2013 Franchise 500

Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.

Jason Daley

Franchisors Offer Their Own Financing Programs

Savvy systems offer financial help to their franchisees.

Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

1-800-Autopsy tackles a need that never really goes away.

Jason Daley

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.

Gwen Moran

100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500

It's been a long road to franchise success for Rosati's Pizza stores who squeak onto our ranking at number 499.

Jason Daley

How Anytime Fitness Broke into the Franchise 500 Top 10

Convenience and online strategy drive rapid growth for the 24-hour micro-gym franchise.

Jason Daley

The Top 10 Franchises for 2013

With new strategies for growth, these powerhouses lead our ranking.

Jason Daley

Top Franchise for 2013: Hampton Hotels

International growth helps keep Hampton Hotels at No. 1 for a third year.

Jason Daley

The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.