2012
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
Hampton by Hilton
$6.9M - $17.1M
# 2
Subway
$150K - $329K
# 3
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 4
Servpro
$159K - $213K
# 5
Days Inn by Wyndham
$193K - $8M
# 6
McDonald's
$1.1M - $2.2M
# 7
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 8
H&R Block
$32K - $149K
# 9
Pizza Hut LLC
$327K - $2.3M
# 10
Dunkin'
$229K - $1.7M
# 11
Anytime Fitness
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$108K - $723K
# 12
Stratus Building Solutions
$4K - $73K
# 13
Jazzercise Inc.
$2K - $17K
# 14
Supercuts
$144K - $297K
# 15
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$234K - $373K
# 16
ampm
$431K - $10.1M
# 17
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$70K - $149K
# 19
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
# 20
Taco Bell
$525K - $2.6M
# 21
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 22
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
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$330K - $558K
# 23
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.8M
# 24
Circle K
$187K - $1.9M
# 25
Liberty Tax Service
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$59K - $72K
# 26
Matco Tools
$92K - $270K
# 27
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$279K - $519K
# 28
Snap-on Tools
$171K - $360K
# 29
Ace Hardware Corp.
$273K - $1.6M
# 30
CleanNet USA Inc.
$20K - $85K
# 31
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 32
Hardee's Restaurants LLC
$1.5M - $2M
# 33
GNC Franchising
$188K - $468K
# 34
Church's Chicken
$348K - $1.8M
# 35
Great Clips
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$137K - $258K
# 36
Snap Fitness Inc.
$150K - $463K
# 37
The UPS Store
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$169K - $398K
# 38
System4 Facility Services
$156K - $373K
# 39
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$6K - $37K
# 40
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
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$93K - $300K
# 41
Super 8 by Wyndham
$189K - $4.5M
# 42
Edible Arrangements
$190K - $349K
# 43
The Maids
$80K - $154K
# 44
Cruise Planners
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$2K - $23K
# 45
Dream Vacations
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$3K - $22K
# 46
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$34K - $162K
# 47
Carl's Jr Restaurants LLC
$1.6M - $2.2M
# 48
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 49
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$55K - $84K
# 50
Cold Stone Creamery
$50K - $468K
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