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Your Guide to 2017's Top 200+


Now in its 19th year, 2017’s Top 200+ is bigger than ever before, with additional coverage and analysis throughout the Franchise Times website and our in October print issue. The research team at Franchise Times has spent months collecting, verifying and analyzing the data for this project.

From graphics to profiles to a constantly updating news feed, here’s a guide to the major highlights of this year’s project. For more information on how the project was put together, click here.


Top 200+ listings:

The official 2017 Top 200+ list is here, and we've included updated graphs and numbers for each company.

Top 200+ overview:

Associate Editor Tom Kaiser reviewed some of the major developments and highlights of this year’s list. 

Segment analysis:

The Franchise Times editorial staff delved into the major highlights and lowlights for 16 major categories within the Top 200+.  Each category is spotlighted in the October issue.

Industry category analysis (NEW):

We’ve grouped all 500 companies into industry categories, so readers can easily compare top, middle and bottom performers. 

Top 200+ profiles:

With in-depth profiles, we look at Berkshire Hathaway, A&W and BoConcept, a franchised furniture up-and-comer, a turnaround and a newcomer in the Top 200+.

Top 200+ News Feed:

Dating back to last year, we've aggregated major news and milestones for Top 200+ companies, which is constantly updated as the news pours in. 

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Laura MichaelsLaura Michaels is editor of Franchise Times. She can be reached at 612.767.3210, or send story ideas to lmichaels@franchisetimes.com.
Beth EwenBeth Ewen is senior editor of Franchise Times. She can be reached at 612.767.3212, or send story ideas to bewen@franchisetimes.com.
Nicholas UptonNicholas Upton is restaurants editor at Franchise Times. He can be reached at 612.767.3226, or send story ideas to nupton@franchisetimes.com.
Mary Jo LarsonMary Jo Larson is the publisher of Franchise Times Magazine and the Restaurant Finance Monitor.  You can find her on Twitter at




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