2008 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 430
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$50K - 1.63M
2
Subway
Subs, salads
$85.69K - 262.85K
3
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$294K - 1.51M
4
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2.1M
5
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2.33M
6
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 1.6M
7
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1.25M - 2.53M
8
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7.19M - 94M
10
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$35K - 250K
11
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150.14K - 420.29K
12
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1.25M
14
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
15
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$352.5K - 2.44M
16
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$100.69K - 390.2K
17
Circle K
Convenience stores
$210.5K - 1.6M
18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72.19K - 149.32K
19
Great Clips
Hair salon
$109.15K - 208.3K
20
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9.02K - 41.91K
22
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1.19M - 2.47M
23
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation
$56.79K - 69.9K
24
Super 8
Hotels
$176.16K - 3.96M
25
American Dairy Queen
Ice cream, hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches
$1.03M - 1.77M
26
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3.15K - 50.9K
27
Blimpie Subs & Salads
Subs, salads
$136.14K - 388.04K
28
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$138.55K - 187.19K
29
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 139.5K
30
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94.12K - 248.71K
31
Days Inn
Hotels
$198.86K - 7.3M
32
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$3.69M - 6.57M
33
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$49.59K - 180.58K
34
Supercuts
Hair salon
$113.75K - 233.6K
35
ampm
Convenience stores and gas stations
$399.16K - 7.78M
36
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$129.91K - 644.21K
38
Miracle-Ear Inc.
Hearing instruments
$119K - 287.5K
39
Cartridge World
Ink and toner printer cartridges, printers
$68.8K - 150.8K
40
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203.13K - 424.51K
41
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$167.64K - 281.35K
42
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97.13K - 123.88K
43
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Real estate
$47.7K - 209.89K
44
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4.28K - 76.5K
45
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Real estate
$22.34K - 528.28K
46
WSI Digital Marketing
Internet services
$64.34K - 171.64K
47
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1.12M - 2.61M
49
Edible Arrangements Int'l.
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$156K - 276.98K
50
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$152.69K - 318.98K
51
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$9.76K - 97.94K
52
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons
Family hair salon
$136.1K - 246.1K
53
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88.05K - 13.17M
54
Instant Tax Service
Retail tax preparation & electronic filing
*
$39K - 89K
56
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Burgers
$1.2M - 1.74M

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