The Top 10 Franchises of 2015

2015 Top Fastest Growing Franchises

If you're one of those who likes things to move fast, who wants a new challenge all of the time, then maybe a fast-growing franchise is for you. Our Fastest-Growing Franchises ranking is based on the number of new franchise units added in the U.S. and Canada from July 2013 to July 2014, as verified by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®. About the Top Fastest Growing Franchises.

  • Rank
  • Company/Description/Initial Investment
# 1
Subway

Subway

Subs, salads

Initial Investment: $117K - $263K

# 2
Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts

Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods

Initial Investment: $217K - $1.6M

# 3
Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners

Travel agency

Initial Investment: $2K - $23K

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# 4
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Gourmet sandwiches

Initial Investment: $323K - $544K

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# 5
Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $11K - $36K

# 6
Great Clips

Great Clips

Hair salon

Initial Investment: $122K - $233K

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# 7
Taco Bell

Taco Bell

Mexican food

Initial Investment: $1.2M - $2.6M

# 8
Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz

Lego-engineering classes, camps, parties

Initial Investment: $34K - $51K

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# 9
McDonald's

McDonald's

Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages

Initial Investment: $989K - $2.2M

# 10
Sport Clips

Sport Clips

Men's sports-theme hair salon

Initial Investment: $168K - $327K

# 11
Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs

Subs

Initial Investment: $129K - $1.2M

# 12
Kona Ice

Kona Ice

Shaved-ice truck

Initial Investment: $114K - $129K

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# 13
Jersey Mike's Subs

Jersey Mike's Subs

Subs

Initial Investment: $203K - $681K

# 14
Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness

Fitness clubs

Initial Investment: $728K - $3.8M

# 15
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $4K - $52K

# 15
Marco's Franchising LLC

Marco's Franchising LLC

Pizza, subs, wings, cheese bread

Initial Investment: $222K - $547K

# 17
Mac Tools

Mac Tools

Automotive tools and equipment

Initial Investment: $86K - $240K

# 18
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels

Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzels

Initial Investment: $196K - $370K

# 19
HomeVestors of America Inc.

HomeVestors of America Inc.

Home buying, repair and selling

Initial Investment: $42K - $347K

# 20
Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Fitness centers

Initial Investment: $63K - $418K

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# 20
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Self-serve frozen yogurt

Initial Investment: $283K - $468K

# 22
Ace Hardware Corp.

Ace Hardware Corp.

Hardware and home-improvement store

Initial Investment: $239K - $1.6M

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# 23
Massage Envy Spa

Massage Envy Spa

Therapeutic massage and facial services

Initial Investment: $414K - $961K

# 24
Cinnabon

Cinnabon

Cinnamon rolls, baked goods, coffee

Initial Investment: $181K - $388K

# 25
Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $2K - $52K

# 26
Choice Hotels Int'l.

Choice Hotels Int'l.

Hotels

Initial Investment: $88K - $13.2M

# 27
Menchie's

Menchie's

Self-serve frozen yogurt

Initial Investment: $218K - $385K

# 27
Supercuts

Supercuts

Hair salon

Initial Investment: $144K - $294K

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# 29
CleanNet USA Inc.

CleanNet USA Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $10K - $98K

# 29
Rent-A-Center

Rent-A-Center

Rent-to-own furniture, electronics, computers, appliances

Initial Investment: $355K - $582K

# 31
Pure Barre

Pure Barre

Fitness classes and apparel

Initial Investment: $152K - $275K

# 32
Joint Corp., The

Joint Corp., The

Chiropractic services

Initial Investment: $142K - $337K

# 32
Palm Beach Tan

Palm Beach Tan

Tanning

Initial Investment: $503K - $810K

# 34
9Round-30 min Kickbox Fitness

9Round-30 min Kickbox Fitness

Kickboxing fitness programs

Initial Investment: $58K - $93K

# 35
Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box

Burgers

Initial Investment: $1.3M - $2.4M

# 36
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.

Wingstop Restaurants Inc.

Chicken wings

Initial Investment: $192K - $688K

# 37
Mathnasium Learning Centers

Mathnasium Learning Centers

Math tutoring

Initial Investment: $91K - $138K

# 38
Right at Home Inc.

Right at Home Inc.

Home care, medical staffing

Initial Investment: $78K - $132K

# 39
GNC Franchising

GNC Franchising

Vitamins and nutrition products

Initial Investment: $191K - $322K

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# 40
Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness

Group personal training

Initial Investment: $438K - $772K

# 41
Weed Man

Weed Man

Lawn care

Initial Investment: $68K - $86K

# 42
HUMAN Healthy Markets

HUMAN Healthy Markets

Healthful-food distribution

Initial Investment: $64K - $110K

# 42
Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores

Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores

Appliances, hardware

Initial Investment: $116K - $2.2M

# 44
Matco Tools

Matco Tools

Mechanics' tools and equipment

Initial Investment: $85K - $248K

# 45
RE/MAX LLC

RE/MAX LLC

Real estate

Initial Investment: $38K - $280K

# 46
CarePatrol Franchise Systems LLC

CarePatrol Franchise Systems LLC

Assisted-living referral and placement

Initial Investment: $64K - $82K

# 47
Circle K

Circle K

Convenience stores

Initial Investment: $211K - $1.6M

# 48
N-Hance

N-Hance

Wood floor and cabinet refinishing

Initial Investment: $24K - $145K

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# 49
Budget Blinds Inc.

Budget Blinds Inc.

Window coverings, window film, rugs, accessories

Initial Investment: $89K - $187K

# 50
Batteries Plus Bulbs

Batteries Plus Bulbs

Batteries, light bulbs, related products

Initial Investment: $215K - $389K

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About the Fastest-Growing Franchises

If you're one of those who likes things to move fast, who wants a new challenge all of the time, then maybe a fast-growing franchise is for you. We've culled the fastest-growing franchises from Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® and compiled a list to get you started--fast.

The fastest-growing rankings are based on the number of new franchise units added in the United States and Canada from July 2013 to July 2014, as verified by Entrepreneur magazine. All ties are listed alphabetically.

This ranking is not intended to endorse any particular franchise, but rather to provide a starting point for your research. Due diligence includes thoroughly reading a company's literature and its Franchise Disclosure Document, calling and visiting existing franchisees, and consulting with an attorney and an accountant. Here's where slowing down makes sense: You should only buy a fast-growing franchise after you've taken the time to conduct a careful investigation.

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