Hottest Businesses to Franchise in America

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30. Merry Maids
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 35.5%
> U.S. franchises: 726 (2012), 984 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $87k – $124k
> Franchising since: 1980
> Industry: Cleaning

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29. Budget Blinds LLC
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 35.6%
> U.S. franchises: 738 (2012), 1,001 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $105k – $226k
> Franchising since: 1994
> Industry: Home services

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28. Batteries Plus Bulbs
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 36.4%
> U.S. franchises: 484 (2012), 660 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $152k – $369k
> Franchising since: 1992
> Industry: Retail

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27. Culver’s
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 39.1%
> U.S. franchises: 448 (2012), 623 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $1.8 million – $4.3 million
> Franchising since: 1988
> Industry: Food

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26. Massage Envy
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 40.5%
> U.S. franchises: 845 (2012), 1,187 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $435k – $1 million
> Franchising since: 2003
> Industry: Health & fitness