7-Eleven Inc. has taken the top spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500, widely regarded as the world’s best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts occupy second and third place, respectively.
Each company on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” list is judged by “objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation.” Other factors considered include financial strength and stability, growth rate, company age, startup costs, and more. In order to qualify for the list, franchises must have at least 10 units, one of which must be located in the United States.
You can view the complete list here.