2011 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 51 - 100 of 464
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
51
Cruise Planners
Travel agency
$2K - 23K
53
Sylvan Learning
Supplemental education
$151K - 267K
54
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$261K - 405K
55
Meineke Car Care Centers
Auto repair and maintenance
$200K - 466K
56
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$11K - 141K
58
CruiseOne
Travel agency
$3K - 22K
59
Home Instead Senior Care
Nonmedical senior care
$102K - 118K
60
AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
Transmission repair and car care
$227K - 333K
61
Proforma
Printing and promotional products
$5K - 50K
62
Comfort Keepers
Home care
$83K - 114K
63
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo wings, sandwiches
$1M - 4M
64
Massage Envy Spa
Therapeutic massage and facial services
$414K - 961K
65
Novus Glass
Auto glass repair and replacement
$47K - 229K
66
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88K - 13M
67
CiCi's Pizza
All-you-can-eat pizza buffet
$489K - 758K
68
Hilton Garden Inn
Upscale midprice hotels
$12M - 22M
69
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
$45K - 66K
70
Smoothie King
Smoothies, health products
$181K - 423K
71
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Chicken wings
$192K - 688K
72
Gold's Gym
Health and fitness center
$1M - 4M
73
Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
Hotels
$7M - 8M
74
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.
Printing, graphics and mailing center
$64K - 185K
75
MRINetwork
Permanent placement and contract staffing
$52K - 787K
76
Rita's Italian Ice
Italian Ice, frozen custard
$141K - 414K
77
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries, light bulbs, related products
$215K - 389K
78
Keller Williams Realty
Real estate
$175K - 328K
79
Wireless Zone
Wireless communications store
$102K - 417K
80
FastSigns Int'l. Inc.
Signs, graphics
$165K - 300K
81
Planet Fitness
Fitness club
$728K - 4M
82
Coffee News
Weekly newspaper distributed at restaurants
$9K - 10K
83
Ramada
Hotels
$196K - 13M
84
Maaco Franchising Inc.
Auto painting and collision repair
$339K - 451K
85
Culver Franchising System Inc.
Frozen custard, specialty burgers
$1M - 4M
86
Padgett Business Services
Financial, payroll, consulting and tax services
$100K
87
Goddard Systems Inc.
Preschool/educational child care
$705K - 880K
88
Visiting Angels
Nonmedical home care
$64K - 105K
89
Eye Level Learning Centers
Supplemental education
$76K - 139K
91
Moe's Southwest Grill
Southwestern food
$369K - 916K
92
Rooter-Man
Plumbing, drain and sewer cleaning
$47K - 138K
93
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
In-home tutoring
$33K - 57K
94
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Upscale hotels and resorts
$56M - 97M
95
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Mexican food
$594K - 795K
96
Home Helpers/Direct Link
Medical/nonmedical personal care
$66K - 106K
97
Senior Helpers
Personal, companion and Alzheimer's home care
$81K - 117K
98
Expense Reduction Analysts Inc.
Cost-management consulting
$66K - 86K
99
PuroClean
Insurance restoration
$142K - 164K
101
First Choice Haircutters
Family hair salon
$182K - 274K
102
Plato's Closet
Teen- and young-adult-clothing resale store
$231K - 398K
103
Cost Cutters Family Hair Care
Family hair salon
$89K - 182K
104
American Leak Detection
Concealed water, gas and sewer leak-detection
$77K - 260K

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