Service Businesses Franchises

  • Rank
  • Company/Description/Initial Investment
# 3
Supercuts

Supercuts

Initial Investment: $144K - $294K

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# 4
Servpro

Servpro

Initial Investment: $142K - $191K

# 10
Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Initial Investment: $63K - $418K

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# 16
Sport Clips

Sport Clips

Initial Investment: $168K - $327K

# 17
UPS Store, The

UPS Store, The

Initial Investment: $168K - $354K

# 21
RE/MAX LLC

RE/MAX LLC

Initial Investment: $38K - $280K

# 22
Snap-on Tools

Snap-on Tools

Initial Investment: $160K - $316K

# 24
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Initial Investment: $4K - $52K

# 25
Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners

Initial Investment: $2K - $23K

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# 26
Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Initial Investment: $11K - $36K

# 28
Great Clips

Great Clips

Initial Investment: $122K - $233K

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# 33
ServiceMaster Clean

ServiceMaster Clean

Initial Investment: $70K - $262K

# 37
Matco Tools

Matco Tools

Initial Investment: $85K - $248K

# 39
Anago Cleaning Systems

Anago Cleaning Systems

Initial Investment: $11K - $66K

# 40
Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Initial Investment: $64K - $134K

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# 42
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Investment: $30K - $143K

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# 43
Massage Envy Spa

Massage Envy Spa

Initial Investment: $414K - $961K

# 44
Miracle-Ear Inc.

Miracle-Ear Inc.

Initial Investment: $119K - $288K

# 45
Liberty Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service

Initial Investment: $59K - $72K

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# 48
Merry Maids

Merry Maids

Initial Investment: $60K - $186K

# 49
CleanNet USA Inc.

CleanNet USA Inc.

Initial Investment: $10K - $98K

# 51
CruiseOne

CruiseOne

Initial Investment: $3K - $22K

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# 58
H&R Block

H&R Block

Initial Investment: $32K - $149K

# 61
Snap Fitness Inc.

Snap Fitness Inc.

Initial Investment: $110K - $286K

# 65
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons

Fantastic Sams Hair Salons

Initial Investment: $137K - $262K

# 67
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.

Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.

Initial Investment: $64K - $185K

# 68
Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care

Initial Investment: $102K - $118K

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# 69
Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers

Initial Investment: $83K - $114K

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# 70
Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals

Initial Investment: $120K - $196K

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# 73
Results! Travel

Results! Travel

Initial Investment: $25 - $10K

# 74
Proforma

Proforma

Initial Investment: $5K - $50K

# 76
Signarama

Signarama

Initial Investment: $97K - $248K

# 80
Jazzercise Inc.

Jazzercise Inc.

Initial Investment: $4K - $76K

# 84
Eye Level Learning Centers

Eye Level Learning Centers

Initial Investment: $76K - $139K

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# 86
Weed Man

Weed Man

Initial Investment: $68K - $86K

# 87
FastSigns Int'l. Inc.

FastSigns Int'l. Inc.

Initial Investment: $169K - $309K

# 90
Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

Initial Investment: $2K - $52K

# 91
HomeVestors of America Inc.

HomeVestors of America Inc.

Initial Investment: $42K - $347K

# 95
Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness

Initial Investment: $728K - $3.8M

# 96
Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels

Initial Investment: $64K - $105K

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# 98
Pop-A-Lock Franchise System

Pop-A-Lock Franchise System

Initial Investment: $100K - $135K

# 100
Rooter-Man

Rooter-Man

Initial Investment: $47K - $138K

# 102
Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Initial Investment: $33K - $43K

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# 103
Sixt Franchise USA LLC

Sixt Franchise USA LLC

Initial Investment: $1.1M - $10.5M

# 109
Goddard Systems Inc.

Goddard Systems Inc.

Initial Investment: $707K - $751K

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# 112
Home Helpers/Direct Link

Home Helpers/Direct Link

Initial Investment: $68K - $127K

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# 114
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Investment: $55K - $84K

# 115
Pearle Vision

Pearle Vision

Initial Investment: $410K - $614K

# 116
Right at Home Inc.

Right at Home Inc.

Initial Investment: $78K - $132K

# 117
N-Hance

N-Hance

Initial Investment: $24K - $145K

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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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