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2009 Franchise 500 Ranking

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

2009 Franchise 500 Ranking

RANK
FRANCHISE
INITIAL INVESTMENT
#1
Subway
$147K - $321K
#2
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
#3
Liberty Tax Service Request More Info
$59K - $72K
#4
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
$1M - $1.8M
#5
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
#6
Ace Hardware Corp. Request More Info
$273K - $1.6M
#7
Pizza Hut LLC
$297K - $2.1M
#8
The UPS Store Request More Info
$178K - $403K
#9
Circle K
$186K - $1.6M
#10
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
#11
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$72K - $450K
#12
Instant Tax Service
$39K - $89K
#13
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
#14
KFC US LLC
$1.5M - $2.6M
#15
Jani-King Request More Info
$13K - $93K
#16
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.9M
#17
Super 8
$210K - $4.4M
#18
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
$272K - $1.8M
#19
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $52K
#20
Taco Bell
$1.2M - $2.6M
#21
Hampton by Hilton
$4.2M - $14.9M
#22
Days Inn
$194K - $7.8M
#23
GNC Franchising
$192K - $354K
#24
Snap Fitness Inc.
$148K - $458K
#25
Denny's Inc.
$633K - $2.5M
#26
Hardee's
$1.4M - $1.9M
#27
Kumon Math & Reading Centers Request More Info
$70K - $141K
#28
Servpro
$158K - $212K
#29
Supercuts Request More Info
$144K - $297K
#30
7-Eleven Inc.
$37K - $1.6M
#31
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$184K - $433K
#32
Long John Silver's Restaurants Inc.
$833K - $1.4M
#33
ServiceMaster Clean Request More Info
$56K - $266K
#34
Merle Norman Cosmetics
$35K - $187K
#35
ampm
$401K - $7.8M
#36
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
#37
Snap-on Tools
$170K - $350K
#38
Stratus Building Solutions
$3K - $65K
#39
Matco Tools
$91K - $270K
#40
Edible Arrangements
$195K - $328K
#41
Domino's Pizza LLC
$120K - $462K
#42
Jazzercise Inc.
$4K - $13K
#43
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$11K - $39K
#44
RE/MAX LLC
$38K - $224K
#45
Bonus Building Care
$9K - $42K
#46
Cold Stone Creamery
$50K - $468K
#47
Anytime Fitness Request More Info
$89K - $678K
#48
The Maids
$76K - $164K
#49
Choice Hotels Int'l.
$88K - $13.2M
#50
Quiznos Sub
$183K - $231K
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