Photo by Samuel Richard

Twenty-six Orange County-based franchisers are on an annual list of 500 companies ranked according to systemwide sales last year by industry trade magazine Franchise Times.

The highest-ranked local company is Taco Bell Corp. in Irvine at No. 14 with $8.5 billion in systemwide sales. Other food or restaurant chains ranked include:

  • Convenience store operator am/pm in La Palma, No. 83 with $1.1 billion in sales
  • El Pollo Loco in Costa Mesa at No. 103 with $723 million
  • Del Taco in Lake Forest at No. 115 with $656 million
  • Wienerschnitzel in Irvine at No. 176 with $350 million
  • Johnny Rockets in Aliso Viejo at No. 183 with $343 million
  • Sizzler in Mission Viejo at No. 212 with $272 million
  • Yogurtland in Irvine at No. 252 with $173 million
  • Flame Broiler in Santa Ana at No. 329 with $86 million
  • Juice it Up in Irvine at No. 442 with $30 million
  • Chronic Tacos in Aliso Viejo at No. 487 with $19 million

Ranked real estate franchisers—all in Irvine— include:

  • Berkshire Hathaway at No. 69 with $1.6 billion in systemwide sales
  • Prudential Real Estate at No. 99 with $774 million
  • Real Living Real Estate at No. 179 with $347 million
  • Realty One Group at No. 488 with $18 million

Ranked local companies covering retail and services are:

  • Budget Blinds in Orange at No. 197 with $327 million in systemwide sales
  • Sir Speedy in Aliso Viejo at No. 206 with $291 million
  • Closets by Design in Cypress at No. 246 with $190 million
  • Relax the Back in La Palma at No. 319 with $95 million
  • PIP Printing in Mission Viejo at No. 337 with $82 million
  • UFC Gym in Santa Ana at No. 373 with $53 million
  • Max Muscle Sports Nutrition in Orange at No. 408 with $40 million
  • Tailored Living in Orange at No. 424 with $35 million
  • TeamLogic IT in Mission Viejo at No. 461 with $25 million
  • 18/8 Fine Men’s Salons in Laguna Niguel at No. 464 with $25 million
  • Aussie Pet Mobile in Aliso Viejo at No. 499 with $16 million

Seven of the top 10 companies on the list are food-related, with McDonald’s Corp. in Oak Brook, Ill., heading the list at $87.8 billion in systemwide sales.

The trade magazine also lists U.S. locations, total locations, sales growth, how much of the system is franchised, and other data.