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2015
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
Anytime Fitness
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$108K - $723K
# 3
Subway
$150K - $329K
# 4
Jack in the Box
$1.5M - $3.3M
# 5
Supercuts
$144K - $297K
# 6
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
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$330K - $558K
# 7
Servpro
$159K - $213K
# 8
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 9
Pizza Hut LLC
$327K - $2.3M
# 10
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 11
Dunkin'
$229K - $1.7M
# 12
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 13
Days Inn by Wyndham
$193K - $8M
# 14
McDonald's
$1.1M - $2.2M
# 15
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 16
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 17
Hardee's Restaurants LLC
$1.5M - $2M
# 18
H&R Block
$32K - $149K
# 19
Taco Bell
$525K - $2.6M
# 20
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$70K - $149K
# 21
The UPS Store
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$169K - $398K
# 22
Cruise Planners
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$2K - $23K
# 23
GNC Franchising
$188K - $468K
# 24
Sonic Drive-In
$865K - $3.6M
# 25
Snap-on Tools
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$171K - $360K
# 26
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$6K - $37K
# 27
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$234K - $373K
# 28
Liberty Tax Service
$59K - $72K
# 29
Ace Hardware Corp.
$273K - $1.6M
# 30
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 31
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
$93K - $300K
# 32
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$279K - $519K
# 33
Matco Tools
$92K - $270K
# 34
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
$199K - $385K
# 35
Midas Int'l. Corp.
$182K - $460K
# 36
Sport Clips
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$205K - $368K
# 37
Great Clips
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$137K - $258K
# 38
The Maids
$63K - $141K
# 39
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 40
Edible Arrangements
$190K - $349K
# 41
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
# 42
Circle K
$187K - $1.9M
# 43
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 44
Jazzercise Inc.
$2K - $17K
# 45
CleanNet USA Inc.
$20K - $85K
# 46
Church's Chicken
$348K - $1.8M
# 47
Snap Fitness Inc.
$150K - $463K
# 48
Merry Maids
$87K - $124K
# 49
Carl's Jr. Restaurants LLC
$1.6M - $2.2M
# 50
Budget Blinds LLC
$110K - $236K
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