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2009 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 444
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Subway
Subs, salads
$85.69K - 262.85K
2
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1.02M - 2.18M
3
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation
$56.79K - 69.9K
4
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1.11M - 3.25M
5
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$5.15M - 93.86M
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
$148.72K - 347.23K
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
$196.5K - 376K
12
Instant Tax Service
Retail tax preparation & electronic filing
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$39K - 89K
13
Baskin-Robbins USA Co.
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
$763.22K - 1.74M
17
Super 8
Hotels
$176.16K - 3.84M
18
Arby's Restaurant Group
Roast beef, chicken, sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$357.5K - 2.4M
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
$3.7M - 13.52M
22
Days Inn
Hotels
$200.66K - 7.13M
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
$1.17M - 2.4M
26
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1.14M - 1.53M
27
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$66.51K - 140.61K
28
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$134.8K - 183.44K
29
Supercuts
Hair salon
$108.75K - 203.6K
30
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$30.79K - 1.63M
31
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$123.62K - 412.22K
32
Long John Silver's Restaurants Inc.
Fish & chicken
$833K - 1.42M
33
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$48.61K - 176.33K
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
$143.67K - 307.7K
38
Stratus Building Solutions
Commercial cleaning
$3.45K - 57.75K
39
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$88.87K - 243.71K
40
Edible Arrangements Int'l.
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$154.32K - 279.32K
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
$95.63K - 123.38K
49
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88.05K - 14.43M
50
Quiznos Sub
Toasted sandwiches, soups, salads
$182.91K - 231.25K
51
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Take-and-bake pizza
$215.91K - 378.42K
52
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$275.61K - 707.4K
53
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$300.5K - 489.5K

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