2010
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
Subway
$140K - $342K
# 2
McDonald's
$1.3M - $2.2M
# 3
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 4
Hampton by Hilton
$7.7M - $20.3M
# 5
Supercuts
$151K - $321K
# 6
H&R Block
$32K - $149K
# 7
Dunkin'
$396K - $1.6M
# 8
Jani-King
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$13K - $93K
# 9
Servpro
$160K - $214K
# 10
ampm
$440K - $10.4M
# 11
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 12
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$73K - $155K
# 13
Stratus Building Solutions
$4K - $73K
# 14
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $353K
# 15
Pizza Hut LLC
$357K - $2.2M
# 16
Hardee's Restaurants LLC
$1.5M - $2M
# 17
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 18
Jazzercise Inc.
$2K - $17K
# 19
Matco Tools
$93K - $273K
# 20
The UPS Store
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$138K - $470K
# 21
Days Inn by Wyndham
$293K - $8.3M
# 22
Sonic Drive-In
$1.2M - $3.5M
# 23
Midas Int'l. LLC
$192K - $460K
# 24
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 25
Circle K
$189K - $1.9M
# 26
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 27
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 28
Liberty Tax Service
$59K - $72K
# 29
Instant Tax Service
$39K - $89K
# 30
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$6K - $37K
# 31
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
$94K - $294K
# 32
Bonus Building Care
$9K - $42K
# 33
Snap-on Tools
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$172K - $375K
# 34
Ace Hardware
$286K - $2.1M
# 35
Cold Stone Creamery
$50K - $468K
# 36
Super 8 by Wyndham
$232K - $4.7M
# 37
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$207K - $500K
# 38
Merry Maids
$90K - $125K
# 39
Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
$145K - $316K
# 40
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$280K - $517K
# 41
The Maids
$63K - $141K
# 42
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 43
Anytime Fitness
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$77K - $521K
# 44
Sylvan Learning LLC
$69K - $159K
# 45
Taco Bell
$526K - $3M
# 46
Results! Travel
$25 - $10K
# 47
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 48
Edible
$174K - $373K
# 49
Anago Cleaning Systems
$11K - $68K
# 50
Auntie Anne's
$199K - $385K
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