Bingo Bugle Newspaper

Specialty newspaper

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Units as of 2021
N/A Yearly Data not available
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$9K - $15K

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.

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About Bingo Bugle Newspaper

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
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Alaska, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming, Midwest, Northeast, South, Southeast, Canada, Europe (Western)

Franchisor Information

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

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
$5,000 - $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

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Training & Support Offered

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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
# of employees required to run
1
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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