2012 Franchise 500 Ranking

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

2012 Franchise 500 Ranking

RANK
FRANCHISE
INITIAL INVESTMENT
#1
Hampton by Hilton
$4.2M - $14.9M
#2
Subway
$147K - $321K
#3
7-Eleven Inc.
$37K - $1.6M
#4
Servpro
$156K - $210K
#5
Days Inn
$194K - $7.8M
#6
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
#7
Denny's Inc.
$633K - $2.5M
#8
H&R Block
$32K - $149K
#9
Pizza Hut LLC
$297K - $2.1M
#10
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
#11
Anytime Fitness Request More Info
$89K - $678K
#12
Stratus Building Solutions
$3K - $65K
#13
Jazzercise Inc.
$4K - $13K
#14
Supercuts Request More Info
$144K - $294K
#15
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$219K - $400K
#16
ampm
$401K - $7.8M
#17
KFC US LLC
$1.5M - $2.6M
#18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers Request More Info
$70K - $141K
#19
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
#20
Taco Bell
$1.2M - $2.6M
#21
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
#22
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Request More Info
$330K - $558K
#23
Dairy Queen
$361K - $1.8M
#24
Circle K
$186K - $1.6M
#25
Liberty Tax Service Request More Info
$59K - $72K
#26
Matco Tools
$89K - $268K
#27
Papa Murphy's
$275K - $499K
#28
Snap-on Tools
$170K - $350K
#29
Ace Hardware Corp. Request More Info
$273K - $1.6M
#30
CleanNet USA Inc.
$18K - $47K
#31
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
#32
Hardee's
$1.4M - $1.9M
#33
GNC Franchising
$192K - $354K
#34
Church's Chicken
$413K - $1.3M
#35
Great Clips Request More Info
$137K - $258K
#36
Snap Fitness Inc.
$148K - $458K
#37
The UPS Store Request More Info
$178K - $403K
#38
System4 Facility Services
$86K - $388K
#39
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$11K - $39K
#40
ServiceMaster Clean Request More Info
$56K - $266K
#41
Super 8
$210K - $4.4M
#42
Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC
$195K - $328K
#43
The Maids
$76K - $164K
#44
Cruise Planners Request More Info
$2K - $23K
#45
Dream Vacations Request More Info
$3K - $22K
#46
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$56K - $162K
#47
Carl's Jr. Restaurants
$1.4M - $2M
#48
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
#49
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$55K - $84K
#50
Cold Stone Creamery
$52K - $468K
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