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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. Suchis the case with Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®. Inour 25th Annual Franchise 500®, we provide what franchiseseekers have long come to expect, even anticipate: the world'sfirst, best and most comprehensive listing of franchises. (To godirectly to the listing and view this year's winners, clickhere.)

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

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