By Maria Valdez Haubrich, a D&B company, just announced its third annual AllBusiness AllStar Franchising Listing for 2011. And who tops the list as best franchise opportunity for 2011? The winner is Subway, based on a number of key business indicators such as growth, Web visibility, longevity, system size and affordability. The recession played a key role in the franchising industry in 2010, with recession-resistant industries making a strong showing according to the experts at AllBusiness.

Finding credit to finance a franchising opportunity remained a challenge, so 2010 saw many franchisors stepping up to help franchisees with special finance options and incentives.

The Top 10 AllStars for 2011 are:

  1. Subway
  2. Dunkin’ Donuts
  3. Pizza Hut
  4. Hampton Inn/Hampton Inn & Suites
  5. Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops
  6. 7-Eleven
  7. Jack in the Box
  8. Jani-King
  9. Servpro
  10. Wireless Zone

To see the who made entire listing and for more information on everything franchising, check the AllBusiness AllStars.