2013
Franchise 500 Ranking

More than forty years after the very first Franchise 500 ranking, the franchise industry is still going strong and more competitive than ever. More than 1,100 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
Meineke Car Care Centers
$320K - $610K
# 52
Sonic Drive-In
$1.2M - $3.5M
# 53
Cold Stone Creamery
$53K - $469K
# 54
Choice Hotels Int'l.
$88K - $13.2M
# 55
Dream Vacations
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$2K - $20K
# 56
Baskin-Robbins
$124K - $559K
# 57
Motel 6
$207K - $8.8M
# 58
Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
$145K - $316K
# 59
Comfort Keepers
$91K - $145K
# 60
Home Instead Senior Care
$109K - $125K
# 61
Novus Glass
$55K - $264K
# 62
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
$181K - $3.2M
# 63
Home Helpers Home Care
$84K - $137K
# 64
Buffalo Wild Wings
$1.9M - $3.8M
# 65
Cinnabon
$109K - $368K
# 66
Express Employment Professionals
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$140K - $211K
# 67
RadioShack Corp.
$145K - $644K
# 68
Jersey Mike's Subs
$237K - $767K
# 69
Firehouse Subs
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$58K - $869K
# 70
Eye Level Learning Centers
$52K - $122K
# 71
Batteries Plus
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$201K - $385K
# 72
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$55K - $84K
# 73
Hilton Garden Inn
$13M - $27.1M
# 74
Planet Fitness
$1.1M - $4.2M
# 75
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.
$75K - $180K
# 76
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
$376K - $724K
# 77
Proforma
$5K - $60K
# 78
Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs
$228K - $555K
# 79
FastSigns Int'l. Inc.
$219K - $299K
# 80
Molly Maid
$110K - $155K
# 81
Massage Envy
$481K - $899K
# 82
Visiting Angels
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$122K - $153K
# 83
Culver's
$2M - $4.7M
# 84
Zaxby's Franchising LLC
$343K - $695K
# 85
Moe's Southwest Grill
$444K - $1M
# 86
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits
$1.5M - $2.5M
# 87
Cellairis
$58K - $390K
# 88
AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
$224K - $331K
# 89
Weed Man
$70K - $87K
# 90
Results! Travel
$25 - $10K
# 91
Charleys Philly Steaks
$253K - $638K
# 92
Cost Cutters Family Hair Care
$149K - $317K
# 93
Goddard Systems Inc.
$697K - $864K
# 94
CertaPro Painters
$133K - $170K
# 95
Chester's
$12K - $277K
# 96
HealthSource Chiropractic
$59K - $383K
# 97
Gateway Newstands
$56K - $502K
# 98
Maid Brigade
$96K - $129K
# 99
Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.
$2K - $53K
# 100
Plato's Closet
$252K - $391K
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