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2005 Franchise 500 Ranking

Our 38th Annual Franchise 500 ranking reveals the impact of the newest trends and the industries poised for growth.

2005 Franchise 500 Ranking

RANK
FRANCHISE
INITIAL INVESTMENT
#1
Subway
$147K - $321K
#2
Curves
$32K - $39K
#3
Quiznos Sub
$183K - $231K
#4
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
$45K - $105K
#5
The UPS Store Request More Info
$178K - $403K
#6
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
$1M - $1.8M
#7
Jani-King Request More Info
$13K - $93K
#8
7-Eleven Inc.
$37K - $1.6M
#9
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
#10
RE/MAX LLC
$38K - $224K
#11
KFC US LLC
$1.5M - $2.6M
#12
ServiceMaster Clean Request More Info
$56K - $266K
#13
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
#14
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$219K - $400K
#15
Liberty Tax Service Request More Info
$59K - $72K
#16
Domino's Pizza LLC
$120K - $462K
#17
Kumon Math & Reading Centers Request More Info
$70K - $141K
#18
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$56K - $162K
#19
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $52K
#20
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
$52K - $494K
#21
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
#22
GNC Franchising
$192K - $354K
#23
Merle Norman Cosmetics
$35K - $187K
#24
Super 8
$210K - $4.4M
#25
Snap-on Tools
$170K - $350K
#26
Jazzercise Inc.
$4K - $13K
#27
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
$22K - $528K
#28
Taco Bell
$1.2M - $2.6M
#29
CleanNet USA Inc.
$21K - $85K
#30
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.9M
#31
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
#32
Days Inn
$194K - $7.8M
#33
Supercuts Request More Info
$144K - $297K
#34
Servpro
$158K - $212K
#35
Matco Tools
$91K - $270K
#36
Hampton by Hilton
$4.2M - $14.9M
#37
Great Clips Request More Info
$137K - $258K
#38
Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
$145K - $317K
#39
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
$292K - $442K
#40
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$184K - $433K
#41
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
$48K - $210K
#42
Orion Food Systems LLC
$60K - $140K
#43
Choice Hotels Int'l.
$88K - $13.2M
#44
Help-U-Sell Real Estate
$23K - $40K
#45
Merry Maids Request More Info
$87K - $124K
#46
Coverall
$16K - $51K
#47
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
$272K - $1.8M
#48
MRINetwork
$67K - $100K
#49
Papa Murphy's
$275K - $499K
#50
Budget Blinds LLC
$105K - $226K
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