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
# 101
First Choice Haircutters
$178K - $303K
# 102
Plato's Closet
$252K - $391K
# 103
Cost Cutters Family Hair Care
$149K - $317K
# 104
American Leak Detection
$77K - $260K
# 105
Friendly's Restaurants Franchise LLC
$148K - $2M
# 106
Pretzelmaker
$205K - $327K
# 107
Knights Inn
$129K - $7.6M
# 108
Pearle Vision
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$399K - $604K
# 109
Homewood Suites by Hilton
$12.3M - $26M
# 110
Anago Cleaning Systems
$11K - $68K
# 111
HealthSource Chiropractic
$59K - $383K
# 112
Charleys Philly Steaks
$253K - $582K
# 113
Firehouse Subs
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$161K - $843K
# 114
Yogen Fruz
$123K - $460K
# 115
Express Employment Professionals
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$140K - $211K
# 116
Great American Cookies
$161K - $461K
# 117
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
$82K - $551K
# 118
American Poolplayers Association
$21K - $28K
# 119
Oreck Clean Home Center
$85K - $221K
# 120
Fast-teks On-site Computer Services
$36K - $62K
# 121
Maid Brigade
$74K - $96K
# 122
Mr. Rooter
$75K - $182K
# 123
Molly Maid
$112K - $156K
# 124
Pita Pit Inc.
$216K - $435K
# 125
Color Glo Int'l.
$56K - $61K
# 126
Oxi Fresh Franchising Co.
$44K - $74K
# 127
Marco's Pizza
$294K - $789K
# 128
Nathan's Famous Inc.
$276K - $1.1M
# 129
Rainbow Int'l. Restoration
$172K - $279K
# 130
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
$90K - $412K
# 131
El Pollo Loco
$428K - $802K
# 132
Arby's
$321K - $2M
# 133
Golden Corral Restaurants
$2.3M - $6.7M
# 134
Wetzel's Pretzels
$165K - $406K
# 135
Pop-A-Lock Franchise System
$97K - $130K
# 136
Leadership Management International Inc.
$20K - $28K
# 137
Once Upon A Child
$247K - $392K
# 138
Mathnasium Learning Centers
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$113K - $149K
# 139
Fish Window Cleaning Services Inc.
$83K - $146K
# 140
Re-Bath LLC
$177K - $358K
# 141
Penn Station East Coast Subs
$348K - $557K
# 142
Lawn Doctor
$100K - $116K
# 143
Budget Blinds LLC
$110K - $234K
# 144
Cinnabon
$182K - $340K
# 145
Jet's Pizza
$458K - $651K
# 146
Tutor Doctor
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$69K - $102K
# 147
Marble Slab Creamery
$293K - $376K
# 148
AlphaGraphics
$102K - $381K
# 149
U.S. Lawns
$40K - $81K
# 150
N-Hance Wood Refinishing
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$50K - $153K
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