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Top 93 Overall Franchises

Best Franchise Opportunities - January 2018

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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

1

Tutor Doctor

USA Division

Dru Carpenito
416-646-0364
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2000

452

$66,000

$66,000 - $133,900

8%

Yes

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

100%
Increased +40

+40

 

2

The Cleaning Authority

Columbia, Maryland

Iric Wexler
888-706-3615
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1996

220

$40,000

$96,510 - $153,171

4-6%

No

 

100

 

99

 

100

 

100

 

99

99.6%

NC

 

3

Anago Cleaning Systems

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Judy Walker
800-213-5857
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1989

2,400

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

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

5%

Yes

 

100

 

98

 

99

 

100

 

99

99.2%

NC

 
Strong Performers

5

2003

0

$15K

$35 - 80.1K

2.5-6%

No

 

98

 

99

 

98

 

99

 

100

98.8%
Increased +15

+15

 

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

Maaco Franchising

Charlotte, NC

Rob Cambruzzi
704-858-0729
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1972

460

$5,995

$250,000-$300,000

8%

Yes

 

98

 

96

 

99

 

98

 

100

98.2%
Increased +76

+76

 

8

Hertz

Oklahoma City, OK

Laura Gibbons
800-532-3401
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1997

153

$75K

$33.8 - 51.1K

7%

Yes

 

97

 

97

 

100

 

96

 

100

98%
Increased +34

+34

 

9

9Round Franchising

Greenville, SC

Jeff Mathews
480-621-5740
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2008

400+

$75K

$70 - 90K

$449 Flat

Yes

 

95

 

98

 

97

 

99

 

98

97.4%
Increased +46

+46

 

10

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

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

99

 

96

97.2%
Increased +56

+56

 

11

Papa John's

Jacksonville, FL

Papa Johns
570-708-8780
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1985

1,526

$30-40k

$1,179 - 2,746.2K

5-7%

Yes

 

96

 

98

 

97

 

98

 

96

97%
Decreased -1

-1

 

12

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

 

99

 

97

 

95

 

97

96.8%
Increased +26

+26

 

13

Wendy's

Dublin, OH

Emil J. Brolick
614-764-3100
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1969

6,600

$35K

$250 - 600K

5%

Yes

 

98

 

97

 

96

 

95

 

97

96.6%
Increased +11

+11

 

15

Sonic Drive In Restaurants

Oklahoma City, OK

Clifford Hudson
405-225-4828
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1953

3,522

$1,000,000

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

5%

Yes

 

95

 

95

 

96

 

95

 

97

95.6%
Increased +17

+17

 

16

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

 

96

 

93

 

97

 

96

 

95

95.4%
Increased +13

+13

 

17

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

 

94

 

96

 

93

 

96

95%
Increased +5

+5

 

18

Toppers Pizza

Whitewater, WI

Scott Gittrich
262-473-6666
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1991

71

$150,000

$262,663 - $490,649

5.5%

Yes

 

96

 

96

 

94

 

93

 

94

94.6%
Increased +34

+34

 

19

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

 

93

 

96

 

96

 

94

 

93

94.4%
Decreased -2

-2

 

20

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring

Tampa, FL

Dana Hansen
800-434-2582
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1998

400

$27,250

$35,000 - $55,000

8-6%

Yes

 

90

 

95

 

96

 

96

 

94

94.2%
Increased +64

+64

 

21

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

 

93

 

95

 

95

 

92

 

95

94%
Increased +38

+38

 

22

Century 21

Madison, New Jersey

Richard W. Davidson
877-221-2765
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1971

2,100

$68K

$115.6 - 243.2K

6%

Yes

 

94

 

94

 

93

 

93

 

95

93.8%
Decreased -13

-13

 

23

Acti-Kare

Tampa, FL

Dana Hansen
888-451-5273
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2011

82

$24,500

$35 - 55K

3-5%

Yes

 

92

 

94

 

94

 

94

 

92

93.2%
Increased +56

+56

 

24

Nick-N-Willy's Pizza

Salem, OR

Janie Van Winkle
503-371-9318
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1988

27

$30K

$120 - 350K

7%

Yes

 

94

 

92

 

93

 

92

 

94

93%
Increased +45

+45

 

25

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

 

92

 

93

 

92

 

94

 

92

92.6%
Increased +29

+29

 

26

Juice It Up!

Irvine, CA

Frank Easterbrook
949-475-0146
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1995

80

$75,000

$159,979 - $391,448

6%

Yes

 

92

 

94

 

87

 

94

 

94

92.2%
Increased +27

+27

 

27

TGA Premier Youth Tennis

El Segundo, CA

Joshua Jacobs
310-333-0622
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2011

28

$8,000 - $50,000

$16,150 - $67,200

8%

No

 

92

 

91

 

91

 

93

 

91

91.6%
Increased +24

+24

 

28

360Clean

Daniel Island, SC

Teri Bradshaw
843-522-0116
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2005

72

$5,000

$9.35 - 15.55K

10%

Yes

 

93

 

93

 

90

 

90

 

91

91.4%
Increased +40

+40

 

30

McDonald's

Oak Brook, IL

Steve Easterbrook
630-623-6196
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1955

29712

$750,000

$989,352 - $2,217,045

4%

Yes

 

92

 

92

 

89

 

92

 

90

91%
Increased +30

+30

 

31

Great Clips

Minneapolis, MN

Beth Caron
800-947-1143
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1983

4,200

$50k-- select markets $75k

$137,050-$258,450

6%

Yes

 

91

 

90

 

91

 

90

 

92

90.8%
Decreased -3

-3

 

32

Pump It Up

Tempa, AZ

Rick Howard
480-371-1235
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2000

127

$200,000

$366,250 - $790,000

6%

Yes

 

91

 

91

 

92

 

92

 

86

90.4%
Increased +39

+39

 

33

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

 

92

 

91

 

87

 

91

 

90

90.2%
Increased +40

+40

 

34

A Caring Home Care Services

Houston, TX

Donnie P.
713-588-4433
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2013

215

$5K

$40 - 50K

5%

Yes

 

91

 

90

 

90

 

87

 

91

89.8%
Increased +30

+30

 

35

Great American Cookies

Atlanta, GA

Mary Coots
877-639-2361
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1977

296

$100,000

$178,350 - $280,350

6%

Yes

 

89

 

88

 

89

 

90

 

91

89.4%
Increased +39

+39

 

36

Five Star Bath Solutions™

Spanish Fork, UT

Landra Adams
888-344-0828
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1996

27

$30,000

$65 - 80K

6%

Yes

 

89

 

90

 

88

 

89

 

89

89%
Increased +40

+40

 

37

Molly Maid

Ann Arbor, MI

David McKinnon
734-822-6800
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1979

632

$65,000

$85,795 - $131,295

6.5-3%

Yes

 

90

 

90

 

89

 

88

 

87

88.8%
Decreased -1

-1

 

38

Baskin Robbins

Canton, MA

Irvine Robbins
781-737-3000
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1967

7,000

$20K

$125 - 250K

5.9%

Yes

 

89

 

87

 

89

 

90

 

87

88.4%
Decreased -31

-31

 

39

Blast 825 Pizza

Fresno, CA

Stacy Soderstrom
559-981-0721
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2013

43

$1686

$176.9 - 701.5K

4%

Yes

 

90

 

87

 

89

 

88

 

87

88.2%
Increased +4

+4

 

40

Studio 6

Carrollton, TX

Julie Arrowsmith
972-360-2547
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1962

49

$500,000

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

5%

No

 

87

 

89

 

88

 

89

 

87

88%
Increased +8

+8

 

41

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

 

87

 

89

 

87

 

88

 

88

87.8%
Decreased -33

-33

 

42

Dairy Queen

Minneapolis, MN

Mike Mettler
952-896-2542
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1940

Over 6,000

$400,000

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

4%

Yes

 

87

 

88

 

86

 

89

 

87

87.4%
Increased +48

+48

 

44

Moran Family of Brands

Midlothian, IL

Barbara Moran
708-389-5922
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1956

99

$60,000

$173,315 - $246,185

7%

Yes

 

85

 

88

 

88

 

88

 

85

86.8%
Increased +3

+3

 

45

16 Handles

New York, NY

Solomon Choi
212-260-4416
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2008

43

300K

$450 - 650K

6%

Yes

 

85

 

86

 

87

 

86

 

88

86.4%
Decreased -24

-24

 

46

Home Instead Senior Care

Omaha, NE

Roger Baumgart
402-498-4466
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1994

1,016

$45,000

$99,020 - $114,910

5%

Yes

 

86

 

88

 

85

 

85

 

87

86.2%
Decreased -31

-31

 

47

Liberty Tax Service

Virginia Beach, VA

Mark F. Baumgartner
757-493-8855
More info

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1997

4,438

$50,000

$57,800 - $71,900

14%

Yes

 

86

 

87

 

86

 

85

 

85

85.8%
Decreased -1

-1

 

48

241 Pizza

USA Division

Larry Santolini
416-646-0987+234
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1986

95

$20K

$160 - 180K

10%

Yes

 

86

 

86

 

87

 

85

 

84

85.6%
Increased +30

+30

 

49

Jiffy Lube

Houston, TX

Steven Ledbetter
800-344-6933
More info

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1979

769

$27-95K

$330.5 - 519.5K

5.5%

Yes

 

84

 

87

 

87

 

87

 

82

85.4%
Increased +7

+7

 

50

Maid Brigade

Phoenix, AZ

Tim Halloran
602-493-1333
More info

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1979

420

$25,000 - $40,000

$85,000 - $125,000

6.9-3.5%

Yes

 

82

 

84

 

86

 

87

 

87

85.2%
Increased +22

+22

 
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

TGA Premier Junior Golf

El Segundo, CA

Joshua Jacobs
310-333-0622
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2007

54

$10,000

$16,150 - $67,200

8%

No

 

84

 

86

 

84

 

85

 

86

85%
Decreased -37

-37

 

52

Real Property Management

Salt Lake City, UT

Don Lawby
801-546-4200
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