What Are Some Popular Franchise Opportunities?


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Fast food restaurants Subway and McDonald's are by far the most popular franchises in the world as of 2015. There are over 44,000 Subway franchises worldwide, making it the most popular franchise ahead of McDonald's, which has over 36,000 franchises worldwide. KFC is in third place with just under 19,000.

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Many other restaurants are popular franchise opportunities, including Burger King, Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts, and Domino's Pizza. Hotels are another popular franchise business, with leading companies including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, and Marriott International. Convenience stores, car rental franchises and commercial cleaning services are some other popular franchise businesses.

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