2011
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
Cruise Planners
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$2K - $24K
# 52
Long John Silver's Restaurants Inc.
$833K - $1.4M
# 53
Sylvan Learning LLC
$69K - $159K
# 54
Cold Stone Creamery
$50K - $468K
# 55
Meineke Car Care Centers
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$123K - $573K
# 56
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$68K - $179K
# 57
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
$292K - $442K
# 58
Dream Vacations
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$2K - $20K
# 59
Home Instead Senior Care
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$109K - $125K
# 60
AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
$224K - $331K
# 61
Proforma
$5K - $60K
# 62
Comfort Keepers
$91K - $145K
# 63
Buffalo Wild Wings
$1.9M - $3.8M
# 64
Massage Envy
$481K - $899K
# 65
Novus Glass
$55K - $258K
# 66
Choice Hotels Int'l.
$88K - $13.2M
# 67
Cicis
$222K - $1.1M
# 68
Hilton Garden Inn
$13M - $27.1M
# 69
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$55K - $84K
# 70
Smoothie King
$264K - $844K
# 71
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
$374K - $782K
# 72
Gold's Gym
$2.2M - $5M
# 73
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
$1.9M - $9.6M
# 74
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.
$75K - $180K
# 75
MRINetwork
$67K - $100K
# 76
Rita's Italian Ice
$176K - $435K
# 77
Batteries Plus Bulbs
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$189K - $366K
# 78
Keller Williams
$184K - $337K
# 79
Wireless Zone
$160K - $395K
# 80
FastSigns Int'l. Inc.
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$197K - $313K
# 81
Planet Fitness
$1.1M - $4.2M
# 82
Coffee News
$11K - $12K
# 83
Ramada Worldwide by Wyndham
$213K - $14.2M
# 84
Maaco Franchising Inc.
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$362K - $567K
# 85
Culver's
$2M - $4.7M
# 86
Padgett Business Services
$20K - $100K
# 87
Goddard Systems Inc.
$654K - $815K
# 88
Visiting Angels
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$122K - $153K
# 89
Eye Level Learning Centers
$59K - $127K
# 90
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
$52K - $494K
# 91
Moe's Southwest Grill
$444K - $1M
# 92
Rooter-Man
$47K - $138K
# 93
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
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$34K - $53K
# 94
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
$30.6M - $129M
# 95
Qdoba Mexican Eats
$754K - $1.6M
# 96
Home Helpers Home Care
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$85K - $137K
# 97
Senior Helpers
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$105K - $144K
# 98
Expense Reduction Analysts
$66K - $86K
# 99
PuroClean
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$73K - $193K
# 100
Thrifty Rent-A-Car System Inc.
$639K - $6.8M
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