Entrepreneur magazine's top 10 franchises

  • Updated: August 26, 2009 - 9:32 AM

 

Each year Entrepreneur magazine finds the top 500 franchises ranked on, among other things, financial strength and stability, growth rate and the size of the system. Here is the magazine's 2009 Top 10:

Franchise Total Investment*

Subway $79K - $238K

McDonald's $950K - $1.8M

Liberty Tax Service $57K - $70K

Sonic Drive-in Restaurants $1.2M - $3.2M

InterContinental Hotels Group Varies

Ace Hardware Corp. $400K - $1.1M

Pizza Hut $317K - $3M

UPS Store, The/Mailboxes Etc. $155K - $294K

Circle K $161K - $1.4M

Papa John's Int'l. Inc. $136K - $492K

*Total investment is the amount a franchisee needs to invest to start a franchise.

Source: entrepreneur.com

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