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2011 Franchise 500 Ranking

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

2011 Franchise 500 Ranking

RANK
FRANCHISE
INITIAL INVESTMENT
#1
Hampton by Hilton
$4.2M - $14.9M
#2
ampm
$401K - $7.8M
#3
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
#4
7-Eleven Inc.
$37K - $1.6M
#5
Supercuts Request More Info
$144K - $297K
#6
Days Inn
$194K - $7.8M
#7
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$11K - $39K
#8
Servpro
$158K - $212K
#9
Subway
$147K - $321K
#10
Denny's Inc.
$633K - $2.5M
#11
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $52K
#12
Hardee's
$1.4M - $1.9M
#13
Pizza Hut LLC
$297K - $2.1M
#14
Kumon Math & Reading Centers Request More Info
$70K - $141K
#15
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
#16
KFC US LLC
$1.5M - $2.6M
#17
Jazzercise Inc.
$4K - $13K
#18
Anytime Fitness Request More Info
$89K - $678K
#19
Matco Tools
$91K - $270K
#20
Stratus Building Solutions
$3K - $65K
#21
Liberty Tax Service Request More Info
$59K - $72K
#22
Circle K
$186K - $1.6M
#23
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
#24
Snap-on Tools
$170K - $350K
#25
CleanNet USA Inc.
$21K - $85K
#26
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
#27
H&R Block
$32K - $149K
#28
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
#29
Great Clips Request More Info
$137K - $258K
#30
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$219K - $400K
#31
Ace Hardware Corp. Request More Info
$273K - $1.6M
#32
Papa Murphy's
$275K - $499K
#33
Snap Fitness Inc.
$148K - $458K
#34
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.9M
#35
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
#36
Bonus Building Care
$9K - $42K
#37
The Maids
$76K - $164K
#38
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Request More Info
$330K - $558K
#39
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$184K - $433K
#40
GNC Franchising
$192K - $354K
#41
System4 Facility Services
$86K - $388K
#42
ServiceMaster Clean Request More Info
$56K - $266K
#43
Merry Maids Request More Info
$87K - $124K
#44
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
#45
Super 8
$210K - $4.4M
#46
The UPS Store Request More Info
$178K - $403K
#47
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
$1.4M - $2M
#48
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
$199K - $385K
#49
Edible Arrangements
$195K - $328K
#50
Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
$145K - $317K
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