Hottest Businesses to Franchise in America

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10. Jersey Mike’s Subs
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 115.4%
> U.S. franchises: 566 (2012), 1,219 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $193k – $660k
> Franchising since: 1987
> Industry: Food

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9. Cruise Planners
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 118.8%
> U.S. franchises: 1,172 (2012), 2,564 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $2k – $23k
> Franchising since: 1999
> Industry: Travel & tourism

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8. Planet Fitness
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 137.5%
> U.S. franchises: 562 (2012), 1,335 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $857k – $4.2 million
> Franchising since: 2003
> Industry: Health & fitness

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7. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 147.3%
> U.S. franchises: 222 (2012), 549 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $290k – $421k
> Franchising since: 1994
> Industry: Food

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6. Mathnasium Learning Centers
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 150.3%
> U.S. franchises: 298 (2012), 746 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $103k – $144k
> Franchising since: 2003
> Industry: Children’s services