Top 10% Franchises of 2016

2016 Franchise 500 Ranking

# 1

Jimmy John's Sandwiches

Jimmy John’s Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Initial Investment: $326K$555K

# 2

Hampton by Hilton

Hampton by Hilton

Midprice hotels

Initial Investment: $4.2M$14.9M

# 3

Supercuts

Supercuts

Hair salons

Initial Investment: $144K$294K

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# 4

Servpro

Servpro

Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning

Initial Investment: $156K$210K

Promoted by Chem-Dry Cleaning

An industry leader, ranked #1 in the carpet cleaning franchise category in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 listing!

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# 5

Subway

Subway

Subs, salads

Initial Investment: $117K$263K

# 6

McDonald's

McDonald’s

Burgers, chicken, salads, beverages

Initial Investment: $1M$2.2M

# 7

7-Eleven Inc.

7-Eleven Inc.

Convenience stores

Initial Investment: $37K$1.6M

# 8

Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts

Coffee, doughnuts, baked goods

Initial Investment: $229K$1.7M

# 9

Denny's Inc.

Denny’s Inc.

Family restaurants

Initial Investment: $916K$2.4M

# 10

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Fitness centers

Initial Investment: $80K$490K

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# 11

Pizza Hut LLC

Pizza Hut LLC

Pizza, pasta, wings

Initial Investment: $297K$2.1M

# 12

Hardee's

Hardee’s

Burgers, chicken, biscuits

Initial Investment: $1.4M$1.9M

# 13

Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box

Burgers

Initial Investment: $1.3M$2.4M

# 14

Ace Hardware Corp.

Ace Hardware Corp.

Hardware and home-improvement stores

Initial Investment: $273K$1.6M

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# 15

GNC Franchising

GNC Franchising

Vitamins and nutrition products

Initial Investment: $192K$354K

# 16

Sport Clips

Sport Clips

Men’s sports-themed hair salons

Initial Investment: $183K$352K

# 17

The UPS Store

The UPS Store

Postal, business, printing, and communications services

Initial Investment: $159K$435K

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# 18

Taco Bell

Taco Bell

Mexican food

Initial Investment: $1.2M$2.6M

# 19

Papa Murphy's

Papa Murphy’s

Take-and-bake pizza

Initial Investment: $279K$493K

Promoted by PuroClean

As the leader in fire and water damage restoration, PuroClean offers a franchise opportunity in the $178 billion dollar recession-proof restoration industry!

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# 20

Aaron's

Aaron’s

Furniture, electronics, computer, and appliance leasing and sales

Initial Investment: $283K$853K

# 21

RE/MAX LLC

RE/MAX LLC

Real estate

Initial Investment: $38K$224K

# 22

Snap-on Tools

Snap-on Tools

Professional tools and equipment

Initial Investment: $167K$320K

# 23

Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.

Jiffy Lube Int’l. Inc.

Oil changes, light repairs

Initial Investment: $219K$400K

# 24

Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l. Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $4K$52K

# 25

Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners

Travel agencies

Initial Investment: $2K$23K

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# 26

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $11K$39K

# 27

Sonic Drive-In Restaurants

Sonic Drive-In Restaurants

Burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, breakfast, ice cream, beverages

Initial Investment: $1M$1.8M

# 28

Great Clips

Great Clips

Hair salons

Initial Investment: $132K$253K

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# 29

Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen beverages

Initial Investment: $94K$402K

# 30

Papa John's Int'l. Inc.

Papa John’s Int’l. Inc.

Pizza

Initial Investment: $130K$844K

# 31

Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels

Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzels

Initial Investment: $199K$380K

# 32

Days Inn

Days Inn

Hotels

Initial Investment: $167K$7.7M

# 33

ServiceMaster Clean

ServiceMaster Clean

Commercial/residential cleaning, disaster restoration

Initial Investment: $56K$266K

# 34

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen

Ice cream, burgers, chicken

Initial Investment: $361K$1.8M

Promoted by Checkers Drive In Restaurants

Checkers – A big time franchise packed into a little building

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# 35

Edible Arrangements Int'l. LLC

Edible Arrangements Int’l. LLC

Sculpted fresh-fruit bouquets

Initial Investment: $197K$328K

# 36

Circle K

Circle K

Convenience stores

Initial Investment: $211K$1.6M

# 37

Matco Tools

Matco Tools

Mechanics’ tools and equipment

Initial Investment: $89K$268K

# 38

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

Hotels

Initial Investment: $7.5M$98.5M

# 39

Anago Cleaning Systems

Anago Cleaning Systems

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $11K$66K

# 40

Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Supplemental education

Initial Investment: $69K$141K

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# 41

KFC US LLC

KFC US LLC

Chicken

Initial Investment: $1.5M$2.6M

# 42

Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Carpet and upholstery cleaning, tile and stone care, granite renewal

Initial Investment: $32K$156K

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# 43

Massage Envy

Massage Envy

Therapeutic massage and spa services

Initial Investment: $412K$943K

# 44

Miracle-Ear Inc.

Miracle-Ear Inc.

Hearing instruments

Initial Investment: $119K$288K

# 45

Liberty Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service

Tax preparation, electronic filing

Initial Investment: $59K$72K

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# 46

The Maids

The Maids

Residential cleaning

Initial Investment: $82K$197K

# 47

Budget Blinds Inc.

Budget Blinds Inc.

Window coverings, window film, rugs, accessories

Initial Investment: $99K$202K

# 48

Merry Maids

Merry Maids

Residential cleaning

Initial Investment: $56K$180K

# 49

CleanNet USA Inc.

CleanNet USA Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $18K$47K

Promoted by Great Clips

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# 50

Meineke Car Care Centers

Meineke Car Care Centers

Auto repair and maintenance

Initial Investment: $130K$577K

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