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2019 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, new unit buildouts, refranchising, and scooping up successful units from retiring franchisees. Banking on their good credit, solid infrastructure, and proven 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

19,371

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

18,642

CHICAGO-GARY-KENOSHA, IL-IN-WI

11,880

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE, DC-MD-VA-WV

10,654

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX

10,085

HOUSTON-GALVESTON-BRAZORIA, TX

8,723

ATLANTA, GA

8,306

SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-SAN JOSE, CA

7,954

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

7,527

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

6,909

DETROIT-ANN ARBOR-FLINT, MI

6,481

PHOENIX-MESA, AZ

5,752

SEATTLE-TACOMA-BREMERTON, WA

5,226

MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL, MN-WI

4,826

DENVER-BOULDER-GREELEY, CO

4,740

MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

4,530

TAMPA-ST PETERSBURG-CLEARWATER, FL

4,324

SAN DIEGO, CA

3,911

ST LOUIS, MO-IL

3,789

CHARLOTTE-GASTONIA-ROCK HILL, NC-SC

3,629

ORLANDO, FL

3,521

PORTLAND-SALEM, OR-WA

3,395

CLEVELAND-AKRON, OH

3,367

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

3,080

SAN ANTONIO, TX

3,022

SACRAMENTO-YOLO, CA

3,013

LAS VEGAS, NV-AZ

2,978

CINCINNATI-HAMILTON, OH-KY-IN

2,940

KANSAS CITY, MO-KS

2,934

RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC

2,899

AUSTIN-SAN MARCOS, TX

2,883

NASHVILLE, TN

2,703

PITTSBURGH, PA

2,700

COLUMBUS, OH

2,526

NORFOLK-VIRGINIA BEACH-NEWPORT NEWS, VA-NC

2,474

MILWAUKEE-RACINE, WI

2,382

JACKSONVILLE, FL

2,212

SALT LAKE CITY-OGDEN, UT

2,110

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

2,026

HARTFORD, CT

1,927

GREENSBORO-WINSTON-SALEM-HIGH POINT, NC

1,847

WEST PALM BEACH-BOCA RATON, FL

1,825

RICHMOND-PETERSBURG, VA

1,807

GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG-ANDERSON, SC

1,732

NEW ORLEANS, LA

1,652

MEMPHIS, TN-AR-MS

1,623

LOUISVILLE, KY-IN

1,615

GRAND RAPIDS-MUSKEGON-HOLLAND, MI

1,509

KNOXVILLE, TN

1,474

BIRMINGHAM, AL

1,449

OMAHA, NE-IA

1,385

TULSA, OK

1,289

DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD, OH

1,273

CHARLESTON-NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

1,242

SARASOTA-BRADENTON, FL

1,190

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

1,160

COLUMBIA, SC

1,152

TUCSON, AZ

1,149

LITTLE ROCK-NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

1,135

BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS, NY

1,121

FRESNO, CA

1,089

ROCHESTER, NY

1,074

FORT MYERS-CAPE CORAL, FL

1,065

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

1,055

BATON ROUGE, LA

1,035

BOISE CITY, ID

1,014

DES MOINES, IA

999

ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY, NY

992

MOBILE, AL

976

 

LARGEST FRANCHISEES BY STATE

STATE (and DC)

LARGEST FRANCHISEES

UNITS

ALABAMA

NPC INTERNATIONAL

105

ALASKA

SUBWAY DEVELOPMENT OF ALASKA

24

ARIZONA

DESERT DE ORO FOODS

168

ARKANSAS

K-MAC ENTERPRISES

83

CALIFORNIA

G & M OIL CO

278

COLORADO

HARMAN MANAGEMENT

91

CONNECTICUT

GREAT AMERICAN DONUT

37

DELAWARE

RYAN S GROUP; MITRA QSR

15

DIST. OF COLUMBIA

PANKAJ SETH; TEAM WASHINGTON

9

FLORIDA

NPC INTERNATIONAL

175

GEORGIA

GPS HOSPITALITY

101

HAWAII

KAZI MANAGEMENT

40

IDAHO

NPC INTERNATIONAL

37

ILLINOIS

DHANANI GROUP

180

INDIANA

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

126

IOWA

NPC INTERNATIONAL

49

KANSAS

ROTTINGHAUS

172

KENTUCKY

FOURTEEN FOODS

61

LOUISIANA

GPS HOSPITALITY

122

MAINE

SUBWAY DEVELOPMENT OF MAINE

28

MARYLAND

DAVCO RESTAURANTS

101

MASSACHUSETTS

HK ENTERPRISES

70

MICHIGAN

FORWARD CORP; STARBOARD GROUP

65

MINNESOTA

BORDER FOODS

78

MISSISSIPPI

NPC INTERNATIONAL

137

MISSOURI

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

134

MONTANA

MERIDIAN RESTAURANTS UNLIMITED

21

NORTH CAROLINA

SPEEDWAY

189

NORTH DAKOTA

FARMERS UNION OIL CO

27

NEBRASKA

CARPENTER CONCEPTS

48

NEVADA

TERRIBLE HERBST

85

NEW HAMPSHIRE

PETER NAPOLI

32

NEW JERSEY

BRIAD RESTAURANT GROUP

74

NEW MEXICO

MERRITT GROUP SONIC

68

NEW YORK

METRO FRANCHISING COMMISSARY

137

OHIO

THE COVELLI FAMILY LTD PARTNERSHIP

140

OKLAHOMA

WING FINANCIAL SERVICES

95

OREGON

GBMO

60

PENNSYLVANIA

CARROLS GROUP; VALENTI MANAGEMENT

62

RHODE ISLAND

THE JAN COMPANIES

27

SOUTH CAROLINA

PILOT TRAVEL CENTERS

36

SOUTH DAKOTA

VELARDE

23

TENNESSEE

SW DEVELOPMENT OF EAST TN

94

TEXAS

SUN HOLDINGS

348

UTAH

SIZZLING PLATTER

56

VERMONT

VERMONT DONUT ENTERPRISES

17

VIRGINIA

BODDIE-NOELL ENTERPRISES

177

WASHINGTON

HEARTLAND AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

95

WEST VIRGINIA

LITTLE GENERAL STORE

47

WISCONSIN

WISCONSIN HOSPITALITY GROUP

65

WYOMING

HIGH PLAINS PIZZA

22

 

LARGEST FRANCHISEES BY REGION

REGION

UNITS

NEW ENGLAND  (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

DHANANI GROUP

102

HK ENTERPRISES

87

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

65

PR RESTAURANTS

63

DE FOODS

56

EAST (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, WV)

CARROLS GROUP

203

METRO FRANCHISING COMMISSARY

137

ADF COMPANIES

130

TARGET

128

MUY BRANDS

126

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

NPC INTERNATIONAL

1,000

SUN HOLDINGS

482

KBP FOODS

420

MUY BRANDS

416

SPEEDWAY

400

MIDWEST (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

284

CARROLS GROUP

279

DHANANI GROUP

275

KBP FOODS

176

MUY BRANDS

160

PLAINS (IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD)

ROTTINGHAUS

330

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

306

NPC INTERNATIONAL

259

K-MAC ENTERPRISES

146

LOVE’S TRAVEL STOPS & COUNTRY STORES

145

MOUNTAIN WEST (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY)

NPC INTERNATIONAL

146

HARMAN MANAGEMENT

118

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

111

SIZZLING PLATTER

80

ALVARADO CONCEPTS

65

SOUTHWEST (AZ, NV, NM)

DESERT DE ORO FOODS

177

MERRITT GROUP SONIC

119

TERRIBLE HERBST

85

STINE ENTERPRISES

73

SUBWAY DEVELOPMENT OF LAS VEGAS

64

WEST (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)

G & M OIL CO

278

HARMAN MANAGEMENT

272

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PIZZA

258

FLYNN RESTAURANT GROUP

200

TARGET

188

Note: Data based on most current FDDs.
Source: FRANdata

Published: November 15th, 2019

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