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Find current information on the largest multi-unit franchisee enterprises in the country. These lists and rankings reveal how many units they have, their favorite brands, and which regions of the U.S. have the most franchised businesses.

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Top 50 Brands by Number of Multi-Unit Franchisees
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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The 2021 Multi-Brand 50 ranking highlights the largest franchisees in the U.S. and their 25 favorite brands.
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2021’s Mega 99 list ranks the country’s largest multi-unit franchisee by unit count, including their brands
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Who's dominating in their markets and regions? See our 2020 Dominators rankings to find out!
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 15,993 Reads 13 Shares
The most multi-friendly brands, by units and percentage
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine
  • 4,144 Reads 4 Shares
The 2020 Multi-Brand 50 ranking highlights the largest franchisees in the U.S. and their 25 favorite brands.
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2020's Mega 99 list ranks the country's largest multi-unit franchisee by unit count, including their brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Who's dominating in their markets and regions? See our annual Dominators issue to find out!
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,341 Reads 21 Shares
Catch up on the 2019 Multi-Unit 50 list, ranking the top 50 brands by total number and percentage of multi-unit franchisees in their system.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,040 Reads 36 Shares
Our annual Multi-Brand 50 list ranks the top U.S. franchisees with more than one brand by number of units, along with their 25 most popular brands.
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Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country's largest multi-unit franchisee organizations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 21,704 Reads 123 Shares
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.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,186 Reads 7 Shares
Our annual Multi-Brand 50 list ranks the top U.S. franchisees with more than one brand by number of units, along with their 25 most popular brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,253 Reads 8 Shares
Multi-brand franchising is a growing phenomenon. Some franchisees are not content with operating one brand so they add one, two, three, or more other brands to their portfolios.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,873 Reads 32 Shares
Entrepreneur ranks the top 200 U.S. brands looking to expand internationally
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 9,595 Reads 24 Shares
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 these "mega" franchisees operate, but also their brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 20,890 Reads 137 Shares
Multi-brand franchising is a growing phenomenon. Some franchisees are not content with operating one brand so they add one, two, three, or more other brands to their portfolios.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,502 Reads 43 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue expanding each 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.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,050 Reads
This issue’s six profiles of multi-unit franchisees include immigrants from three different countries (India, Pakistan, and Armenia), all living the American Dream in their own way.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 7,937 Reads 11 Shares
Each spring, Franchise Update Media publishes its multi-brand 50 ranking of the largest U.S. franchisees that operate more than one brand.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,983 Reads 1,023 Shares
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Franchising is a tough business. There's competition, overhead, rising costs, changing consumer tastes, social media, and now legislative and regulatory threats to deal with--while you're busy hiring and training employees, updating your menu, remodeling your stores, and dealing with insurance, taxes, and suppliers.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 8,064 Reads 9 Shares
We're starting 2017 in our customary way: with our "Mega 99" list of the largest U.S. franchisees, ranked by total number of units.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 16,557 Reads 1,014 Shares
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 these "mega" franchisees operate, but also the brands they favor.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,326 Reads 1,023 Shares
What do two attorneys, a former Applebee's CEO, and a retired NFL quarterback have in common? They're four of the six multi-unit franchisees we've profiled in this issue.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 31,195 Reads 1 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue growing larger each year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these Dominators expand their portfolios through acquisitions, new units, refranchising offers, and scooping up successful units from retirees
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,581 Reads 1,023 Shares
Ranking the most multi-friendly brands
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,860 Reads
In the world of multi-unit franchisees, the big keep getting bigger. In our Multi-Brand 50 rankings, which we began publishing in 2008, the number of units operated by both the top 5 and top 10 franchisees has climbed steadily since 2010, following a post-recession drop-off when franchisees retreated from growth and instead focused on operational efficiency and selling or closing under-performing units.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 15,980 Reads 2 Shares
FRANdata has been alongside us supplying data on multi-brand franchising for 9 years now. In this issue you will find their list of the 50 largest multi-brand franchisees in the U.S., as well as a list of their 25 most popular brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,632 Reads 1,023 Shares
We kick off 2016 with our annual Mega 99 issue: a list of the largest U.S. franchisees ranked by total number of units--along with 7 profiles of multi-unit mega-operators.
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