2016
Franchise 500 Ranking

More than forty years after the very first Franchise 500 ranking, the franchise industry is still going strong and more competitive than ever. More than 1,100 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
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
$314K - $556K
# 2
Hampton by Hilton
$7.7M - $20.3M
# 3
Supercuts
$151K - $321K
# 4
Servpro
$160K - $214K
# 5
Subway
$140K - $342K
# 6
McDonald's
$1.3M - $2.2M
# 7
7-Eleven Inc.
$47K - $1.2M
# 8
Dunkin'
$396K - $1.6M
# 9
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 10
Anytime Fitness
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$77K - $521K
# 11
Pizza Hut LLC
$357K - $2.2M
# 12
Hardee's Restaurants LLC
$1.5M - $2M
# 13
Jack in the Box
$1.5M - $3.3M
# 14
Ace Hardware
$286K - $2.1M
# 15
GNC Franchising
$150K - $389K
# 16
Sport Clips
$225K - $373K
# 17
The UPS Store
$138K - $470K
# 18
Taco Bell
$526K - $3M
# 19
Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
$280K - $517K
# 20
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 21
RE/MAX LLC
$40K - $284K
# 22
Snap-on Tools
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$172K - $375K
# 23
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$207K - $500K
# 24
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $55K
# 25
Cruise Planners
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$2K - $24K
# 26
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$6K - $37K
# 27
Sonic Drive-In
$1.2M - $3.5M
# 28
Great Clips
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$137K - $259K
# 29
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 30
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 31
Auntie Anne's
$199K - $385K
# 32
Days Inn by Wyndham
$293K - $8.3M
# 33
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
$94K - $294K
# 34
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.8M
# 35
Edible
$174K - $373K
# 36
Circle K
$189K - $1.9M
# 37
Matco Tools
$93K - $273K
# 38
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 39
Anago Cleaning Systems
$11K - $68K
# 40
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$74K - $157K
# 41
KFC US LLC
$1.4M - $2.8M
# 42
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$68K - $186K
# 43
Massage Envy
$481K - $899K
# 44
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $353K
# 45
Liberty Tax Service
$59K - $72K
# 46
The Maids
$63K - $141K
# 47
Budget Blinds LLC
$110K - $234K
# 48
Merry Maids
$90K - $125K
# 49
CleanNet USA Inc.
$15K - $46K
# 50
Meineke Car Care Centers
$123K - $573K
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