2008 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 417
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$38K - 1M
2
Subway
Subs, salads
$117K - 263K
3
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$217K - 2M
4
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2M
5
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$989K - 2M
6
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, ice cream, beverages
$1M - 2M
7
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1M - 3M
8
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7M - 94M
10
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$38K - 224K
11
The UPS Store
Postal, business, print and communications services
$168K - 354K
12
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1M
14
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes, light repairs
$219K - 400K
15
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$353K - 2M
16
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$90K - 396K
17
Circle K
Convenience stores
$211K - 2M
18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$64K - 134K
19
Great Clips
Hair salon
$122K - 233K
20
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9K - 42K
22
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1M - 3M
23
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$59K - 72K
24
Super 8
Hotels
$134K - 4M
25
Dairy Queen
Ice cream, burgers, chicken
$356K - 2M
26
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$4K - 52K
27
Blimpie Subs & Salads
Subs, salads
$131K - 395K
28
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$142K - 191K
29
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$11K - 141K
30
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$85K - 248K
31
Days Inn
Hotels
$179K - 8M
32
Hampton by Hilton
Midprice hotels
$4M - 14M
33
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$70K - 262K
34
Supercuts
Hair salon
$114K - 234K
35
ampm
Convenience stores and gas stations
$2M - 8M
36
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$130K - 844K
38
Miracle-Ear Inc.
Hearing instruments
$119K - 288K
39
Cartridge World
Ink and toner cartridges, printers, printer services and supplies
$69K - 151K
40
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$184K - 430K
41
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$191K - 322K
42
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$99K - 126K
43
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Real estate
$48K - 210K
44
Jazzercise Inc.
Group fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4K - 76K
46
WSI Digital Marketing
Internet services
$64K - 172K
47
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1M - 2M
49
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
Sculpted fresh-fruit bouquets
$193K - 326K
50
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$160K - 316K
51
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 98K
52
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons
Family hair salon
$137K - 262K
53
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88K - 13M
54
Instant Tax Service
Retail tax preparation & electronic filing
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$39K - 89K
56
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Burgers
$1M - 2M
57
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$323K - 544K

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