Leading franchising brands
In terms of revenue, the leading U.S-based franchise in the United States was McDonalds, who generated over 112 billion U.S. dollars in sales worldwide in 2021. They were followed by other such iconic names as 7-Eleven, KFC, and Burger King. The largest franchise in terms of the number of establishments, however, was Subway, totaling over 21,000. This compares to around 14,000 McDonalds restaurants and approximately 5,500 Pizza Hut units, leaving them third in the list of leading pizza chains in the United States. The largest non-retail franchises in terms of revenue were the real estate company RE/MAX, and the international hotel chains Marriot, Hilton and Hyatt.