2006 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 401
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Subway
Subs, salads
$117K - 263K
4
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150K - 420K
6
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$216K - 2M
8
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$38K - 259K
9
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$37K - 2M
10
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$58K - 72K
12
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2M
13
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 2M
15
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3K - 51K
16
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2M
17
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$50K - 181K
18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72K - 149K
20
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
21
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$353K - 2M
22
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$103K - 389K
23
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1M - 3M
24
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$277K - 464K
25
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4K - 76K
26
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$168K - 295K
27
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 140K
28
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 98K
29
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$130K - 644K
30
Dairy Queen
Ice cream, burgers, chicken
$362K - 2M
31
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7M - 94M
33
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Real estate
$48K - 210K
34
Super 8
Hotels
$176K - 4M
35
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1M - 3M
36
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203K - 425K
38
Burger King Corp.
Burgers, fries, breakfast
$316K - 3M
39
Sylvan Learning
Supplemental education
$151K - 267K
40
Supercuts
Hair salon
$114K - 234K
41
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$153K - 319K
42
Days Inn
Hotels
$199K - 7M
43
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$139K - 187K
44
Orion Food Systems LLC
Fast-food systems for nontraditional markets
$59K - 133K
45
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons
Family hair salon
$136K - 246K
46
WSI Digital Marketing
Internet services
$64K - 172K
47
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94K - 249K
48
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$4M - 14M
49
Help-U-Sell Real Estate
Real estate
$44K - 137K
50
Budget Blinds Inc.
Window coverings, window film, rugs, accessories
$89K - 187K
51
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9K - 42K
52
Great Clips
Hair salon
$114K - 216K
53
Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System
Commercial cleaning
$14K - 48K
54
Brooke Insurance
Insurance & financial services
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$171K - 386K
55
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$276K - 783K
56
Merry Maids
Residential cleaning
$60K - 88K
57
Papa Murphy's
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414K
58
Church's Chicken
Chicken
$413K - 1M
59
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97K - 124K

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