- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$123K - $268K
- Units as of 2022
75 18% over 3 years
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More is a custom garment manufacturer and retailer that was founded in 2007. The brand has been franchising since 2008. With over 80 locations across the United States, the company is always looking to expand.
Beyond custom apparel printing, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More is a brand that wants to celebrate meaningful moments and events with its customers, such as wedding anniversaries, college graduations, and charity initiatives. The possibilities feel endless, and there may be no minimum order requirements, no setup charges, and no artwork fees.
To further show its dedication to the communities it serves, the brand also actively supports other local businesses and civic causes. That means, as a Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More retail franchisee, you may not only be doing business, but acting as a positive force in people's lives.
Why You May Want to Start a Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Franchise
As mentioned, owning a Big Frog Custom T-shirts & More shop allows you to be your own boss and live a normal, exciting life while running a legit business. There are more benefits as well, such as the small physical space requirement (usually 1,200 square feet and you can do tons of business), few workers needed (only two are required per location), fairly low inventory, and potentially minimal overhead costs.
Additionally, the company strives to allow you to count on long-proven systems, transparency, and dedicated support to make you shine. Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More even uses green, low-impact processes, so you may not have to fear that you are destroying the planet.
What Might Make a Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Franchise a Good Choice?
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More has been ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 multiple times in recent years. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
According to its Franchise Disclosure Document, an average Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More outlet has more than 2,900 customers. To open a franchise, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also prepare yourself for ongoing fees, including royalty fees, advertising fees, and renewal fees. It may be beneficial to speak with an attorney or financial advisor before deciding to open a Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More franchise.
How Do You Open a Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Franchise?
The Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More franchise application process begins with you filling out a form to express your interest in opening a franchise with the brand. Then, you may get an introductory call from the corporate office in Dunedin, Florida. For the most part, this call should include you and the company learning more about each other and feeling for a match. You then might be provided a copy of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Franchise Disclosure Document, which you will need to review closely. You generally will also be given a chance to talk to existing franchisees to validate what you have learned so far about the company.
If you would like to open a Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More franchise, you may be invited to the Pond, which is their worldwide headquarters in Dunedin, Florida. Here, you might be given a tour of the place, possibly meeting the founders along the way. You then sign your franchise agreement, make the necessary payments, and be awarded your brand new Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More franchise.
About Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More
- Services (Other)
- Related Categories
- Embroidery & Screen Printing, Apparel & Accessories, Miscellaneous Services, Retail
- Parent Company
- Big Frog Franchise Group
- Tina Bacon-DeFrece, President & CEO
- Corporate Address
533 Main St.
Dunedin, FL 34698
- Franchising Since
- 2008 (2023-2008 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is offering 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 offering new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada
- # of Units
- 75 (as of 2022)
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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $123,330 - $267,934
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 20% off franchise fee, royalty fee waived for 1 year
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
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
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Ad TemplatesRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail Marketing
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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