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Rank

Company Name

Industry

Franchising
Since

Franchise
Units

Cash
Investment

Total
Investment

Royalty
Fee

Financing
Available

Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Training

Ongoing Support

Value

Overall Score

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Leaders

2

The Cleaning Authority

Lawrenceville, GA

Laura Liebler
888-706-3615
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1996

195

$40,000

$87,434 - $135,879

4-6%

Yes

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

100

 

99

99.6%

NC

 
Strong Performers

4

G6 Hospitality LLC.

Carrollton, TX

Jim Amorosia
972-360-2547
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1962

686

$300,000

$2,154,800 - $3,089,000

5%

No

 

98

 

100

 

99

 

98

 

100

99%
Increased +15

+15

 

5

UPS Store

San Diego, CA

Chris Adkins
877-623-7253
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1980

4,785

$60,000 - $60,000

$153,954 - $266,754

8.5%

Yes

 

98

 

99

 

98

 

99

 

100

98.8%
Increased +4

+4

 

6

Grease Monkey Franchising

Greenwood Village, CO

Jeff King
303-308-1660
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1978

270+

$30K

$164,195 - 319,850K

5%

Yes

 

99

 

98

 

97

 

100

 

98

98.4%

NC

 
Contenders

7

Dunkin' Donuts

Canton, MA

Nigel Travis
800-859-5339
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1950

10,993

$125,000

$216,100 - $1,530,050

5.9%

Yes

 

98

 

96

 

99

 

98

 

100

98.2%
Increased +26

+26

 

8

Blast 825 Pizza

Fresno, CA

Stacy Soderstrom
559-981-0721
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2013

43

$1686

$176.9 - 701.5K

4%

Yes

 

97

 

97

 

100

 

96

 

100

98%
Increased +9

+9

 

9

Jack in the Box

San Diego, CA

Grant Kreutzer
858-571-4091
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1951

2200+

$50,000

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

5%

Yes

 

95

 

98

 

97

 

99

 

98

97.4%
Increased +6

+6

 

10

Five Guys

Lorton, VA

Janie Murrell
703-339-9500
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1986

900

$25-25.5K

$263.9 - 692.6K

8%

Yes

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

99

 

96

97.2%
Increased +60

+60

 

11

WoodSpring Suites

Wichita, Kansas

Crystal Franz
844-974-6835
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2003

112

50,000

5,035,000 - 6,439,000

5%

Yes

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

98

 

96

97%
Increased +5

+5

 

12

Hertz

Oklahoma City, OK

Laura Gibbons
800-532-3401
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1997

153

$75K

$33.8 - 51.1K

7%

Yes

 

96

 

99

 

97

 

95

 

97

96.8%
Increased +81

+81

 

13

Liberty Tax Service

Virginia Beach, VA

Mark F. Baumgartner
757-493-8855
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1997

4,438

$50,000

$57,800 - $71,900

14%

Yes

 

98

 

97

 

96

 

95

 

97

96.6%
Increased +67

+67

 

14

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Chicago, IL

Jay Pritzker
312-750-1234
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1957

1,535

$25-25.5K

$138.6 - 187.2K

8%

Yes

 

96

 

97

 

96

 

95

 

96

96%
Increased +28

+28

 

15

Great American Cookies

Atlanta, GA

Mary Coots
877-639-2361
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1977

296

$100,000

$178,350 - $280,350

6%

Yes

 

95

 

95

 

96

 

95

 

97

95.6%
Increased +34

+34

 

16

Nick-N-Willy's Pizza

Salem, OR

Janie Van Winkle
503-371-9318
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1988

27

$30K

$120 - 350K

7%

Yes

 

96

 

93

 

97

 

96

 

95

95.4%
Increased +79

+79

 

17

Pizza Schmizza

Salem, OR

Franchise Development
503-371-9318x210
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1993

23

$150,000

$91 - 381K

5%

Yes

 

96

 

94

 

96

 

93

 

96

95%
Increased +3

+3

 

18

KFC

Louisville, KY

John Cywinski
502-874-8201
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1930

18,875

$750,000

$1,262,800 - $2,543,000

5%

Yes

 

96

 

96

 

94

 

93

 

94

94.6%
Increased +69

+69

 

19

Bruce Clay

Moorpark, California

Bruce Clay
866-517-1900
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No

 

93

 

96

 

96

 

94

 

93

94.4%
Increased +26

+26

 

20

Westin Hotels & Resorts

USA Division

Frits van Paasschen
1-888-625-4988
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1997

1,526

$68K

$112.6 - 243.2K

6%

Yes

 

90

 

95

 

96

 

96

 

94

94.2%
Decreased -16

-16

 

21

Acti-Kare

Tampa, FL

Dana Hansen
888-451-5273
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2011

82

$24,500

$35 - 55K

3-5%

Yes

 

93

 

95

 

95

 

92

 

95

94%
Increased +64

+64

 

22

Big Boy Restaurant & Bakery

Warren, MI

David Knitter
586-759-6000
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1936

120

$40K

$600 - 3,000K

4%

Yes

 

94

 

94

 

93

 

93

 

95

93.8%
Increased +74

+74

 

23

7-Eleven Convenience Stores

Dallas, TX

Joe DePinto
800-782-0711
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1964

6500

Varies by store

Varies by store

Varies

Yes

 

92

 

94

 

94

 

94

 

92

93.2%
Increased +20

+20

 

25

Baskin Robbins

Canton, MA

Irvine Robbins
781-737-3000
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1967

7,000

$20K

$125 - 250K

5.9%

Yes

 

92

 

93

 

92

 

94

 

92

92.6%
Increased +16

+16

 

26

Snap Fitness

Chanhassen, MN

Kirsten Haukoos
952-474-5422
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2004

1250

$25,000

$109,525 - $285,620

$509/Mo.

Yes

 

92

 

94

 

87

 

94

 

94

92.2%
Increased +64

+64

 

27

MaidPro

Boston, MA

Mark Kushinsky
617-778-0099
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1991

160

$7.9K

$30 - 115K

3.5-6.5%

Yes

 

92

 

91

 

91

 

93

 

91

91.6%
Increased +29

+29

 

28

Famous Dave's

Minnetonka, MN

Ed Rensi
952-294-1300
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1995

187

$500,000 - $1,000,000

$636,750 - $4,239,750

5%

Yes

 

93

 

93

 

90

 

90

 

91

91.4%
Increased +49

+49

 

29

Curves

Carlsbad, CA

Gary Heavin
570-708-8780
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2005

935

$30-35k

$115.6 - 243.2K

5-7%

Yes

 

93

 

90

 

90

 

93

 

90

91.2%
Increased +65

+65

 

30

Digital Doc

Glenview, IL

Matt Lucas
847-904-9100
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2013

20

$29K

$70,500 - $150,100

6%

Yes

 

92

 

92

 

89

 

92

 

90

91%
Increased +37

+37

 

31

Long John Silver's

Louisville, KY

Jim Patterson
502-815-6100
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1969

1,313

$20K

$883 - 1,403K

5%

Yes

 

91

 

90

 

91

 

90

 

92

90.8%
Decreased -19

-19

 

32

Del Taco

Lake Forest, CA

David Jameson
949-462-7379
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1964

254

$500,000

$767,000 - $1,640,500

5%

Yes

 

91

 

91

 

92

 

92

 

86

90.4%
Decreased -25

-25

 

33

Arby's

San Jose, CA

Forrest Raffel
408-265-6310
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1964

2,400

$15-50K

$330.5 - 519.5K

5-4%

Yes

 

92

 

91

 

87

 

91

 

90

90.2%
Increased +67

+67

 

34

Growler USA

Centennial, CO

Brenda Elpers
720-465-6670 Ext 110
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2014

7

$100,000

$396,363 - $591,310

6%

Yes

 

91

 

90

 

90

 

87

 

91

89.8%
Decreased -7

-7

 

35

Pizza Hut

Plano, TX

Scott Bergren
800-948-8488
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1957

14,967

$350,000

$297,000 - $2,109,000

6%

Yes

 

89

 

88

 

89

 

90

 

91

89.4%
Decreased -6

-6

 

36

Maaco Franchising

Charlotte, NC

Rob Cambruzzi
704-858-0729
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1972

460

$5,995

$250,000-$300,000

8%

Yes

 

89

 

90

 

88

 

89

 

89

89%
Increased +50

+50

 

37

Ziebart

Troy, MI

Mike Riley
800-877-1312
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1963

400

$100,000

$167,000 - $326,000

5-8%

Yes

 

90

 

90

 

89

 

88

 

87

88.8%
Decreased -23

-23

 

38

Juice It Up!

Irvine, CA

Frank Easterbrook
949-475-0146
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1995

80

$75,000

$159,979 - $391,448

6%

Yes

 

89

 

87

 

89

 

90

 

87

88.4%
Increased +20

+20

 

39

Days Inn Worldwide

Parsippany, NJ

Gus Stamoutsos
800-758-8999
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1970

1,857

$65K

$394.7 - 5,725.6K

5-4%

Yes

 

90

 

87

 

89

 

88

 

87

88.2%
Increased +26

+26

 

40

360Clean

Daniel Island, SC

Teri Bradshaw
843-522-0116
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2005

72

$5,000

$9.35 - 15.55K

10%

Yes

 

87

 

89

 

88

 

89

 

87

88%
Decreased -14

-14

 

41

Hampton Hotels

McLean, VA

Craig Mance
703-883-1000
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1983

1,899

$65K

$3,693.6 - 6,577.5K

6%

Yes

 

87

 

89

 

87

 

88

 

88

87.8%
Decreased -16

-16

 

42

Great Harvest Franchising, Inc.

Dillon, MT

Heidi Melendez
406-683-1646
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1978

212

$38,000

$192,411 - $482,776

4%-7%

Yes

 

87

 

88

 

86

 

89

 

87

87.4%
Increased +21

+21

 

43

Tim Hortons

Wilmington, DE

Ron Joyce
302-636-5400
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1964

34

$55,000 - $163,000

$46,100 - $498,300

4.5%

Yes

 

88

 

87

 

86

 

88

 

87

87.2%
Increased +3

+3

 

44

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

San Mateo, CA

Ray C. Lee
650-287-2411
More info

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1984

2,946

$2,500 - $28,700

$9,850 - $35,830

10%

Yes

 

85

 

88

 

88

 

88

 

85

86.8%
Increased +9

+9

 

45

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Winston-Salem, NC

Patricia Perry
888-249-2726
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1954

931

$65K

$933,000 - $1,888,300

4.5% - 6.0%

Yes

 

85

 

86

 

87

 

86

 

88

86.4%
Increased +14

+14

 

46

Five Star Bath Solutions™

Spanish Fork, UT

Landra Adams
888-344-0828
More info

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1996

27

$30,000

$65 - 80K

6%

Yes

 

86

 

88

 

85

 

85

 

87

86.2%
Decreased -18

-18

 

47

1-800-JUNKPRO

Valley Center, KS

Shawn Govern
316-688-5865
More info

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1999

4

$40-60K

$106.1 - 148.1K

5.9%

No

 

86

 

87

 

86

 

85

 

85

85.8%
Increased +51

+51

 

48

Real Property Management

Salt Lake City, UT

Don Lawby
801-546-4200
More info

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1986

260

$20-40K

$56,550 - $99,900

7%+

Yes

 

86

 

86

 

87

 

85

 

84

85.6%
Decreased -1

-1

 

49

Studio 6

Carrollton, TX

Julie Arrowsmith
972-360-2547
More info

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1962

49

$500,000

$3,475,636 - $4,530,947

5%

No

 

84

 

87

 

87

 

87

 

82

85.4%
Increased +35

+35

 

50

Dairy Queen

Minneapolis, MN

Mike Mettler
952-896-2542
More info

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1940

Over 6,000

$400,000

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

4%

Yes

 

82

 

84

 

86

 

87

 

87

85.2%
Increased +21

+21

 
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

Wendy's

Dublin, OH

Emil J. Brolick
614-764-3100
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1969

6,600

$35K

$250 - 600K

5%

Yes

 

84

 

86

 

84

 

85

 

86

85%
Increased +37

+37

 

52

RE/MAX

Denver, CO

Gail Liniger
303-770-5531
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1973

5,226

$12.5-35K

$20 - 200K

7%

Yes

 

86

 

84

 

84

 

84

 

86

84.8%
Increased +39

+39

 

53

MOOYAH Burgers Fries Shakes

Plano, TX

Michael Mabry
855-666-9247
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2007

100 stores in 19 states and 9 countries

$35K

$373,350 to $623,300

6%

Yes

 

85

 

85

 

84

 

86

 

83

84.6%
Decreased -22

-22