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2012 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 495
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$3.7M - 13.52M
2
Subway
Subs, salads
$85.69K - 262.85K
3
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$30.79K - 1.63M
4
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$134.8K - 183.44K
5
Days Inn
Hotels
$200.66K - 7.13M
6
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1.02M - 2.18M
7
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1.17M - 2.4M
8
H&R Block
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$31.5K - 148.69K
9
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2.1M
10
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$294K - 1.51M
11
Anytime Fitness
Fitness center
$56.29K - 353.89K
12
Stratus Building Solutions
Commercial cleaning
$3.45K - 57.75K
13
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4.28K - 76.5K
14
Supercuts
Hair salon
$108.75K - 203.6K
15
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$196.5K - 376K
16
ampm
Convenience stores and gas stations
$399.16K - 7.78M
17
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1.25M - 2.53M
18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$66.51K - 140.61K
19
Miracle-Ear Inc.
Hearing instruments
$119K - 287.5K
20
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1.19M - 2.47M
21
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$275.61K - 707.4K
22
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$300.5K - 489.5K
23
American Dairy Queen
Ice cream, hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches
$763.22K - 1.74M
24
Circle K
Convenience stores
$210.5K - 1.6M
25
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation
$56.79K - 69.9K
26
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$88.87K - 243.71K
27
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Take-and-bake pizza
$215.91K - 378.42K
28
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$143.67K - 307.7K
29
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1.25M
30
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$9.76K - 97.94K
31
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$129.91K - 644.21K
32
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1.14M - 1.53M
33
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$167.64K - 281.35K
34
Church's Chicken
Chicken
$424.29K - 1.25M
35
Great Clips
Hair salon
$109.15K - 208.3K
36
Snap Fitness Inc.
24-hour fitness center
$108.23K - 258.14K
37
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$148.72K - 347.23K
38
System4
Commercial cleaning
$6.15K - 37.75K
39
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$9.85K - 35.83K
40
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$48.61K - 176.33K
41
Super 8
Hotels
$176.16K - 3.84M
42
Edible Arrangements Int'l.
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$154.32K - 279.32K
43
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$95.63K - 123.38K
44
Cruise Planners-American Express Travel
Cruise and tour travel agency
$2.09K - 21.98K
45
CruiseOne
Travel agency
$4.61K - 26.27K
46
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$29.95K - 131K
47
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Burgers
$1.2M - 1.74M
48
Baskin-Robbins USA Co.
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$100.69K - 390.2K
49
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
$44.9K - 65.9K
50
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$286.07K - 474.32K

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