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

· 10 min read

Franchisors Offer Their Own Financing Programs

Savvy systems offer financial help to their franchisees.

Michelle Goodman

· 4 min read

Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

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

Jason Daley

· 4 min read

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

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

Gwen Moran

· 6 min read

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

· 2 min read

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

· 3 min read

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

· 3 min read

The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

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

Tracy Stapp Herold

· 4 min read