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Top 10 Largest Global Franchises in 2013

Written by on November 22, 2013

Subway

Subway - Global food franchise business

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Fast food restaurant chain that sells foot-long sandwiches, other sandwiches and salads.
  • Number of locations: ~40,000 restaurants in over 100 countries
  • Revenue (in 2012): $18,1 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: 8-12
  • Royalty: 8% of gross sales

 

7-eleven

7 Eleven supermarket franchise

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Extended-hour convenience stores
  • Number of locations: ~50,000
  • Revenue (in 2011): $20,5 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $10,000 – $1,000,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: 7-10
  • Royalty: varies

 

McDonald’s

McDonalds - World wide fast food chain business

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Fast food restaurant chain selling value-priced hamburgers
  • Number of locations: ~35,000
  • Revenue (in 2012): $27,5 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $45,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: 6-11
  • Royalty: 4% of gross sales

 

KFC

KFC chicken restaurant business

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Fast food restaurant mainly selling chicken
  • Number of locations: ~19,000
  • Revenue (in 2012): $9,5 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $45,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: 4-12
  • Royalty: 5% of gross sales

 

Burger King

Burger King - Fast-food chain

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Fast food restaurant offering hamburgers, snacks, drinks
  • Number of locations: ~10,000
  • Revenue (in 2012): 8,4 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: varies
  • Royalty: 4,5% of monthly gross sales

 

Pizza Hut

Pizza hut - Global fast food restaurant franchise

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Pizza & pasta restaurant to dine-in or take away
  • Number of locations:~15,000
  • Revenue (in 2012): $5,5 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: varies
  • Royalty: 6%

 

Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotels - global leisure franchise

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Hotels
  • Number of locations: 138
  • Revenue (in 2012): $4,6 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000-$50,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: varies
  • Royalty: 5% of gross sales

 

Hertz

Hertz - Global car rental business

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Car rental brand
  • Number of locations: 8,100 in over 147 countries
  • Revenue (in 2012): $8,2 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000-$55,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: 2-10
  • Royalty: 10% of gross revenue

 

Ace Hardware Corporation

Ace Hardware store franchise

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Wholesaler of hardware and other related products
  • Number of locations: ~4,100
  • Revenue (in 2012): $3,8 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $5,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: 15-25
  • Royalty: varies

 

InterContinental Hotel Group

Intercontinental Hotel Group - Leisure industry

Company facts:

  • Products & Services: Operates 7 hotel brands (InterContinental, Crown Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites)
  • Number of locations: 4,600 hotels in over 100 countries
  • Revenue (in 2012): $21,2 bn

Key information for franchisees:

  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000 – $70,000
  • Number of employees for a unit: varies
  • Royalty: 5-6%

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