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2010 Top Franchises

By Guest Author On July 27, 2011 Under Setting Goals, Success Secrets

Today, many aspiring entrepreneurs are starting to think twice in committing to a franchise business. But despite the recession, several top franchises belonging in various industry stay remarkably strong. As such, you should not be afraid in buying a franchise, especially if your chosen company has a solid reputation and proven track record of success. Buying a business is easy when you know where to look. Check out GlobalBX.com – they have over 36,618 businesses and franchises for sale. Best of all it’s a FREE site! 

The following list is a compilation of the top 10 franchises for 2010: 1.    SubwayIn the US, Subway is definitely one of the fast developing franchises. In the United States alone, there are now more than 22,000 Subway franchises. There are also 10,000 Subway branches in other countries worldwide. Subway branches are located in small areas of cities, thus, proving the company’s expertise in marketing and promotion. This year, Subway is the number one franchise choice, for it continuously open new branches on a weekly basis.2.    McDonald’sMcDonald’s is proud of its more than 12,221 franchises in the United States, 1,070 in Canada, 12,510 in other countries, and 6,357 company-owned sites. The McDonald’s corporation has impressive marketing and advertising programs. As such, the company’s franchise costs may begin at $995,900 to $1,842,700. A franchise fee of $45,000 is also required by the company.3.    7-ElevenEstablished by Joe C. Thompson last 1927, 7-Eleven, Inc. convenience stores opened all around the world. The company now has a total of 30,000 locations worldwide. The 7-Eleven franchise cost starts from $40,000 to $775,300. It also has additional franchise costs of $10,000 to $611,600.4.    Hampton InnThe fourth name in the list of 2010 top franchises is the Hampton Inn. Due to recession, numerous consumers today are looking for cheaper accommodations for their travel needs. Hampton Inn is a mid-priced hotel chain, making it the best option for all consumers. As of today, the company has more than 1,595 branches across the US and over 70 branches in other foreign countries.5.    Super CutsToday, Super Cuts has successfully opened 1,027 locations in the country and one branch in Canada. The company’s branches are commonly found in strip malls. The company’s growth rate is quite slow compared to the others in this list, but its growth is remarkably steady and consistent for the recent years.6.    H&R BlockH&R Block belongs in the tax preparation and electronic filing field. It has successfully opened 3,999 franchise location in the US, 418 in Canada, and 85 branches in other foreign countries. All these figures earned H&R Block the right to be on this list of top franchises.7.    Dunkin’ DonutsWidely reputed for its doughnuts, coffee, and baked goods, Dunkin’ Donuts came out 7th in this list. The Dunkin’ Donuts franchise has successfully opened 6,400 locations within the US and over 8,800 branches around the world. The company is expected to grow and expand further for the next 20 years.8.    Jani King Due to its solid track record of success and growth, Jani King is proud to be recognized as one of the top franchises of the year. This company is well-known for its reliable commercial cleaning services. The Jani King franchise has successfully opened 11,000 branches in the country and over 12,000 locations outside the US. 9.    ServproServpro, which was established last 1967, is a painting enterprise. It offers various painting services such as repairs, disaster restoration, and cleanup. Servpro came 9th on this list of top 10 franchises of 2010, as it successfully opened more than 1,500 branches in the US. 10.    ampm Mini Market ampm is famous among youngsters for its cold drinks and scrumptious hotdogs. The ampm franchise has 1,100 locations within the country and over 3,000 branches across the globe.Given the top 10 franchises of the year, which of the franchises would you most likely invest in?

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