracy Stapp Herold and J.R. Jimenez with assistance from Hava Arieh, Rick Ignarra, Nicole Jurinek, Yvette Madrid, Jessica Nguyen and Giuseppe Ricapito; technical assistance from Angel Cool and Daniel Sibitzky; financial analysis by David R. Juedes, CPA; graphic design by Karen Meneghin.

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