2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #422 last year
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Initial investment
$117K - $253K
Units as of 2021
81 8% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More

Industry
Services (Other)
Founded
2007
Parent Company
Big Frog Franchise Group
Leadership
Tina Bacon-DeFrece, President & CEO
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About Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More

Are you ready to be your own boss but want to have fun while operating a business? Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More may be the right franchise opportunity for you, since we empower you to invest in your future while making franchise ownership fun and rewarding!

With a tested and proven operations model and a highly creative business environment in an always-evolving custom apparel decorating industry, Big Frog puts the “FUN” in owning a business. Big Frog is a business that supports the local community and a unique concept you will be proud to own and operate.

Man printing shirt

What’s So Great About The Big Frog Franchise Opportunity?

Low Cost, High Volume

On average your total investment with buildout and inventory is right around $200,000. Our stores averaging over $450,000 per year in revenue are seeing 60.5% gross profit margin.

Proven Concept

Big Frog has been in business for 13 years. On average we have steady, double-digit year-over-year revenue growth.

Multiple Revenue Streams

Our stores specialize in direct-to-garment printing, but also offer a variety of decorating techniques like vinyl lettering, embroidery, screen printing, and heat transfers. Big Frog is a one-stop shop for any business or consumer needs.

Recession-Resistant

Everyone wears and needs a t-shirt, whether for branding or party favors. Our price points and variety of solutions allowed us to flourish in the 2008 recession and our stores bounced back quickly from the COVID quarantine.

Customers in store

Minimal Overhead, Small Footprint & Low Inventory

Our stores require a small retail space–around 1,200 square feet. Overhead like payroll and rent can remain lower than many retail shops. Starting inventory levels are less than $5,000 and it has no shelf-life.

High Repeat & Referral Customer Base

Our Big Frog owners always provide the ultimate customer experience. Repeat-and-referral rates are above 65% on average.

Work-Life Balance

Big Frog offers daylight hours with stores closing by 6 pm Monday through Friday and open three hours on Saturday. Big Frog requires small teams–2 to 4 on average–which means less personnel hassle.

What types of support do you get as a Big Frog franchise owner?

Franchising with Big Frog means you will always have the Big Frog Franchise Group on your side. We are fully committed to the growth of your business, which is why we equip you with the right tools you need to succeed through our best-in-class training program, business coaching, and marketing resources and support. Get insightful tips from Big Frog Franchise Group President & CEO Tina Bacon-DeFrece on how Big Frog supports franchise business owners toward success.

What does a typical day look like for a Big Frog franchise owner?

The day-to-day life of a Big Frog franchise owner is never quite the same each day, but there’s one thing that never changes—it’s always fun and rewarding! As a small business owner in a customer-focused and creative retail environment, Big Frog franchisees learn to wear many hats. On most days, Big Frog franchise owners are focused on networking and marketing within their community. On other days, they train, support, and empower their team to help meet sales and operational goals, allowing less day-to-day supervision and more time to focus on long-term strategic business growth.

Success Stories

Every Big Frog Franchise owner has a success story to tell, whether that’s transitioning from a life in the military and becoming a store owner or leaving the corporate world to take control of one’s future. Hear insightful testimonials straight from Big Frog franchise owners themselves:


Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2008 (14 years)
# of employees at HQ
13
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

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

# of Units
81 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
533 Main St.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More franchise.

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
$13,500 - $39,500
Initial Investment
$117,088 - $253,041
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee for first standard franchise
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.5%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

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

On-The-Job Training
140 hours
Classroom Training
35 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021