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25th Annual Franchise 500®

Our comprehensive listing of the best the franchise world has to offer

This story appears in the January 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's rare to find something so good, it lasts 25 years. Such is the case with Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®. In our 25th Annual Franchise 500®, we provide what franchise seekers have long come to expect, even anticipate: the world's first, best and most comprehensive listing of franchises. (To go directly to the listing and view this year's winners, click here.)

Franchisors ranked in the Franchise 500® are listed in red. Rankings are to the left of their names. Companies whose information was verified by Entrepreneur, but were not ranked in the top 500, are listed in descending order under those that received a ranking in the top 500. Companies not eligible to be ranked-because they're too small (franchises must have a minimum of 10 units with at least one being a U.S.-based franchise), are not seeking new franchisees in the United States, are in Chapter 11, submitted information too late or submitted incomplete information are listed alphabetically.

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