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2008 Franchise 500 Ranking

Our 38th Annual Franchise 500 ranking reveals the impact of the newest trends and the industries poised for growth.

2008 Franchise 500 Ranking

RANK
FRANCHISE
INITIAL INVESTMENT
#1
7-Eleven Inc.
$37K - $1.6M
#2
Subway
$147K - $321K
#3
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
#4
Pizza Hut LLC
$297K - $2.1M
#5
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
#6
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
$1M - $1.8M
#7
KFC US LLC
$1.5M - $2.6M
#8
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
#9
Domino's Pizza LLC
$120K - $462K
#10
RE/MAX LLC
$38K - $224K
#11
The UPS Store Request More Info
$178K - $403K
#12
Ace Hardware Corp. Request More Info
$273K - $1.6M
#13
Jani-King Request More Info
$13K - $93K
#14
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$72K - $450K
#15
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
$272K - $1.8M
#16
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
#17
Circle K
$186K - $1.6M
#18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers Request More Info
$70K - $141K
#19
Great Clips Request More Info
$137K - $258K
#20
Bonus Building Care
$9K - $42K
#21
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
$45K - $105K
#22
Taco Bell
$1.2M - $2.6M
#23
Liberty Tax Service Request More Info
$59K - $72K
#24
Super 8
$210K - $4.4M
#25
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.9M
#26
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $52K
#27
Blimpie Subs & Salads
$75K - $401K
#28
Servpro
$158K - $212K
#29
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$56K - $162K
#30
Matco Tools
$91K - $270K
#31
Days Inn
$194K - $7.8M
#32
Hampton by Hilton
$4.2M - $14.9M
#33
ServiceMaster Clean Request More Info
$56K - $266K
#34
Supercuts Request More Info
$144K - $297K
#35
ampm
$401K - $7.8M
#36
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
#37
Merle Norman Cosmetics
$35K - $187K
#38
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
#39
Cartridge World
$70K - $154K
#40
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$184K - $433K
#41
GNC Franchising
$192K - $354K
#42
The Maids
$76K - $164K
#43
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
$48K - $210K
#44
Jazzercise Inc.
$4K - $13K
#45
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
$22K - $528K
#46
WSI
$64K - $94K
#47
Denny's Inc.
$633K - $2.5M
#48
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
$52K - $494K
#49
Edible Arrangements
$195K - $328K
#50
Snap-on Tools
$170K - $350K
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