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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#151 Ranked #345 last year
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Initial investment
$48K - $63K
Units as of 2021
163 103.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Challenge Island

Founded
2003
Parent Company
Challenge Island Global
Leadership
Sharon Estroff, Founder/CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2012 (9 years)
# of employees at HQ
7
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, 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, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units
163 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4590 Lasalle Ct.
Marietta, GA 30062

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Challenge Island 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
$39,900
Initial Investment
$48,300 - $62,950
Net Worth Requirement
$100,000
Cash Requirement
$40,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
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
Challenge Island has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs

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 hours
Classroom Training
24 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

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?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #151

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #134

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #198

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #13

Top Franchises for Less Than $50,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021