2009 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 450
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Subway
Subs, salads
$85.69K - 262.85K
2
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2.33M
3
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation
$56.79K - 69.9K
4
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 1.6M
5
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7.19M - 94M
6
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1.25M
7
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2.1M
8
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150.14K - 420.29K
9
Circle K
Convenience stores
$210.5K - 1.6M
10
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$129.91K - 644.21K
11
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
12
Instant Tax Service
Retail tax preparation & electronic filing
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$39K - 89K
13
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$100.69K - 390.2K
14
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1.25M - 2.53M
16
American Dairy Queen
Ice cream, hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches
$1.03M - 1.77M
17
Super 8
Hotels
$176.16K - 3.96M
18
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$352.5K - 2.44M
19
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3.15K - 50.9K
20
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1.19M - 2.47M
21
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$3.69M - 6.57M
22
Days Inn
Hotels
$198.86K - 7.3M
23
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$167.64K - 281.35K
24
Snap Fitness Inc.
24-hour fitness center
$108.23K - 258.14K
25
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1.12M - 2.61M
26
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1.14M - 1.53M
27
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72.19K - 149.32K
28
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$138.55K - 187.19K
29
Supercuts
Hair salon
$113.75K - 233.6K
30
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$50K - 1.63M
31
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203.13K - 424.51K
33
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$49.59K - 180.58K
35
ampm
Convenience stores and gas stations
$399.16K - 7.78M
36
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$294K - 1.51M
37
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$152.69K - 318.98K
38
Stratus Building Solutions
Commercial cleaning
$3.45K - 57.75K
39
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94.12K - 248.71K
40
Edible Arrangements Int'l.
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$156K - 276.98K
42
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4.28K - 76.5K
43
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$9.85K - 35.83K
44
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$35K - 250K
45
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9.02K - 41.91K
46
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$286.07K - 474.32K
47
Anytime Fitness
Fitness center
$56.29K - 353.89K
48
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97.13K - 123.88K
49
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88.05K - 13.17M
50
Quiznos Sub
Toasted sandwiches, soups, salads
$182.91K - 231.25K
51
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414.32K
52
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$275.61K - 707.4K
53
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$330.5K - 519.5K
54
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 139.5K

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