2008
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
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 2
Subway
$140K - $342K
# 3
Dunkin'
$396K - $1.6M
# 4
Pizza Hut LLC
$357K - $2.2M
# 5
McDonald's
$1.3M - $2.2M
# 6
Sonic Drive-In
$1.2M - $3.5M
# 7
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 8
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 9
Domino's Pizza LLC
$120K - $462K
# 10
RE/MAX LLC
$40K - $284K
# 11
The UPS Store
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$138K - $470K
# 12
Ace Hardware
$286K - $2.1M
# 13
Jani-King
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$13K - $93K
# 14
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$207K - $500K
# 15
Arby's
$321K - $2M
# 16
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 17
Circle K
$189K - $1.9M
# 18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$73K - $155K
# 19
Great Clips
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$137K - $259K
# 20
Bonus Building Care
$9K - $42K
# 21
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
$45K - $110K
# 22
Taco Bell
$526K - $3M
# 23
Liberty Tax Service
$59K - $72K
# 24
Super 8 by Wyndham
$232K - $4.7M
# 25
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.8M
# 26
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 27
Blimpie Subs & Salads
$75K - $403K
# 28
Servpro
$160K - $214K
# 29
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$68K - $179K
# 30
Matco Tools
$93K - $273K
# 31
Days Inn by Wyndham
$293K - $8.3M
# 32
Hampton by Hilton
$7.7M - $20.3M
# 33
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
$94K - $294K
# 34
Supercuts
$151K - $321K
# 35
ampm
$440K - $10.4M
# 36
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 37
Merle Norman Cosmetics Inc.
$39K - $181K
# 38
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $353K
# 39
Cartridge World
$37K - $136K
# 40
Midas Int'l. LLC
$192K - $460K
# 41
GNC Franchising
$150K - $389K
# 42
The Maids
$63K - $141K
# 43
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
$48K - $210K
# 44
Jazzercise Inc.
$2K - $17K
# 45
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
$22K - $528K
# 46
WSI
$64K - $95K
# 47
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 48
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
$52K - $494K
# 49
Edible
$174K - $373K
# 50
Snap-on Tools
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$172K - $375K
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