Not Ranked

Initial Investment

LOW: $120,392
HIGH: $277,455

Change in Units

+1.1% +8 UNITS (1 Year)
-0.8% -6 UNITS (3 Years)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1976

Franchising Since

1978 (38 Years)

Corporate Address

500 Howard San Francisco, CA 94105

CEO

Mark Breitbard

Parent Company

Gymboree

About Gymboree Play & Music

San Francisco mother Joan Barnes created the Gymboree Play & Music Program in 1976 when she couldn't find a safe place for new parents and children to play and exercise together. There are now locations across the United States and throughout the world. Gymboree Play & Music centers offer different classes each week for children ranging from newborn through 4 years old. Classes are designed to stimulate the senses and encourage children's development.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$120,392 - $277,455

Net-worth Requirement

$70,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$70,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

3.25%

Financing Options

Gymboree Play & Music has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


Discounts on opening inventory

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 175

Lowest Rank: 311

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 8 days

Additional Training: At regional location

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 3 - 4

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Updated: September 29th, 2015

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