2008 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 101 - 150 of 412
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
113
Rooter-Man
Plumbing, drain and sewer cleaning
$47K - 138K
114
Cruise Planners
Travel agency
$2K - 22K
115
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo wings, sandwiches
$2M - 4M
116
Hilton Garden Inn
Upscale midprice hotels
$11M - 21M
118
Bark Busters Home Dog Training
In-home dog training
$51K - 97K
119
Ben & Jerry's
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, smoothies
$156K - 486K
120
Proforma
Printing and promotional products
$5K - 50K
121
System4
Commercial cleaning
$6K - 38K
122
Culver Franchising System Inc.
Frozen custard, specialty burgers
$2M - 4M
123
Novus Glass
Auto glass repair and replacement
$47K - 229K
124
Cinnabon
Cinnamon rolls, baked goods, coffee
$180K - 386K
125
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Chicken wings
$212K - 651K
126
MARS Int'l. Inc.
Auto appearance reconditioning services
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$1K - 147K
127
Assist-2-Sell
Discount real estate
$23K - 43K
128
Mr. Handyman Int'l. LLC
Home maintenance and repairs
$102K - 130K
129
1-800-Got-Junk?
Junk removal
$112K - 144K
130
Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
Hotels
$7M - 8M
131
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
In-home tutoring
$33K - 57K
132
Goddard Systems Inc.
Preschool/educational child care
$705K - 880K
133
CruiseOne
Travel agency
$5K - 26K
134
Firehouse Subs
Subs
$131K - 928K
135
Golden Corral Franchising Systems Inc.
Family steakhouse, buffet and bakery
$2M - 6M
136
Homes & Land
Real-estate advertising magazine
$47K - 127K
137
Huddle House
Family-style diner
$620K - 1M
138
FastSigns Int'l. Inc.
Signs, graphics
$178K - 289K
140
Decorating Den Interiors
Interior decorating services and products
$56K - 80K
141
McAlister's Deli
Sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes
$538K - 1M
142
Labor Finders
Industrial staffing
$120K - 207K
143
Pillar To Post Home Inspectors
Home inspections
$33K - 42K
144
Line-X Franchising LLC
Spray-on truck bed liners, protective coatings, accessories
$164K - 333K
145
The Little Gym
Development/fitness programs
$160K - 394K
146
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries, light bulbs, related products
$208K - 386K
147
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc.
Real estate
$50K - 365K
148
Foot Solutions Inc.
Comfort shoes and inserts for ages 40+
$206K
149
Baymont Inn & Suites
Hotels
$192K - 6M
150
Plato's Closet
Teen- and young-adult-clothing resale store
$233K - 388K
151
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Chocolates, confections
$116K - 469K
152
Palm Beach Tan
Tanning
$555K - 822K
153
Charleys Philly Steaks
Philly cheesesteaks, fries, lemonade
$152K - 451K
154
Tutoring Club LLC
Individualized instruction for K-12 students
$26K - 127K
155
TacoTime
Mexican food
$328K - 1M
156
Ramada
Hotels
$221K - 13M
157
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Upscale hotels and resorts
$56M - 97M
158
Pak Mail
Packing, shipping, mailboxes, business services
$134K - 180K
159
Mr. Rooter
Plumbing, drain and sewer cleaning
$80K - 189K
160
Tuffy Associates Corp./Car-X Associates Corp.
Auto repair
$232K - 414K
161
Howard Johnson
Hotels
$185K - 8M
162
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Residential HVAC services/replacement
$79K - 358K
164
Primrose School Franchising Co.
Educational child care
$664K - 5M
165
Fox's Pizza Den
Pizza, sandwiches, wings, salads
$111K - 210K

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