2005 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 51 - 100 of 384
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
61
Checkers and Rally's Restaurants Inc.
Burgers, fries
$165K - 1M
62
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Oil changes
$132K - 2M
64
AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
Transmission repair and car care
$240K - 347K
65
Cost Cutters Family Hair Care
Family hair salon
$89K - 182K
66
Results! Travel
Travel agency
$0K - 10K
68
Ben & Jerry's
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, smoothies
$156K - 486K
70
Keller Williams Realty
Real estate
$175K - 328K
71
Pearle Vision
Eye care and eyewear
$392K - 567K
72
Brooke Insurance
Insurance & financial services
*
$171K - 386K
73
Realty Executives Int'l. Inc.
Real estate
$20K - 119K
75
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers
Packing, shipping, printing, signs, business services
$167K - 206K
76
Proforma
Printing and promotional products
$5K - 50K
77
Big O Tires LLC
Tires, tire services, auto products
$238K - 1M
78
Assist-2-Sell
Discount real estate
$23K - 43K
79
Lawn Doctor
Lawn, tree and shrub care; pest control
$82K - 100K
80
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97K - 124K
81
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
Soft pretzels
$195K - 368K
82
Ramada
Hotels
$221K - 13M
83
Sport Clips
Men's sports-theme hair salon
$158K - 317K
84
Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs
Pizza, subs, bread, wings, salads
$228K - 433K
85
CiCi's Pizza
All-you-can-eat pizza buffet
$444K - 717K
86
Pillar To Post Home Inspectors
Home inspections
$33K - 42K
87
Home Instead Senior Care
Nonmedical senior care
$99K - 115K
88
Sign-A-Rama Inc.
Signs
$92K - 234K
89
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Chicken wings
$212K - 651K
90
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$331K - 520K
91
Planet Beach Franchising Corp.
Automated spa, sunless and UV-treatment services
$164K - 325K
92
Aussie Pet Mobile
Mobile pet grooming
$135K - 175K
93
Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC
Specialty ice cream, frozen yogurt, ices, sorbet
$120K - 367K
94
Motel 6
Economy hotels
$2M - 3M
95
Molly Maid
Residential cleaning
$86K - 131K
97
Home Helpers/Direct Link
Medical/nonmedical personal care
$65K - 105K
98
ActionCoach
Business coaching
$69K - 477K
99
Culver Franchising System Inc.
Frozen custard, specialty burgers
$2M - 4M
101
Wireless Zone
Wireless communications store
$102K - 417K
102
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services
Home inspections
$44K - 76K
103
Weed Man
Lawn care
$68K - 85K
104
Fastframe USA Inc.
Custom picture framing & art sales
$106K - 150K
105
Anago Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$11K - 66K
106
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Hawaiian coffee and smoothies
$72K - 385K
107
Gateway Cigar Store/Newstands
Newsstand and sundry store
$56K - 502K
108
Steamatic Inc.
Insurance/disaster restoration, cleaning, mold remediation
$121K - 197K
109
FastSigns Int'l. Inc.
Signs, graphics
$178K - 289K
110
Firehouse Subs
Subs
$131K - 928K
112
Cottman Transmission Systems LLC
Transmission repair & services
*Acquired by AAMCO in 2006; no longer franchising Cottman
$151K - 199K
113
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
$45K - 66K
114
The Cleaning Authority
Residential cleaning
$87K - 136K
115
Rita's Italian Ice
Italian ice, frozen custard, gelato
$140K - 414K
116
Comfort Keepers
Home care
$83K - 114K
117
The Entrepreneur's Source
Franchise/business coaching and development services
$67K - 75K

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