Hottest Businesses to Franchise in America

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50. Circle K
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 18.6%
> U.S. franchises: 452 (2012), 536 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $186k – $1.6 million
> Franchising since: 1995
> Industry: Beverages

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49. Checkers and Rally’s
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 19.6%
> U.S. franchises: 474 (2012), 567 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $96k – $1.5 million
> Franchising since: 1989
> Industry: Food

48. 7-Eleven
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 19.7%
> U.S. franchises: 5,870 (2012), 7,025 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $38k – $1.1 million
> Franchising since: 1964
> Industry: Food

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47. Stratus Building Solutions
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 20.7%
> U.S. franchises: 1,098 (2012), 1,325 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $3k – $48k
> Franchising since: 2006
> Industry: Cleaning

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46. Valvoline Instant Oil Change
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 21.5%
> U.S. franchises: 604 (2012), 734 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $162k – $2.3 million
> Franchising since: 1988
> Industry: Automotive