2005 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 51 - 100 of 385
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
61
Checkers and Rally's Restaurants Inc.
Burgers, fries
$165K - 1.24M
62
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Oil changes
$132.42K - 1.95M
64
AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
Transmission repair and car care
$240.32K - 346.7K
65
Cost Cutters Family Hair Care
Family hair salon
$88.5K - 182.1K
66
Results! Travel
Travel agency
$0.01K - 10.39K
68
Ben & Jerry's
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, smoothies
$155.99K - 485.79K
70
Keller Williams Realty
Real estate
$175.02K - 328.32K
71
Pearle Vision
Eye care and eyewear
$391.64K - 566.96K
72
Brooke Insurance
Insurance & financial services
*
$170.69K - 385.79K
73
Realty Executives Int'l. Inc.
Real estate
$20.39K - 119K
75
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers
Packing, shipping, printing, signs, business services
$167.16K - 205.55K
76
Proforma
Printing and promotional products
$4.73K - 50.2K
77
Big O Tires LLC
Tires, tire services, auto products
$238.19K - 1.12M
78
Assist-2-Sell
Discount real estate
$23K - 42.99K
79
Lawn Doctor
Lawn, tree and shrub care; pest control
$81.55K - 100K
80
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97.13K - 123.88K
81
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
Soft pretzels
$194.88K - 367.6K
82
Ramada
Hotels
$220.66K - 12.68M
83
Sport Clips
Men's sports-theme hair salon
$158.3K - 316.5K
84
Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs
Pizza, subs, bread, wings, salads
$228K - 432.5K
85
CiCi's Pizza
All-you-can-eat pizza buffet
$443.79K - 716.58K
86
Pillar To Post Home Inspectors
Home inspections
$33.34K - 41.54K
87
Home Instead Senior Care
Nonmedical senior care
$99.01K - 114.91K
88
Sign-A-Rama Inc.
Signs
$92.13K - 234.17K
89
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Chicken wings
$211.63K - 650.53K
90
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$330.5K - 519.5K
91
Planet Beach Franchising Corp.
Automated spa, sunless and UV-treatment services
$164.44K - 324.98K
92
Aussie Pet Mobile
Mobile pet grooming
$135K - 175K
93
Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC
Specialty ice cream, frozen yogurt, ices, sorbet
$119.69K - 366.95K
94
Motel 6
Economy hotels
$2.08M - 2.92M
95
Molly Maid
Residential cleaning
$85.8K - 131.28K
97
Home Helpers/Direct Link
Medical/nonmedical personal care
$64.5K - 104.9K
98
ActionCoach
Business coaching
$68.56K - 476.85K
99
Culver Franchising System Inc.
Frozen custard, specialty burgers
$1.5M - 3.51M
101
Wireless Zone
Wireless communications store
$102.25K - 416.5K
102
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services
Home inspections
$44.29K - 75.5K
103
Weed Man
Lawn care
$68.05K - 85.11K
104
Fastframe USA Inc.
Custom picture framing & art sales
$105.69K - 150.19K
105
Anago Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$10.52K - 65.58K
106
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Hawaiian coffee and smoothies
$71.69K - 385.04K
107
Gateway Cigar Store/Newstands
Newsstand and sundry store
$55.88K - 501.75K
108
Steamatic Inc.
Insurance/disaster restoration, cleaning, mold remediation
$120.55K - 197.25K
109
FastSigns Int'l. Inc.
Signs, graphics
$178.21K - 289.5K
110
Firehouse Subs
Subs
$131.14K - 928.4K
112
Cottman Transmission Systems LLC
Transmission repair & services
*Acquired by AAMCO in 2006; no longer franchising Cottman
$151K - 198.69K
113
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
$44.9K - 65.9K
114
The Cleaning Authority
Residential cleaning
$87.43K - 135.88K
115
Rita's Italian Ice
Italian ice, frozen custard, gelato
$140.19K - 413.89K
116
Comfort Keepers
Home care
$77.55K - 109.95K
117
The Entrepreneur's Source
Franchise/business coaching and development services
$66.61K - 74.86K

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