The 2016 Multi-Unit 50

Ranking the most multi-friendly brands

Top 50 Brands by Number of Multi-Unit Franchisees

RANK BRAND MULTI-UNIT
FRANCHISEES
SINGLE-UNIT
FRANCHISEES
TOTAL
FRANCHISEES
1 SUBWAY 4,284 3,838 8,122
2 MCDONALD’S 2,151 497 2,648
3 DUNKIN’ DONUTS 885 467 1,352 885 467 1,352
4 LIBERTY TAX SERVICE 826 1,039 1,865
5 H&R BLOCK 781 831 1,612
6 AFC FRANCHISE CORP./SOUTHERN TSUNAMI 772 1,366 2,138
6 THE UPS STORE 772 2,398 3,170
8 LITTLE CAESARS 716 100 816
9 DAIRY QUEEN/DQ GRILL & CHILL 604 2,171 2,775
10 GREAT CLIPS 572 322 894
11 DOMINO’S 568 352 920
12 BURGER KING 536 401 937
13 RE/MAX 503 1,874 2,377
14 ACE HARDWARE 495 2,564 3,059
14 HEALTH MART PHARMACIES 495 2,380 2,875
16 JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE 444 138 582
17 FIREHOUSE SUBS 438 25 463
18 TACO BELL 406 358 764
19 JIMMY JOHN’S 372 336 708
20 WENDY’S 366 232 598
21 CENTURY 21 361 969 1,330
21 VISION SOURCE 361 2,159 2,520
23 KFC 340 233 573
24 ANYTIME FITNESS 338 1,319 1,657
25 SPORT CLIPS 278 173 451
26 PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA 277 419 696
27 COUNTRY INNS & SUITES BY CARLSON 273 75 348
28 DUNKIN’ DONUTS/BASKIN-ROBBINS COMBO 256 266 522
29 PAPA MURPHY’S 250 307 557
30 COLDWELL BANKER 249 603 852
31 EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS 243 313 556
31 PACIFIC PRIDE SERVICES 243 62 305
33 SONIC DRIVE-IN 241 355 596
34 HISSHO SUSHI 238 5 243
35 FANTASTIC SAMS 225 317 542
36 GNC 218 268 486
37 ARBY’S 216 134 350
38 PIZZA HUT 203 141 344
39 CHICK-FIL-A 194 1,215 1,409
40 BASKIN-ROBBINS 191 586 777
41 ZAXBY’S 181 34 215
42 JERSEY MIKE’S 168 188 356
43 POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN 167 483 650
44 MIDAS 163 285 448
45 KUMON 160 1,124 1,284
46 SUPERCUTS 158 126 284
47 TIM HORTONS 155 92 247
48 AUNTIE ANNE’S 154 286 440
49 PLANET FITNESS 149 101 250
50 MIRACLE-EAR 146 30 176

Top 50 Brands by Percentage of Multi-Unit Franchisees

RANK COMPANY % MULTI-UNIT
FRANCHISEES
MULTI-UNIT
FRANCHISEES
SINGLE-UNIT
FRANCHISEES
TOTAL
FRANCHISEES
1 APPLEBEE’S 100.00% 34 0 34
1 PANCHEROS MEXICAN GRILL 100.00% 29 0 29
1 PANERA BREAD 100.00% 30 0 30
4 HISSHO SUSHI 97.94% 238 5 243
5 FIVE GUYS 97.62% 123 3 126
6 GATEWAY NEWSTANDS 97.37% 74 2 76
7 BOJANGLES’ 94.94% 75 4 79
8 FIREHOUSE SUBS 94.60% 438 25 463
9 SAM’S HOT DOG STAND 92.86% 26 2 28
10 CAPTAIN D’S 89.39% 59 7 66
11 JACK IN THE BOX 88.78% 87 11 98
12 A ALL ANIMAL CONTROL 88.46% 23 3 26
13 HWY 55 BURGERS SHAKES & FRIES 88.37% 38 5 43
14 LITTLE CAESARS 87.75% 716 100 816
15 WORLD OF BEER 84.62% 22 4 26
16 ZAXBY’S 84.19% 181 34 215
17 FRESHII 83.87% 26 5 31
18 THE LITTLE GYM 83.66% 128 25 153
19 MIRACLE-EAR 82.95% 146 30 176
20 JIMMY’S PIZZA 82.76% 24 5 29
21 PALM BEACH TAN 82.35% 28 6 34
22 SWEET FACTORY 82.14% 23 5 28
23 GRANDY’S 81.82% 27 6 33
24 MCDONALD’S 81.23% 2,151 497 2,648
25 NEWK’S EXPRESS CAFE RESTAURANT 80.65% 25 6 31
26 RADISSON HOTELS 80.00% 64 16 80
27 PACIFIC PRIDE SERVICES 79.67% 243 62 305
28 SIMPLE SIMON’S PIZZA 79.07% 102 27 129
29 AARON’S 78.85% 82 22 104
30 COUNTRY INNS & SUITES BY CARLSON 78.45% 273 75 348
31 ZPIZZA 76.79% 43 13 56
32 JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE 76.29% 444 138 582
33 DUTCH BROS. COFFEE 73.85% 48 17 65
34 SUN TAN CITY 72.50% 29 11 40
35 BARBERITOS 72.41% 21 8 29
36 HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER 72.19% 122 47 169
37 CARL’S JR. 72.12% 75 29 104
38 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE 72.00% 36 14 50
39 PENN STATION 70.51% 55 23 78
40 MCALISTER’S DELI 69.57% 32 1 46
41 VALVOLINE INSTANT OIL CHANGE 69.49% 41 18 59
42 RALLY’S 68.75% 22 10 32
43 COST CUTTERS 68.49% 50 23 73
44 GODFATHER’S PIZZA 67.57% 125 60 185
45 PACLEASE 66.10% 39 20 59
46 DUNKIN’ DONUTS 65.46% 885 467 1,352
47 ADAM & EVE 65.38% 17 9 26
48 GREAT CLIPS 63.98% 572 322 894
49 CHECKERS 63.92% 62 35 97
50 PET SUPPLIES PLUS 63.64% 28 16 44

Source: FRANdata
Brands with 25 or fewer franchisees were excluded.

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