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Entrepreneur's Franchise 500: How We Decide Who Makes the Cut

The companies that made our annual list were judged by their financial strength and stability, growth rate and size.
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There’s a lot that goes into putting together the first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Entrepreneur’s 37th annual Franchise 500®.

The process began in July 2015, when we asked franchisors to participate in our survey. Each submission was vetted before being entered for data analysis; 951 companies made the first cut. Of those, the top 500 became the Franchise

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