As of 2015, Hampton Hotels, Anytime Fitness and Subway as the top three franchise investments, according to the Entrepreneur 2015 Franchise 500. The magazine uses quantifiable and objective factors, such as growth rate, financial strength and startup costs to determine its rankings.
As of 2015, to establish a franchise, it costs an estimated $4 to $7 million for a Hampton by Hilton franchise, $63,000 to $418,000 for an Anytime Fitness franchise, and $177,000 to $263,000 for a Subway franchise, according to Entrepreneur. Other top franchises include Jack in the Box, Supercuts, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and Servpro. Startup costs for these franchises range from $114,000 for Servpro to $2 million for Jack in the Box.