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Pump It Up

2015 Franchise 500
#423
At a Glance

Products & Services: Children's entertainment centers

Number of Locations: 137

Total Investment: $301.3K - $895.5K

Founded: 2000

Began Franchising: 2001

About Pump It Up

Pump It Up franchisees offer indoor entertainment centers filled with inflatables, for birthday parties, field trips and other special events for kids. Adults can also partake in corporate team building events at Pump It Up. The company began in 2000 and started franchising a year later.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 135 0 0 2
2013 141 0 0 2
2012 145 0 0 1
2011 155 0 0 1
2010 158 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Midwest, Northeast, South, Southeast, Southwest, West.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mexico, South America, Western Europe.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $301,250 - $895,500
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $200,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% 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: 8 days. At franchisee's location: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: National marketing council, multimedia advertising, marketing collateral & guidance, PR, franchisee intranet, in-house real estate support

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #423 (2015), #454 (2014), #419 (2013), #381 (2012), #379 (2011), #214 (2010),
America's Top Global: #167 (2010),

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