Let the Good Times Roll

Listings 1-23

Fun Stuff
Listing compiled by Lee Houston

Boats, Bikes and Automobiles

Boomer McLoud
(860) 632-4874
Car audio sales/installation
Year began: 1996
Year fran.: 1996
Cost: $37.5K-235.3K
Franchises: 56; Co.-owned: 1

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental
(310) 320-3456
Motorcycle rentals
Year began: 1992
Year fran.: 1997
Cost: $250K-700K
Franchises: 4; Co.-owned: 4

Hubcap Masters Int'l. Inc.
(888) 888-4922/(615) 885-3620
Custom wheels & hubcaps
Year began: 1993
Year fran.: 1994
Cost: $75K
Franchises: 29; Co.-owned: 1

Naut-A-Care Marine Services Inc.
(949) 631-2660
Boat oil changes & bilge steam cleaning
Year began: 1991
Year fran.: 1995
Cost: $59.3K-197.6K
Franchises: 1; Co.-owned: 2

Oil Butler Int'l. Corp.
(908) 687-3283
Mobile oil change/quick lube/windshield repair
Year began: 1987
Year fran.: 1991
Cost: $15K-40K
Franchises: 137; Co.-owned: 1

Ryan Engine Exchange
(303) 232-0012
Remanufactured engine installation
Year began: 1989;
Year fran.: 1997
Cost: $112K
Franchises: 0; Co.-owned: 1

Super Clean Yacht Service
(949) 646-2990
Pleasure boat cleaning & detailing
Year began: 1984
Year fran.: 1999
Cost: $23.2K-70.3K
Franchises: 0; Co.-owned: 1

Total Car Franchising Corp.
(800) 726-5677/(678)243-2000
Mobile automotive appearance services
Year began: 1989
Year fran.: 1991
Cost: $47K-148K
Franchises: 261; Co.-owned: 0

At Your Service

Bevinco Bar Systems Ltd.
(888) 238-4626/(416) 490-6266
Liquor inventory-control service
Year began: 1987
Year fran.: 1990
Cost: $29K-32K
Franchises: 158; Co.-owned: 1

Express Services Inc.
(800) 652-6400/(405) 840-5000
Staffing & P.E.O. services
Year began: 1983
Year fran.: 1985
Cost: $90K-135K
Franchises: 393; Co.-owned: 0

Shred-It America Inc.
(905) 829-2794
Mobile paper shredding & recycling
Year began: 1988
Year fran.: 1992
Cost: $225K
Franchises: 49; Co.-owned: 19

Just Kidding

Dancercise Kids
(800) 613-8231
Dance instruction at child-care centers
Year began: 1988
Year fran.: 1999
Cost: $16.8K-33.3K
Franchises: 0; Co.-owned: 9

Gymboree
(800) 520-7529/(650) 579-0600
Parent/child play program
Year began: 1976
Year fran.: 1978
Cost: $80K-150K
Franchises: 388; Co.-owned: 24

Gymsters Inc.
(408) 997-6997
Mobile children's fitness services
Year began: 1980
Year fran.: 1988
Cost: $19.8K-24.5K
Franchises: 7; Co.-owned: 1

J.W. Tumbles, A Children's Gym
(800) 886-2532
Children's gyms/parties
Year began: 1985
Year fran.: 1993
Cost: $98.5K-117.5K
Franchises: 4; Co.-owned: 2

Kinderdance Int'l. Inc.
(800) 554-2334/(407) 242-0590
Children's movement/educational programs
Year began: 1979
Year fran.: 1985
Cost: $9.4K-20.6K
Franchises: 57; Co.-owned: 1

Kumon Math & Reading Centers
(800) 222-6284
Supplemental education
Year began: 1958
Year fran.: 1958
Cost: $5.6K
Franchises: 24,256; Co.-owned: 20

Learning Express
(978) 889-1000
Specialty toy store
Year began: 1987
Year fran.: 1987
Cost: $203K-354K
Franchises: 160; Co.-owned: 0

The Little Gym
(888) 228-2878/(480) 948-2878
Child development/fitness program
Year began: 1976
Year fran.: 1992
Cost: $125.6K-168.4K
Franchises: 68; Co.-owned: 6

Little Princess Tea Parties
(800) 489-0832
Children's tea parties
Year began: 1997
Year fran.: 1998
Cost: $12.4K-16.5K
Franchises: 0; Co.-owned: 1

The Mad Science Group
(800) 586-5231
Science activities for children
Year began: 1985
Year fran.: 1995
Cost: $60K-70K
Franchises: 118; Co.-owned: 0

Odyssey Art Centers
(914) 631-7148
Art classes
Year began: 1974
Year fran.: 1995
Cost: $28K-54K
Franchises: 3; Co.-owned: 1

Pee Wee Workout
(440) 946-7888
Preschool fitness program
Year began: 1986; Year fran.: 1988
Cost: $1.8K
Franchises: 20; Co.-owned: 1

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