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Welcome to Entrepreneur’s 41st annual Franchise 500® ranking. For more than four decades, we’ve been studying the franchise industry and honing our proprietary formula in order to bring you the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. And with each year, the ranking becomes increasingly competitive, as more and more companies see the value of expansion through franchising and throw their hats into the ring. Our list shows just how varied the franchise world has become, offering prospective franchisees a myriad of choices.

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#6 on the Franchise 500: Ace Hardware Is Fusing Online Sales With In-Person Service

The #6 company on our Franchise 500 list is still evolving after 95 years in business.
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#7 on the Franchise 500: Planet Fitness Knows You Don't Want to Go to the Gym

The #7 company on our Franchise 500 list attracts first-time gym-goers with low prices and a shame-free environment.
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#8 on the Franchise 500: By the End of 2020, Jersey Mike's Will Hit $2 Billion in Sales

The #8 company on our Franchise 500 list has seen explosive growth from existing franchisees opening new locations.
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#9 on the Franchise 500: At Culver's, Community is Key

The #9 company on our Franchise 500 list has built a culture that's obsessed with customer happiness.
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#10 on the Franchise 500: How Technology and Takeout Are Saving Pizza Hut

The #10 company on our Franchise 500 list announced the closure of 500 dine-in locations, but it's found other ways to thrive.
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How Wahlburgers Finds Success Through Feedback

By paying attention to what customers truly wanted, the food-service brand boosted business.
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Why Fitness Franchise F45 Embraces (and Executes) New Ideas

Fast decisions and implementation keep the business moving forward.
Chick-fil-A

5 Things You Need to Know Before Investing in a Chick-fil-A Franchise

First of all, you shouldn't think of getting a Chick-fil-A franchise as "investing."
Success Strategies

What This Trampoline Park Founder Learned From Franchising His Business

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars speaks with Jeff Platt, the CEO of Sky Zone.
Franchises

How Shaq Is Bringing Fun Back to Papa John's

The basketball legend is the franchise's new brand ambassador. He's got his work cut out for him -- but Shaq's never been afraid of a challenge.
Health and Fitness Businesses

5 of the Best Fitness Franchises You Can Buy

Here are five gym and workout businesses that you can invest in.
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Franchise Owner Gives Back to the Bahamas

The story of how one Canadian Expedia CruiseShipCenters owner helped his home nation after Hurricane Dorian.
Franchises

There's a Skilled Trade Labor Shortage. Can We Fix It?

How franchises are working to boost their workforce.
Starbucks

You Can't Buy a Starbucks Franchise: Here's Why and What You Can Do Instead

You can't get a Starbucks franchise, but you might be able to apply for a licensed store.
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5 Affordable Franchises You Can Start for Less Than $10,000

You don't need to be rich to start your own business.

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