2008 Global Franchise Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 175
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Subway
Subs, salads
$116.59K - 263.14K
2
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1.25M - 2.53M
3
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$1M - 2.33M
4
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$216.1K - 1.52M
7
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$37.5K - 259K
8
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, beverages
$1M - 1.6M
9
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2.1M
10
The UPS Store
Postal, business and communications services
$150.14K - 420.29K
11
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88.05K - 13.17M
12
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1.25M
13
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$72.19K - 149.32K
14
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$102.84K - 388.6K
15
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1.16M - 2.58M
16
Cartridge World
Ink and toner cartridges, printers, printer services
$68.8K - 150.8K
17
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7.19M - 94M
19
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$352.5K - 2.44M
21
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$57.79K - 71.9K
22
ampm
Convenience stores and gas stations
$397.41K - 7.78M
23
Dairy Queen
Ice cream, burgers, chicken
$362.35K - 1.77M
24
Great Clips
Hair salon
$114.15K - 216K
25
Circle K
Convenience stores
$211.44K - 1.6M
26
WSI Digital Marketing
Internet services
$64.34K - 171.64K
27
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$3.15K - 50.9K
29
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$167.89K - 294.5K
30
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Real estate
$47.7K - 209.89K
31
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes
$221K - 400K
32
Novus Glass
Auto glass repair and replacement
$46.77K - 229.5K
33
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9.02K - 41.91K
34
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$203.13K - 424.51K
35
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 139.5K
36
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$49.59K - 180.58K
37
Super 8
Hotels
$176.16K - 3.96M
39
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$3.52K - 75.75K
40
Days Inn
Hotels
$198.86K - 7.3M
41
Hampton Hotels
Midprice hotels
$3.69M - 13.53M
42
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
Sculpted fresh fruit bouquets
$157K - 276.98K
43
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$129.91K - 644.21K
44
Supercuts
Hair salon
$113.75K - 233.6K
45
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
$44.9K - 65.9K
46
Blimpie Subs & Salads
Subs, salads
$131.14K - 395.04K
47
Yogen Fruz
Frozen yogurt, soft-serve ice cream
$135.67K - 472.17K
48
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$9.76K - 97.94K
49
ActionCoach
Business coaching
$68.56K - 476.85K
50
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$97.13K - 123.88K
51
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$94.12K - 248.71K
52
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1.32M - 2.61M
53
Merry Maids
Residential cleaning
$60.15K - 87.75K
54
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$152.69K - 318.98K
55
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Burgers
$1.25M - 1.9M
57
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$275.67K - 782.58K
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