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Who Made It to the Top?

Date : Sep 13, 2018

Who Made It to the Top?

Franchise Direct has summed up the Top 100 Global Franchises in the US. We will now make a run-down of who made it to the Top 10. This, of course, can help you choose the franchise category in which you could invest in.

#10 –  SUBWAY

Industry: Sandwich & Bagel Franchises

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $89,550 – $329,700

The Subway brand was started by Fred Deluca and Dr. Peter Buck more than 50 years ago. It was by 1974 when both Deluca and Buck owned and operated 16 sandwich shops all over Connecticut. Today, Subway is considered to be the top choice for healthy and quick meals and sandwiches for the whole family with an estimated 44,610 franchise units.

#9 – INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS & RESORTS

Industry: Hotel

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $70,463,315 – $102,938,610

The Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts started its franchising in 1956. Situated in Atlanta, Georgia, this hotel now has over 195 franchising units all across its brands. It’s franchisor is Holiday Hospitality Franchising LLC with Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC as its corporate parent.

#8 – DUNKIN’ DONUTS

Industry: Bakery & Donut Franchise

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $97,500 – $1,717,103

Dunkin’ Donuts franchising started in 1955 a year after when their business began. It’s situated in Canton, Massachusetts. They offer their signature donuts, coffee, bagels, muffins and sandwiches. It’s estimated number of franchise units to date is 12,540.

#7 – RE/MAX

Industry: Real Estate Franchises

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $40,500 – $284,500

WIth an estimate number of 7,930 franchise units, this company is engaged in real estate brokerage throughout the US, Canada and other parts of the world. Situated in Denver, Colorado, it’s franchising began in 1975 after two years of starting its business.

#6 – MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL

Industry: Hotel Franchises

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $67,354,090 – $105,312,590

As a worldwide operator and franchisor of hotels, Marriott International started both its business and franchising in 1967. Its primary service is to offer world-class accommodation to business and leisure travelers. It’s estimated number of franchise units to date is 6,520.

#5 – 7 ELEVEN

Industry: Convenience Store Franchise

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $39,750 – $1,152,100

7 Eleven offers two types of franchise investment: Traditional Individual 7-Eleven Store and Business Conversion Program. Famous for its 24/7 store operations, 7 Eleven began in 1927 and has been offering franchise since 1964. Its headquarters is in Irving, Texas with 62,105 estimated number of franchise units to date.

#4 – PIZZA HUT

Industry: Pizza Franchise

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $327,000 – $2,253,500

A restaurant that offers dine-in, delivery and carry-out options for its customers, Pizza Hut has been in this business since 1958 and offered franchising a year after. It’s headquarters is in Plano, Texas and now has an estimate of 15,000 franchise units in the US.

#3 – BURGER KING

Industry: Fast Food Franchise

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $323,100 – $3,076,600

With three types of franchise ownership to choose from: Individual, Entity and Corporate, Burger King has been in the business for 62 years. Since 1956, this company has established their name with their famous burgers. With over 16,770 franchise units, it’s headquarters is located in Miami, Florida.

#2 – KFC

Industry: Chicken Franchise

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $1,442,550 – $2,771,550

Selling chicken, snackables and menu that both children and adults love, the KFC business began in 1939. After 13 years, they decided to offer franchising for everybody to taste their signature chicken with 7 secret ingredients. It’s headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky with over 20,825 franchise units in the US alone.

#1 – MCDONALDS

Industry: Fast Food Franchise

Estimated Total Franchise Cost: $39,750 – $1,152,100

Mcdonald’s has maintained its Number 1 spot in the Top 100 Global Franchises in the US. With over 37,240 units all over the US, Mcdonalds has been famous in offering value-priced foods that everybody loves. With 4 types of franchise options: Traditional Restaurant, Satellite Locations, STO and STR Locations and BFL Franchise, no wonder Mcdonalds is on top of its game.

KEVIN BRYANT

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