2014
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
Anytime Fitness
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$108K - $723K
# 2
Hampton by Hilton
$6.9M - $17.1M
# 3
Subway
$150K - $329K
# 4
Supercuts
$144K - $297K
# 5
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
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$330K - $558K
# 6
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 7
Servpro
$159K - $213K
# 8
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 9
Pizza Hut LLC
$327K - $2.3M
# 10
Dunkin'
$229K - $1.7M
# 11
Hardee's Restaurants LLC
$1.5M - $2M
# 12
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 13
Days Inn by Wyndham
$193K - $8M
# 14
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 15
H&R Block
$32K - $149K
# 16
McDonald's
$1.1M - $2.2M
# 17
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 18
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$70K - $149K
# 19
Cruise Planners
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$2K - $23K
# 20
Taco Bell
$525K - $2.6M
# 21
Liberty Tax Service
$59K - $72K
# 22
The UPS Store
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$169K - $398K
# 23
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$6K - $37K
# 24
Snap-on Tools
$171K - $360K
# 25
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$182K - $460K
# 26
Sonic Drive-In
$865K - $3.6M
# 27
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 28
GNC Franchising
$188K - $468K
# 29
Matco Tools
$92K - $270K
# 30
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$234K - $373K
# 31
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$279K - $519K
# 32
Ace Hardware Corp.
$273K - $1.6M
# 33
Great Clips
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$137K - $258K
# 34
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 35
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
$93K - $300K
# 36
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
# 37
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
$199K - $385K
# 38
Sport Clips
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$205K - $368K
# 39
The Maids
$80K - $154K
# 40
Circle K
$187K - $1.9M
# 41
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 42
Jazzercise Inc.
$2K - $17K
# 43
Edible Arrangements
$190K - $349K
# 44
Snap Fitness Inc.
$150K - $463K
# 45
CleanNet USA Inc.
$20K - $85K
# 46
Carl's Jr. Restaurants LLC
$1.6M - $2.2M
# 47
Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
$145K - $316K
# 48
RadioShack Corp.
$145K - $644K
# 49
Church's Chicken
$348K - $1.8M
# 50
Cold Stone Creamery
$50K - $468K
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