Hottest Businesses to Franchise in America

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Source: Chester's Chicken / Facebook

45. Chester’s
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 21.8%
> U.S. franchises: 917 (2012), 1,117 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $12k – $297k
> Franchising since: 2004
> Industry: Food

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44. GNC Franchising
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 22.0%
> U.S. franchises: 933 (2012), 1,138 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $181k – $347k
> Franchising since: 1988
> Industry: Health & fitness

Source: Hilton Garden Inn / Facebook

43. Hilton Garden Inn
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 22.6%
> U.S. franchises: 504 (2012), 618 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $12.1 million – $23.2 million
> Franchising since: 1990
> Industry: Travel & tourism

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42. Matco Tools
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 23.0%
> U.S. franchises: 1,366 (2012), 1,680 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $91k – $270k
> Franchising since: 1993
> Industry: Retail

Source: Dream Vacations Franchise

41. Dream Vacations
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 23.0%
> U.S. franchises: 907 (2012), 1,116 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $3k – $22k
> Franchising since: 1992
> Industry: Travel & tourism