2007
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.

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RANK
FRANCHISE
INVESTMENT
# 1
Subway
$140K - $342K
# 2
Dunkin'
$396K - $1.6M
# 3
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
$45K - $110K
# 4
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 5
The UPS Store
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$138K - $470K
# 6
Domino's Pizza LLC
$120K - $462K
# 7
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$207K - $500K
# 8
Sonic Drive-In
$1.2M - $3.5M
# 9
McDonald's
$1.3M - $2.2M
# 10
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 11
RE/MAX LLC
$40K - $284K
# 12
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 13
Jani-King
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$13K - $93K
# 14
Cold Stone Creamery
$53K - $469K
# 15
Curves
$32K - $39K
# 16
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
$22K - $528K
# 17
Liberty Tax Service
$59K - $72K
# 18
Ace Hardware
$286K - $2.1M
# 19
Midas Int'l. LLC
$192K - $460K
# 20
Super 8 by Wyndham
$232K - $4.7M
# 21
Merle Norman Cosmetics Inc.
$39K - $181K
# 22
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$73K - $155K
# 23
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 24
Matco Tools
$93K - $273K
# 25
Servpro
$160K - $214K
# 26
Hampton by Hilton
$7.7M - $20.3M
# 27
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$68K - $179K
# 28
Days Inn by Wyndham
$293K - $8.3M
# 29
Budget Blinds LLC
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$110K - $234K
# 30
Supercuts
$151K - $321K
# 31
Bonus Building Care
$9K - $42K
# 32
GNC Franchising
$150K - $389K
# 33
Cartridge World
$37K - $136K
# 34
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
$94K - $294K
# 35
Jazzercise Inc.
$2K - $17K
# 36
CleanNet USA Inc.
$15K - $46K
# 37
Brooke Insurance
$171K - $386K
# 38
The Maids
$63K - $141K
# 39
Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
$145K - $316K
# 40
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$55K - $84K
# 41
Choice Hotels Int'l.
$88K - $13.2M
# 42
WSI
$65K - $97K
# 43
Great Clips
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$137K - $259K
# 44
Keller Williams
$184K - $337K
# 45
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 46
Merry Maids
$90K - $125K
# 47
Help-U-Sell Real Estate
$30K - $68K
# 48
Assist-2-Sell
$24K - $46K
# 49
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 50
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$280K - $517K
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