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1

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Jersey City, NJ

Richard F. Peroe
973-630-0882
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Business Service Franchises, Accounting & Financial Franchises

1986

5,100

$15,000 - $25,000

$39,700 - $105,37

3 to15%

Yes

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

100%

NC

 

2

The Cleaning Authority Lawrenceville, GA

Laura Liebler
888-706-3615
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Home Maintenance Service Franchises, Cleaning & Sanitation Franchises

1996

195

$40,000

$87,434 - $135,879

4-6%

Yes

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

100

 

99

99.6%

NC

 

3

AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care Horsham, PA

Christine Montagna
800-292-8500
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Automotive Franchises, Oil Change Franchises, Retail Franchises

1963

671

$65K

$227,400 - $333,000

7.5%

Yes

 

100

 

98

 

99

 

100

 

99

99.2%

NC

 
Strong Performers

4

Anago Cleaning Systems Fort Lauderdale, FL

Judy Walker
800-213-5857
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Janitorial Franchises, Cleaning & Sanitation Franchises

1989

2,400

Master $59k; Unit $1k - $25K

Master $154k - $257k; Unit$4,590 - $32,248

5%

Yes

 

98

 

100

 

99

 

98

 

100

99%

NC

 

5

MOOYAH Burgers Fries Shakes Plano, TX

Tim Markle
855-666-9247
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Fast Food Franchises, Restaurant Franchises, International Food Franchises

2007

92 in 22 States

$35K

$383,550 - $598,300

6%

Yes

 

98

 

99

 

98

 

99

 

100

98.8%

NC

 

6

Grease Monkey Franchising Greenwood Village, CO

Jeff King
303-308-1660
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Automotive Franchises, Oil Change Franchises

1978

270+

$30K

$164,195 - 319,850K

5%

Yes

 

99

 

98

 

97

 

100

 

98

98.4%

NC

 
Contenders

7

Matco Tools Stow, OH

Tom N. Willis
330-926-5351
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Retail Franchises, Business Service Franchises

1979

1,493

$32,000

$94,129 - $248,710

5%

Yes

 

98

 

96

 

99

 

98

 

100

98.2%
Increased +47

+47

 

8

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Atlanta, GA

Philip Watson
770-821-1900
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Fast Food Franchises, International Food Franchises, Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothie Franchises

1997

443

$100K

$195.5 - 427.1K

6%

Yes

 

97

 

97

 

100

 

96

 

100

98%

NC

 

9

7-Eleven Convenience Stores Dallas, TX

Joe DePinto
800-782-0711
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Convenience Store Franchises

1964

6500

Varies by store

Varies by store

Varies

Yes

 

95

 

98

 

97

 

99

 

98

97.4%
Increased +1

+1

 

10

Toppers Pizza Whitewater, WI

Scott Gittrich
262-473-6666
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Fast Food Franchises

1991

71

$150,000

$262,663 - $490,649

5.5%

Yes

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

99

 

96

97.2%
Increased +52

+52

 

11

Sonic Drive In Restaurants Oklahoma City, OK

Clifford Hudson
405-225-4828
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Fast Food Franchises

1953

3,522

$1,000,000

$1,015,000 - $1,605,000

5%

Yes

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

98

 

96

97%
Increased +31

+31

 

12

Dairy Queen Minneapolis, MN

Mike Mettler
952-896-2542
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Fast Food Franchises, Beverage Franchises

1940

Over 6,000

$400,000

$1,077,225 - $1,833,125

4%

Yes

 

96

 

99

 

97

 

95

 

97

96.8%
Increased +20

+20

 

13

Parisi Speed School Wyckoff, NJ

George Stephens
201-847-1939
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Fitness Franchises, Children's Franchises

2005

90

$20-30K

$79 - 171.3K

$1,200 per month

Yes

 

98

 

97

 

96

 

95

 

97

96.6%
Increased +1

+1

 

14

Figaro's Pizza Salem, OR

Geoff Miller
503-371-9318
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Fast Food Franchises, Pizza Franchises

1986

56

$35K

$123 - 398.5K

5%

Yes

 

96

 

97

 

96

 

95

 

96

96%
Increased +2

+2

 

15

McDonald's Oak Brook, IL

Steve Easterbrook
630-623-6196
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Fast Food Franchises, International Food Franchises

1955

29712

$750,000

$989,352 - $2,217,045

4%

Yes

 

95

 

95

 

96

 

95

 

97

95.6%
Increased +67

+67

 

16

The Patch Boys Brooklyn, NY

Leo Goldberger
844-997-2824
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Home Based Franchises, Home Improvement Franchises, Home Maintenance Service Franchises

2015

28

$25K

$40K

7%

Yes

 

96

 

93

 

97

 

96

 

95

95.4%
Increased +2

+2

 

17

Nick-N-Willy's Pizza Salem, OR

Janie Van Winkle
503-371-9318
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Fast Food Franchises, Pizza Franchises

1988

27

$30K

$120 - 350K

7%

Yes

 

96

 

94

 

96

 

93

 

96

95%
Increased +2

+2

 

18

Long John Silver's Louisville, KY

Jim Patterson
502-815-6100
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Fast Food Franchises, Restaurant Franchises

1969

1,313

$20K

$883 - 1,403K

5%

Yes

 

96

 

96

 

94

 

93

 

94

94.6%
Increased +3

+3

 

19

Blast 825 Pizza Fresno, CA

Stacy Soderstrom
559-981-0721
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Fast Food Franchises, Pizza Franchises

2013

43

$1686

$176.9 - 701.5K

4%

Yes

 

93

 

96

 

96

 

94

 

93

94.4%
Decreased -6

-6

 

20

Chick-fil-A Atlanta, GA

S. Truett Cathy
404-765-2514
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Fast Food Franchises

1946

1,324

$65K

$150K

5.9%

Yes

 

90

 

95

 

96

 

96

 

94

94.2%
Increased +40

+40

 

21

360Clean Daniel Island, SC

Teri Bradshaw
843-522-0116
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Home Maintenance Service Franchises

2005

72

$5,000

$9.35 - 15.55K

10%

Yes

 

93

 

95

 

95

 

92

 

95

94%
Increased +14

+14

 

22

Famous Dave's Minnetonka, MN

Ed Rensi
952-294-1300
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Fast Food Franchises

1995

187

$500,000 - $1,000,000

$636,750 - $4,239,750

5%

Yes

 

94

 

94

 

93

 

93

 

95

93.8%
Increased +12

+12

 

23

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Chicago, IL

Jay Pritzker
312-750-1234
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Travel Franchises

1957

1,535

$25-25.5K

$138.6 - 187.2K

8%

Yes

 

92

 

94

 

94

 

94

 

92

93.2%
Increased +25

+25

 

24

Snap Fitness Chanhassen, MN

Kirsten Haukoos
952-474-5422
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Fitness Franchises

2004

1250

$25,000

$109,525 - $285,620

$509/Mo.

Yes

 

94

 

92

 

93

 

92

 

94

93%
Increased +53

+53

 

25

Great Harvest Franchising, Inc. Dillon, MT

Heidi Melendez
406-683-1646
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Baked Goods Franchises, Bakery & Café/Deli

1978

212

$38,000

$192,411 - $482,776

4%-7%

Yes

 

92

 

93

 

92

 

94

 

92

92.6%
Increased +3

+3

 

26

FPC (FORTUNE Personnel Consultants) New York, NY

Jeff Schonberg
215-392-6234
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Business Service Franchises

1973

67

$50K

$100K - $125K

7%

Yes

 

92

 

94

 

87

 

94

 

94

92.2%
Increased +45

+45

 

27

Acti-Kare Tampa, FL

Dana Hansen
888-451-5273
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Healthcare & Senior Care Franchises

2011

82

$24,500

$35 - 55K

3-5%

Yes

 

92

 

91

 

91

 

93

 

91

91.6%
Increased +48

+48

 

28

Baskin Robbins Canton, MA

Irvine Robbins
781-737-3000
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Automotive Franchises, Fast Food Franchises

1967

7,000

$20K

$125 - 250K

5.9%

Yes

 

93

 

93

 

90

 

90

 

91

91.4%
Decreased -6

-6

 

29

Great Clips Minneapolis, MN

Beth Caron
800-947-1143
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Beauty & Fashion Franchises, Healthcare & Senior Care Franchises, Hair Salon Franchises

1983

3,800

$20K

$114,150 - 216,000

6%

Yes

 

93

 

90

 

90

 

93

 

90

91.2%
Decreased -12

-12

 

30

Five Guys Lorton, VA

Janie Murrell
703-339-9500
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Fast Food Franchises

1986

900

$25-25.5K

$263.9 - 692.6K

8%

Yes

 

92

 

92

 

89

 

92

 

90

91%
Increased +13

+13

 

31

Century 21 Madison, New Jersey

Richard W. Davidson
877-221-2765
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Real Estate Franchises

1971

2,100

$68K

$115.6 - 243.2K

6%

Yes

 

91

 

90

 

91

 

90

 

92

90.8%
Increased +33

+33

 

32

Lawn Doctor Holmdel, NJ

Scott D. Frith
732-946-4300
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Home Maintenance Service Franchises

1967

460

$30K

$80K

10%

Yes

 

91

 

91

 

92

 

92

 

86

90.4%
Increased +31

+31

 

33

BounceU Tempe, AZ

Rick Howard
480-371-1235
More info

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Children's Franchises, Entertainment Franchises

2003

46

$200,000

$352,250 - $769,100

6%

Yes

 

92

 

91

 

87

 

91

 

90

90.2%
Increased +4

+4

 

34

Jani-King Addison, TX

Gil Sanchez
972-991-0900
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Janitorial Franchises, Home Based Franchises, Cleaning & Sanitation Franchises

1974

9000

$35K

$255 - 300K

10%

Yes

 

91

 

90

 

90

 

87

 

91

89.8%
Increased +27

+27

 

35

Hertz Oklahoma City, OK

Laura Gibbons
800-532-3401
More info

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Automotive Franchises

1997

153

$75K

$33.8 - 51.1K

7%

Yes

 

89

 

88

 

89

 

90

 

91

89.4%
Increased +44

+44

 

36

Westin Hotels & Resorts Stamford, Canada

Frits van Paasschen
1-888-625-4988
More info

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Hospitality - Hotel Franchises

1997

1,526

$68K

$112.6 - 243.2K

6%

Yes

 

89

 

90

 

88

 

89

 

89

89%
Decreased -12

-12

 

37

Growler USA Centennial, CO

Dave Shaw
720-465-6670 Ext 102
More info

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Restaurant Franchises, Beverage Franchises

2014

4

$100,000

$396,363 - $591,310

6%

Yes

 

90

 

90

 

89

 

88

 

87

88.8%
Decreased -14

-14

 

38

Dunkin' Donuts Canton, MA

Nigel Travis
800-859-5339
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1950

10,993

$125,000

$216,100 - $1,530,050

5.9%

Yes

 

89

 

87

 

89

 

90

 

87

88.4%
Decreased -12

-12

 

39

RE/MAX Denver, CO

Gail Liniger
303-770-5531
More info

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Real Estate Franchises, Home Based Franchises

1973

5,226

$12.5-35K

$20 - 200K

7%

Yes

 

90

 

87

 

89

 

88

 

87

88.2%
Increased +57

+57

 

40

Jack in the Box San Diego, CA

Grant Kreutzer
858-571-4091
More info

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Fast Food Franchises, Restaurant Franchises

1951

2200+

$50,000

$1,316,100 - $2,414,700

5%

Yes

 

87

 

89

 

88

 

89

 

87

88%
Increased +54

+54

 

41

Papa John's Jacksonville, FL

Papa Johns
570-708-8780
More info

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Fast Food Franchises, International Food Franchises

1985

1,526

$30-40k

$1,179 - 2,746.2K

5-7%

Yes

 

87

 

89

 

87

 

88

 

88

87.8%
Increased +47

+47

 

42

FasTracKids International Ltd. Greenwood Village, CO

Sean Weldon
303-224-0200
More info

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Children's Franchises

1998

243

$40K

$48,717 - $203,417

12.5%

Yes

 

87

 

88

 

86

 

89

 

87

87.4%
Decreased -6

-6

 

43

Panera Bread Chicago, IL

Ronald M. Shaich
312-922-1566
More info

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Business Service Franchises

1981

17

$49.5

$3,693.6 - 6,577.5K

5.5%

Yes

 

88

 

87

 

86

 

88

 

87

87.2%
Increased +48

+48

 

44

UPS Store San Diego, CA

Chris Adkins
877-623-7253
More info

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Services General Franchises

1980

4,785

$60,000 - $60,000

$153,954 - $266,754

8.5%

Yes

 

85

 

88

 

88

 

88

 

85

86.8%

NC

 

45

Jiffy Lube Houston, TX

Steven Ledbetter
800-344-6933
More info

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Automotive Franchises

1979

769

$27-95K

$330.5 - 519.5K

5.5%

Yes

 

85

 

86

 

87

 

86

 

88

86.4%
Decreased -7

-7

 

46

Brightway Insurance Jacksonville, FL

Matt Flagler
855-723-5348
More info

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Business Service Franchises, Accounting & Financial Franchises, Automotive Franchises

2008

118

$75,000

$115,000-$181,000

15-45%

Yes

 

86

 

88

 

85

 

85

 

87

86.2%
Increased +19

+19

 

47

Taco Bell Irvine, CA

Brian Niccol
949-863-4500
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1962

5,369

$45K

$1,300 - 2,500K

5.5%

No

 

86

 

87

 

86

 

85

 

85

85.8%
Increased +19

+19

 

48

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar Kansas City, MO

Bill Palmer
888-592-7753
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1980

34

$30K

$116 - 300K

$50K

Yes

 

86

 

86

 

87

 

85

 

84

85.6%
Increased +21

+21

 

49

Big Boy Restaurant & Bakery Warren, MI

David Knitter
586-759-6000
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1936

120

$40K

$600 - 3,000K

4%

Yes

 

84

 

87

 

87

 

87

 

82

85.4%
Decreased -16

-16

 

50

Pizza Schmizza Salem, OR

Franchise Development
503-371-9318x210
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1993

23

$150,000

$91 - 381K

5%

Yes

 

82

 

84

 

86

 

87

 

87

85.2%
Decreased -19

-19

 
Growth Prospect

During our analysis of the leading franchises in the United States we spend time analyzing the overall potential growth of a business operating under the name and vision of a franchise. This involves a historical analysis of a franchise’s performance in different markets and regions, their prospective growth potential based on a trend analysis, and their average financial performance for businesses under their franchise.

51

16 Handles New York, NY

Solomon Choi
212-260-4416
More info

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Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothie Franchises

2008

43

300K

$450 - 650K

6%

Yes

 

84

 

86

 

84

 

85

 

86

85%
Increased +22

+22

 

52

WoodSpring Suites Wichita, Kansas

Crystal Franz
844-974-6835
More info

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Hospitality - Hotel Franchises

2003

112

50,000

5,035,000 - 6,439,000

5%

Yes

 

86

 

84

 

84

 

84

 

86

84.8%
Increased +16

+16

 

53

Home Maintenance Service Franchises, Home Improvement Franchises

1978

Nearly 3,500

$30,000

$13,300 - $155,534

$392.73/Mo.

Yes

 

85

 

85

 

84

 

86

 

83

84.6%

NC

 

54

Moran Family of Brands Midlothian, IL

Barbara Moran
708-389-5922
More info

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Automotive Franchises

1956

99

$60,000

$173,315 - $246,185

7%

Yes

 

86

 

80

 

85

 

85

 

86

84.4%
Decreased -27

-27

 

55

TGA Premier Junior Golf El Segundo, CA

Joshua Jacobs
310-333-0622
More info

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Fitness Franchises, Children's Franchises

2007

54

$10,000

$16,150 - $67,200

8%

No

 

84

 

85

 

85

 

85

 

82

84.2%
Decreased -15

-15

 

56

Pizza Hut Plano, TX

Scott Bergren
800-948-8488
More info

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Fast Food Franchises, Pizza Franchises

1957

14,967

$350,000

$297,000 - $2,109,000

6%

Yes

 

85

 

84

 

83

 

84

 

83

83.8%
Increased +3

+3

 

57

241 Pizza Toronto, ON

Larry Santolini
(416) 646-0987 +234
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1986

95

$20K

$160 - 180K

No

 

85

 

82

 

85

 

82

 

84

83.6%
Increased +13

+13

 

58

Juice It Up! Irvine, CA

Frank Easterbrook
949-475-0146
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1995

80

$75,000

$159,979 - $391,448

6%

Yes

 

81

 

84

 

84

 

84

 

84

83.4%
Increased +34

+34

 

59

Cold Stone Creamery Scottsdale, AZ

Moree, JT
480-362-4800
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1988

1,423

$125,000

$277,375 - $464,325

6%

Yes

 

85

 

82

 

83

 

82

 

84

83.2%
Decreased -18

-18

 

60

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Los Angeles, CA

Bob Kaufman
310-237-2326
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1963

511

$65K

$5,000K

5-4%

Yes

 

83

 

81

 

84

 

82

 

84

82.8%
Decreased -11

-11

 
Marketing Support

Many franchisees turn to their franchisor when searching for marketing support and assistance in obtaining relevant advertising. It is important for a leading franchise to offer their franchisees effective means of marketing and advertising their business to their target audience. We analyze the amount of work and effort placed into reaching out to relevant markets where the audiences for their franchises are located.

61

Hampton Hotels McLean, VA

Craig Mance
703-883-1000
More info

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Hospitality - Hotel Franchises

1983

1,899

$65K

$3,693.6 - 6,577.5K

6%

Yes

 

84

 

83

 

81

 

84

 

81

82.6%
Increased +26

+26

 

62

Midas Juno Beach, FL

Erik R. Olsen
800-621-8545
More info

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Automotive Franchises, Business Service Franchises

1956

2,194

$75,000

$220,000 - $415,000

10%

Yes

 

79

 

84

 

82

 

83

 

84

82.4%
Decreased -17

-17

 

63

Del Taco Lake Forest, CA

David Jameson
949-462-7379
More info

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Fast Food Franchises

1964

254

$500,000

$767,000 - $1,640,500

5%

Yes

 

82

 

82

 

81

 

83

 

83

82.2%
Increased +20

+20

 

64

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Tampa, FL

Dana Hansen
800-434-2582
More info

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Overall Franchises

1998

400

$27,250

$35,000 - $55,000

8-6%

Yes

 

83

 

83

 

81

 

80

 

83

82%
Increased +16

+16

 

65

Five Star Bath Solutions™ Spanish Fork, UT

Landra Adams
888-344-0828
More info

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Home Based Franchises, Home Maintenance Service Franchises

1996

23

$30,000

$60 - 80K

6%

Yes

 

83

 

83

 

81

 

81

 

81

81.8%
Decreased -26

-26

 

66

H&R Block Kansas City, MO

Chris Lewis
816-854-4788
More info

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Accounting & Financial Franchises

1955

11,011

$2,500

$31,505 - $148,700

30%

Yes

 

82

 

81

 

81

 

81

 

83

81.6%
Increased +8

+8

 

67

Curves Carlsbad, CA

Gary Heavin
570-708-8780
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Fitness Franchises, Beauty & Fashion Franchises

2005

935

$30-35k

$115.6 - 243.2K

5-7%

Yes

 

80

 

81

 

83

 

80

 

83

81.4%
Decreased -38

-38

 

68

Home Instead Senior Care Omaha, NE

Roger Baumgart
402-498-4466
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Healthcare & Senior Care Franchises, Fitness Franchises, Home Based Franchises

1994

1,016

$45,000

$99,020 - $114,910

5%

Yes

 

83

 

82

 

81

 

83

 

77

81.2%
Decreased -13

-13

 

69

Gold's Gym Dallas, TX

Marc Kiekenapp
214-296-5015
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Fitness Franchises

1965

600

$40K

$966 - 3,907K

3%

Yes

 

82

 

79

 

82

 

81

 

80

80.8%
Decreased -13

-13

 

70

Denny's Spartanburg, SC

John Miller
864-597-8164
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Restaurant Franchises

1963

1,535

$40K

$1,179 - 2,396.2K

4%

Yes

 

81

 

81

 

77

 

81

 

82

80.4%
Increased +8

+8

 
Training

The amount of training required to run different positions within a franchise business is an important factor to take into consideration when starting a business. We analyze the level of training required for individuals to effectively operate within the franchised business in addition to the amount of assistance the franchisor provides to the franchisee to ensure that individuals in their employ are capable of handling the job.

71

Ziebart Troy, MI

Mike Riley
800-877-1312
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Automotive Franchises

1963

400

$100,000

$167,000 - $326,000

5-8%

Yes

 

79

 

80

 

81

 

81

 

79

80%
Increased +19

+19

 

72

Maid Brigade Phoenix, AZ

Tim Halloran
602-493-1333
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Services General Franchises, Maid Franchises

1979

420

$25,000 - $40,000

$85,000 - $125,000

6.9-3.5%

Yes

 

79

 

80

 

78

 

80

 

81

79.6%

NC

 

73

Liberty Tax Service Virginia Beach, VA

Mark F. Baumgartner
757-493-8855
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Business Service Franchises, Accounting & Financial Franchises

1997

4,438

$50,000

$57,800 - $71,900

14%

Yes

 

79

 

76

 

81

 

81

 

80

79.4%
Increased +8

+8

 

74

Surface Specialists Systems Matthews, NC

Amy Irali
866-239-8707
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Home Improvement Franchises, Home Based Franchises, Handy Man Franchises, Building & Construction Franchises

1981

44

$36K

$43,200 - 56K

5%

Yes

 

76

 

80

 

80

 

80

 

79

79%
Increased +26

+26

 

75

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Madison, NJ

Budge Huskey
973-407-7675
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Real Estate Franchises, Retail Franchises

1906

2244

$75-100k

$53 - 497k

6%

Yes

 

80

 

78

 

78

 

78

 

79

78.6%
Decreased -64

-64

 

76

Vanguard Cleaning Systems San Mateo, CA

Ray C. Lee
650-287-2411
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Home Maintenance Service Franchises

1984

2,946

$2,500 - $28,700

$9,850 - $35,830

10%

Yes

 

78

 

75

 

79

 

80

 

79

78.2%
Decreased -69

-69

 

77

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation Winston-Salem, NC

Patricia Perry
888-249-2726
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Fast Food Franchises

1954

931

$65K

$933,000 - $1,888,300

4.5% - 6.0%

Yes

 

78

 

79

 

79

 

76

 

78

78%
Decreased -65

-65

 

78

Wendy's Dublin, OH

Emil J. Brolick
614-764-3100
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Fast Food Franchises

1969

6,600

$35K

$250 - 600K

5%

Yes

 

75

 

78

 

79

 

79

 

77

77.6%
Decreased -31

-31

 

79

Digital Doc Glenview, IL

Matt Lucas
847-904-9100
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Services General Franchises, Retail Franchises

2013

20

$29K

$70,500 - $150,100

6%

Yes

 

96

 

98

 

96

 

98

 

100

97.6%
Decreased -70

-70

 

80

Great American Cookies Atlanta, GA

Mary Coots
877-639-2361
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Fast Food Franchises

1977

296

$100,000

$178,350 - $280,350

6%

Yes

 

79

 

79

 

77

 

76

 

76

77.4%
Decreased -23

-23

 
Ongoing Support

The level of ongoing support provided by the franchisor is measured based on how much assistance and communication the franchisor provides to their franchisees over time. We analyze the impact their involvement has on setting the right goals and expectations on a quarterly basis and how much the franchisor assists their franchisees in better understanding the finer or more detailed aspects of their business.

81

9Round Franchising Greenville, SC

Jeff Mathews
480-621-5740
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Fitness Franchises

2008

400+

$75K

$70 - 90K

$449 Flat

Yes

 

77

 

76

 

78

 

77

 

77

77%
Decreased -35

-35

 

82

MaidPro Boston, MA

Mark Kushinsky
617-778-0099
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Janitorial Franchises, Services General Franchises

1991

160

$7.9K

$30 - 115K

3.5-6.5%

Yes

 

78

 

78

 

78

 

72

 

77

76.6%
Decreased -32

-32

 

83

A Caring Home Care Services Houston, TX

Donnie P.
713-588-4433
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Services General Franchises

2013

215

$5K

$40 - 50K

5%

Yes

 

77

 

77

 

78

 

72

 

77

76.2%
Increased +3

+3

 

84

Costa Vida Restaurants Lehi, UT

Sarah Gardner
801-797-2374
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Fast Food Franchises

2003

100+

$223K

$82874K

7%

Yes

 

76

 

75

 

77

 

74

 

77

75.8%
Decreased -17

-17

 

85

Molly Maid Ann Arbor, MI

David McKinnon
734-822-6800
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Janitorial Franchises, Services General Franchises, Children's Franchises

1979

632

$65,000

$85,795 - $131,295

6.5-3%

Yes

 

74

 

76

 

76

 

75

 

77

75.6%
Decreased -33

-33

 

86

Maaco Franchising Charlotte, NC

Rob Cambruzzi
704-858-0729
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Automotive Franchises

1972

460

$5,995

$250,000-$300,000

8%

Yes

 

75

 

75

 

76

 

74

 

76

75.2%
Decreased -2

-2

 

87

Arby's San Jose, CA

Forrest Raffel
408-265-6310
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Fast Food Franchises

1964

2,400

$15-50K

$330.5 - 519.5K

5-4%

Yes

 

72

 

76

 

75

 

75

 

76

74.8%
Decreased -29

-29

 

88

Pump It Up Tempa, AZ

Rick Howard
480-371-1235
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Children's Franchises, Entertainment Franchises

2000

127

$200,000

$366,250 - $790,000

6%

Yes

 

95

 

99

 

96

 

97

 

95

96.4%
Decreased -73

-73

 

89

Hardee's St. Louis, MO

Ned Lyerly
314-259-6413
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Fast Food Franchises

1961

1,589

$35,000

$1,038,374 - $2,217,366

5%

Yes

 

74

 

75

 

74

 

74

 

75

74.4%
Decreased -13

-13

 

90

Checkers Drive In Tampa, FL

Rodney Jones
813-283-7000
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Fast Food Franchises

2010

21

$250,000

$330.5 - 519.5K

6%

Yes

 

75

 

74

 

75

 

74

 

72

74%
Decreased -39

-39

 
Value

At the end of the day one of the most important aspects of any franchise is the overall value provided to the franchisees compared to the investment required to start the business. During our analysis of the leading franchises, we compare the initial and ongoing investment required by the franchisee compared to the overall value of the franchise, brand, and offerings from the franchisor and the level of profitability possible.

91

Circle K Tempe, AZ

Larry Dowdy
714-337-3404
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Fast Food Franchises, Retail Franchises

1951

8,277

$100,000

$211,450 - $1,602,450

3.7-5.5%

Yes

 

72

 

73

 

75

 

74

 

74

73.6%
Decreased -71

-71

 

92

Tim Hortons Wilmington, DE

Ron Joyce
302-636-5400
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Fast Food Franchises

1964

34

$55,000 - $163,000

$46,100 - $498,300

4.5%

Yes

 

73

 

73

 

74

 

72

 

74

73.2%
Decreased -3

-3

 

93

Real Property Management Salt Lake City, UT

Don Lawby
801-546-4200
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Real Estate Franchises

1986

260

$20-40K

$56,550 - $99,900

7%+

Yes

 

71

 

74