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2005
Franchise 500 Ranking

Forty years after the very first Franchise 500 ranking, the franchise industry is still going strong and more competitive than ever. More than 1,000 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.

See Franchise Rankings...
RANK
FRANCHISE
INVESTMENT
# 1
Subway
$150K - $329K
# 2
Curves
$32K - $39K
# 3
Quiznos Sub
$183K - $231K
# 4
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
$40K - $105K
# 5
The UPS Store
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$169K - $398K
# 6
Sonic Drive-In
$865K - $3.6M
# 7
Jani-King
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$13K - $93K
# 8
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 9
Dunkin'
$229K - $1.7M
# 10
RE/MAX LLC
$40K - $231K
# 11
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 12
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
$93K - $300K
# 13
McDonald's
$1.1M - $2.2M
# 14
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$234K - $373K
# 15
Liberty Tax Service
$59K - $72K
# 16
Domino's Pizza LLC
$120K - $462K
# 17
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$70K - $149K
# 18
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$34K - $162K
# 19
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 20
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
$52K - $494K
# 21
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 22
GNC Franchising
$188K - $468K
# 23
Merle Norman Cosmetics
$31K - $188K
# 24
Super 8 by Wyndham
$189K - $4.5M
# 25
Snap-on Tools
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$171K - $360K
# 26
Jazzercise Inc.
$2K - $17K
# 27
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
$22K - $528K
# 28
Taco Bell
$525K - $2.6M
# 29
CleanNet USA Inc.
$20K - $85K
# 30
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.8M
# 31
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 32
Days Inn by Wyndham
$193K - $8M
# 33
Supercuts
$144K - $297K
# 34
Servpro
$159K - $213K
# 35
Matco Tools
$92K - $270K
# 36
Hampton by Hilton
$6.9M - $17.1M
# 37
Great Clips
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$137K - $258K
# 38
Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
$145K - $316K
# 39
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
$292K - $442K
# 40
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$182K - $460K
# 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
$30K - $68K
# 45
Merry Maids
$87K - $124K
# 46
Coverall
$16K - $51K
# 47
Arby's
$315K - $1.8M
# 48
MRINetwork
$67K - $100K
# 49
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$279K - $519K
# 50
Budget Blinds LLC
$110K - $236K
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