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2013
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
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$234K - $373K
# 4
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 5
Supercuts
$144K - $297K
# 6
Anytime Fitness
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$108K - $723K
# 7
Servpro
$159K - $213K
# 8
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 9
McDonald's
$1.1M - $2.2M
# 10
Pizza Hut LLC
$327K - $2.3M
# 11
H&R Block
$32K - $149K
# 12
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
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$314K - $556K
# 13
Dunkin'
$229K - $1.7M
# 14
Hardee's Restaurants LLC
$1.5M - $2M
# 15
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 16
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$73K - $155K
# 17
Days Inn by Wyndham
$193K - $8M
# 18
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 19
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 20
System4 Facility Services
$156K - $373K
# 21
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
# 22
ampm
$431K - $10.1M
# 23
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 24
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
$93K - $300K
# 25
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$6K - $37K
# 26
Snap-on Tools
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$172K - $375K
# 27
Jazzercise Inc.
$2K - $17K
# 28
Liberty Tax Service
$59K - $72K
# 29
Great Clips
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$137K - $258K
# 30
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$279K - $519K
# 31
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$182K - $460K
# 32
The UPS Store
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$169K - $398K
# 33
GNC Franchising
$188K - $468K
# 34
Cruise Planners
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$2K - $23K
# 35
Snap Fitness Inc.
$150K - $463K
# 36
Circle K
$187K - $1.9M
# 37
Ace Hardware Corp.
$273K - $1.6M
# 38
Merry Maids
$87K - $124K
# 39
Anago Cleaning Systems
$10K - $69K
# 40
Edible Arrangements
$190K - $349K
# 41
Matco Tools
$92K - $270K
# 42
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 43
Church's Chicken
$348K - $1.8M
# 44
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
$199K - $385K
# 45
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.8M
# 46
The Maids
$63K - $141K
# 47
Carl's Jr. Restaurants LLC
$1.6M - $2.2M
# 48
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$68K - $179K
# 49
Sport Clips
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$225K - $373K
# 50
Super 8 by Wyndham
$189K - $4.5M
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