2011 Franchise 500 Rankings

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Hampton Hotels has taken top spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500(R), widely regarded as the world’s best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. One of the ranking’s worst performers was Subway, which tumbled from first place last year to 9th. ampm and McDonald‘s occupy second and third place, respectively.

Entrepreneur Magazine‘s Franchise 500 ranks franchises based on a variety of criteria, including financial strength and stability, scale and growth rate.

You can view the complete list here.