2009 Fastest-Growing Franchise Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 96
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3K - 51K
2
Subway
Subs, salads
$117K - 263K
3
Instant Tax Service
Retail tax preparation & electronic filing
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$39K - 89K
4
Stratus Building Solutions
Commercial cleaning
$3K - 58K
5
Snap Fitness Inc.
24-hour fitness center
$107K - 258K
6
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$216K - 2M
7
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4K - 76K
8
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9K - 42K
9
Anytime Fitness
Fitness center
$79K - 371K
10
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 36K
13
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88K - 13M
13
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2M
15
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$58K - 72K
18
System4
Commercial cleaning
$6K - 38K
19
Anago Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$11K - 66K
20
Massage Envy Spa
Therapeutic massage and facial services
$413K - 939K
21
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$157K - 277K
22
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7M - 94M
23
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$331K - 520K
24
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1M - 3M
26
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1M - 2M
27
Sport Clips
Men's sports-theme hair salon
$158K - 317K
28
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$4M - 14M
29
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 2M
30
Play N Trade Franchise Inc.
New & used video games
$135K - 255K
31
Coffee News
Weekly newspaper distributed at restaurants
$10K - 11K
32
HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab
Chiropractic, rehab, nutrition and weight-loss services
$58K - 253K
33
Senior Helpers
Personal, companion and Alzheimer's home care
$81K - 117K
34
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1M
34
Pretzelmaker
Pretzels
$155K - 238K
36
Great Clips
Hair salon
$114K - 216K
37
Smoothie King
Smoothies, health products
$176K - 404K
38
Fit4Mom LLC
Stroller fitness programs
$6K - 52K
39
Cartridge World
Ink and toner cartridges, printers, printer services
$69K - 151K
40
Expense Reduction Analysts Inc.
Cost-management consulting
$66K - 86K
41
Fast-teks On-site Computer Services
On-site computer-repair services
$36K - 62K
42
Cruise Planners
Travel agency
$2K - 22K
43
Aussie Pet Mobile
Mobile pet grooming
$135K - 175K
43
PuroClean
Insurance restoration
$141K - 166K
45
Rooter-Man
Plumbing, drain and sewer cleaning
$47K - 138K
46
Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence
Interior and exterior sandless wood refinishing
$9K - 53K
47
Planet Fitness
Fitness club
$824K - 4M
49
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$276K - 783K
49
Papa Murphy's
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414K
51
Goin' Postal
Retail shipping and business services
$47K - 112K
51
Rita's Italian Ice
Italian ice, frozen custard, gelato
$140K - 414K
53
Home Helpers/Direct Link
Medical/nonmedical personal care
$65K - 105K
54
Firehouse Subs
Subs
$131K - 928K
55
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$130K - 644K
56
Pet Butler
Pet-waste cleanup and removal
$30K - 42K
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