These franchises made their way to the top by giving customers what they want: tasty food, quick service, quality care and non-pointy soap.
Here's a look at three of the most popular industries in this year's Franchise 500 and the trends that are shaping their future.
Lower prices and a new restaurant design propel Pizza Hut back into the top 10 on this year's Franchise 500 List.
SBA franchise loans are on the rise, but you still need seed money and a carefully honed business plan. The SBA's Steve Smits provides advice.
Hampton Hotels continues to dominate the U.S. franchising landscape, holding the No. 1 spot on this year's Franchise 500 List. The chain aims to bring value -- and a hot breakfast -- to travelers worldwide.
Burgers, hotels, frozen treats -- it's all looking (and tasting) great. Fancy hams and tanning salons? Outlook not so good.
Many restaurant franchises begin as small-town favorites. But when regional expansion calls, keeping that local flavor is difficult. How three chains have managed it.
The frozen dessert franchise, in business since 1987, has become the poster child for online engagement in the franchise world.
Entrepreneur Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper on reimagining technology.
Let's face it: A Franchise Disclosure Document, with its piles of legalese, can be daunting. We help you read between the lines.
Small Business Heroes
The popular blogger shares tips to make marketing more of a flow than an interruption.