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Bricks 4 Kidz

2014 Franchise 500
#111
At a Glance

Products & Services: Lego-engineering classes, camps, parties

Number of Locations: 558

Total Investment: $33.8K - $51.1K

Founded: 2008

Began Franchising: 2009

About Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz offers Lego-brick building activities designed by engineers and architects in after-school classes, preschool classes, summer camps and birthday parties. The concept was created by a mother, Michelle Cote, in St. Augustine, Florida, in 2008, and began franchising a year later.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 458 54 44 2
2013 360 37 26 1
2012 132 20 4 1
2011 80 12 2 1
2010 28 0 1 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $33,800 - $51,050
Franchise Fee: $25,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000
Liquid Cash Available: $30,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters. Available at franchisee's location.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #111 (2014), #200 (2013),
Fastest-Growing: #12 (2014), #22 (2013),
Low-Cost: #18 (2014), #32 (2013),
Top New: #2 (2014), #5 (2013),
Top Home-Based: #23 (2014), #49 (2013),
America's Top Global: #124 (2014), #152 (2013),