2012 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 482
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$4M - 14M
2
Subway
Subs, salads
$117K - 263K
3
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$37K - 2M
4
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$139K - 187K
5
Days Inn
Hotels
$199K - 7M
6
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2M
7
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1M - 3M
8
H&R Block
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$32K - 149K
9
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2M
10
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$216K - 2M
11
Anytime Fitness
Fitness center
$79K - 371K
12
Stratus Building Solutions
Commercial cleaning
$3K - 58K
13
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4K - 76K
14
Supercuts
Hair salon
$114K - 234K
15
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
16
ampm
Convenience stores and gas stations
$397K - 8M
17
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1M - 3M
18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72K - 149K
19
Miracle-Ear Inc.
Hearing instruments
$119K - 288K
20
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1M - 3M
21
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$276K - 783K
22
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$331K - 520K
23
Dairy Queen
Ice cream, burgers, chicken
$362K - 2M
24
Circle K
Convenience stores
$211K - 2M
25
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$58K - 72K
26
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94K - 249K
27
Papa Murphy's
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414K
28
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$153K - 319K
29
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1M
30
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 98K
31
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$130K - 644K
32
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1M - 2M
33
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$168K - 295K
34
Church's Chicken
Chicken
$413K - 1M
35
Great Clips
Hair salon
$114K - 216K
36
Snap Fitness Inc.
24-hour fitness center
$107K - 258K
37
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150K - 420K
38
System4
Commercial cleaning
$6K - 38K
39
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 36K
40
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$50K - 181K
41
Super 8
Hotels
$176K - 4M
42
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$157K - 277K
43
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97K - 124K
44
Cruise Planners
Travel agency
$2K - 22K
45
CruiseOne
Travel agency
$5K - 26K
46
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 140K
47
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Burgers
$1M - 2M
48
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$103K - 389K
49
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
$45K - 66K
50
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$277K - 464K

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