2005 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 398
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Subway
Subs, salads
$116.59K - 263.14K
2
Curves
Women's fitness & weight-loss center
$31.81K - 39.09K
5
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150.14K - 420.29K
6
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 1.6M
8
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience store
$37.2K - 1.63M
9
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$216.1K - 1.52M
10
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$37.5K - 259K
11
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1.25M - 2.53M
12
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$49.59K - 180.58K
13
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2.33M
14
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
15
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$57.79K - 71.9K
17
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72.19K - 149.32K
18
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 139.5K
19
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3.15K - 50.9K
21
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7.19M - 94M
22
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$167.89K - 294.5K
24
Super 8
Hotels
$176.16K - 3.96M
25
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$152.69K - 318.98K
26
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$3.52K - 75.75K
27
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Real estate
$22.34K - 528.28K
28
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1.16M - 2.58M
29
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$9.76K - 97.94K
30
Dairy Queen
Ice cream, burgers, chicken
$362.35K - 1.77M
31
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$102.84K - 388.6K
32
Days Inn
Hotels
$198.86K - 7.3M
33
Supercuts
Hair salon
$113.75K - 233.6K
34
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$138.55K - 187.19K
35
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94.12K - 248.71K
36
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$3.69M - 13.53M
37
Great Clips
Hair salon
$114.15K - 216K
38
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons
Family hair salon
$136.1K - 246.1K
40
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203.13K - 424.51K
41
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Real estate
$47.7K - 209.89K
42
Orion Food Systems LLC
Fast-food systems for nontraditional markets
$58.5K - 133K
43
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88.05K - 13.17M
44
Help-U-Sell Real Estate
Real estate
$43.75K - 136.75K
45
Merry Maids
Residential cleaning
$60.15K - 87.75K
46
Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System
Commercial cleaning
$14.14K - 47.65K
47
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$352.5K - 2.44M
48
MRINetwork
Permanent placement and contract staffing
$73.73K - 98.87K
49
Papa Murphy's
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414.32K
50
Budget Blinds Inc.
Window coverings, window film, rugs, accessories
$89.23K - 187.07K
51
Sylvan Learning
Supplemental education
$151.17K - 267.25K
52
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$275.67K - 782.58K
53
WSI Digital Marketing
Internet services
$64.34K - 171.64K
54
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1.32M - 2.61M
55
Miracle-Ear Inc.
Hearing instruments
$119K - 287.5K
56
Line-X Franchising LLC
Spray-on truck bed liners, protective coatings, accessories
$163.78K - 333.14K
58
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.
Printing, graphics and mailing center
$63.54K - 185.96K

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