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2017
Franchise 500 Ranking

With more than 1,000 companies applying, the 39th annual Franchise 500 ranking is one of our most competitive ever. Those franchises that rose to the top reveal the newest trends as well as the industries that keep going strong decade after decade. Understanding the Ranking.

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RANK
FRANCHISE
INVESTMENT
# 1
7-Eleven Inc.
$38K - $1.1M
# 2
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
# 3
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
# 4
The UPS Store
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$178K - $403K
# 5
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
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$330K - $558K
# 6
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.9M
# 7
Ace Hardware Corp.
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$273K - $1.6M
# 8
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
$347K - $733K
# 9
Sport Clips
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$189K - $355K
# 10
RE/MAX LLC
$38K - $225K
# 11
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$70K - $141K
# 12
Taco Bell
$525K - $2.6M
# 13
Supercuts
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$144K - $297K
# 14
Anytime Fitness
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$89K - $678K
# 15
Firehouse Subs
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$95K - $1.1M
# 16
Hardee's
$1.4M - $1.9M
# 17
Massage Envy
$435K - $1M
# 18
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.
$275K - $1.9M
# 19
Orangetheory Fitness
$488K - $994K
# 20
Culver Franchising System Inc.
$1.8M - $4.3M
# 21
Jersey Mike's Subs
$193K - $660K
# 22
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
# 23
McAlister's Deli
$762K - $2M
# 24
Pearle Vision
$400K - $605K
# 25
Phenix Salon Suites Franchising LLC
$293K - $966K
# 26
Mosquito Joe
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$67K - $128K
# 27
Great Clips
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$137K - $258K
# 28
Hampton by Hilton
$6.9M - $17.1M
# 29
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
$1.4M - $2M
# 30
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
$82K - $536K
# 31
Express Employment Professionals
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$130K - $206K
# 32
Planet Fitness
$857K - $4.2M
# 33
Merry Maids
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$87K - $124K
# 34
Snap-on Tools
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$170K - $350K
# 35
Subway
$147K - $321K
# 36
The Maids
$76K - $164K
# 37
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $51K
# 38
Marco's Pizza
$223K - $664K
# 39
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
$1.1M - $2.4M
# 40
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 41
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
$593K - $2M
# 42
Edible Arrangements
$195K - $328K
# 43
Matco Tools
$91K - $270K
# 44
Mathnasium Learning Centers
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$103K - $144K
# 45
Goldfish Swim School Franchising LLC
$1.3M - $2.9M
# 46
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza
$398K - $990K
# 47
Spherion Staffing
$101K - $168K
# 48
Servpro
$158K - $212K
# 49
Pet Supplies Plus
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$555K - $1.3M
# 50
Moe's Southwest Grill
$369K - $956K
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