2014 Franchise 500 Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 499
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Anytime Fitness
Fitness center
$78.69K - 371.17K
2
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$3.69M - 13.53M
3
Subway
Subs, salads
$116.59K - 263.14K
4
Supercuts
Hair salon
$113.75K - 233.6K
5
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Gourmet sandwiches
$330.5K - 519.5K
6
7-Eleven Inc.
Convenience stores
$37.2K - 1.63M
7
Servpro
Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
$138.55K - 187.19K
8
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1.32M - 2.61M
9
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2.1M
10
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$216.1K - 1.52M
11
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1.29M - 1.59M
12
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3.15K - 50.9K
13
Days Inn
Hotels
$198.86K - 7.3M
14
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1.25M - 2.53M
15
H&R Block
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$31.5K - 148.69K
16
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2.33M
17
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$275.67K - 782.58K
18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72.19K - 149.32K
19
Cruise Planners
Travel agency
$2.09K - 21.98K
20
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1.16M - 2.58M
21
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$57.79K - 71.9K
22
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150.14K - 420.29K
23
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$9.85K - 35.83K
24
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$152.69K - 318.98K
25
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203.13K - 424.51K
26
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 1.6M
27
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$129.91K - 644.21K
28
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$167.89K - 294.5K
29
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94.12K - 248.71K
30
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
31
Papa Murphy's
Take-and-bake pizza
$226K - 414.32K
32
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1.25M
33
Great Clips
Hair salon
$114.15K - 216K
34
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7.19M - 94M
35
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$49.59K - 180.58K
36
Miracle-Ear Inc.
Hearing instruments
$119K - 287.5K
37
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
Soft pretzels
$194.88K - 367.6K
38
Sport Clips
Men's sports-theme hair salon
$158.3K - 316.5K
39
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97.13K - 123.88K
40
Circle K
Convenience stores
$211.44K - 1.6M
41
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$102.84K - 388.6K
42
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$3.52K - 75.75K
43
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$157K - 276.98K
44
Snap Fitness Inc.
24-hour fitness center
$107.27K - 258.14K
45
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$9.76K - 97.94K
46
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Burgers
$1.25M - 1.9M
47
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons
Family hair salon
$136.1K - 246.1K
48
RadioShack Corp.
Electronics store
$144.88K - 643.84K
49
Church's Chicken
Chicken
$413.29K - 1.3M
50
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$277.38K - 464.32K

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