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Units as of 2020
235 (4 lost in 3 years)
1.7%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #482 last year
Initial investment
$39K - $64K

Company Overview

ACFN franchisees provide ATM services to hotels and other travel and entertainment-based businesses such as theaters, sports bars, nightclubs, convention centers and hospitals. The San Jose, California, company got its start in 1996 and began franchising in 2003. It now has franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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About ACFN

Founded
1996
Leadership
Jeffrey Kerr, President/CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2003 (18 years)
# of employees at HQ
25
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
235 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
255 W. Julian St., #600
San Jose, CA 95110

Information for Franchisees

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Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000
Initial Investment
$39,134 - $64,017
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
$1,000 off franchise fee
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
18 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
Website Development

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
1
Are exclusive territories available?
No

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #139

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Updated: February 8th, 2021
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