2009
Franchise 500 Ranking

Forty years after the very first Franchise 500 ranking, the franchise industry is still going strong and more competitive than ever. More than 1,000 companies applied for this year's ranking, and those that rose to the top reveal the latest trends as well as the companies that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year. Understanding the Ranking.

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RANK
FRANCHISE
INVESTMENT
# 51
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$280K - $517K
# 52
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 53
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
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$314K - $556K
# 54
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$68K - $179K
# 55
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.
$75K - $180K
# 56
Sport Clips
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$225K - $373K
# 57
WSI
$65K - $97K
# 58
Massage Envy
$481K - $899K
# 59
Merry Maids
$90K - $125K
# 60
Great Clips
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$137K - $259K
# 61
Sylvan Learning LLC
$69K - $159K
# 62
Carl's Jr. Restaurants LLC
$1.6M - $2.1M
# 63
Budget Blinds LLC
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$110K - $234K
# 64
Coffee News
$11K - $12K
# 65
Results! Travel
$25 - $10K
# 66
AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
$224K - $331K
# 67
Smoothie King
$264K - $844K
# 68
Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail
$31K - $374K
# 69
MRINetwork
$67K - $100K
# 70
Home Helpers Home Care
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$85K - $137K
# 71
Keller Williams
$184K - $337K
# 72
System4 Facility Services
$106K - $373K
# 73
Auntie Anne's
$199K - $385K
# 74
Chester's
$12K - $288K
# 75
La Quinta by Wyndham
$3.9M - $11.7M
# 76
Rita's Italian Ice
$176K - $435K
# 77
Express Tax
$16K - $48K
# 78
Anago Cleaning Systems
$11K - $68K
# 79
Aussie Pet Mobile Inc.
$151K - $159K
# 80
Motel 6
$207K - $8.8M
# 81
Orion Food Systems LLC
$60K - $140K
# 82
Signarama
$116K - $315K
# 83
Novus Glass
$55K - $258K
# 84
Home Instead Senior Care
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$109K - $125K
# 85
Cruise Planners
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$2K - $24K
# 86
Express Employment Professionals
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$140K - $211K
# 87
Buffalo Wild Wings
$1.9M - $3.8M
# 88
CertaPro Painters
$133K - $170K
# 89
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc.
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$204K - $945K
# 90
Firehouse Subs
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$161K - $996K
# 91
Cicis
$222K - $1.1M
# 92
Comfort Keepers
$91K - $145K
# 93
Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs
$291K - $538K
# 94
Qdoba Mexican Eats
$754K - $1.6M
# 95
United Real Estate
$55K - $286K
# 96
Rooter-Man
$47K - $138K
# 97
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
$374K - $782K
# 98
Ramada Worldwide by Wyndham
$213K - $14.2M
# 99
Pretzelmaker
$216K - $343K
# 100
Fitness Together
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$144K - $258K
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