Bingo Bugle Newspaper

Specialty newspaper
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$9K - $15K
Units as of 2014
41 -12.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

Robert Snowden started Bingo Bugle in 1980 to serve the needs of charitable bingo organizations, Native American bingo and other gaming establishments. The first newspaper was published in 1980, serving the Tacoma, Washington, area. Each newspaper contains news and feature stories about bingo and related topics, as well as ads for games. Bingo Bugle newspapers are read throughout North America. By 2000, the paper’s circulation had surpassed 1 million.

About Bingo Bugle Newspaper

Related Categories
Advertising Services
Founded
1981
Parent Company
K & O Publishing, Inc.
Leadership
Tara Snowden, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1983 (38 years)
# of employees at HQ
3
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Europe (Western), Canada

# of Units
41 (as of 2014)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
P.O. Box 527
Vashon, WA 98070

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Bingo Bugle Newspaper 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
$5,000
Initial Investment
$9,070 - $15,020
Cash Requirement
$15,000
Royalty Fee
8%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
2 days
Additional Training
At headquarters or regional location
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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

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Updated: February 8th, 2021