2017 Top Brands Ranking

Our 38th Annual Franchise 500 ranking reveals the impact of the newest trends and the industries poised for growth.

2017 Top Brands Ranking

RANK
FRANCHISE
INITIAL INVESTMENT
#1
KFC US LLC
$1.5M - $2.6M
#2
Dunkin' Donuts
$229K - $1.7M
#3
McDonald's
$1M - $2.2M
#4
Subway
$147K - $321K
#5
Baskin-Robbins
$94K - $402K
#6
7-Eleven Inc.
$37K - $1.6M
#7
Taco Bell
$1.2M - $2.6M
#8
Dairy Queen
$361K - $1.8M
#9
Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
$130K - $844K
#10
GNC Franchising
$192K - $354K
#11
H&R Block
$32K - $149K
#12
Sonic Drive-In Restaurants
$1M - $1.8M
#13
Kumon Math & Reading Centers Request More Info
$70K - $141K
#14
Snap-on Tools
$170K - $350K
#15
Pizza Hut LLC
$297K - $2.1M
#16
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Request More Info
$330K - $558K
#17
Ace Hardware Corp. Request More Info
$273K - $1.6M
#18
Jazzercise Inc.
$4K - $13K
#19
Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
$272K - $1.8M
#20
RE/MAX LLC
$38K - $224K
#21
Circle K
$186K - $1.6M
#22
Coverall
$17K - $49K
#23
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.
$4K - $52K
#24
The UPS Store Request More Info
$178K - $403K
#25
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
$7.5M - $98.5M
#26
ServiceMaster Clean Request More Info
$56K - $266K
#27
Great Clips Request More Info
$137K - $258K
#28
Rent-A-Center
$355K - $582K
#29
Anytime Fitness Request More Info
$89K - $678K
#30
Liberty Tax Service Request More Info
$59K - $72K
#31
Planet Fitness
$853K - $3.7M
#32
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.
$275K - $1.9M
#33
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
$56K - $162K
#34
Jack in the Box
$1.5M - $2.9M
#35
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
$11K - $39K
#36
Cruise Planners Request More Info
$2K - $23K
#37
Aaron's
$283K - $853K
#38
Super 8
$210K - $4.4M
#39
Mac Tools
$103K - $255K
#40
Supercuts Request More Info
$144K - $294K
#41
CleanNet USA Inc.
$18K - $47K
#42
Snap Fitness Inc.
$148K - $458K
#43
Hardee's
$1.4M - $1.9M
#44
Cold Stone Creamery
$52K - $468K
#45
Ben & Jerry's
$156K - $486K
#46
Stratus Building Solutions
$3K - $65K
#47
Denny's Inc.
$633K - $2.5M
#48
Hampton by Hilton
$4.2M - $14.9M
#49
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
$199K - $385K
#50
Church's Chicken
$413K - $1.3M
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