America's star franchisees

A top franchise map of the United States

It will come as no surprise to see that McDonald's, Subway and Dunkin' Donuts are among the most popular franchises owned by Americans in states across the country. But this interactive map of top franchise businesses in each U.S. state reveals some state-to-state franchise winners that are less obvious. Click around and discover for yourself which franchises are tops, and which top surprises, in your home state.

Note on methodology and sourcing: The top five franchises data for each state is based on total unit count and was aggregated by FRANdata, sourced directly from the most recent franchise disclosure document (FDD) of franchise corporations. Unit counts may have changed since the most recent FDD and could vary from ranking position at press time. The franchise units included are limited to those owned by independent entrepreneurs and investors. Franchisor company-owned units were excluded.