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Franchise Times 2008 Top 200

  1. 1. 2008 Franchise Times EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2007 2006 Dollars Percent Worldwide Sales $443.8 B $423.6 B $20.2 B 4.76% Total Operating Locations 403,532 405,056 (1,524) -0.38% —Domestic 280,727 284,749 (4,022) -1.41% —International 122,805 120,307 2,498 2.08% International % 30% 30% Company Locations 72,313 71,611 INSIDE THE FT 200 Sales Ranking ...................... Pages 29-43 Units Ranking...................... Pages 44-45 Franchise Locations 331,219 333,445 Alphabetical List ................ Pages 46-49 Companies on the Verge ....Pages 50-55 Franchised % 82% 82%
  2. 2. Economic insight FT200 shows where the economy is going By Jonathan Maze Subway ($1.3 billion growth) and have nearly the presence on the list 15 Taco Bell fell 7.7 percent—the T eighth-ranked Circle K ($1.4 bil- that retailers do—only two—but chain was hit hard by a combina- o get a sense of how the lion growth) can look back on they may become more common. tion of public relations nightmares U.S. economy performed 2007 with notable fondness. Or at least those on the list should in the form of an East Coast e-coli last year, don’t just look at Circle K, along with 7-Eleven continue to grow as the popula- outbreak, and competition from a the Franchise Times 200 and another chain, ampm, all tion ages. Home-based senior-care fast-casual sector that is heavy on as a whole, even though its sales demonstrated the strong sales company Comfort Keepers moved the Mexican food. Several other kept pace with overall economic growth in the convenience-store up to 182 from 198. And sector QSRs had more modest or stag- trends. Instead, look for the indi- sector. Led in part by high gas leader Home Instead Senior Care nant growth even though the vidual companies, and the sectors prices, the nation’s gas stations saw shot up to No. 110 thanks to nearly declining economy would tend to in which they operate. sales increase 6 percent last year, 25-percent revenue growth. favor them. In those numbers are a handful according to federal numbers— That growth isn’t a surprise. The economy didn’t hurt hotels of key insights, some of which you though the stores themselves note This is: Casual dining restau- last year—the effects of the econ- might expect: The housing market that increased gas sales don’t usu- rants fared well in 2007. The list omy likely won’t show up until hammered real estate companies, ally result in bigger profits. Ampm, includes several new additions of next year’s list. There’s one more and high gas prices buoyed conve- the BP-owned franchise, contin- casual-dining chains, such as Peter hotel in the Top 200 thanks to nience store sales. ued its solid showing, jumping Piper Pizza (198), The Melting Pot the appearance of fast-growing A few others may come as a sur- up 10 spots from 39 to 29 on (196), Old Chicago (195) and El Baymont at No. 191, and most prise: Hotels performed well, and the strength of systemwide sales Chico Café (188). And others of the 42 lodging companies on casual-dining chains not only growth of nearly 30 percent. grew substantially, led by Chili’s, this year’s list boosted sales and kept their places on the list, they While they may not have had now No. 21 on the 200 after sys- their places among the 200. The remarkably added to their num- the sales strength of the conve- temwide revenue grew 15 percent top hotel franchise continued to ber despite analysts’ near-universal nience stores, many other retailers to $4.3 billion—it’s now threaten- be Marriott, which inched its views that the sector is in the dol- on the list grew strongly despite ing No. 20 Applebee’s, which saw way into the No. 10 spot with drums. some burgeoning economic prob- revenues fall to $4.6 billion from $8 billion in revenue. Among The list also says that the big- lems that took hold at the end of $4.7 billion, for the right to call the notable jumps: Holiday Inn gest of the biggest U.S. franchisors the year. Among the surprises: itself the nation’s largest casual- Express went from No. 33 to No. continue to flex their muscles. The Blockbuster was No. 13 on the dining chain. 26 after boosting revenue 20 per- top 20 remains mostly intact from list, up from No. 16 a year ago, T.G.I. Friday’s, meanwhile, cent; Red Roof moved up 24 spots a year ago, and the two largest thanks largely to 18-percent moved up to No. 33 from No. to 122 after increasing sales 21 franchisors put even more dis- growth in systemwide revenue 40 thanks to an additional $318 percent, and Travelodge moved tance between them and the rest at a time when competition from million in revenue. Several oth- up 27 spots to 129 after its reve- of the pack. all sides has been eating away at ers showed growth, even if it was nues grew 26 percent. McDonald’s remains firmly much of its typical customer base. more modest. On the other end of the spec- entrenched at the top. Its system- Other retailers, like Matco Tools, Incidentally, all four of the trum is the real-estate industry. wide sales increased 12 percent General Nutrition Centers and companies in the Top 200 that Four real-estate franchisors are on after a year in which it could The Athlete’s Foot also saw reve- are listed as “fast-casual,” Panera the list, and each of them saw rev- seemingly do no wrong. Despite nue growth. Retailers added one Bread, McAllister’s Deli and enue declines last year thanks to that, No. 2, 7-Eleven, managed name to the top 100: the grow- Moe’s Southwest Grill, grew sub- the one of the worst housing mar- to reduce the distance between it ing floral company 1-800 Flowers, stantially. And Jason’s Deli made kets since the Great Depression. and the top spot by increasing its debuting at No. 82. its first appearance on the list. It Century 21, which two years ago worldwide sales an astonishing 27 Some retailers could not shake had $427 million and showed up was 16th, fell nine spots to No. 31 percent. (See our cover story for the challenges facing their busi- at No. 136. this year. Revenues fell by nearly more on this brand.) ness. Radio Shack, which is There are far more (35) quick- $1 billion at No. 12 Coldwell Nearly all the remaining top 10 facing a decline in mall traffic service restaurants on the list, and Banker, which still held onto its saw sales growth, even if it wasn’t and intense competition from once again they dominated the top spot. Both Keller Williams (No. as strong as the two giants. No. bigger electronic retailers, fell to spots and the biggest ones contin- 41) and ER A (83) saw revenue 3 KFC ($1.8 billion in system- 23rd from No. 20 after a 16-per- ued to grow. declines, too. wide sales growth), No. 4 Burger cent decline in revenue. Yet QSR results were also King ($1.2 billion growth), No. 6 Elder care companies don’t mixed. Systemwide revenues at No. Insight continued on 37 28 October 2008
  3. 3. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 1 1 McDonald's McDonald's Corporation $63,554 13,862 31,377 65% 2 2 7-Eleven Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. $48,800 6,273 33,818 94% 3 4 KFC Yum! Brands, Inc. $16,000 5,273 13,639 76% 4 6 Burger King Burger King Holdings Inc. $13,908 * 7,482 11,395 89% 5 5 Ace Hardware Store Ace Hardware Corp. $12,500 * 4,410 4,630 100% 6 7 Subway Doctor’s Associates Inc. $11,300 21,195 28,546 100% 7 8 Pizza Hut Yum! Brands, Inc. $10,000 6,144 11,222 76% 8 10 Circle K Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. $9,530 3,075 6,712 61% 9 9 Wendy's Wendy's International, Inc. $9,000 * 5,936 6,645 79% 10 11 Marriott Hotels, Marriott International $8,000 * 342 520 40% Resorts & Suites 11 13 Hilton Hilton Hotels Corporation $7,500 * 237 505 43% 12 12 Coldwell Banker Realogy Corporation $6,600 * 3,333 3,913 79% Real Estate 13 16 Blockbuster Blockbuster Inc. $6,499 4,854 7,829 22% 14 15 Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts InterContinental Hotels Group $6,028 * 952 1,381 100% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Aaron’s Sale & Lease Ownership AlphaGraphics Contacts: Greg Tanner Contacts: Jenny Langfeld 49 168 Phone: 678-402-3629 # Phone: 800-528-4885 E-Mail: greg.tanner@aaronrents.com Web site: www.aaronsfranchise.com E-Mail: opportunity @alphagraphics.com # TOP 200 Web site: www.alphagraphics.com TOP 200 Aaron’s is North America’s lease-to-own franchise opportunity. Ranked #49 among franchise AlphaGraphics has been the leader in print and visual chains in worldwide sales by Franchise Times, Aaron’s is communications for more than 35 years. With over 260 locations NYSE-listed with a 50+ year proven track record and over $2 billion in the U.S. and eight countries, we set the standard for solutions in in systemwide revenues. We’re reinventing the way a growing and printing, marketing communications and document management. underserved market acquires necessities like furniture, appliances, At AlphaGraphics, our mission is to work with people to plan, electronics and computers. produce and manage their visual communications, helping them to achieve their goals more confidently and effectively. October 2008 29
  4. 4. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 15 14 Taco Bell Corp. Yum! Brands, Inc. $6,000 5,108 5,306 75% 16 17 Sheraton Starwood Hotels and Resorts $5,700 * 205 404 49% Worldwide, Inc. 17 21 Tim Hortons Tim Horton's Inc. $5,439 * 398 3,221 98% 18 18 Domino's Pizza Domino's Pizza, Inc. $5,428 * 5,155 8,624 93% 19 19 Dunkin' Donuts Dunkin Brands, Inc. $5,300 5,769 7,988 100% 20 22 Applebee's DineEquity, Inc. $4,600 1,980 2,080 78% 21 26 Chili's Grill & Bar Brinker International, Inc. $4,300 * 1,259 1,418 39% 22 24 H&R Block Tax Services H&R Block, Inc. $4,050 * 13,038 14,547 43% 23 20 RadioShack RadioShack Corp. $3,955 * 5,895 6,107 27% 24 27 Hampton Inn Hilton Hotels Corporation $3,950 * 1,450 1,478 98% & Hampton Inn & Suites 25 29 Sonic Sonic Corp. $3,700 * 3,342 3,343 80% 26 33 Holiday Inn Express InterContinental Hotels Group $3,700 * 1,615 1,808 100% 27 28 Arby's Triarc Companies, Inc. $3,500 * 3,564 3,688 70% 28 32 Courtyard Marriott International, Inc. $3,500 * 693 767 60% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Contacts: Franchise Development Team Phone: 888-894-2676 am/pm Too Much Good Stuff E-Mail: glassme@bp.com Web site: www.arcoampmfranchise.com or www.bpampmfranchise.com # 29 TOP 200 The BP gasoline and ampm business includes fuel and convenience store franchises offered in the states of IL, IN, OH, GA, FL, PA. The ARCO gasoline and ampm convenience store franchises are offered in the states of CA, AZ, NV, WA and OR. Powerful, distinctive branding is the cornerstone of our high visibility in the convenience-store industry. ampm sites produce about 18 million transactions a month with shop sales exceeding $1.0 Billion in the U.S. in 2007. A key element of ampm’s convenience strategy is the delivery of a differentiated and distinctive offer focused on meeting the needs of its target customer segments. The ampm brand has meaning to its customers (irreverent, fun, satisfies urgent wants, indulgent...TOO MUCH GOOD STUFF). At ampm, there is always something more to get - it is okay to indulge yourself and give into your natural cravings. This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: CA, HI, IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, VI, WA and WI. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. In addition, in NY an offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law. © 2008 BP West Coast Products LLC All Rights Reserved. © 2008 BP Products North America Inc. All Rights Reserved. 30 October 2008
  5. 5. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 29 39 ampm BP $3,490 926 2,854 92% 30 31 Comfort Inn & Suites Choice Hotels International $3,400 * 1,915 2,467 100% 31 23 CENTURY 21 Realogy Corporation $3,200 * 4,208 8,321 100% 32 35 Radisson Hotels Carlson Hotels Worldwide $2,950 * 157 398 94% 33 40 T.G.I.Friday's Carlson Restaurants Worldwide $2,908 596 906 57% Inc. 34 36 Jack in the Box Jack in the Box Inc. $2,900 * 2,142 2,142 35% 35 3 Travel Leaders1 Travel Acquisitions Group $2,800 555 555 96% 36 45 Chick-fil-A Chick-fil-A, Inc. $2,641 1,356 1,356 100% 37 44 Dairy Queen American Dairy Queen $2,500 4,660 5,695 99% Corporation 38 34 Westin Starwood Hotels $2,500 * 104 158 41% and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. 39 49 Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts InterContinental Hotels Group $2,475 * 172 299 100% 40 43 Denny's Denny's Corporation $2,446 1,471 1,546 75% 41 42 Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty $2,444 659 672 100% 42 55 InterContinental InterContinental Hotels Group $2,415 * 50 149 95% Hotels & Resorts 1 Formarly Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates and no longer includes data from its sister company CWT Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP Contacts: Nick Booras 87 Phone: 972-484-9022 E-Mail: boorasn@bostonpizza.com Web site: www.bostonsgourmet.com # TOP 200 Boston Pizza Restaurants is the franchisor of a full service casual dining restaurant concept with full service sports bar. BP has been in business for over 40 years with over 350 locations accross North America. Our menu has a strong pizza- pasta focus as well as favorites such as wings, burgers, and salads. We are seeking qualified developers to franchise units all accross the US. October 2008 31
  6. 6. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 43 52 Panera Bread Panera, LLC $2,271 * 1,167 1,167 57% 44 47 IHOP Restaurants DineEquity, Inc. $2,200 1,353 1,367 99% 45 38 Results! Travel Travel Acquisitions Group $2,200 924 924 100% 46 50 Residence Inn Marriott International, Inc. $2,180 * 528 546 75% 47 48 Papa John's Papa John's International, Inc. $2,149 2,760 3,208 79% 48 53 Quiznos Quiznos Master LLC $2,100 4,639 5,214 100% 49 58 Aaron's Sales Aaron Rents, Inc. $2,024 1,498 1,510 33% & Lease Ownership 50 51 Spherion Staffing Spherion Corporation $2,017 721 721 22% and Recruiting 51 30 Dollar Rent a Car Dollar Thrifty Automotive $1,950 * 264 629 66% Group, Inc. 52 63 Renaissance Marriott International, Inc. $1,950 * 71 141 37% 53 59 General Nutrition Centers GNC Franchising, LLC $1,900 * 3,576 4,801 43% 54 54 Ruby Tuesday Ruby Tuesday, Inc. $1,867 879 933 27% 55 62 Embassy Suites Hotels Hilton Hotels Corporation $1,850 * 181 189 62% 56 57 Hardee's CKE Restaurants, Inc. $1,802 * 1,751 1,926 71% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Checkers Drive In Restaurants & Rallys Hamburgers City Looks Contacts: Sharon Williston Contacts: Alan Story 92 Franchise Sales # Phone: 1-888-888-7008 Phone: 813-283-7133 E-Mail: franchiseleads@regiscorp.com E-Mail: willistons@checkers.com Web site: www.regisfranchise.com Web site: www.checkers.com TOP 200 City Looks customers have come to expect the luxury of a Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. is the largest double drive-thru high-end salon experience. Its stylists pride themselves on restaurant chain in the United States. The Company franchises, excellent customer service, knowledge of up-to-the-minute hair develops, owns and operates quick-service trends and exceptional haircutting, coloring and styling skills. Checkers ® and Rally’s ® double drive-thru Offering a full array of salon and spa services in convenient restaurants. In addition to our double strip-mall and open-air center locations, City Looks continues to drive-thru building, Checkers has recently successfully serve new and loyal customers. introduced end-cap and in-line versions of the concept. Both offer lobby seating areas and the end-cap features a single drive-thru window. 32 October 2008
  7. 7. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 57 61 Days Inns Worldwide Wyndham Hotel Group $1,800 * 1,706 1,876 100% 58 60 Popeyes AFC Enterprises, Inc. $1,731 1,583 1,905 97% 59 64 ServiceMaster Clean The ServiceMaster Company $1,708 3,042 4,597 100% 60 68 Ramada Worldwide Wyndham Worldwide $1,675 * 555 865 100% Corp. Hotel Group 61 71 Doubletree Hilton Hotels Corporation $1,575 * 179 183 77% 62 65 Golden Corral Golden Corral Corp. $1,530 482 482 78% Family Restaurants 63 67 Quality Inn Choice Hotels International $1,525 * 828 1,210 100% and Quality Suites 64 70 Super 8 Motels Wyndham Worldwide Corp. $1,500 * 1,899 2,095 100% 65 76 Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Hotels Corporation $1,500 * 330 349 97% 66 69 Jiffy Lube Pennzoil Quaker State Co. $1,470 2,122 2,165 89% 67 66 Midas Auto Service Experts Midas International Corporation $1,450 * 1,620 2,464 96% 68 72 Carl's Jr. CKE Restaurants, Inc. $1,449 * 1,037 1,141 64% 69 74 La Quinta Inns & Suites LQ Management LLC $1,400 * 631 633 39% 70 75 Baskin Robbins Dunkin Brands, Inc. $1,300 2,763 5,874 100% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Comfort Keepers Cost Cutter’s Contacts: Jim Brown Contacts: Alan Story 182 193 Phone: 888-801-1121 # Phone: 1-888-888-7008 E-Mail: jimbrown @comfortkeepers.com E-Mail: franchiseleads @regiscorp.com # Web site: www.comfortkeepers.com TOP 200 Web site: www.regisfranchise.com TOP 200 In just a decade, Comfort Keepers, a leading Our concept responds to the universal desire: to get more, brand in the burgeoning in-home senior care industry, has grown pay less and save time. Our insight into customer’s needs has helped us from a single office to over 550 franchised territories in North to become a dominant force in this lucrative value-salon sector – making America. With the number of seniors and adults requiring care Cost Cutters an extremely strong brand and a household name. Our expected to double within the next several decades, Comfort convenient locations make us especially appealing to busy families and men. We employ Keepers has built a system to expertly trained allow franchisees to live the stylists who provide dream of owning a business current hairstyles at while giving back to the an affordable price community. Be part of without the need for this opportunity. an appointment. October 2008 33
  8. 8. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 71 73 Curves Curves International, Inc. $1,289 7,092 10,260 100% 72 56 Express Employment Express Services, Inc. $1,195 560 604 99% Professionals 73 82 Whataburger Whataburger, Inc. $1,101 706 706 23% 74 81 Red Robin Red Robin Gourmet Burgers $1,100 * 366 384 35% 75 80 Church's Chicken Arcapita, Inc. $1,092 1,196 1,609 100% 76 85 Disaster Kleenup DKI Services Corporation $1,081 150 221 100% International 77 84 Fairfield Inn Marriott International, Inc. $1,050 * 529 537 100% 78 87 Buffalo Wild Wings Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. $1,017 493 493 67% Grill & Bar 79 86 Hooters Restaurants Hooters of America $963 383 439 72% 80 83 Motel 6 Accor North America $950 * 908 918 26% 81 88 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Perkins & Marie $917 * 468 485 67% Callendar's LLC 82 1-800-Flowers 1-800-flowers.com $916 109 109 95% 83 79 ERA Realogy Corporation $900 1,275 2,971 99% 84 89 Long John Silver's Yum! Brands Inc. $800 1,081 1,118 71% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Dairy Queen Dunkin’ Donuts Contacts: Franchise Development Contacts: Pam Gore 37 19 Phone: 952-830-0200 # Phone: 781-737-3432 E-Mail: development@idq.com Web site: www.dairyqueen.com E-Mail: DunkinFranchising @dunkinbrands.com # TOP 200 Web site: www.DunkinFranchising.com TOP 200 Two Powerful Brands….Two Great Concepts…. DQ® Grill & Chill® and DQ® Orange Julius® Dunkin’ Donuts is the country’s #1 retailer of hot and iced coffee, selling more than one billion American Dairy Queen Corporation is actively seeking experienced cups of coffee a year and earning the #1 ranking food service professionals interested in building the DQ® brand. for Customer Loyalty in the Coffee Category by We currently have both single-unit and Brand Keys for two years running. While Dunkin’ multi-unit opportunities available. Our Donuts boasts more than 6,000 locations in the franchisees enjoy the benefits of DQ’s U.S., a majority of it’s restaurants are found strong brand recognition, award-winning in the Northeast. This is changing as Dunkin’ national advertising and exceptional continues its steady and strategic expansion in franchise support programs. Contact us the Southeast and Midwest. To learn more, visit: today and discover for yourself what DQ DunkinFranchising.com has to offer! 34 October 2008
  9. 9. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 85 SERVPRO Servpro Industries, Inc. $788 1,430 1,430 100% 86 90 Krispy Kreme Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. $775 * 245 449 77% 87 92 Boston's The Gourmet Pizza Boston Pizza Restaurants LP $734 52 355 97% 88 98 Country Inn & Suites Carlson Hotels Worldwide $721 * 407 436 98% 89 95 Great Clips Great Clips, Inc. $689 2,593 2,647 100% 90 104 Sbarro the Italian Eatery Sbarro, Inc. $683 * 764 1,030 51% 91 102 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Wyndham Worldwide Corp. $675 * 57 91 90% 92 97 Checkers Drive In Restaurants Checkers Drive-In Restaurants $654 825 830 68% & Rallys Hamburgers & Rallys Hamburgers 93 93 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. $650 * 6,763 6,763 85% 94 99 Roto-Rooter Chemed $650 557 587 82% 95 96 Friendly's Sun Capital Partners, Inc. $650 * 522 522 39% 96 103 Four Points by Sheraton Starwood Hotels and Resorts $650 * 92 130 82% Worldwide, Inc. 97 109 Jani-King Jani-King International, Inc. $640 10,006 12,209 100% 98 100 Homewood Suites by Hilton Hilton Hotels Corporation $640 * 211 218 81% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Foot Solutions Fuddruckers Contacts: Debbie Fiorentino Contacts: Kelly Noriega 265 153 Phone: 1-866-338-2597 # Phone: 866-691-0404 E-Mail: info@footsolutions.com Web site: www.footsolutions.com E-Mail: kelly.noriega @fuddruckers.com # TOP 200 Web site: www.fuddruckers.com TOP 200 Health and Wellness Specialty Retail; focusing on the Baby Boomer and 40 plus Market. Fast Casual build your “Using our certified experts and state-of-the-art-technology, we help our clients look, feel and perform better through customized FOOT SOLUTIONS.” We own “World’s Greatest have no major competitors, low labor requirements, great hours, high referral rate and high margins. We provide solutions for people with foot or related hamburger” restaurant problems. You will receive an intensive 2 &1/2 week training program at our that offers a variety Certified Pedorthic Training Center at the Foot Solutions World Headquarters in Marietta, Georgia. Store set-up and hands on opening support, training salads, Chicken and videos, manuals and monthly conference calls are all part of much more. the ongoing training process. October 2008 35
  10. 10. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 99 101 Big Boy Big Boy Restaurants $618 269 362 93% International, Inc. 100 108 SuperCuts Regis Corporation $612 2,128 2,272 44% 101 110 CARSTAR CARSTAR Franchise Systems, $594 275 397 99% Inc. 102 94 JD Byrider JD Byrider Systems, Inc. $593 130 130 89% 103 115 Culver's Frozen Custard Culver Franchising System, Inc. $590 372 372 98% & Butterburgers 104 116 El Pollo Loco Trimarin Pollo Partners, LLC $578 389 389 59% & Company Management 105 122 Sign-A-Rama United Franchise Group $570 632 953 100% 106 111 CiCi's Pizza CiCi's Enterprises, LP $570 622 622 96% 107 128 Zaxby's Zaxby's Franchising Inc. $563 409 409 83% 108 121 Bojangles' Bojangles' Restaurants, Inc. $562 389 396 63% 109 113 Clarion Inn and Clarion Suites Choice Hotels International $560 * 167 282 100% 110 135 Home Instead Senior Care Home Instead, Inc. $558 560 803 100% 111 114 Del Taco Sagittarius Brands $550 516 516 43% 112 119 Ruth's Chris Steak House Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. $545 * 106 118 48% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Contacts: Franchise Development 158 Phone: 214-345-5600 E-Mail: Bill.McPherson@fastsigns.com Web site: http://franchise.fastsigns.com/ # TOP 200 FASTSIGNS® is celebrating 22 years as the industry’s leading sign and graphic franchise. Our track record in network growth, sales performance and most importantly — franchisee support — is unsurpassed. For the third year in a row, FASTSIGNS has been voted “Best in Category” by Franchise Business Review. Our network of retail stores has grown to include over 550 locations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil. FASTSIGNS offers the most advanced operational and marketing systems in the industry. “FASTSIGNS is a great business model, and the franchisees in the system have been professional, forthcoming and a pleasure to know. It’s truly a franchise with which you build a business for yourself but not by yourself.” Says Linda Fong - FASTSIGNS owner in Oakland, CA and Hayward, CA 36 October 2008
  11. 11. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 113 112 ProSource Wholesale CCA Global Partners, Inc. $542 160 163 99% Floorcoverings 114 130 Springhill Suites Marriott International, Inc. $525 * 176 177 86% 115 120 Sizzler Restaurants Sizzler USA, Inc. $512 222 304 80% 116 126 Cold Stone Creamery Kahala $508 1,384 1,437 98% 117 136 Papa Murphy's Papa Murphy's International, Inc. $502 1,057 1,067 92% 118 123 Howard Johnson International Wyndham Hotel Group $500 * 367 470 100% 119 118 Captain D's Seafood Kitchen Sagittarius Brands $496 565 565 48% 120 125 Matco Tools Danaher Corporation $494 1,479 1,505 100% 121 129 Econo Lodge Choice Hotels International $490 * 825 870 100% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Insight continued from 28 O v e r a l l , h o w e v e r, t h e The numbers suggest that Franchise Times 200 managed franchisors are finding the U.S. to keep pace with the economy. market saturated and increasingly Worldwide sales for the group competitive, and a growing num- grew nearly 4.8 percent, exceed- ber of even smaller franchisors ing the 4.2-percent growth in are relying on overseas markets U.S. retail sales. for growth. Future Franchise Yet a bigger percentage of those Times 200s could very well see sales are coming from outside the more companies like No. 154 U.S., continuing a recent trend. Kwik Kopy Worldwide, which While the total number of units has more international locations in the 200 actually fell last year, (297) than U.S. units (287). the number of domestic units fell But that doesn’t mean some much faster, by 1.4 percent, while overseas companies aren’t find- the number of international units ing some success here. Canadian remained steady. impor t Tim Hor ton’s had Indeed, several of the largest 14.5-percent revenue growth to franchisors on the Top 200 saw vault into the top 20, where it domestic unit declines, includ- is the 17th-largest franchise. On ing 7-Eleven, Ace Hardware and the other side of the border, Pollo Our seasoned credit guides and the Yum! Brands-owned KFC Campero makes its first appear- and Pizza Hut. Nevertheless, ance in the top 200, coming in at our online network match your Zees the nation’s largest franchise No. 149 thanks to $365 million by domestic units continues to in systemwide sales. with over 180 Lenders. find places to build stores: No. 6 Subway added more than 400 units in the U.S. last year and To get started or for more information visit: now has 21,195. www.SmallBusinessLoanExchange.com | or call us at: (888) 672-6730 Free for You, Free for your Zee. October 2008 37
  12. 12. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 122 146 Red Roof Inns Accor North America $475 * 345 345 36% 123 131 Uno Chicago Grill Centre Partners Mgt., LLC $473 207 213 44% 124 134 Pet Supplies Plus Pet Supplies Plus $473 230 230 100% 125 107 Sylvan Learning Educate, Inc. $469 1,185 1,285 83% 126 133 Minuteman Press Minuteman Press International $460 775 981 100% 127 139 Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner Stanley Steemer $454 294 294 78% International, Inc. 128 140 Maaco Auto Collision Repair Maaco Enterprises, Inc. $450 472 472 99% and Auto Painting 129 156 Travelodge Hotels Wyndham Worldwide Corp. $440 * 387 490 100% 130 143 Linc Network The Linc Group, LLC $438 125 138 85% 131 124 Round Table Pizza Round Table Pizza, Inc. $438 507 507 72% 132 148 Jamba Juice Jamba, Inc. $435 * 706 707 29% 133 145 Fantastic Sams Hair Salons Fantastic Sams $434 1,366 1,389 100% Franchise Corporation 134 132 Sleep Inn Choice Hotels International $430 * 346 370 100% 135 149 Famous Dave's Famous Dave's of America, Inc. $429 164 164 73% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Hungry Howie’s Pizza, Inc. Contacts: Brian Ognian, Vice President 175 of Franchise Development Steve Jackson Jr., Director of Franchise Development # Phone: 248-414-3300 TOP 200 E-Mail: franchiseinfo@hungryhowies.com Web site: www.hungryhowies.com Celebrating our 35th Anniversary ,serving great pizza since 1973, we have expanded to over 575 stores in 25 states. Our flavored Crust pizza is the reason for our appeal and the foundation of our success. We have combined the right ingredients with 35 years of successful experience to create a top-notch, growth orientated business. Nationwide multi-store markets available. 38 October 2008
  13. 13. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 136 Jason's Deli Deli Management, Inc. $427 177 177 44% 137 138 Valpak Direct Marketing Cox Enterprises, Inc. $427 184 192 96% 138 144 Jenny Craig Nestlé Nutrition $425 * 548 699 31% 139 147 Paul Davis Restoration Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. $419 228 228 100% 140 142 Meineke Car Care Centers Driven Brands, Inc. $407 860 931 99% 141 137 Krystal Company Port Royal Holdings, Inc. $400 * 382 382 39% 142 173 Jimmy John's Gourmet Jimmy John's Franchise, LLC $386 632 632 97% Sandwich Shops 143 152 Village Inn Restaurants VICORP Restaurants, Inc. $378 264 264 35% 144 166 Staybridge Suites InterContinental Hotels Group $377 * 122 122 98% 145 155 The Athlete's Foot NexCen Brands, Inc. $375 238 637 100% 146 151 Slumberland Furniture Slumberland Franchising Inc. $373 108 108 68% 147 157 Sir Speedy Printing Franchise Services, Inc. $372 391 437 100% & Marketing Services 148 150 Allegra Network Allegra Network LLC $371 549 593 100% 149 Pollo Campero Corporación Multi Inversiones $365 40 282 23% 150 G.J. Gardner Homes Netdeen Pty Ltd $365 15 90 100% 151 168 Qdoba Mexican Grill Jack in the Box Inc. $350 * 423 423 77% 152 160 Coverall Cleaning Concepts Coverall North America, Inc. $347 8,827 9,201 100% 153 158 Fuddruckers Magic Brands, LLC $346 236 246 63% 154 159 Kwik Kopy Printing Int'l Center for $335 287 584 100% and Business Centers Entrepreneurial Development 155 153 Labor Finders Labor Finders International, Inc. $327 287 287 89% 156 154 Tony Roma's Romacorp, Inc. $320 68 186 91% 157 Marie Callendar's Restaurants Perkins & Marie Callendar's LLC $318 * 135 136 68% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate October 2008 39
  14. 14. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 158 171 FASTSIGNS Roark Capital $316 473 538 100% 159 172 Unishippers Unishippers Global Logistics, $314 276 276 98% LLC 160 165 Mr. Rooter The Dwyer Group, Inc. $311 230 348 100% 161 167 Proforma Proforma $310 600 650 100% 162 169 Auntie Anne's Pretzels Auntie Anne’s, Inc. $309 750 944 99% 163 182 McAlister's Deli McAlister's Corporation $307 246 246 91% 164 186 Candlewood Suites InterContinental Hotels Group $303 * 158 158 100% 165 164 A & W All-American Yum! Brands Inc. $300 371 625 99% Food Restaurants 166 175 Wingate by Wyndham Wyndham Worldwide Corp. $300 * 153 156 100% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate 735 new stores signed in the past 24 months. ©2008 Marco’s Franchising, LLC 6146(1)-908 CALL 1-800-262-7267 Franchise and Area Representative opportunities available. marcos.com Ah!thentic Italian Pizza 40 October 2008
  15. 15. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 167 178 Towneplace Suites Marriott International, Inc. $300 * 141 141 76% 168 170 AlphaGraphics Pindar $298 228 262 100% 169 176 Moe's Southwest Grill FOCUS Brands $290 382 385 99% 170 177 Taco John's Taco John's International Inc. $283 426 426 98% 171 189 The Goddard School Goddard Systems, Inc. $282 300 300 100% 172 190 Johnny Rockets Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. $280 211 245 80% 173 195 One Hour Heating Clockwork Home Services, Inc. $278 232 237 82% & Air Conditioning 174 163 Blimpie Subs and Salads Kahala Corp. $271 1,233 1,237 100% 175 179 Hungry Howie's Pizza Hungry Howie's $269 574 574 100% Pizza & Subs, Inc. Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Ace is the place for ownership! Why Ace? • World Class Brand ... Globally Trusted, Locally Embraced • True Ownership ... A Retailer Owned Company “We opened our first store, Logan Hardware, in 2003. That year we • Rock Solid Foundation – Fad Proof Future exceeded our forecast by 20% and We offer qualified individuals* a $195,000 incentive per store! generated more than 1.5 million in sales from over 100,000 customers. Since then, we’ve added three stores and continue to build wealth through serving communities in need of convenient home improvement solutions.” It’s the Ace Hardware ownership difference. You’re the owner...we work for you! Learn more about our $195,000 new store incentive! Go to: www.myace.com Gina Schaefer & Marc Friedman Ace Hardware Multi-Store Owners Washington, DC Business Development Team: 630-990-6900 *Qualified individuals or equity groups must be able to meet liquid capital requirements of $250,000 per store. Store must exceed 10,000 square feet of retail space. Certain other requirements apply. 27_107357_0108 October 2008 41
  16. 16. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 176 181 Tuffy/Car-X Tuffy Associates/CarX Associates $265 406 406 92% Auto Service Centers 177 180 Budget Blinds Home Franchise Concepts $260 966 1,045 100% 178 188 Microtel Inns & Suites Wyndham Worldwide Corp. $260 * 287 301 100% 179 184 Houlihan's Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. $260 * 96 96 67% 180 203 Hawthorn Suites Wyndham Worldwide Corp. $260 * 87 91 100% 181 194 Cinnabon FOCUS Brands Inc. $257 424 723 100% 182 198 Comfort Keepers CK Franchising, Inc. $256 563 599 100% 183 183 Play It Again Sports Winmark Corporation $250 333 374 100% 184 185 Big O Tires Big O Tires, LLC $249 541 541 97% 185 187 PostNet PostNet International $244 482 845 100% Franchise Corporation 186 Schlotzsky's FOCUS Brands Inc. $237 334 357 94% 187 Primrose Schools Primrose Schools $237 181 181 99% Franchising Company 188 El Chico Café Consolidated Restaurant $231 116 119 29% Operations, Inc. 189 218 Petland Petland, Inc. $230 130 189 96% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Jani-King International, Inc. Marco’s Pizza Contacts: Gary Dick Contacts: Deborah Allen 97 266 Phone: 972-991-0900 # Phone: 419-720-3074 E-Mail: Info@janiking.com Web site: www.janiking.com E-Mail: dallen@marcos.com Web site: www.marcos.com # TOP 200 TOP 200 Through its network of over 120 local regional Prosper with the fastest growing pizza company support offices, Jani-King provides training, support and unlimited in the US. Even now wonderful opportunities exist. Marco’s Pizza opportunity to its more than 13,000 franchisees across the globe. is in the midst of a nationwide rollout and welcomes qualified Founded in 1969, Jani-King has steadily grown to become the individuals and/or groups who want to world’s largest commercial cleaning franchise company. It’s this join our family and be on the ground floor experience and support that allows of a truly rewarding franchise opportunity. Jani-King to remain at the top of its Marco’s Pizza, is interested in experienced industry and continue to grow Franchisees (single and multi- units), every year. Operators, and Area Representatives who want to control an entire market/ DMA. Explore the Marco’s Pizza franchise opportunity, call: 800-262-7267. 42 October 2008
  17. 17. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales Prior Worldwide Domestic Percent Rank Rank Chain PaRent ComPany Sales ($m) Units total Units Franchised 190 191 Huddle House Griddle Holdings, Inc. $230 * 433 433 96% 191 216 Baymont Franchise Systems Wyndham Hotel Group $225 210 210 100% 192 208 Max & Erma's Restaurants Max & Erma's Restaurants, Inc. $225 107 107 26% 193 192 Cost Cutters Regis Corporation $221 872 872 63% 194 Wireless Zone ATI $221 259 259 100% 195 204 Old Chicago Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc. $220 94 94 33% 196 201 The Melting Pot The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. $220 129 129 97% 197 196 Western Sizzlin Western Sizzlin Corp $212 117 117 95% 198 Peter Piper Pizza Peter Piper, Inc. $208 96 134 72% 199 223 Wingstop Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. $207 351 351 95% 200 205 Cruise Holidays Travel Acquisitions Group $204 81 115 100% Worldwide sales are in millions. * Franchise Times Estimate Mellow Mushroom Old Chicago Contacts: Melissa McFarlin, Contacts: John Hyduke 246 195 New Franchise Development VP of Franchise Development Phone: 404-505-2806 E-Mail: melissa # Phone: 303-664-4096 E-Mail: jhyduke@ocfranchising.com # @mellowmushroom.com TOP 200 Web site: www.oldchicago.com TOP 200 Web site: www.mellowmushroom.com We’ve been serving great tasting pizzas for over 30 years. Sprouting in Atlanta in 1974, Mellow Mushroom currently has 89 Our 94 restaurants currently operate in 22 states. We also feature restaurants (located throughout 12 states) in its growing collection. great tasting pastas, calzones, burgers, sandwiches and more. Our A menu of pizzas, hoagies, calzones extensive and active bar features and salads is served in a fun and 30 beers on tap and another 80 funky atmosphere. Free-standing and varieties in bottles. Our food to end cap locations, ranging from 3500 beverage mix is 60%-40%. Our - 6000 square feet accepted for site overall C.O.G.S is 25%. We allow submittal. Individual (non territory) conversions and end caps and we locations available across the United have great territories still available States. Own Your Slice of the Pie SM across the United States with Mellow Mushroom. October 2008 43
  18. 18. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Units* 1 7-Eleven 33,818 36 SuperCuts 2,272 71 Results! Travel 924 2 McDonald's 31,377 37 Jiffy Lube 2,165 72 Motel 6 918 3 Subway 28,546 38 Jack in the Box 2,142 73 T.G.I.Friday's 906 4 H&R Block Tax Services 14,547 39 Super 8 Motels 2,095 74 Cost Cutters 872 5 KFC 13,639 40 Applebee's 2,080 75 Econo Lodge 870 6 Jani-King 12,209 41 Hardee's 1,926 76 Ramada Worldwide 865 7 Burger King 11,395 42 Popeyes 1,905 77 PostNet 845 8 Pizza Hut 11,222 43 Days Inns Worldwide 1,876 78 Checkers Drive In Restaurants 9 Curves 10,260 44 Holiday Inn Express 1,808 & Rallys Hamburgers 830 10 Coverall Cleaning Concepts 9,201 45 Church's Chicken 1,609 79 Home Instead Senior Care 803 11 Domino's Pizza 8,624 46 Denny's 1,546 80 Courtyard 767 12 CENTURY 21 8,321 47 Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership 1,510 81 Cinnabon, Inc. 723 13 Dunkin' Donuts 7,988 48 Matco Tools 1,505 82 Spherion Staffing and Recruiting 721 14 Blockbuster 7,829 49 Hampton Inn & Hampton Inn & Suites 1,478 83 Jamba Juice 707 15 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service 6,763 50 Cold Stone Creamery 1,437 84 Whataburger 706 16 Circle K 6,712 51 SERVPRO 1,430 85 Jenny Craig 699 17 Wendy's 6,645 52 Chili's Grill & Bar 1,418 86 Keller Williams Realty 672 18 RadioShack 6,107 53 Fantastic Sams Hair Salons 1,389 87 Proforma 650 19 Baskin Robbins 5,874 54 Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts 1,381 88 The Athlete's Foot 637 20 Dairy Queen 5,695 55 IHOP Restaurants 1,367 89 La Quinta Inns & Suites 633 21 Taco Bell Corp. 5,306 56 Chick-fil-A 1,356 90 Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops 632 22 Quiznos 5,214 57 Sylvan Learning 1,285 91 Dollar Rent a Car 629 23 General Nutrition Centers 4,801 58 Blimpie Subs and Salads 1,237 92 A & W All-American Food Restaurants 625 24 Ace Hardware Store 4,630 59 Quality Inn and Quality Suites 1,210 93 CiCi's Pizza 622 25 ServiceMaster Clean 4,597 60 Panera Bread 1,167 94 Express Employment Professionals 604 26 Coldwell Banker Real Estate 3,913 61 Carl's Jr. 1,141 95 Comfort Keepers 599 27 Arby's 3,688 62 Long John Silver's 1,118 96 Allegra Network 593 28 Sonic 3,343 63 Papa Murphy's 1,067 97 Roto-Rooter 587 29 Tim Hortons 3,221 64 Budget Blinds 1,045 98 Kwik Kopy Printing and Business Centers 584 30 Papa John's 3,208 65 Sbarro the Italian Eatery 1,030 99 Hungry Howie's Pizza 574 31 ERA 2,971 66 Minuteman Press 981 100 Captain D's Seafood Kitchen 565 32 ampm 2,854 67 Sign-A-Rama 953 101 Travel Leaders 555 33 Great Clips 2,647 68 Auntie Anne's Pretzels 944 102 Residence Inn 546 34 Comfort Inn & Suites 2,467 69 Ruby Tuesday 933 103 Big O Tires 541 35 Midas Auto Service Experts 2,464 70 Meineke Car Care Centers 931 104 FASTSIGNS 538 Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza PostNet Contacts: Rhonda McGrew, Contacts: Brian Spindel 117 185 Business Development # Phone: 800-841-7171 Manager Phone: 877-777-5062 or 702-792-7100 E-Mail: info@postnet.com # E-Mail: Rhondam@papamurphys.com TOP 200 Web site: www.postnetfranchise.com TOP 200 Web site: www.papamurphys.com Take the First Step! PostNet, the largest and fastest growing Papa Murphy’s is 5th largest pizza company in the US with over privately held company in our industry, has created one of today’s 1,100 stores. We offer our customers the unique experience of most exciting global franchise opportunities. PostNet centers are watching their pizza being made fresh before them and then high-tech one-stop convenience centers offering digital B&W/color taken home to bake to perfection. Papa Murphy’s limited hours copies, printing, fax, computer/Internet services, mailbox rentals, of operation and the take-n-bake concept without the hassles of and much more. Learn more about PostNet today by visiting dining or delivery, provide a www.postnetfranchise.com or calling 1-800-338-7401. great franchise opportunity. We do all this while offering the lowest investment of any national pizza chain. 44 October 2008
  19. 19. Top 200 Franchise Chains by Units* 105 Fairfield Inn 537 139 Boston's The Gourmet Pizza 355 174 Famous Dave's 164 106 Friendly's 522 140 Wingstop 351 175 ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings 163 107 Marriott Hotels, Resorts & Suites 520 141 Hilton Garden Inn 349 176 Westin 158 108 Del Taco 516 142 Mr. Rooter 348 177 Candlewood Suites 158 109 Round Table Pizza 507 143 Red Roof Inns 345 178 Wingate by Wyndham 156 110 Hilton 505 144 Sizzler Restaurants 304 179 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts 149 111 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 493 145 Microtel Inns & Suites 301 180 Renaissance 141 112 Travelodge Hotels 490 146 The Goddard School 300 181 Towneplace Suites 141 113 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 485 147 Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts 299 182 Linc Network 138 114 Golden Corral Family Restaurants 482 148 Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner 294 183 Marie Callendar's Restaurants 136 115 Maaco Auto Collision Repair 149 Labor Finders 287 184 Peter Piper Pizza 134 and Auto Painting 472 151 Pollo Campero 282 185 Four Points by Sheraton 130 116 Howard Johnson International 470 150 Clarion Inn and Clarion Suites 282 186 JD Byrider 130 117 Krispy Kreme 449 152 Unishippers 276 187 The Melting Pot 129 118 Hooters Restaurants 439 153 Village Inn Restaurants 264 188 Staybridge Suites 122 119 Sir Speedy Printing & Marketing Services 437 154 AlphaGraphics 262 189 El Chico Café 119 120 Country Inn & Suites 436 155 Wireless Zone 259 190 Ruth's Chris Steak House 118 121 Huddle House 433 156 Fuddruckers 246 191 Western Sizzlin 117 122 Taco John's 426 157 McAlister's Deli 246 192 Cruise Holidays 115 123 Qdoba Mexican Grill 423 158 Johnny Rockets 245 193 1-800-Flowers 109 124 Zaxby's 409 159 One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning 237 194 Slumberland Furniture 108 125 Tuffy/Car-X Auto Service Centers 406 160 Pet Supplies Plus 230 195 Max & Erma's Restaurants 107 126 Sheraton 404 161 Paul Davis Restoration 228 196 Houlihan's 96 127 Radisson Hotels 398 162 Disaster Kleenup International 221 197 Old Chicago 94 128 CARSTAR 397 163 Homewood Suites by Hilton 218 198 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts 91 129 Bojangles' Restaurants Inc. 396 164 Uno Chicago Grill 213 199 Hawthorn Suites 91 130 El Pollo Loco 389 165 Baymont Franchise Systems 210 200 G.J. Gardner Homes 90 131 Moe's Southwest Grill 385 166 Valpak Direct Marketing Systems 192 132 Red Robin 384 168 Petland 189 133 Krystal Company 382 167 Embassy Suites Hotels 189 134 Play It Again Sports 374 169 Tony Roma's 186 135 Culver's Frozen Custard & Butterburgers 372 170 Doubletree 183 136 Sleep Inn 370 171 Primrose Schools 181 137 Big Boy 362 172 Springhill Suites 177 138 Schlotzsky's 357 173 Jason's Deli 177 Qdoba Pro-Cuts Mexican Grill Contacts: Alan Story Contacts: John Dikos 151 Phone: 1-888-888-7008 Phone: 720-898-3913 E-Mail: franchiseleads@regiscorp.com Web site: www.regisfranchise.com E-Mail: jdikos@qdoba.com Web site: www.qdoba.com # TOP 200 The neighborhood has never looked better! Qdoba is a national leader in fast- casual Mexican Convenience, value pricing, great service and friendly stylists are with over 445 restaurants in 40 states (106 corp & 339 franchised). the cornerstone of the Pro-Cuts brand. Pro-Cuts targets customers The company has attracted successful multi-brand operators from where they live and work by offering locations and a salon culture some of the most prominent franchise concepts in the country. that is rooted in “the neighborhood.” Pro-Cuts offers quality With 36 consecutive quarters of year-over-year same store service, a comfortable atmosphere, and a community connection sales growth and attractive unit- that generates customer loyalty and repeat business. economics, our company is poised to continue our strong growth (75+ units opened in 2008). Multi-unit development territories available nationally. October 2008 45

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