2008 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 51 - 100 of 430
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
57
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$330.5K - 519.5K
58
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$275.61K - 707.4K
59
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414.32K
60
Budget Blinds Inc.
Window coverings, window film, rugs, accessories
$89.23K - 187.07K
61
AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
Transmission repair and car care
$244K - 353.79K
62
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1.14M - 1.53M
63
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$9.85K - 35.83K
64
Sylvan Learning
Supplemental education
$151.17K - 267.25K
65
Merry Maids
Residential cleaning
$60.15K - 87.75K
66
Keller Williams Realty
Real estate
$175.02K - 328.32K
67
Candy Bouquet Int'l.
Floral-like designer gifts & gourmet confections
$12.47K - 49.34K
68
Coffee News
Weekly newspaper distributed at restaurants
$10.25K - 11.25K
69
Results! Travel
Travel agency
$0.01K - 8.89K
70
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.
Printing, graphics and mailing center
$66.15K - 221.32K
71
LA Weight Loss Centers
Health services & weight-loss counseling
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$84.59K - 149.8K
72
Brooke Insurance
Insurance & financial services
*
$170.69K - 385.79K
73
Home Helpers/Direct Link
Medical/nonmedical personal care
$64.5K - 104.9K
74
Sport Clips
Men's sports-theme hair salon
$158.3K - 316K
75
Anytime Fitness
Fitness center
$78.69K - 371.17K
76
ActionCoach
Business coaching
$68.56K - 476.85K
79
Orion Food Systems LLC
Fast-food systems for nontraditional markets
$58.5K - 133K
80
Meineke Car Care Centers
Auto repair
$200K - 2.5M
81
Molly Maid
Residential cleaning
$85.59K - 131.1K
82
Massage Envy Spa
Therapeutic massage and facial services
$331.48K - 825.61K
83
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
Soft pretzels
$194.88K - 367.6K
84
Sign-A-Rama Inc.
Signs
$87.13K - 229.17K
86
Aussie Pet Mobile
Mobile pet grooming
$135K - 175K
87
Home Instead Senior Care
Nonmedical senior care
$100K - 115K
88
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
$44.9K - 65.9K
89
Cost Cutters Family Hair Care
Family hair salon
$88.5K - 182.1K
90
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$286.07K - 474.32K
92
CiCi's Pizza
All-you-can-eat pizza buffet
$370.45K - 624.96K
93
Rita's Italian Ice
Italian ice, frozen custard
$140.19K - 413.89K
94
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Mexican food
$594K - 795K
95
Maid Brigade
Residential cleaning
$85K - 124K
96
Snap Fitness Inc.
24-hour fitness center
$108.23K - 258.14K
97
Comfort Keepers
Home care
$77.55K - 109.95K
98
Yogen Fruz
Frozen yogurt, soft-serve ice cream
$135.67K - 472.17K
99
Postal Annex+
Packing, shipping, postal and business services
$138.8K - 204.05K
100
CertaPro Painters Ltd.
Residential and commercial painting
$129K - 158.5K
101
United Country Real Estate
Real-estate, auction and marketing services
$13.78K - 36.34K
102
Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs
Pizza, subs, bread, wings, salads
$228K - 432.5K
103
Zaxby's Franchising Inc.
Chicken fingers, Buffalo wings
$215.1K - 655.09K
104
Pearle Vision
Eye care and eyewear
$294.08K - 504.01K
105
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers
Packing, shipping, printing, signs, web services
$167.16K - 205.64K
106
EmbroidMe
Embroidery, screen printing, promotional products
$86.93K - 236.25K
108
Huntington Learning Centers
Tutoring and exam prep
$97.9K - 200.3K
109
Smoothie King
Smoothies, health products
$176.3K - 403.54K
110
Lawn Doctor
Lawn, tree and shrub care; pest control
$81.55K - 100K
111
Moe's Southwest Grill
Southwestern food
$447.39K - 965.79K

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