The 2017 Mega 99 Rankings

Ranking the largest multi-unit franchisee organizations

Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country’s largest multi-unit franchisee organizations. Based on total unit count, the rankings show not only the number of units they operate, but also the brands favored by these “mega” operators. The list is dominated by food brands, but also includes non-food concepts such as business services (tax preparation), consumer services (automotive), and lodging. Building a multi-unit empire is a matter of taste, opportunity, passion, and comfort level. If you’re looking to expand and diversify your own growing empire, seeing what the “big guys” are buying for their portfolios may help guide you in your choices.

RANK COMPANY UNITS BRANDS
1 NPC INTERNATIONAL 1,478 PIZZA HUT, WENDY'S, TACO BELL, KFC
2 TARGET CORP. 1,170 PIZZA HUT, COLD STONE CREAMERY
3 FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP 854 APPLEBEE'S, TACO BELL, PANERA BREAD
4 CARROLS GROUP 762 BURGER KING
5 SUN HOLDINGS 724 BURGER KING, POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN, ARBY'S, CICIS, GOLDEN CORRAL, KRISPY KREME, GNC
6 DHANANI GROUP 669 BURGER KING, POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN
7 MUY BRANDS 607 PIZZA HUT, WENDY'S, TACO BELL, LONG JOHN SILVER'S
8 ARAMARK 556 EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS, CHICK-FIL-A, SUBWAY, PAPA JOHN'S, PANDA EXPRESS, PIZZA HUT, QUIZNOS, TACO BELL, FRESHII, MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL, QDOBA, TIM HORTONS, WHICH WICH, CHILI'S, RAISING CANE'S, ERBERT & GERBERT'S, SBARRO, THE EXTREME PITA, KFC, STEAK ’N SHAKE, QUAKER STEAK & LUBE, THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF, WAHOO'S FISH TACO, RITA'S ITALIAN ICE, DUNKIN' DONUTS, COSI, MOOYAH, LA MADELEINE, PINKBERRY, DENNY'S
9 PILOT TRAVEL CENTERS 547 SUBWAY, CINNABON, WENDY'S, ARBY'S, TACO BELL, DQ TREAT, MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL, PIZZA HUT, CARVEL ICE CREAM SHOPPE, CHESTER'S, KFC, HOT STUFF PIZZA
10 HEARTLAND AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES 538 JIFFY LUBE
11 ARMY & AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICES 497 BURGER KING, POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN, TACO BELL, ARBY'S, EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS, WING ZONE, PIZZA HUT, TACO JOHN'S, CHURCH'S CHICKEN, DENNY'S, DOMINO'S, GODFATHER'S PIZZA, SUBWAY, CHARLEYS PHILLY STEAKS, BLIMPIE, CINNABON, CAPTAIN D'S
12 ROTTINGHAUS COMPANY 398 SUBWAY
13 HARMAN MANAGEMENT CORP. 394 KFC, A&W, LONG JOHN SILVER'S, PIZZA HUT
14 SODEXO 393 EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS, CHICK-FIL-A, PIZZA HUT, SUBWAY, TACO BELL, JAMBA JUICE, ERBERT & GERBERT'S, PAPA JOHN'S, UFOOD GRILL, BURGER KING, QUIZNOS, MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL, MCALISTER'S DELI, TIM HORTONS, BLIMPIE, HOT STUFF PIZZA, QDOBA, CHESTER'S, DQ TREAT, MRS. FIELDS, NATHAN'S FAMOUS, QUAKER STEAK & LUBE, THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF, TONY LUKES, A&W, GODFATHER'S PIZZA, SBARRO
15 GPS HOSPITALITY 388 BURGER KING, POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN
16 HMS HOST 377 BURGER KING, NATHAN'S FAMOUS, QUIZNOS, PIZZA HUT, THE GREAT AMERICAN BAGEL, CINNABON, POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN, FAMOUS FAMIGLIA PIZZERIA, CHICK-FIL-A, KFC, PINKBERRY, RUBY'S DINER, TCBY, LA MADELEINE, STEAK ’N SHAKE, MIAMI GRILL, ATLANTA BREAD COMPANY, A&W, MANCHU WOK, BAJA FRESH, BLIMPIE, GODFATHER'S PIZZA, YEUNG'S LOTUS EXPRESS, PANDA EXPRESS
17 KBP FOODS 361 KFC, TACO BELL, PIZZA HUT
18 JIB MANAGEMENT (YADAV ENTERPRISES) 343 JACK IN THE BOX, DENNY'S, EL POLLO LOCO, CORNER BAKERY CAFE, SIZZLER, TGI FRIDAYS
19 TACALA 338 TACO BELL, SONIC DRIVE-IN, KFC
20 UNITED STATES BEEF CORP. 337 ARBY'S, TACO BUENO
21 BODDIE-NOELL ENTERPRISES 336 HARDEE'S
22 CAFUA MANAGEMENT COMPANY 300 DUNKIN' DONUTS, DUNKIN DONUTS/BASKIN-ROBBINS
23 ADF COMPANIES 299 PIZZA HUT, PANERA BREAD, KFC
24 THE COVELLI FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 295 PANERA BREAD, DQ GRILL & CHILL/TEXAS DQ, DQ TREAT
25 K-MAC ENTERPRISES 294 TACO BELL, KFC, GOLDEN CORRAL
26 SIZZLING PLATTER 291 LITTLE CAESARS, DUNKIN' DONUTS, SIZZLER
27 LUND BROWN GROUP 286 HARDEE'S, CARL'S JR., DUNKIN DONUTS, TACO BELL
28 MASON-HARRISON-RATLIFF ENTERPRISES 286 SONIC DRIVE-IN
29 HEARTLAND FOOD CORP. 285 BURGER KING
30 AMERICAN WEST RESTAURANT GROUP 268 PIZZA HUT
31 TA OPERATING 267 POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN, SUBWAY, TACO BELL, GODFATHER'S PIZZA, PIZZA HUT, BURGER KING, HOT STUFF PIZZA, WENDY'S, QUIZNOS, DQ GRILL & CHILL/TEXAS DQ, RITA'S ITALIAN ICE, TIM HORTONS, SUPER 8, NOBLE ROMAN'S PIZZA
32 LOVE'S TRAVEL STOPS & COUNTRY STORES 266 SUBWAY, CHESTER'S, HARDEE'S, DQ TREAT, TACO JOHN'S
33 SHERRY POLONSKY 262 DUNKIN' DONUTS
34 APEX RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT (AMPEX BRANDS) 246 KFC, LONG JOHN SILVER'S
35 KRISTY CUNNINGHAM 244 DUNKIN' DONUTS
36 FUGATE ENTERPRISES 242 PIZZA HUT, TACO BELL
37 COMPASS GROUP USA 237 PAPA JOHN'S, EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS, QUIZNOS, PANDA EXPRESS, SALSARITA’S FRESH CANTINA, NATHAN'S FAMOUS, MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL, JAMBA JUICE, TACO BELL, TIM HORTONS, WENDY'S, DENNY'S, BURGER KING, PINKBERRY, SBARRO, UNO DUE GO, BOJANGLES', CHILI'S, ILLY, TOSSED, SMASHBURGER, IHOP, COSI, JASON'S DELI
38 D L ROGERS CORP. 232 SONIC DRIVE-IN
39 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PIZZA 229 PIZZA HUT
40 SEAWEND LTD/CEDAR ENTERPRISES 211 WENDY'S
41 CHARTER FOODS 209 TACO BELL, LONG JOHN SILVER'S, A&W, KFC, BURGER KING, CHILI'S
42 QUALITY DINING 208 BURGER KING, CHILI'S
43 HENLEY ENTERPRISES 206 VALVOLINE INSTANT OIL CHANGE
44 WENDPARTNERS 204 WENDY'S
45 RPM PIZZA 191 DOMINO'S
46 FOURTEEN FOODS 185 DQ GRILL & CHILL/TEXAS DQ, DQ TREAT
47 FALCON HOLDINGS 184 CHURCH’S CHICKEN, LONG JOHN SILVER’S, HARDEE’S, A&W
48 MARLU INVESTMENT GROUP 184 ARBY'S, CHURCH'S CHICKEN,SEARS OUTLET & APPLIANCE STORES, LITTLE CAESARS, JACK IN THE BOX, TGI FRIDAYS, SIZZLER
49 JAE RESTAURANT HOLDINGS 179 WENDY'S
50 STARBOARD GROUP 179 WENDY'S
51 RMH FRANCHISE CORP. 175 APPLEBEE'S
52 CELEBRATION RESTAURANT GROUP/CFL PIZZA/BRAVO FOODS 174 PIZZA HUT, TACO BELL
53 B & B CONSULTANTS 172 SONIC DRIVE-IN
54 DESERT DE ORO FOODS 170 PIZZA HUT, TACO BELL
55 FRAUENSHUH HOSPITALITY GROUP 170 DAIRY QUEEN
56 THE PANTRY 168 SUBWAY, LITTLE CAESARS, DQ TREAT, DQ GRILL & CHILL/TEXAS DQ, CHURCH'S CHICKEN, NOBLE ROMAN'S PIZZA, HOT STUFF PIZZA
57 JRN 165 KFC, PIZZA HUT
58 HAMRA ENTERPRISES 161 WENDY'S, PANERA BREAD, NOODLES & COMPANY
59 MERITAGE HOSPITALITY GROUP 161 WENDY'S
60 SUNSHINE RESTAURANT PARTNERS 157 IHOP
61 WING FINANCIAL SERVICES 157 JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE
62 KMART CORP. 156 LITTLE CAESARS
63 SUNDANCE 154 TACO BELL, KFC, PIZZA HUT, A&W
64 CHALAK MITRA GROUP 152 KFC, KFC/TACO BELL, LA MADELEINE
65 DAVCO RESTAURANTS 150 WENDY'S
66 NATIONAL FOOD SERVICES 150 POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN, BURGER KING
67 VKC GROUP 150 SUBWAY, GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES, MOOYAH , PRETZELMAKER, TCBY, TWISTERS
68 DOHERTY ENTERPRISES 149 APPLEBEE'S, PANERA BREAD
69 PJ UNITED 149 PAPA JOHN'S
70 RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT CO. 148 PIZZA HUT, LONG JOHN SILVER'S
71 BRIAD RESTAURANT GROUP 147 WENDY'S, TGI FRIDAYS
72 INTERFOODS OF AMERICA (SAILORMEN) 144 POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN, BURGER KING
73 APPLE INVESTORS GROUP 141 BURGER KING, WENDY'S
74 PACIFIC BELLS/WORLD WIDE WINGS 141 TACO BELL, BUFFALO WILD WINGS
75 APPLE GOLD 138 APPLEBEE'S, BURGER KING
76 VALENTI MANAGEMENT 138 WENDY'S, CHILI'S
77 CALIFORNIA FOOD MANAGEMENT 136 BURGER KING
78 Z & H FOODS 136 POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN
79 PALO ALTO 135 PIZZA HUT, TACO BELL, KFC
80 COTTI FOODS CORP. 134 TACO BELL, WENDY'S, PIEOLOGY
81 SUMMIT RESTAURANT GROUP 130 PIZZA HUT, LONG JOHN SILVER'S
82 AMERICA'S PIZZA COMPANY 129 PIZZA HUT
83 BAJCO 129 PAPA JOHN'S
84 QK 129 DENNY'S
85 STAR PARTNER ENTERPRISES 127 TACO BELL, KFC, PIZZA HUT, A&W
86 HOOGLAND FOODS 126 MARCO'S PIZZA
87 SERVUS! (BR ASSOCIATES)/SIDAL 123 LONG JOHN SILVER'S, WENDY'S
88 BORDER FOODS 122 TACO BELL, CHURCH'S CHICKEN
89 WENDY'S OF COLORADO SPRINGS 122 WENDY'S, GOLDEN CORRAL
90 DIPASQUA ENTERPRISES 120 SUBWAY
91 DORO 120 HARDEE'S, TACO JOHN'S
92 SERAZEN 120 PAPA JOHN'S, HARDEE'S
93 WISCONSIN HOSPITALITY GROUP 118 PIZZA HUT, APPLEBEE'S
94 MARWAHA GROUP (SBMG) 115 SUBWAY
95 CONSTANTINE SCRIVANOS 114 DUNKIN' DONUTS
96 JEM RESTAURANT GROUP 114 PIZZA HUT, TACO BELL
97 CARLOS ANDRADE 112 DUNKIN' DONUTS, DUNKIN' DONUTS/BASKIN-ROBBINS
98 RANDOLPH S KATZ 111 MIDAS
99 EMERALD CITY PIZZA 109 PIZZA HUT
100 HESS CORP. 109 QUIZNOS
101 SEI/AARON'S 109 AARON'S SALES & LEASE OWNERSHIP
102 SOUTH AMERICAN RESTAURANTS CORP. (SARCO) 109 CHURCH'S CHICKEN

Source: FRANdata and Franchise Update Media

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