2008 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 412
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$37K - 2M
2
Subway
Subs, salads
$117K - 263K
3
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$216K - 2M
4
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2M
5
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2M
6
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 2M
7
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1M - 3M
8
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7M - 94M
10
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$38K - 259K
11
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150K - 420K
12
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1M
14
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
15
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$353K - 2M
16
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$103K - 389K
17
Circle K
Convenience stores
$211K - 2M
18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72K - 149K
19
Great Clips
Hair salon
$114K - 216K
20
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9K - 42K
22
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1M - 3M
23
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$58K - 72K
24
Super 8
Hotels
$176K - 4M
25
Dairy Queen
Ice cream, burgers, chicken
$362K - 2M
26
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3K - 51K
27
Blimpie Subs & Salads
Subs, salads
$131K - 395K
28
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$139K - 187K
29
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 140K
30
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94K - 249K
31
Days Inn
Hotels
$199K - 7M
32
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$4M - 14M
33
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$50K - 181K
34
Supercuts
Hair salon
$114K - 234K
35
ampm
Convenience stores and gas stations
$397K - 8M
36
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$130K - 644K
38
Miracle-Ear Inc.
Hearing instruments
$119K - 288K
39
Cartridge World
Ink and toner cartridges, printers, printer services
$69K - 151K
40
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203K - 425K
41
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$168K - 295K
42
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97K - 124K
43
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Real estate
$48K - 210K
44
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4K - 76K
46
WSI Digital Marketing
Internet services
$64K - 172K
47
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1M - 3M
49
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$157K - 277K
50
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$153K - 319K
51
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 98K
52
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons
Family hair salon
$136K - 246K
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
$331K - 520K

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