2009 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 438
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Subway
Subs, salads
$117K - 263K
2
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2M
3
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$58K - 72K
4
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 2M
5
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7M - 94M
6
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1M
7
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2M
8
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150K - 420K
9
Circle K
Convenience stores
$211K - 2M
10
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$130K - 644K
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
$103K - 389K
14
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1M - 3M
16
Dairy Queen
Ice cream, burgers, chicken
$362K - 2M
17
Super 8
Hotels
$176K - 4M
18
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$353K - 2M
19
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3K - 51K
20
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1M - 3M
21
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$4M - 14M
22
Days Inn
Hotels
$199K - 7M
23
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$168K - 295K
24
Snap Fitness Inc.
24-hour fitness center
$107K - 258K
25
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1M - 3M
26
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1M - 2M
27
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72K - 149K
28
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$139K - 187K
29
Supercuts
Hair salon
$114K - 234K
30
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$37K - 2M
31
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203K - 425K
33
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$50K - 181K
35
ampm
Convenience stores and gas stations
$397K - 8M
36
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$216K - 2M
37
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$153K - 319K
38
Stratus Building Solutions
Commercial cleaning
$3K - 58K
39
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94K - 249K
40
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$157K - 277K
42
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4K - 76K
43
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 36K
44
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$38K - 259K
45
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9K - 42K
46
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$277K - 464K
47
Anytime Fitness
Fitness center
$79K - 371K
48
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97K - 124K
49
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88K - 13M
51
Papa Murphy's
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414K
52
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$276K - 783K
53
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$331K - 520K
54
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 140K
55
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.
Printing, graphics and mailing center
$64K - 186K

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