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2016
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
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
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$330K - $558K
# 2
Hampton by Hilton
$6.9M - $17.1M
# 3
Supercuts
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$144K - $297K
# 4
Servpro
$158K - $212K
# 5
Subway
$147K - $321K
# 6
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
# 7
7-Eleven Inc.
$38K - $1.1M
# 8
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
# 9
Denny's Inc.
$228K - $2.5M
# 10
Anytime Fitness
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$89K - $678K
# 11
Pizza Hut LLC
$302K - $2.2M
# 12
Hardee's
$1.4M - $1.9M
# 13
Jack in the Box
$1.5M - $2.9M
# 14
Ace Hardware Corp.
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$273K - $1.6M
# 15
GNC Franchising
$181K - $347K
# 16
Sport Clips
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$189K - $355K
# 17
The UPS Store
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$178K - $403K
# 18
Taco Bell
$525K - $2.6M
# 19
Papa Murphy's
$275K - $499K
# 20
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
# 21
RE/MAX LLC
$38K - $225K
# 22
Snap-on Tools
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$170K - $350K
# 23
Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
$72K - $450K
# 24
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $51K
# 25
Cruise Planners
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$2K - $23K
# 26
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$11K - $39K
# 27
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
$1.1M - $2.4M
# 28
Great Clips
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$137K - $258K
# 29
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
# 30
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
# 31
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
$199K - $385K
# 32
Days Inn
$194K - $7.8M
# 33
ServiceMaster Clean/ServiceMaster Restore
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$93K - $299K
# 34
Dairy Queen
$1.1M - $1.9M
# 35
Edible Arrangements
$195K - $328K
# 36
Circle K
$186K - $1.6M
# 37
Matco Tools
$91K - $270K
# 38
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
# 39
Anago Cleaning Systems
$10K - $69K
# 40
Kumon Math & Reading Centers
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$70K - $141K
# 41
KFC US LLC
$1.5M - $2.6M
# 42
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$56K - $162K
# 43
Massage Envy
$435K - $1M
# 44
Miracle-Ear Inc.
$119K - $288K
# 45
Liberty Tax Service
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$59K - $72K
# 46
The Maids
$76K - $164K
# 47
Budget Blinds LLC
$110K - $231K
# 48
Merry Maids
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$87K - $124K
# 49
CleanNet USA Inc.
$21K - $85K
# 50
Meineke Car Care Centers
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$123K - $572K
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