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2009
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
Subway
$147K - $321K
# 2
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
# 3
Liberty Tax Service
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$59K - $72K
# 4
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
$1.1M - $2.4M
# 5
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 6
Ace Hardware Corp.
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$273K - $1.6M
# 7
Pizza Hut LLC
$302K - $2.2M
# 8
The UPS Store
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$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
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$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 - $51K
# 20
Taco Bell
$525K - $2.6M
# 21
Hampton by Hilton
$6.9M - $17.1M
# 22
Days Inn
$194K - $7.8M
# 23
GNC Franchising
$181K - $347K
# 24
Snap Fitness Inc.
$148K - $458K
# 25
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 26
Hardee's
$1.4M - $1.9M
# 27
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$70K - $141K
# 28
Servpro
$158K - $212K
# 29
Supercuts
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$144K - $297K
# 30
7-Eleven Inc.
$38K - $1.1M
# 31
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$179K - $435K
# 32
Long John Silver's Restaurants Inc.
$833K - $1.4M
# 33
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
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$93K - $299K
# 34
Merle Norman Cosmetics
$35K - $187K
# 35
ampm
$431K - $7.9M
# 36
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
# 37
Snap-on Tools
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$170K - $350K
# 38
Stratus Building Solutions
$3K - $48K
# 39
Matco Tools
$91K - $270K
# 40
Edible Arrangements
$195K - $328K
# 41
Domino's Pizza LLC
$120K - $462K
# 42
Jazzercise Inc.
$4K - $33K
# 43
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$11K - $39K
# 44
RE/MAX LLC
$38K - $225K
# 45
Bonus Building Care
$9K - $42K
# 46
Cold Stone Creamery
$50K - $468K
# 47
Anytime Fitness
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$89K - $678K
# 48
The Maids
$76K - $164K
# 49
Choice Hotels Int'l.
$88K - $13.2M
# 50
Quiznos Sub
$183K - $231K
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