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Welcome to Entrepreneur’s 41st annual Franchise 500® ranking. For more than four decades, we’ve been studying the franchise industry and honing our proprietary formula in order to bring you the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. And with each year, the ranking becomes increasingly competitive, as more and more companies see the value of expansion through franchising and throw their hats into the ring. Our list shows just how varied the franchise world has become, offering prospective franchisees a myriad of choices.

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#1 on the Franchise 500: Even Without the 'Donuts', Dunkin' Takes the Cake

The #1 company on our Franchise 500 list has expanded what it's known for -- and grown its customer base.
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#2 on the Franchise 500: Delivery and Booze Are Boosting Taco Bell's Sales

The #2 company on our Franchise 500 list is now looking to find its next big success overseas.
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Can Jon Taffer Fix Franchise Restaurants?

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Why Ghost Kitchens Are the Next Big Thing for Food-Service Franchises

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Why Millennials Make Great Franchisees -- And How to Recruit Them

An increasing amount of franchises are starting to realize the power of youth, and working to attract young and hungry franchisees.
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How Franchisees and Franchisors Can Master Their Relationship

Building a strong partnership is step one toward shared success.
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5 Ways a Franchise Can Grow Fast

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#4 on the Franchise 500: How Sonic Drive-In Uses Artificial Intelligence to Improve Customer Service

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#3 on the Franchise 500: McDonald's Had a Bumpy Year, But Still Leads in Innovation

The #3 company on our Franchise 500 list is betting on technology to drive future sales.
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#5 on the Franchise 500: The UPS Store Meets Customers Where They Are

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#6 on the Franchise 500: Ace Hardware Is Fusing Online Sales With In-Person Service

The #6 company on our Franchise 500 list is still evolving after 95 years in business.

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