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2011
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
Hampton by Hilton
$6.9M - $17.1M
# 2
ampm
$431K - $10.1M
# 3
McDonald's
$1.1M - $2.2M
# 4
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 5
Supercuts
$144K - $297K
# 6
Days Inn by Wyndham
$193K - $8M
# 7
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$6K - $37K
# 8
Servpro
$159K - $213K
# 9
Subway
$150K - $329K
# 10
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 11
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 12
Hardee's Restaurants LLC
$1.5M - $2M
# 13
Pizza Hut LLC
$327K - $2.3M
# 14
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$73K - $155K
# 15
Dunkin'
$229K - $1.7M
# 16
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 17
Jazzercise Inc.
$2K - $17K
# 18
Anytime Fitness
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$108K - $723K
# 19
Matco Tools
$92K - $270K
# 20
Stratus Building Solutions
$4K - $73K
# 21
Liberty Tax Service
$59K - $72K
# 22
Circle K
$187K - $1.9M
# 23
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 24
Snap-on Tools
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$172K - $375K
# 25
CleanNet USA Inc.
$20K - $85K
# 26
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 27
H&R Block
$32K - $149K
# 28
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 29
Great Clips
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$137K - $258K
# 30
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$234K - $373K
# 31
Ace Hardware Corp.
$273K - $1.6M
# 32
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$279K - $519K
# 33
Snap Fitness Inc.
$150K - $463K
# 34
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.8M
# 35
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 36
Bonus Building Care
$9K - $42K
# 37
The Maids
$63K - $141K
# 38
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
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$314K - $556K
# 39
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$182K - $460K
# 40
GNC Franchising
$188K - $468K
# 41
System4 Facility Services
$156K - $373K
# 42
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
$93K - $300K
# 43
Merry Maids
$87K - $124K
# 44
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
# 45
Super 8 by Wyndham
$189K - $4.5M
# 46
The UPS Store
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$169K - $398K
# 47
Carl's Jr. Restaurants LLC
$1.6M - $2.2M
# 48
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
$199K - $385K
# 49
Edible Arrangements
$190K - $349K
# 50
Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
$145K - $316K
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