2006 Global Franchise Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 178
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Subway
Subs, salads
$117K - 263K
4
The UPS Store
Postal, business, print and communications services
$168K - 354K
5
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2M
6
WSI Digital Marketing
Internet services
$64K - 172K
7
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1M - 3M
9
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$38K - 224K
11
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$989K - 2M
14
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$4K - 52K
15
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$191K - 322K
16
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$70K - 262K
17
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, ice cream, beverages
$1M - 2M
18
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Real estate
$48K - 210K
19
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$64K - 134K
20
Jazzercise Inc.
Group fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4K - 76K
21
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$353K - 2M
22
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$59K - 72K
23
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$11K - 141K
24
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$130K - 844K
25
Dairy Queen
Ice cream, burgers, chicken
$356K - 2M
26
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7M - 94M
27
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$10K - 98K
28
Burger King Corp.
Burgers, fries, breakfast
$316K - 3M
29
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes, light repairs
$219K - 400K
30
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1M - 3M
31
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$184K - 430K
32
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$261K - 405K
33
Super 8
Hotels
$134K - 4M
35
Cartridge World
Ink and toner cartridges, printers, printer services and supplies
$69K - 151K
37
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$160K - 316K
38
Supercuts
Hair salon
$114K - 234K
39
Novus Glass
Auto glass repair and replacement
$47K - 229K
40
Days Inn
Hotels
$179K - 8M
41
Orion Food Systems LLC
Fast-food systems for nontraditional markets
$59K - 133K
42
Hampton by Hilton
Midprice hotels
$4M - 14M
43
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons
Family hair salon
$137K - 262K
44
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$85K - 248K
45
Merry Maids
Residential cleaning
$60K - 186K
46
Help-U-Sell Real Estate
Real estate
$44K - 137K
47
Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System
Commercial cleaning
$15K - 48K
48
Budget Blinds Inc.
Window coverings, window film, rugs, accessories
$89K - 187K
49
ActionCoach
Business coaching
$69K - 477K
50
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9K - 42K
51
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$276K - 783K
52
Church's Chicken
Chicken
$413K - 1M
53
Hardee's
Burgers, chicken, biscuits
$1M - 2M
54
Ben & Jerry's
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, smoothies
$164K - 486K
55
Great Clips
Hair salon
$122K - 233K
56
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
Soft pretzels
$196K - 370K
57
Ramada
Hotels
$196K - 13M
58
Realty Executives Intl. Svcs. LLC
Real estate
$20K - 119K
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