updated 1/17/2006 1:54:42 PM ET 2006-01-17T18:54:42

You can count on it: There's always something new on franchising's horizon. For every hamburger-and-fries franchise, you can find a new Japanese-food or chicken-wings franchise. For every ice cream chain, there's an up-and-coming frozen custard franchise. And for prospective franchisees, as well as consumers, selection is king.

So what are some of the newest stars in the franchising universe? Lucky for you, we've compiled this listing of the 50 top companies that started franchising since 2001, ranked by their scores in Entrepreneur's January 2006 Franchise 500, the world's most comprehensive ranking of franchise companies.

To see the all the franchises in our Top New Franchises listing, please visit Entrepreneur.com.

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