Our 41st Annual
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
# 1
Dunkin'
$396K - $1.6M
# 2
Taco Bell
$526K - $3M
# 3
McDonald's
$1.3M - $2.2M
# 4
Sonic Drive-In
$1.2M - $3.5M
# 5
The UPS Store
$138K - $470K
# 6
Ace Hardware
$286K - $2.1M
# 7
Planet Fitness
$1.1M - $4.2M
# 8
Jersey Mike's Subs
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$237K - $767K
# 9
Culver's
$2M - $4.7M
# 10
Pizza Hut LLC
$357K - $2.2M
# 11
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 12
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$74K - $157K
# 13
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 14
Smoothie King
$264K - $844K
# 15
Great Clips
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$137K - $259K
# 16
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.8M
# 17
Budget Blinds LLC
$125K - $254K
# 18
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
$199K - $544K
# 19
HomeVestors of America Inc.
$96K - $426K
# 20
Palm Beach Tan
$498K - $802K
# 21
uBreakiFix
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$55K - $236K
# 22
Anytime Fitness
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$77K - $521K
# 23
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
$314K - $556K
# 24
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 25
Arby's
$629K - $2.2M
# 26
Supercuts
$151K - $321K
# 27
Servpro
$160K - $214K
# 28
Goldfish Swim School Franchising LLC
$1.4M - $3.2M
# 29
Mathnasium Learning Centers
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$113K - $149K
# 30
Hampton by Hilton
$7.7M - $20.3M
# 31
Snap-on Tools
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$172K - $375K
# 32
Matco Tools
$93K - $273K
# 33
Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers
$149K - $819K
# 34
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 35
The Maids
$63K - $141K
# 36
Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express
$7.9M - $25M
# 37
Sport Clips
$234K - $388K
# 38
Anago Cleaning Systems
$11K - $68K
# 39
Huntington Learning Centers
$127K - $293K
# 40
RE/MAX LLC
$40K - $284K
# 41
Stratus Building Solutions
$4K - $73K
# 42
Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
$374K - $782K
# 43
Orangetheory Fitness
$576K - $1.5M
# 44
911 Restoration
$70K - $227K
# 45
Nothing Bundt Cakes
$432K - $600K
# 46
Cruise Planners
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$2K - $24K
# 47
Keller Williams
$184K - $337K
# 48
CPR Cell Phone Repair
$56K - $171K
# 49
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits
$1.6M - $2.4M
# 50
Pet Supplies Plus
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$441K - $1.3M
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