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Fleet Feet Sports

2015 Franchise 500
#246
At a Glance

Products & Services: Athletic footwear, apparel, accessories

Number of Locations: 129

Total Investment: $178K - $335K

Founded: 1976

Began Franchising: 1978

About Fleet Feet Sports

Sally Edwards and Elizabeth Jansen opened the first Fleet Feet Sports in Sacramento, California, in 1976. In 1993, Tom Raynor purchased the company and moved the headquarters to Carrboro, North Carolina. Fleet Feet stores offer measurement, gait analysis and fitting services to help customers find the right athletic shoes, inserts, socks, sports bras and other athletic apparel.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 107 0 0 22
2013 100 0 0 17
2012 81 0 0 17
2011 92 0 0 0
2010 90 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $178,000 - $335,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week. Existing stores : 15 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #246 (2015), #272 (2014), #426 (2013), #450 (2012),