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2018 Dominators

Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue to grow--and they're getting bigger every year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these "dominators" grow their portfolios through acquisitions, building new units, refranchising, and scooping up successful units from retiring franchisees. Banking on their good credit, solid infrastructure, and track record, today's dominators are creating historically large franchisee organizations, as the rankings from FRANdata show.

Today's dominators are sophisticated, savvy, and experienced at managing organizations with hundreds of units, often spread across several states, regions, or even the entire U.S. They also understand that all success is local and about unit economics: one customer and one sale at a time.

They create jobs by the hundreds and thousands, hiring young employees and providing a career path for them to grow. They do business with local suppliers--lots of them. And they give back to their communities on a large scale, encouraging their employees to support local organizations and charities. No franchisee gets to the top without years of hard work, sacrifice, perseverance, and an unwavering desire to be the best. So congratulations to this year's dominators!

 

Entire U.S.
(50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands)

MSA

Franchised Units

LOS ANGELES-RIVERSIDE-ORANGE COUNTY, CA

19,439

NEW YORK-NORTHERN NEW JERSEY-LONG ISLAND, NY-NJ-CT-PA

18,764

CHICAGO-GARY-KENOSHA, IL-IN-WI

11,741

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE, DC-MD-VA-WV

10,590

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX

9,708

HOUSTON-GALVESTON-BRAZORIA, TX

8,452

SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-SAN JOSE, CA

7,989

ATLANTA, GA

7,942

BOSTON-WORCESTER-LAWRENCE, MA-NH-ME-CT

7,749

PHILADELPHIA-WILMINGTON-ATLANTIC CITY, PA-NJ-DE-MD

6,851

DETROIT-ANN ARBOR-FLINT, MI

6,233

PHOENIX-MESA, AZ

5,635

SEATTLE-TACOMA-BREMERTON, WA

5,386

MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL, MN-WI

4,874

MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

4,515

DENVER-BOULDER-GREELEY, CO

4,504

TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER, FL

4,194

SAN DIEGO, CA

4,020

ST. LOUIS, MO-IL

3,772

CHARLOTTE-GASTONIA-ROCK HILL, NC-SC

3,493

ORLANDO, FL

3,439

PORTLAND-SALEM, OR-WA

3,416

CLEVELAND-AKRON, OH

3,271

SACRAMENTO-YOLO, CA

3,083

CINCINNATI-HAMILTON, OH-KY-IN

2,965

SAN ANTONIO, TX

2,932

LAS VEGAS, NV-AZ

2,927

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

2,900

KANSAS CITY, MO-KS

2,851

RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC

2,816

AUSTIN-SAN MARCOS, TX

2,771

PITTSBURGH, PA

2,677

NORFOLK-VIRGINIA BEACH-NEWPORT NEWS, VA-NC

2,599

NASHVILLE, TN

2,595

COLUMBUS, OH

2,527

MILWAUKEE-RACINE, WI

2,357

JACKSONVILLE, FL

2,176

SALT LAKE CITY-OGDEN, UT

2,035

HARTFORD, CT

1,962

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

1,923

GREENSBORO-WINSTON-SALEM-HIGH POINT, NC

1,823

WEST PALM BEACH-BOCA RATON, FL

1,786

RICHMOND-PETERSBURG, VA

1,761

GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG-ANDERSON, SC

1,742

LOUISVILLE, KY-IN

1,641

NEW ORLEANS, LA

1,606

MEMPHIS, TN-AR-MS

1,552

GRAND RAPIDS-MUSKEGON-HOLLAND, MI

1,437

KNOXVILLE, TN

1,437

BIRMINGHAM, AL

1,422

OMAHA, NE-IA

1,325

DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD, OH

1,272

CHARLESTON-NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

1,242

TULSA, OK

1,236

BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS, NY

1,215

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

1,191

COLUMBIA, SC

1,177

LITTLE ROCK-NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

1,146

FRESNO, CA

1,141

SARASOTA-BRADENTON, FL

1,139

 

Largest Franchisees by State

STATE (and D.C.)

LARGEST FRANCHISEE

UNITS

ALABAMA

TACALA/BOOM FOODS

110

ALASKA

SUBWAY DEVELOPMENT OF ALASKA

24

ARIZONA

DESERT DE ORO FOODS

143

ARKANSAS

K-MAC ENTERPRISES

83

CALIFORNIA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PIZZA

260

COLORADO

HARMAN MANAGEMENT

89

CONNECTICUT

DHANANI GROUP

32

DELAWARE

MITRA QSR; NICKOLAS NISTAZOS; RYAN S GROUP

15

DIST. OF COLUMBIA

KONSTANTINO SKRIVANOS

20

FLORIDA

SUMMIT RESTAURANT GROUP

215

GEORGIA

GPS HOSPITALITY

98

HAWAII

KAZI MANAGEMENT

41

IDAHO

NPC INTERNATIONAL

37

ILLINOIS

DHANANI GROUP

167

INDIANA

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

126

IOWA

NPC INTERNATIONAL

49

KANSAS

ROTTINGHAUS

172

KENTUCKY

FRAUENSHUH HOSPITALITY GROUP

60

LOUISIANA

GPS HOSPITALITY

122

MAINE

CAFUA MANAGEMENT COMPANY

34

MARYLAND

DAVCO RESTAURANTS

101

MASSACHUSETTS

HK ENTERPRISES

70

MICHIGAN

FORWARD CORP; STARBOARD GROUP

65

MINNESOTA

BORDER FOODS

77

MISSISSIPPI

NPC INTERNATIONAL

126

MISSOURI

NPC INTERNATIONAL

101

MONTANA

HIGH PLAINS PIZZA

22

NEBRASKA

CARPENTER CONCEPTS

48

NEVADA

TERRIBLE HERBST

85

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONSTANTINE SCRIVANOS

42

NEW JERSEY

BRIAD RESTAURANT GROUP

74

NEW MEXICO

B & B CONSULTANTS

68

NEW YORK

KONSTANTINO SKRIVANOS

134

NORTH CAROLINA

JAMES HUMPHREY

175

NORTH DAKOTA

MIDWEST SUBWAY DEVELOPMENT

23

OHIO

THE COVELLI FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

138

OKLAHOMA

WING FINANCIAL SERVICES

98

OREGON

GBMO

59

PENNSYLVANIA

CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP

64

RHODE ISLAND

THE JAN COMPANIES

27

SOUTH CAROLINA

APPLE GOLD; CAROLINA RESTAURANT GROUP; SOUTHEAST RESTAURANTS

33

SOUTH DAKOTA

VELARDE

23

TENNESSEE

SW DEVELOPMENT OF EAST TN

94

TEXAS

SUN HOLDINGS

510

UTAH

SIZZLING PLATTER

64

VERMONT

ARISTOTLE SOULIOTIS

20

VIRGINIA

BODDIE-NOELL ENTERPRISES

174

WASHINGTON

OIL EXPRESS

97

WEST VIRGINIA

LITTLE GENERAL STORE

46

WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN HOSPITALITY GROUP

104

WYOMING

HIGH PLAINS PIZZA

22

 

Largest Franchisees by Region

Region Units

East (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, WV)

Carrols Restaurant Group

204

Konstantino Skrivanos

163

ADF Companies

143

Target Corp.

141

HMS Host

124

Muy Brands

124

Midwest (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

Flynn Restaurant Group

277

Carrols Restaurant Group

275

Dhanani Group

260

Target Corp.

172

Muy Brands

160

Mountain West (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY)

NPC International

143

Harman Management

117

Sizzling Platter

96

United States Beef

74

Alvarado Concepts

62

New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Constantine Scrivanos

115

Cafua Management Company

98

Dhanani Group

97

HK Enterprises

88

Carlos P Andrade

76

Plains (IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD)

Rottinghaus

330

NPC International

258

United States Beef

227

K-MAC Enterprises

142

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

140

South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, IA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA)

NPC International

914

Sun Holdings

635

Muy Brands

413

KBP Foods

373

James Humphrey

363

Southwest (AZ, NV, NM)

Desert De Oro Foods

152

B & B Consultants

118

Terrible Herbst

85

Stine Enterprises

73

Subway Development of Las Vegas

64

West (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)

Harman Management

275

Southern California Pizza

260

G & M Oil Co

253

Target Corp.

215

Flynn Restaurant Group

197

Note: Data based on most current FDDs.

Source: FRANdata

Published: January 11th, 2019

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