2012
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
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
$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
$93K - $300K
# 41
Super 8 by Wyndham
$189K - $4.5M
# 42
Edible Arrangements
$190K - $349K
# 43
The Maids
$63K - $141K
# 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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