The 2012 Multi-Unit 50 - Ranking The Most Multi-Friendly Brands
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The 2012 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 3,866 8,062 47.95%
2 MCDONALD'S 2,185 2,792 78.26%
3 H&R BLOCK 865 1,720 50.29%
4 SOUTHERN TSUNAMI 792 1,619 48.92%
5 DUNKIN' DONUTS 778 1,377 56.50%
6 LIBERTY TAX SERVICE 774 1,753 44.15%
7 DOMINO'S PIZZA 643 1,136 56.60%
8 BURGER KING 609 1,088 55.97%
9 LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA 585 680 86.03%
10 JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE 579 738 78.46%
11 GREAT CLIPS 484 786 61.58%
12 ACE HARDWARE 475 2,992 15.88%
13 CENTURY 21 463 1,787 25.91%
14 RE/MAX 461 2,448 18.83%
15 THE UPS STORE 455 3,731 26.29%
16 QUIZNOS 348 2,106 16.52%
17 PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA 328 362 90.61%
18 TACO BELL 324 609 53.20%
19 WENDY'S 320 445 71.91%
20 KFC 311 552 56.34%
21 HEALTH MART PHARMACY 310 2,156 14.38%
22 VISION SOURCE 295 1,836 16.07%
23 COLDWELL BANKER 286 915 31.26%
24 ARBY'S 256 419 61.10%
25 DUNKIN' DONUTS/BASKIN-ROBBINS COMBO 252 565 44.60%
26 DQ GRILL & CHILL/DAIRY QUEEN GRILL & CHILL 251 1,268 19.79%
27 COUNTRY INNS & SUITES BY CARLSON 249 370 67.30%
28 FANTASTIC SAMS 247 714 34.59%
29 SONIC DRIVE-IN 237 559 42.40%
30 PAPA MURPHY'S 233 554 42.06%
31 SNAP FITNESS 218 657 38.45%
32 COLD STONE CREAMERY 215 723 33.89%
33 JIMMY JOHN'S 213 452 47.12%
34 PACIFIC PRIDE SERVICES 199 340 58.53%
35 ANYTIME FITNESS 196 1,045 18.76%
36 MIDAS 194 508 38.19%
37 SPORT CLIPS 191 364 52.47%
38 FIREHOUSE SUBS 183 202 90.59%
39 PIZZA HUT 179 355 50.42%
40 INSTANT TAX SERVICE 173 269 64.31%
41 BASKIN-ROBBINS 172 740 23.24%
42 EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS 170 584 29.11%
43 POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN 167 553 30.20%
44 GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS 164 524 31.30%
45 KUMON 163 1,133 14.39%
46 MASSAGE ENVY 156 415 37.59%
46 JIFFY LUBE 156 336 46.43%
48 SYLVAN LEARNING 153 383 39.95%
49 MIRACLE-EAR 152 189 80.42%
50 ZAXBY'S 145 161 90.06%

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% 43 0 43
1 PANERA BREAD 100.00% 35 0 35
3 JENNY CRAIG 94.59% 35 2 37
4 CAPTAIN D'S 94.37% 67 4 71
5 BACK YARD BURGERS 93.18% 41 3 44
6 BOJANGLES’ 93.06% 67 5 72
7 PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA 90.61% 328 34 362
8 FIREHOUSE SUBS 90.59% 183 19 202
9 ZAXBY'S 90.06% 145 16 161
10 BRUEGGER'S 90.00% 27 3 30
11 FIVE GUYS 89.87% 142 16 158
12 CHECKERS 89.22% 91 11 102
13 GATEWAY NEWSTANDS 88.78% 87 11 98
14 RALLY’S 87.10% 27 4 31
15 LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA 86.03% 585 95 680
16 MCALISTER'S DELI 85.42% 41 7 48
17 JACK IN THE BOX 80.52% 62 15 77
18 MIRACLE-EAR 80.42% 152 37 189
19 RADISSON HOTELS 78.86% 97 26 123
20 JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE 78.46% 579 159 738
21 MCDONALD'S 78.26% 2185 607 2792
22 PONDEROSA STEAKHOUSE 77.61% 52 15 67
23 BLOCKBUSTER 77.42% 72 21 93
24 PASSPORT HEALTH 74.51% 38 13 51
25 GRANDY'S 74.42% 32 11 43
26 ACE SUSHI 73.83% 79 28 107
27 CARL'S JR. 73.40% 69 25 94
28 FAZOLI'S 73.33% 22 8 30
29 SUPERCUTS 73.15% 109 40 149
30 SWEET FACTORY 72.73% 24 9 33
31 WENDY'S 71.91% 320 125 445
32 GODFATHER'S PIZZA 71.36% 142 57 199
33 PENN STATION EAST COAST SUBS 70.69% 41 17 58
34 PACCAR LEASING 69.64% 39 17 56
35 VALVOLINE INSTANT OIL CHANGE 67.95% 53 25 78
36 AARON'S 67.94% 89 42 131
37 COUNTRY INNS & SUITES BY CARLSON 67.30% 249 121 370
38 HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER 66.24% 104 53 157
39 Z PIZZA 64.79% 46 25 71
40 COST CUTTERS FAMILY HAIR SALON 64.77% 57 31 88
41 INSTANT TAX SERVICE 64.31% 173 96 269
42 CELLAIRIS 63.54% 61 35 96
43 VALUE PLACE 63.41% 26 15 41
44 DENNY'S 62.11% 118 72 190
44 TIM HORTONS 61.90% 117 72 189
46 FROOTS 61.90% 26 16 42
47 GREAT CLIPS 61.58% 484 302 786
48 ARBY'S 61.10% 256 163 419
49 HARDEE’S 60.71% 68 44 112
50 HOOTERS 60.00% 24 16 40

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

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