2008
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
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 2
Subway
$150K - $329K
# 3
Dunkin'
$229K - $1.7M
# 4
Pizza Hut LLC
$327K - $2.3M
# 5
McDonald's
$1.1M - $2.2M
# 6
Sonic Drive-In
$865K - $3.6M
# 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 - $231K
# 11
The UPS Store
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$169K - $398K
# 12
Ace Hardware Corp.
$273K - $1.6M
# 13
Jani-King
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$13K - $93K
# 14
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$234K - $373K
# 15
Arby's
$315K - $1.8M
# 16
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 17
Circle K
$187K - $1.9M
# 18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$70K - $149K
# 19
Great Clips
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$137K - $258K
# 20
Bonus Building Care
$9K - $42K
# 21
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
$40K - $105K
# 22
Taco Bell
$525K - $2.6M
# 23
Liberty Tax Service
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$59K - $72K
# 24
Super 8 by Wyndham
$189K - $4.5M
# 25
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.8M
# 26
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 27
Blimpie Subs & Salads
$75K - $403K
# 28
Servpro
$159K - $213K
# 29
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$34K - $162K
# 30
Matco Tools
$92K - $270K
# 31
Days Inn by Wyndham
$193K - $8M
# 32
Hampton by Hilton
$6.9M - $17.1M
# 33
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
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$93K - $300K
# 34
Supercuts
$144K - $297K
# 35
ampm
$431K - $10.1M
# 36
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 37
Merle Norman Cosmetics
$31K - $188K
# 38
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
# 39
Cartridge World
$37K - $136K
# 40
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$182K - $460K
# 41
GNC Franchising
$188K - $468K
# 42
The Maids
$80K - $154K
# 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 Arrangements
$190K - $349K
# 50
Snap-on Tools
$171K - $360K
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