News and Articles About Franchise 500
With new strategies for growth, these powerhouses lead our ranking.
International growth helps keep Hampton Hotels at No. 1 for a third year.
Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.
Want to start a business, but don't want to deal with an office or a storefront? These are the franchises for you.
A firefighting-theme sandwich chain gets hot. Now with nearly 500 locations, it's grown to become one of the top sub-sandwich franchises in the U.S.
Our annual Franchise 500 listing reveals 14 sectors where franchising is booming with opportunity. Here's a look.
New franchises are holding their own against older competition
A Kansas businessman takes on the staid funeral industry and creates a new franchise sector in the process.
Fires, credit problems, medical emergencies--there's no end to the obstacles overcome by intrepid franchisees. Here's how three spirited entrepreneurs found success in the face of adversity.
For some franchises, the depressed real estate market is an opportunity to renegotiate leases and focus on newly available sites.
Let's face it: A Franchise Disclosure Document, with its piles of legalese, can be daunting. We help you read between the lines.
The frozen dessert franchise, in business since 1987, has become the poster child for online engagement in the franchise world.
Many restaurant franchises begin as small-town favorites. But when regional expansion calls, keeping that local flavor is difficult. How three chains have managed it.
Burgers, hotels, frozen treats -- it's all looking (and tasting) great. Fancy hams and tanning salons? Outlook not so good.
These franchises made their way to the top by giving customers what they want: tasty food, quick service, quality care and non-pointy soap.
Hampton Hotels continues to dominate the U.S. franchising landscape, holding the No. 1 spot on this year's Franchise 500 List. The chain aims to bring value -- and a hot breakfast -- to travelers worldwide.
SBA franchise loans are on the rise, but you still need seed money and a carefully honed business plan. The SBA's Steve Smits provides advice.
Lower prices and a new restaurant design propel Pizza Hut back into the top 10 on this year's Franchise 500 List.
Here's a look at three of the most popular industries in this year's Franchise 500 and the trends that are shaping their future.
Franchises with lower costs of entry can make it easier to be your own boss. Here's a look at the strategies behind low-cost franchising and where to find successful opportunities.
Franchising is exploding in international markets, from Latin America to Asia to Europe and beyond. Here's a look at the franchises leading the worldwide expansion, along with insight on how to succeed on the global stage.
Use our list of 30 child-, health- and senior-care franchises to find the right opportunity for you.
Anago Cleaning Systems founder David Povlitz is lowering the price for its master franchises to $35,000 to help promote self-employment.
Consider these essentials to help make your caffeinated dreams come true. Plus, a list of the leading coffee franchises.
Sometimes the best ideas for launching a business can start right at your kitchen table--and stay there