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We are proud to present Entrepreneur’s 40th annual Franchise 500®. From regulations to trends to demographics, the franchise industry has experienced its fair share of change since that very first Franchise 500 was published way back in 1980. But the industry keeps going strong, offering companies of all different stripes an effective mode of expansion, and affording thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to open their own business within an established brand. And Entrepreneur continues to celebrate them all with what is still the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

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Shaq Is Investing in 9 Papa John's Locations and Joining the Pizza Chain's Board

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This Franchise's Publicist Loved the Company So Much, She Became a Franchisee

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After Fleeing Vietnam at 20, This Entrepreneur Built A Thriving Education Franchise

Hao Lam learned the power of persistence at a young age, and used it to create Best In Class Education, a franchise with 59 locations across the country.
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What Franchises Should Look for in a Law Firm

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How These Franchisees Became Franchisors

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How One Entrepreneur Went From Waiting Tables to Owning Over 80 Restaurants

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