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Interstate All Battery Center

2014 Franchise 500
#168
At a Glance

Products & Services: Battery store

Number of Locations: 230

Total Investment: $177.6K - $338.8K

Founded: 1999

Began Franchising: 2000

About Interstate All Battery Center

John Searcy started Interstate Battery System of America in Dallas in 1952 selling car batteries out of the back of a pickup truck. Today, the company sells batteries for a variety of products, including vehicles, camcorders, alarms and electronics through its Web site and nearly 200,000 dealers in the United States, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Guam, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

In 1999, Interstate acquired Battery Patrol and became Interstate All Battery Centers to offer franchise opportunities. Interstate All Battery Centers sell more than 16,000 types of batteries and related products.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 194 7 1 28
2012 172 6 1 28
2011 156 7 1 25
2010 151 10 3 13
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Central America.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $177,600 - $338,800
Franchise Fee: $37,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $5,000 in initial inventory
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $200,000
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #168 (2014), #157 (2013), #155 (2012), #159 (2011), #252 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #87 (2012), #87 (2011), #46 (2010),
America's Top Global: #139 (2013), #124 (2012), #126 (2011), #187 (2010),

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