2009 Global Franchise Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 189
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
Subway
Subs, salads
$117K - 263K
2
McDonald's
Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages
$989K - 2M
3
Liberty Tax Service
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$59K - 72K
4
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, ice cream, beverages
$1M - 2M
5
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Hotels
$7M - 94M
6
Ace Hardware Corp.
Hardware and home-improvement store
$750K - 1M
7
Pizza Hut Inc.
Pizza, pasta, wings
$297K - 2M
8
The UPS Store
Postal, business, print and communications services
$168K - 354K
9
Circle K
Convenience stores
$211K - 2M
10
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza
$130K - 844K
11
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
Oil changes, light repairs
$219K - 400K
12
Baskin-Robbins
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages
$90K - 396K
13
KFC Corp.
Chicken
$1M - 3M
15
Dairy Queen
Ice cream, burgers, chicken
$356K - 2M
16
Super 8
Hotels
$134K - 4M
17
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Sandwiches, fries, salads, shakes
$353K - 2M
18
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$4K - 52K
19
Taco Bell
Mexican food
$1M - 3M
20
Hampton by Hilton
Midprice hotels
$4M - 14M
21
Days Inn
Hotels
$179K - 8M
22
GNC Franchising
Vitamins and nutrition products
$191K - 322K
23
Snap Fitness Inc.
24-hour fitness center
$110K - 286K
24
Denny's Inc.
Family restaurant
$1M - 2M
25
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Supplemental education
$64K - 134K
26
Supercuts
Hair salon
$114K - 234K
27
Midas Int'l. Corp.
Auto repair and maintenance
$184K - 430K
28
ServiceMaster Clean
Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration
$70K - 262K
30
ampm
Convenience stores and gas stations
$2M - 8M
31
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods
$217K - 2M
32
Snap-on Tools
Professional tools and equipment
$160K - 316K
33
Stratus Building Solutions
Commercial cleaning
$3K - 50K
34
Matco Tools
Mechanics' tools and equipment
$85K - 248K
35
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
Sculpted fresh-fruit bouquets
$193K - 326K
37
Jazzercise Inc.
Group fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$4K - 76K
38
RE/MAX LLC
Real estate
$38K - 224K
39
Bonus Building Care
Commercial cleaning
$9K - 42K
40
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice cream, sorbet
$261K - 405K
41
Anytime Fitness
Fitness center
$63K - 418K
42
The Maids
Residential cleaning
$99K - 126K
43
Choice Hotels Int'l.
Hotels
$88K - 13M
45
Papa Murphy's
Take-and-bake pizza
$265K - 446K
46
Aaron's
Furniture, electronics, computer and appliance leasing and sales
$276K - 783K
47
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$11K - 141K
48
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.
Printing, graphics and mailing center
$64K - 185K
49
WSI Digital Marketing
Internet services
$64K - 172K
50
Merry Maids
Residential cleaning
$60K - 186K
51
Great Clips
Hair salon
$122K - 233K
52
Sylvan Learning
Supplemental education
$151K - 267K
53
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
Burgers
$1M - 2M
54
Budget Blinds Inc.
Window coverings, window film, rugs, accessories
$89K - 187K
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