<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Business Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business <![CDATA[The Best Restaurants to Stop at During a Road Trip]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-restaurants-to-stop-at-during-a-road-trip/restaurant-chains
A list of the Best Restaurants to Stop at During a Road Trip. Are you planning a road trip in the near future? One of the most important things on a trip is finding just the right restaurant to stop at for your meals. During a road trip, it is exciting to try different types of eating places. This list of restaurants is ranked in order of most popular restaurants to stop at during a road trip, to least popular. You can save and copy the list for a reference of best restaurants on your upcoming road trip, or you can make your own list to look at on the computer.

You can also vote for a favorite restaurant that you tried on your last road trip. See your favorite restaurant get ranked higher on the list so that others can try a good restaurant on their next road trip as well. You might even find a new favorite restaurant to eat at during your road trip.

Sometimes, people will try different restaurants on a road trip that they never have tried in their own hometown, simply because the restaurant is in a convenient place to stop at on a road trip. Often, the restaurants located right off the interstate are tempting to road trippers, and the ones located close to the hotels are also excellent restaurants to try on a road trip. So browse through the list before going on your next trip to find a new favorite vacation restaurant!
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Cracker Barrel

Dairy Queen



In-N-Out Burger


Panera Bread



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<![CDATA[Companies That Have The Best Branding]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/companies-that-have-the-best-branding
This is a list of the savviest brand managers in the business, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of smartly-branded companies, which makes these rankings an accurate, real-time reflection of all the contributing opinions. Rank the companies you think have the best brands in the business and add any that you think are missing. In this day and age of advertising on a mass-scale, props must be given for those that have kept their brand not only alive, but thriving.






Nike, Inc.

Sony Corporation


The Walt Disney Company

Volkswagen Group

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<![CDATA[The Best Logos in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/ranking-the-best-logos-in-the-world
The best logos in the world rank among some of the most iconic images, so it's no wonder they've found their way to a list of the greatest logos on the world. These national and international companies have leveraged their company logos in their marketing and many are now considered companies with the best branding.

Many of these company logos are instantly recognizable even without the name of the company being present. The Twitter bird, the McDonald's arches, and the Target bullseye are known across the country and around the world for their company and brand associations, making them part of the greatest logos in the world list.

What companies have the best logos in the world? What makes a great company logo? Vote for the top logos in the world and help decide. This list of amazing company logos is a cross-section of the best logos on the planet, but if you don't see your favorite company logo on the list of the greatest company logos, make sure to add it so others can decide it's as recognizable as you think it is.





Nike, Inc.



World Wildlife Fund



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<![CDATA[The Best Motorcycle Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-motorcycle-brands/werner-brandes
This list of motorcycle brands includes the most reliable models available, including those made by Kawasaki, Ducati, Honda, and more. Motorcycles offer an exhilarating riding experience and can have impressive fuel savings. If you're thinking about getting a motor bike, it is important to pick out one of the most reliable brands on the road. Many motorcycle companies may claim to make superior bikes, but it's important to do your research. The amount of gear a bike comes with, bags, accessories, breaks, break pads, and tires all come in to play when considering what is the best motorcycle to buy.

A lot of people buy motorcycles, like Harley Davidsons, for their cool looks. Some of the best motorcycles out there are also the nicest looking bikes and manufacturers do a good job of combining looks with top quality materials. Riders who dream of wearing leather and cruising down the highway on their motorcycle may choose the raddest looking motorcycles. Fans of Harleys are also getting a great bike. Consumer reports found that owners of Harleys and BMW motorcycles were the most satisfied with their bikes. They are also one of the most popular motorcycle brands– and for good reason! Check out this list of good motorcycle companies and vote on your favorites!

This list answers the question, 'What are the best motorcycle brands?' Users looking for a new motorcycle will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on function and features.




Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Honda Motor Company, Ltd


Suzuki Motor Corporation

Yamaha Motor Company



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<![CDATA[The Best Packaged Coffee Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-packaged-coffee-brands/desertrat89
Most coffee connoisseurs would say that you should buy freshly ground beans from a small-batch grower, but we can't always do that. And maybe you just like coffee and don't need the religious experience. Which are the best packaged brands that are available at most grocery stores? This list has some good coffee brands to choose from and get familiar with. Vote for your personal favorites... and if you really know coffee, re-rank your own list, too! Make sure to add any coffee brands you see missing.

The best packaged coffee brands are those that are readily available in stores, allowing consumers to simply open the package, dump the (pre-ground) coffee in the coffee maker and brew. Some popular, top 10 national coffee brands and top 10 coffee companies, like Starbucks, Peet's and illy, are among the best whole bean coffee brands as well. The best store bought coffee (including more than one best tasting coffee brand) can definitely give gourmet brands a run for their money!

What are the best tasting store bought coffee brands and what are the best coffee brand names? For coffee lovers interested in something a little different, check out this list of the best K Cup flavors and be sure to vote for the ones you like the best (and vote down any you've tried and hated, too). If instant gratification is your thing where coffee is concerned, be sure to also check out this list of the best big national coffee franchises - and of course, vote!

Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.

Community Coffee

Dunkin' Donuts




Seattle's Best Coffee



8 O' Clock

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<![CDATA[16 Secrets Convenience Store Owners Don't Want You to Know]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/convenience-store-secrets/ericascheidt
It's 2 am and you've spent the better part of your night throwing back drinks. Nothing in this world sounds better than chowing down on some truly regretful late night snacks. Where can you turn to on these desperate evenings? Why, your local convenience store of course! Like a good friend, your neighborhood corner store will always be there for you when you drunkenly need it! But there's plenty to be wary of as far as c-stores go. These gas station mini-marts and Slurpee-serving hot spots are full of tricks and there are lots of convenience store secrets the owners and staff don't want you to know.
For instance, all convenience store locations near you (and anywhere, really) are definitely intentional, with most stores employing extensive demographic reports so that they can maximize their foot traffic and sales. How about how convenience stores tend to pass over those pesky health regulations, even if it means your hot dog has been sitting out longer than is probably safe. You knew it was nasty convenience store food, but who knew it was that gross? Don't even get us started on convenience store bathrooms. Ick.
Whether it's the shocking statistics behind how much beer is sold at US convenience stores, or why you can't get a Coke at your favorite corner store (just Pepsi!), these convenience store secrets will definitely surprise you. So cuddle up with a Big Gulp and some Flamin' Hot Cheetos and upvote the most shocking c-store secrets that shed new light on how these shops really run their business.


Site Managers Will Cover Shifts in Order to Curb Costs
Labor is the most expensive cost for a convenience store. Because site managers are usually always salaried, most managers prefer to work any uncovered shifts instead of having their hourly employees take over. They do this to avoid having their employees be paid time-and-a-half.

Source: /u/promonk

Tobacco Is More Important Than Stores Would like to Admit
Though we all know by now that smoking cigarettes is terrible for you, convenience stores would like for you to ignore that. Tobacco and cigarette sales keep stores financially afloat, making up 36.6% of their sales each year. 

Source: SBDCNet

College Students and Their Love of Beer Helps Keep Convenience Stores Afloat
College students everywhere are basically responsible for keeping their local convenience stores open. Stores sell a whopping two billion gallons of beer every year, accounting for one-third of all beer sold in the U.S.

Source: HubPages

The Biggest Impulse Purchases Are Grouped Together
There are lots of items at the front of the store and near the checkout counter that are generally considered impulse purchases. Candy, gum, coffee, etc. is all placed there in the hopes that you'll grab some as an afterthought. After all, no one sets out in the morning with the goal of buying the latest US Weekly - it just happens.

Source: HubPages
Stores Cater to Your Fountain Drink Obsession
In order to maximize profits, many stores now choose to own (instead of rent) fountain drink machines. They also focus on the ice, which can make up 50% of fountain drinks, offering their own softer ice cubes so people can chew on them after finishing their drinks. More ice = less soda = better business for the machine's owner.

Source: NACS

They Put the Cold Drinks in the Back on Purpose
When you get thirsty, convenience stores are often a go to cold beverage spot. They know this, and make sure you have to walk by all kinds of other treats before you read the coolers in the back of the store, hoping you'll see a few other things you simply can't live without.

Source: CSPNet
Most Corporate-Owned Stores Aren't Packing Any Heat
Despite the fact that convenience stores are more susceptible to robberies than any other kind of retailer, most corporate-owned stores prohibit their employees from arming themselves in case of a hold up. Rather than risk their employee's safety (or a publicity spectacle), most stores employ a strict safety protocol instead.

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A Store's Location Is Definitely Intentional
There's a reason why they're called corner stores. Most convenience stores use sophisticated customer demographic reports and map studies in order to drive as much foot traffic as possible. These reports give store owners loads of data about their local demographics including population, income, employment, and buying patterns for all types of consumers. This helps owners decide on their location. 

Source: SBDCNet

A Winning Lottery Ticket Also Benefits the Store That Sold It
Everyone's a winner! When c-stores sell winning lottery tickets, they receive a commission that is a percentage of the prize total, usually 1%. That commission varies greatly from state to state and many state lotteries place a cap on how much commission can be won. Either way, a winning lotto ticket can be just as life-changing for the person that sells it as the person who buys it.

Source: Business Insider

You're Definitely Paying More
There's no way around it. Convenience stores charge more for basically everything, because you're paying for the convenience of their location. You're much better off buying candy in bulk at Costco, but who wants to waste a whole Saturday?

Source: Wikipedia

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<![CDATA[The Top Restaurant Chains in America]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-restaurant-chains-in-america
The List of Top Restaurant Chains in America includes famous restaurant chains from throughout the United States. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. From fast food, to drive-thrus, and even some sit down franchises, there are a variety of restaurants on this list, each serving different international cuisines or their own takes on American classics.

The idea of chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders." By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. His restaurant, KFC, is now one of the largest in the world. Today, nearly every cuisine imaginable has a restaurant chain attached to it.

Vote up your favorite chain restaurants below, or vote down those you'll never go back to again. Looking for more of a sweet treat? Check out this list of the Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Chains. Cook up some mediocre Italian food at home using this list of Olive Garden recipes, and take a look at other delicious lists like, the Best Japanese Foods and the Best Brain Foods.

Burger King


Dairy Queen



Pizza Hut

Red Lobster

Red Robin



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<![CDATA[The Best Guitar Stores In America]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-guitar-stores-in-america/ranker-shopping
Although shopping for a new guitar is supposed to be fun and exciting, that isn't always the case. Often times you can't find the specific model you're looking for, the price will be too high, or the employees of the retailer will be downright unhelpful. For that reason we've listed some of the best guitar stores in America, along with online retailers that don't actually have physical locations. This list includes guitar stores in large states in popular music cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as other cities around the country, including Lansing, Seattle, San Francisco, and Chicago. If we're missing one of the top guitar stores in your state, please help us make the list better by adding it below! The purpose of this poll is to help guitar players, both new and experienced, find the best locations to purchase guitars, bass guitars, amps, cases, and any other guitar accessory needed to make their life easier. 

Guitar Center
Nationwide- www.guitarcenter.com
Musicians Friend
Online only- www.musiciansfriends.com
Elderly Instruments
Lansing, Michigan- www.elderly.com
Sam Ash
Nationwide- www.samash.com
Main Drag Music
Brooklyn, NY- www.maindragmusic.com
The Guitar Works Ltd.
Chicago, IL- www.guitarworksltd.com
Truetone Music
Santa Monica, CA- www.truetonemusic.com
Music 123
Online only- www.music123.com
The Trading Musician
Seattle, WA- www.tradingmusician.com
Dream Guitars
Online only- www.dreamguitars.com

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<![CDATA[The Best Pet Stores In America]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pet-stores-in-the-world/ranker-shopping
Here is our ranked list of the best pet stores in America and Canada, based on price, customer service, and accessibility. Please note that all of these stores have great websites as well, so this list is technically a ranking of the top online pet stores too. Your pet is like your child, and you always want to feel good that you're giving him/her the best products while not spending an insane amount of money. Whether you have a cat, dog, bird, or even a reptile, these are the stores that you'll want to go to in order to take care of your wonderful animal. It doesn't matter if you're buying food, treats, toys, accessories like leashes and collars, or anything else that you need to keep your animal happy and healthy- these are the stores that will have what you're looking for. Petco and Petsmart are obviously the biggest pet retailers in the country, but there are plenty of smaller chains that are worth visiting if they're in your area. Furthermore, if none of these stores are near you, than check out their websites! They're all extremely reputable and can deliver right to your front door, so don't forget that's an option for you as well.





Woof Gang Bakery

Pet Depot

Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supermarket


Pet Valu

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<![CDATA[The Best Cosmetic Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-cosmetics-brands/makeup-tips
The top cosmetic brands make beauty products like mascara, lipstick, lotion, perfume and nail polish ranging from the most expensive, exclusive cosmetic brands to the best affordable cosmetic brands. Some brands are better than others but these best makeup brands stand above and beyond the rest while making you look like a million bucks without spending that much.

Makeup lovers everywhere are voting for their top favorite cosmetics brands right here. Like all things, sometimes just because something is more expensive does not mean that the quality is better, and some of the best cosmetics brands are not the most expensive makeup brands. This goes for cosmetics, but is also true that sometimes paying less is not worth getting an inferior product. Because of all of this, it's often a good idea to perform some trial and error with the products to decide which you think is the greatest cosmetic brand. Some lines may not work for you, even if they are the most popular.

Company A may sell absolutely killer nail polish, but their foundation just doesn't cut it. Company B has mineral foundation you cannot live without, but their lipstick leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing says you must stick with one cosmetics brand for everything. Mix and match your eye shadows, mascaras and blush to find a combination perfect for you.

We've all made regretful cosmetics purchases, but with this user ranked list of cosmetics brands, should you run into a dud, you can vote down the cosmetics products that aren'€™t worth the money and time so other makeup users don'€™t run into the same cosmetics problems. If you don't see your favorite cosmetics brand or the brand you consider to be the best makeup brand, make sure to add it to the list so other cosmetics users can discover your favorite makeup brands.

See Also: The Best Lip Balms


Christian Dior S.A.

Estée Lauder Companies


Make-up Art Cosmetics


Urban Decay

NARS Cosmetics


Bobbi Brown

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