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Pet Supplies Plus

2015 Franchise 500
#197
At a Glance

Products & Services: Retail pet supplies and services

Number of Locations: 321

Total Investment: $549.4K - $1.1M

Founded: 1987

Began Franchising: 1990

About Pet Supplies Plus

Jack Berry and Harry Shallop opened their first supermarket-style pet food and supply store in Redford, Michigan, in the late 1980's, and by 1990, they were franchising Pet Supplies Plus. In addition to food and supply sales, the stores offer services such as grooming, self-serve pet washes and adoptions events.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 147 0 0 174
2014 141 0 0 160
2013 146 0 0 132
2012 164 0 0 94
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $549,400 - $1,097,400
Franchise Fee: $49,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 2-3%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $6,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $750,000
Liquid Cash Available: $250,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 12 - 14. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (50% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks.
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #197 (2015), #209 (2014), #170 (2013),