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Our Top Homebased Franchises, No Office Space Required
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Lower startup costs -- sixty of these homebased companies can be started for less than $50,000 -- are just part of the reason for these businesses' popularity.
April 16, 2014 in Franchises
This 24-Hour On-Demand Ice Machine Is a Game Changer

This 24-Hour On-Demand Ice Machine Is a Game Changer

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A newcomer to the Franchise 500, IceBorn boasts a proprietary system that can be controlled and monitored by franchisees remotely via a smartphone.
January 19, 2014 in Franchises
Pizza Hut Wants a Bite of the By-the-Slice Business

Pizza Hut Wants a Bite of the By-the-Slice Business

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For the first time ever, Pizza Hut is selling pizza by the slice in new stores, as well as rolling out digital menu boards and deck ovens.
January 14, 2014 in Franchises
Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession

Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession

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The International Franchising Association predicts that franchise growth and job creation will outpace the wider economy in 2014.
January 13, 2014 in Franchises
Meet the Franchise Serving Dinner in the Sky

Meet the Franchise Serving Dinner in the Sky

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It's the gourmet meal of a lifetime. Just don't look down.
January 9, 2014 in Franchises
Photos: The Top 10 Franchises of 2014

The Top 10 Franchises of 2014

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These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year.
January 6, 2014 in Franchises
How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

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A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
January 2, 2014 in Magazine
The Top 5 Franchise Industries to Watch

The Top 5 Franchise Industries to Watch

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The companies in our Franchise 500 are showing dramatic gains. Here are the sectors that are leading the charge.
December 30, 2013 in Franchises

Despite Challenges, Franchising Continues to Rebound in 2014

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The sector created an estimated 11,000 new establishments and 150,000-plus jobs in 2013, outpacing the overall U.S. economy in business formation and job growth.
December 19, 2013 in Franchises
Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

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Positive culture and a commitment to health, family and safety have taken a 24-hour gym concept to the top of the 2014 Franchise 500.
December 19, 2013 in Franchises
Top Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

Top Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

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You don't have to break the bank to get started in franchising. Check out our list of the top businesses you can launch for less than $50,000.
August 30, 2013 in Franchises

200 Top Global Franchises

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Our top global franchises are primed for growth.
August 16, 2013 in Franchises
Top Food Franchises of 2013

Top Food Franchises of 2013

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Restaurants or other food-related businesses represent a large portion of our franchise 500 ranking. Here is a list of the 122 food-related companies by category.
July 5, 2013 in Franchises
Top Franchises in Every Industry

Top Franchises in Every Industry

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Our list of the franchises that are best in class.
June 21, 2013 in Franchises
Top 10 New Franchises

Top 10 New Franchises

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A variety of fresh concepts are livening up franchising.
February 19, 2013 in Franchises
The Fastest Growing Franchises for 2013

The Fastest Growing Franchises for 2013

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Quick-serve, senior-care and cleaning firms dominate our list of the fastest-growing franchises.
January 22, 2013 in Franchises
How to Name a Franchise

How to Name a Franchise

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What's in a name? When it comes to franchising, a lot of goofy stuff.
January 21, 2013 in Franchises
Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

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Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.
January 17, 2013 in Franchises
Franchisors Offer Their Own Financing Programs

Franchisors Offer Their Own Financing Programs

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Savvy systems offer financial help to their franchisees.
January 14, 2013 in Franchises
Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

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1-800-Autopsy tackles a need that never really goes away.
January 11, 2013 in Franchises
How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

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When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
January 3, 2013 in Success Stories
100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500

100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500

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It's been a long road to franchise success for Rosati's Pizza stores who squeak onto our ranking at number 499.
December 14, 2012 in Franchise 500
How Anytime Fitness Broke into the Franchise 500 Top 10

How Anytime Fitness Broke into the Franchise 500 Top 10

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Convenience and online strategy drive rapid growth for the 24-hour micro-gym franchise.
December 14, 2012 in Franchise 500
Photos: The Top 10 Franchises for 2013

The Top 10 Franchises for 2013

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With new strategies for growth, these powerhouses lead our ranking.
December 12, 2012 in Franchises
Top Franchise for 2013: Hampton Hotels

Top Franchise for 2013: Hampton Hotels

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International growth helps keep Hampton Hotels at No. 1 for a third year.
December 12, 2012 in Franchise 500

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