Planet Fitness landed at 7, Anytime Fitness, 22; and OrangeTheory Fitness, 43; on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 41st Annual Franchise 500. Among retailers, Fleet Feet was 86 and Play It Again Sports was 269.
Overall, businesses in the active lifestyle space making the list include Planet Fitness, 7; Anytime Fitness, 22; Goldfish Swim School Franchising, 28; Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers, 33; Orangetheory Fitness 43; F45 Training, 68; Club Pilates Franchise, 69; Fleet Feet, 86; 9Round, 139; Crunch Franchise, 148; The Little Gym Int’l., 179; My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, 202; British Swim School USA, 203; Burn Boot Camp, 212; Skyhawks Sports & Supertots Sports Academy, 217; Jazzercise, 245; Soccer Shots Franchising, 253; Play It Again Sports, 269; Gymguz, 274; and Pure Barre, 300.
Businesses in the active lifestyle space landing between 301 and 500 include Workout Anytime 24/7, 351; Kampgrounds of America, 363; The Barre Code, 379; The Camp Transformation Center, 387; Tapout Fitness, 408; Good Feet Worldwide, 418; 30 Minute Hit, 420; Gold’s Gym, 427; Fit Body Boot Camp, 437; Snap Fitness, 469; CycleBar 479; and UFC Gym, 499.
Overall, the rankings saw Dunkin’ ranked first for the first time. The following top-five were Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Sonic Drive-In and The UPS Store.
The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.
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