Hottest Businesses to Franchise in America

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15. Tropical Smoothie Cafe
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 88.3%
> U.S. franchises: 317 (2012), 597 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $223k – $525k
> Franchising since: 1997
> Industry: Food

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14. Buildingstars
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 95.5%
> U.S. franchises: 376 (2012), 735 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $2k – $53k
> Franchising since: 2000
> Industry: Cleaning

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13. Pop-A-Lock Franchise System
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 96.2%
> U.S. franchises: 264 (2012), 518 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $100k – $134k
> Franchising since: 1994
> Industry: Home services

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12. Wingstop
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 97.1%
> U.S. franchises: 480 (2012), 946 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $347k – $733k
> Franchising since: 1998
> Industry: Food

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11. Firehouse Subs
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 110.8%
> U.S. franchises: 491 (2012), 1,035 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $95k – $1.1 million
> Franchising since: 1995
> Industry: Food