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2006
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
Subway
$147K - $321K
# 2
Quiznos Sub
$183K - $231K
# 3
Curves
$32K - $39K
# 4
The UPS Store
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$178K - $403K
# 5
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
$40K - $105K
# 6
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
# 7
Jani-King
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$13K - $93K
# 8
RE/MAX LLC
$38K - $225K
# 9
7-Eleven Inc.
$38K - $1.1M
# 10
Liberty Tax Service
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$59K - $72K
# 11
Domino's Pizza LLC
$120K - $462K
# 12
Pizza Hut LLC
$302K - $2.2M
# 13
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
$1.1M - $2.4M
# 14
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
$22K - $528K
# 15
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $51K
# 16
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
# 17
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
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$93K - $299K
# 18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$70K - $141K
# 19
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
$52K - $494K
# 20
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$72K - $450K
# 21
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
$272K - $1.8M
# 22
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 23
KFC US LLC
$1.5M - $2.6M
# 24
Cold Stone Creamery
$50K - $468K
# 25
Jazzercise Inc.
$4K - $33K
# 26
GNC Franchising
$181K - $347K
# 27
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$56K - $162K
# 28
CleanNet USA Inc.
$21K - $85K
# 29
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 30
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.9M
# 31
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 32
Merle Norman Cosmetics
$35K - $187K
# 33
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
$48K - $210K
# 34
Super 8
$210K - $4.4M
# 35
Taco Bell
$525K - $2.6M
# 36
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$179K - $435K
# 37
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
$292K - $442K
# 38
Burger King Corp.
$316K - $2.7M
# 39
Sylvan Learning LLC
$71K - $160K
# 40
Supercuts
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$144K - $297K
# 41
Snap-on Tools
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$170K - $350K
# 42
Days Inn
$194K - $7.8M
# 43
Servpro
$158K - $212K
# 44
Orion Food Systems LLC
$60K - $140K
# 45
Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
$145K - $317K
# 46
WSI
$64K - $95K
# 47
Matco Tools
$91K - $270K
# 48
Hampton by Hilton
$6.9M - $17.1M
# 49
Help-U-Sell Real Estate
$23K - $40K
# 50
Budget Blinds LLC
$110K - $231K
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