The decision to open a franchise can be a game changer for any business enthusiast.
Entrepreneur.com recently compiled a list of the top franchises in 2015 based on their Franchise 500 score. The score is based on expansion plans, financial stability, and cost to open a franchise.
From cleaning services, to restaurants, to hotels — here is a list of the top 50 franchises in 2015.
Hayley FitzPatrick contributed to this story.
50. Budget Blinds Inc.
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Number of franchises: 971
Cost to open a franchise: $89,000 – $187,000
Why it’s hot: The company stocks an assorted selection of blinds, shutters, drapes, and more at all price points. People love Budget Blinds because it makes the process of finding installations and fixtures for your home easier and less stressful. The blinds company offers at-home service and free estimates.
49. Carl’s Jr. Restaurants
Number of franchises: 998
Cost to open a franchise: $1,000,000 – $2,000,000
Why it’s hot: Carl’s Jr. is known for its provocative advertising campaigns. These ads attract a lot of attention to the company and bring in franchisees. The chain can also be dual-branded with Green Burrito, a Mexican restaurant chain run by CKE Restaurants.
48. Merry Maids
Number of franchises: 1,506
Cost to open a franchise: $60,000 – $186,000
Why it’s hot: Merry Maids is based in Memphis, Tennessee and cleans more than 300,000 homes, apartments and condominiums each month.