Franchise 500 Annual Ranking

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Looking for a Spotless Investment Opportunity? Discover the Best Cleaning Franchises to Own in 2024.

From sparkling floors to polished windows, clean your way to success with the best cleaning franchises, according to the 2024 Franchise 500 Ranking.

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An Innovative Financing Technique is Gaining Traction — And It's a Big Factor in the Potential $9.5 Billion Subway Acquisition

Roark Capital's proposed acquisition of Subway introduces a significant pivot. This strategy shift towards a substantial debt model underlines the evolving dynamics of franchise growth and capital structure, spotlighting the broader acceptance of whole business securitization as a cornerstone in franchise financing.

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Ever Dreamed of Owning Your Own Restaurant? These Top Full-Service Restaurant Franchises Are the Best in the Business

Serving up everything from delectable pizza to sizzling Japanese BBQ, discover the top 15 full-service restaurant franchises, according to the 2024 Franchise 500 Ranking.

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From Stalwarts Like Ace Hardware to Emerging Brands Like Nothing Bundt Cakes — See the Top Retail Franchises

Featuring powerhouse brands revolutionizing the industry and empowering entrepreneurs to thrive, explore the top 15 retail franchises according to the 2024 Franchise 500 Ranking.

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This Chicken Chain Opens a New Location Every 3.5 Hours — Thanks in Part to an Unusual Menu Strategy

With locations spanning 149 countries, KFC has cemented its status as the fastest-growing retail brand under the Yum! Brands umbrella and a key driver of its overall success.

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From Global Giants Like Taco Bell and McDonald's to Emerging Brands Like Crumbl, These Are The Top 15 Fast Food Franchises

Fast food/QSR franchises offer significant entrepreneurial opportunities, including extensive resources, support systems and brand recognition provided by their parent companies.

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The Top Low-Cost Franchises for Under $25,000

Looking for an inexpensive franchise to open? Explore the best franchises under $25k, according to the 2024 Franchise 500 Ranking.

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This One Thing Is the Secret to Hampton by Hilton's 40-Year Reign In the Hotel Industry

Hampton by Hilton has ranked in the Top 10 of our Franchise 500 for the ninth time — and the brand is still relying on something that's been there from the beginning.

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Culver's Is Punching Way Above Its Weight In the Fast Food World, Thanks to This Unique Growth Strategy

Despite being much smaller than its competitors, Culver's landed at #6 on this year's Franchise 500 by making deliberate decisions and a series of innovations.

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Why Taco Bell's New Boss Says He's 'Not the Dictionary Definition of a CEO'

Taco Bell continues its reign atop the Franchise 500 under innovative leadership that defies traditional norms, paving the way for a new era in fast food excellence.

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Jersey Mike's Grew From Hometown Hero to National Powerhouse By Adopting This Mindset

The brand, number two on the Franchise 500, is now poised to grow internationally by bringing its close-knit, neighborhood deli-feel to the world.

Franchise 500 Annual Ranking

These Two Factors Are Leading the UPS Store's Rapid Expansion

The UPS Store holds steady at #4 on the Franchise 500 for the second straight year, by relying on two key intangibles.

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Popeyes Is Going Global — And Its Secret International Recipe Is Helping the Brand Sizzle Here At Home

The fast food chicken giant transformed U.S. franchises with lessons from abroad, climbing the ranks in the Franchise 500 with its unique blend of innovation and tradition.

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Dunkin' Brews Up Cross-Generational Buzz With This Odd Celebrity Pairing

The brand's recent campaign featuring a Gen X actor and a Gen Z rapper is winning over customers of all ages, and helped land them at #6 on this year's Franchise 500.

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What Does A Franchise's Opening Day Look Like? We Sent A Photographer to Capture It — Nerves and All

Follow the journey of Michael and Rebecca Son on their opening day with StretchLab.