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2009 Top 100 Global Franchises

2009 Top 100 Global Franchises AwardFranchising has been booming in the past decades, worldwide. No longer in the US, the rest of the world’s entrepreneurs have realised that franchising offers enormous potential.

Franchise Direct has ranked the world’s best franchises for 2009.

It is interesting to learn that from the top 100 list only 15 of them are non-US franchise companies – The US, indeed, still hold the status quo as the origin of some of the best franchises and brand names in the world.

Without further ado, here is the list:

Top 100 Global Franchises for 2009

Rank Franchise Name Country Industry
1 McDonald’s USA Fast Food Franchises
2 SUBWAY®

USA Sandwich & Bagel Franchises
3 7 Eleven USA Convenience Store Franchises
4 InterContinental Hotels Group UK Hotel Franchises
5

Pizza Hut USA Pizza Franchises
6 KFC USA Chicken Franchises
7 Burger King USA Fast Food Franchises
8 A&W Restaurants USA Restaurant Franchises
9 Ace Hardware Corporation USA Home Improvement Retail Franchises
10 Naturhouse Spain Wellness Products & Services
11 JAN-PRO Cleaning Systems USA Commercial Cleaning Franchises
12 Tim Hortons Canada Bakery & Donut Franchises
13 Circle K USA Convenience Store Franchises
14 H&R Block Canada Financial Services
15 RE/MAX USA Real Estate Franchises
16 Cold Stone Creamery® USA Ice Cream Franchises
17 Ramada Worldwide

USA Hotel Franchises
18 Taco Bell USA Fast Food Franchises
19 The UPS Store® USA Mailing & Shipping Franchises
20

Jani-King USA Commercial Cleaning Franchises
21 ampm Mini Market USA Convenience Store Franchises
22 Kumon Japan Children & Education

23 Long John Silver’s USA Fast Food Franchises
24 Anytime Fitness Inc. USA Gym Franchises
25 Vanguard Cleaning Systems USA

Commercial Cleaning Franchises
26 Arby’s USA Restaurant Franchises
27 Cartridge World Australia Computer Products Stores
28 Molly Maid

USA House Cleaning Franchises
29 Snap-On Tools USA Home Improvement Retail Franchises
30 Merry Maids USA House Cleaning Franchises
31 Spherion USA Employment & Staffing Franchises
32 Mr. Handyman USA Handyman Franchises
33 Pirtek Australia Maintenance Franchises
34 Dairy Queen USA Fast Food Franchises
35 Expense Reduction Analysts UK Business Consulting Services
36 Bark Busters Australia Dog Training Franchises
37 Edible Arrangements USA Health Food Franchises
38 EmbroidMe USA Advertising & Marketing Franchises
39 Engel & Völkers

Germany Real Estate Franchises
40 Merle Norman Cosmetics USA Cosmetic Franchises
41 Auntie Anne’s Pretzels USA Bakery & Donut Franchises
42

MRI Network USA Personnel Services
43 Ben & Jerry’s

USA Ice Cream Franchises
44 Jazzercise USA Women’s Fitness Franchises
45 Knight’s Inn USA Travel Agency Franchises
46 GolfTEC USA Sports Franchises
47 Midas USA Automotive Repair Franchises
48 Matco Tools USA Automotive Franchises
49

Pita Pit Canada Fast Food Franchises
50 Chester’s International USA Chicken Franchises
51 Travelodge USA Hotel Franchises
52 TAF™ USA Sporting Goods Stores
53 Days Inn

USA Hotel Franchises
54 WSI Internet Canada Internet Franchises
55 Coffee News USA Canada Coffee Franchises
56 Snap Fitness USA Gym Franchises
57 Aussie Pet Mobile Australia Pet Grooming Franchises
58 Chem-Dry USA Carpet Cleaning Franchises
59

SIGNARAMA USA Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises
60 Cinnabon USA Bakery & Donut Franchises
61 Homewatch USA Senior Care Franchises
62 Supercuts USA Hair & Beauty Salon Franchises
63 Hampton Inn & Suites USA Hotel Franchises
64 Mathnasium USA Child Education Franchises
65 The Maids Home Services USA

House Cleaning Franchises
66 Gymboree USA Child Fitness & Gym Franchises
67 Precision Tune Auto Care USA Automotive Repair Franchises
68 American Leak Detection USA Maintenance Franchises
69 Heaven’s Best USA Carpet Cleaning Franchises
70 Express Employment Professionals USA Employment & Staffing Franchises
71 Papa Johns USA Pizza Franchises
72 Home Instead USA Senior Care Franchises
73 Budget Blinds USA Home Improvement Franchises
74 Fitness Together USA Gym Franchises
75 Allegra Print & Imaging USA Sign, Print & Copy Stores
76 Microtel Inns and Suites

USA Hotel Franchises
77 Great Clips USA Hair Salon Franchises
78 PuroClean USA B2B Franchises
79 Novus USA Automotive Repair Franchises
80 Martinizing Dry Cleaning USA Dry-cleaning & Laundry Franchises
81 Howard Johnson USA Hotel Franchises
82 Sir Speedy USA Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises
83 Action Coach Australia Business Consulting Services
84 Sylvan Learning USA Children & Education
85 The Little Gym International USA Child Fitness & Gym Franchises

86 Jiffy Lube USA Oil Change Franchises
87 Proforma USA Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises
88 Furniture Medic USA Repair & Painting Franchises
89 Moe’s Southwest Grill USA Fast Food Franchises

90 La Quinta USA Hotel Franchises
91 Minuteman Press USA Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises
92 Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza USA Pizza Franchises
93 CertaPro Painters USA Repair & Painting Franchises

94 PostNet USA Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises
95

FASTSIGNS® USA Printer, Copying & Sign Franchises
96 MAACO

USA Automotive Repair Franchises
97 Rooter-Man USA Maintenance Franchises
98 Schlotzsky’s USA Sandwich & Bagel Franchises
99

Smoothie King USA Smoothie Franchises
100 Pak Mail USA Mailing & Shipping Franchises

Please visit Franchise Direct for the full report.

Ivan Widjaya
2009 top franchises

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