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The Top 10 Franchises of 2016 These companies came out on top in our annual Franchise 500 ranking.

By Entrepreneur Staff

This story appears in the January 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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Each year, the competition for the Franchise 500 is fierce. This year was no exception. To be included is, in itself, an accomplishment, and to be in the Top 10 signifies a level of growth and profitability that is inspiring in addition to impressive. While food companies occupy many slots, industries including hospitality, cleaning and grooming businesses also gained a foothold.

Check out the slideshow below to see which franchises are the best of the best for 2016.