2014 Franchise 500

What I Wish I'd Known Before I Franchised My Company

Considering franchising your business? Start with these tips from four franchise founders.

Kate Taylor

· 4 min read

Meet the Franchise Serving Dinner in the Sky

It's the gourmet meal of a lifetime. Just don't look down.

Jason Daley

· 5 min read

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.

Gwen Moran

· 7 min read
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How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.

Jason Daley

· 3 min read

The Top 5 Franchise Industries to Watch

The companies in our Franchise 500 are showing dramatic gains. Here are the sectors that are leading the charge.

Tracy Stapp Herold

· 4 min read

Despite Challenges, Franchising Continues to Rebound in 2014

The sector created an estimated 11,000 new establishments and 150,000-plus jobs in 2013, outpacing the overall U.S. economy in business formation and job growth.

Katherine Duncan

· 2 min read