2006 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 413
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Subway
Subs, salads
$85.69K - 262.85K
3
Curves
Women's fitness & weight-loss center
$31.81K - 39.09K
4
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150.14K - 420.29K
6
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$294K - 1.51M
8
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$35K - 250K
9
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$50K - 1.63M
10
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation
$56.79K - 69.9K
12
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2.1M
13
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 1.6M
14
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Real estate
$22.34K - 528.28K
15
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3.15K - 50.9K
16
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2.33M
17
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$49.59K - 180.58K
18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72.19K - 149.32K
20
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
21
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$352.5K - 2.44M
22
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$100.69K - 390.2K
23
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1.25M - 2.53M
24
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$286.07K - 474.32K
25
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4.28K - 76.5K
26
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$167.64K - 281.35K
27
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 139.5K
28
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$9.76K - 97.94K
29
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$129.91K - 644.21K
30
American Dairy Queen
Ice cream, hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches
$1.03M - 1.77M
31
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7.19M - 94M
33
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Real estate
$47.7K - 209.89K
34
Super 8
Hotels
$176.16K - 3.96M
35
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1.19M - 2.47M
36
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203.13K - 424.51K
39
Sylvan Learning
Supplemental education
$151.17K - 267.25K
40
Supercuts
Hair salon
$113.75K - 233.6K
41
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$152.69K - 318.98K
42
Days Inn
Hotels
$198.86K - 7.3M
43
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$138.55K - 187.19K
44
Orion Food Systems LLC
Fast-food systems for nontraditional markets
$58.5K - 133K
45
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons
Family hair salon
$136.1K - 246.1K
46
WSI Digital Marketing
Internet services
$64.34K - 171.64K
47
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94.12K - 248.71K
48
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$3.69M - 6.57M
49
Help-U-Sell Real Estate
Real estate
$25K - 96.5K
50
Budget Blinds Inc.
Window coverings, window film, rugs, accessories
$89.23K - 187.07K
51
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9.02K - 41.91K
52
Great Clips
Hair salon
$109.15K - 208.3K
53
Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System
Commercial cleaning
$14.14K - 47.65K
54
Brooke Insurance
Insurance & financial services
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$170.69K - 385.79K
55
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$275.61K - 707.4K
56
Merry Maids
Residential cleaning
$60.15K - 87.75K
57
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414.32K
58
Church's Chicken
Chicken
$413.29K - 1.3M

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