So who's the swiftest of the current crop of franchises? Which franchise will be gaining on Subway or Quizno's a year from now?
While we may not be able to predict the future, we've done the next best thing: We've calculated the U.S. franchises that have grown the fastest over the past year. Rankings are based on growth in the number of franchises from 2004 to 2005 as verified in Entrepreneur's 2006 Franchise 500, the world's most comprehensive ranking of franchise companies. (Ties are listed alphabetically.)
To see the all the franchises in our Top Fastest-Growing franchise ranking, please visit Entrepreneur.com.