2014 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 499
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Anytime Fitness
Fitness center
$79K - 371K
2
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$4M - 14M
3
Subway
Subs, salads
$117K - 263K
4
Supercuts
Hair salon
$114K - 234K
5
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$331K - 520K
6
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$37K - 2M
7
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$139K - 187K
8
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1M - 3M
9
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2M
10
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$216K - 2M
11
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1M - 2M
12
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3K - 51K
13
Days Inn
Hotels
$199K - 7M
14
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1M - 3M
15
H&R Block
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$32K - 149K
16
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2M
17
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$276K - 783K
18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72K - 149K
19
Cruise Planners
Travel agency
$2K - 22K
20
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1M - 3M
21
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$58K - 72K
22
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150K - 420K
23
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 36K
24
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$153K - 319K
25
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203K - 425K
26
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 2M
27
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$130K - 644K
28
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$168K - 295K
29
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94K - 249K
30
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
31
Papa Murphy's
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414K
32
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1M
33
Great Clips
Hair salon
$114K - 216K
34
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7M - 94M
35
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$50K - 181K
36
Miracle-Ear Inc.
Hearing instruments
$119K - 288K
37
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
Soft pretzels
$195K - 368K
38
Sport Clips
Men's sports-theme hair salon
$158K - 317K
39
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97K - 124K
40
Circle K
Convenience stores
$211K - 2M
41
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$103K - 389K
42
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4K - 76K
43
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$157K - 277K
44
Snap Fitness Inc.
24-hour fitness center
$107K - 258K
45
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 98K
46
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Burgers
$1M - 2M
47
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons
Family hair salon
$136K - 246K
48
RadioShack Corp.
Electronics store
$145K - 644K
49
Church's Chicken
Chicken
$413K - 1M
50
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$277K - 464K

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