Franchise Times, a leading voice in the world of everything franchising, has just released its 22nd annual review of the top 200 franchises by sales volume. Some of the key points of interest from this review are summarized here…

  • The 200 largest U.S. based franchisors grew their combined annual sales by more than  $20  billion  or  4  percent  last  year to  $616.4  billion with  most  categories  seeing across the board gains.
  • The 10  largest  franchised  brands added  $7.8  billion  in  sales,  continuing to roar after  losing sales  in 2015  for  the  first  time in  the  history  of  the ranking which  began  in 1999.
  • Most notable among the biggest players were RE/MAX, Domino’s, ChickfilA and Keller Williams Realty, all posting double digit sales gains.
  • By category, employment services and health oriented franchises led the list with 9.4 percent and 6.9 percent sales gains.
  • McDonald’s retains its spot atop the Franchise Times Top 200+ with a 2.8 percent gain in sales.
  • Domino’s up  1  percent  and  making  it  into  the  Top  10  for  the  first  time.
  • Orangetheory Fitness led all performers with an 111 percent increase in sales.

See the full report at http://www.franchisetimes.com/Top200.