<![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 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.
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Burger King


Dairy Queen



Pizza Hut

Red Lobster

Red Robin



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<![CDATA[Your Favorite Places to Shop for Food]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/your-favorite-places-to-shop-for-food/desertrat89
Perhaps "favorite" is the wrong word, since most of us hate to go grocery shopping... but when you've finally exhausted the last drop of mustard from the squeeze bottle, where do you like to shop? Whether its for the quality of the produce, the great coupons, the size of the parking lot or the depth of the products... where do you go when you need to buy food? Vote for your favorites, and it you see your store missing from this list, add it!






Target Corporation

Trader Joe's


Whole Foods Market

Local Farmer's Market

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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.




Intel Corporation


Nike, Inc.


World Wildlife Fund



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<![CDATA[Fun Jobs That Pay Well]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fun-jobs-that-pay-well/american-jobs
Americans spend much of their adult life at work – usually they spend more time at work than with family or friends. If quality of life is important to you, it may be a good idea to find a career that is actually fun for you most of the time. No job will be fun every day, but if you generally like what you do for work then "you will never work a day in your life" (according to an old saying). Since different people have different ideas of "fun," the careers on this list are diverse. Some people think that the best jobs in the world are those that require a lot of office time, while others prefer high-paying flexible jobs. What are fun careers to have that also pay well?

Some of the top-paying gigs on this list are easy jobs that pay well, such as a medical test subject or a professional video game player. To get these jobs, generally, you just need to know how to find them and get lucky. Other jobs on this list take years of education and specialty training – such as an astronaut or a master sommelier – but once you get the position, you are rewarded with one of the most fun, well-paying jobs for women and men. 


Food Critic
Average annual salary: $47,000
Annual salary: $90,000
Wardrobe Stylist
Anywhere from $1,000 a week to $10,000 a week
Cruise Director
Annual salary: $50,000
Personal Shopper
Average annual salary: $40,000
Mystery Shopper
Experienced secret shoppers can earn up to $25/hour
Ferrari Driving Instructor
Annual salary: $120,000
Video Game Player
Annual salary: $50,000
Voice-Over Artist
Average annual salary: $80,000
Interior Designer
Annual salary: $45,000

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<![CDATA[The Coolest Employers in Tech]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-coolest-employers-in-tech/ready-to-startup
The coolest employers in tech are those that have employees who are actually happy to show up to work each day. These range from electronic shopping stores, vintage men's clothing stores, or cheap women's clothing sites.These employees are productive, content, and motivated. This list includes some of the coolest tech employers around, and hats off to them for earning a spot. Don't agree? Vote the company down, by all means. But if you do agree that a company listed here is truly worthy of a spot, be sure to vote it up (and add any other cool tech employers that are missing).

What constitutes the "cool" factor when it comes to tech employers? That depends. Some tech companies offer great perks to workers (think Google on this one, because really, all that's missing at the GooglePlex is an indoor water park, and that's probably coming). Others make employees instant millionaires by going public (ahem, Facebook). Even without all of these mega-perks, some tech company employers earn the cool tag by simply offering a laid-back, interesting, stimulating place to work on a daily basis.

Obviously, you can't please everyone all the time, but when a majority of your employees enjoy what they do and where they do it job-wise, you've succeeded. You've earned the cool points, and deserve a spot on this list. Time to weigh in: Who are the absolute best and coolest employers in tech?



Intel Corporation



Yelp, Inc.




(mt) Media Temple

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<![CDATA[The Best Sport Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-sport-brands
What are the best sport brands? Let's face it: Sports equipment and attire is a billion dollar industry. Everyone knows someone who plays - or their kids/brother/cousin/dad plays. This list highlights these sports equipment, clothing, and athletic apparel vendors. Who is the best when it comes to price, quality and design? You decide who should be on top of the list with votes up (or down). You can also rerank this list, changing the order in any way you like. When it comes to great sports brands and businesses, having the best logos and slogans are hugely important -- but sponsorships? Yeah, that's big, BIG money. Some of the greatest athletes of all time in their respective sports tout the wonders of Nike, the fit of UnderArmour or the reliability of Adidas. Are the big sport brand companies with celebrity athlete spokespeople necessarily better? Maybe, or maybe not, but you can bet they're selling products like gangbusters.




Nike, Inc.


The North Face


Under Armour



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<![CDATA[Companies with the Worst Customer Service]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/companies-with-the-worst-customer-service
Companies with the worst customer service, as voted on by consumers. Anyone can add to this real-time ranking of companies that can't seem to get customer service right. Next time you're faced with a customer service fail, don't just get mad. Get even, by getting that company up on this list so everyone can see how bad their service really is.

What companies have the worst customer service? What businesses have bad customer service? This list was generated based on numerous user lists surfacing about this topic and turning it into a CrowdRanking.

American Airlines


Bank of America Corporation

Best Buy





Time Warner Cable


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<![CDATA[The Best Business Podcasts For Investors & More]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-business-podcasts/reference
Need advice on managing your money? Here are the best business podcasts currently available on iTunes and online, ranked by a multitude of savy investors like yourself. Whether you're playing the stock market, or just need advice on saving more, these podcasts can definitely get you on the right track to being more financially sound. Let business experts like Jim Cramer, Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman and more talk to you about being smart with your money, and investing in a way that will maximize your profits and keep you happy. Whether you're new to the world of Wall Street, or someone who has been playing the market for years, these podcasts can both entertain you and teach you a thing or two about the almighty dollar. Vote for the one that you find to be the most helpful, and downvote any that aren't worth your time.

The Clark Howard Podcast

APM: Marketplace

Wall Street Journal This Morning

Wall Street Journal What's News

Mac Quick Tips

HBR IdeaCast

CNBC's Fast Money

Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life

StartUp Podcast

The Dave Ramsey Show

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<![CDATA[The Best Tequila Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-tequila-brands/bottoms-up
Tequila is a very distinct tasting liquor. All tequila is made from the blue agave plant found near the city of Tequila in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Some consider tequila to be one of the truest forms of alcohol. Tequila is an alcoholic beverage that is produced in Mexico, although some tequila is shipped in bulk to be bottled in the US. Jimadores, the harvesters of the agave plant, trim pinas from the ground at their peak ripeness to be baked, mashed, and then put in stills to ferment and become tequila. Reposado, Añejo, and Extra Añejo varieties of tequila refer to the amount of time the tequila has been aged prior to consumption.

Since all of these factors come into play, each tequila producer comes up with a tequila that taste slightly different from another's. This leaves the drinker with many varying options to consider when trying to choose which tequila is the right one for them. Should they go with a tequila blanco like the varieties produced by 1921, Milagros, Avion, and El Espolon? Or maybe a more traditional tequila like Patrón, Cazadores, Herrudura or Hornitos?

This list is to help determine which tequila is the best tasting out there through votes from the Ranker users. Vote up your favorite and vote down the ones that just miss the mark. And if it’s tequila’s tasty cousin whiskey you crave, check out the list of the best whiskey brands.


Cabo Wabo

El Jimador


1800 Tequila

Don Julio




Tres Generationes

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<![CDATA[Fictional Company You'd Most Want to Work For]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/fictional-company-you_d-most-want-to-work-for
The fictional companies that would make the best employers, as voted on by the Ranker community. Anyone can add to this real-time ranking of fictional companies that seem like they'd be fun places to work. Rank the firms you think would have the coolest bosses, the most laid-back environments, and the most rewarding mission statements. And who knows... If a recruiter from Kramerica ever reaches out to us, perhaps we'll put in a good word for you.

These awesome fictional companies have it all. Great benefits, booze cruises, stair cars, Batmobiles, and more. Which fictional company would you like to work for? Would you fit in at Stark Industries? Or are you more of an Oscorp type? Maybe you'd be great at slinging lattes at Central Perk.

Vote up the companies from TV, film, comic books, and other works of fiction that you would kill to get a job at.

Bluth Company



Duff Beer

The Dharma Initiative

Cyberdyne Systems Corporation

Wonka Industries

The Ghostbusters

Stark Industries

Wayne Enterprises

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