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Franchise 500 2023
Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$187K - $413K
Units as of 2019
179 Increase 8.5% over 3 years

Company Overview

Sally Edwards and Elizabeth Jansen opened the first Fleet Feet Sports in Sacramento, California, in 1976. In 1993, Tom Raynor purchased the company and moved the headquarters to Carrboro, North Carolina. Fleet Feet stores offer measurement, gait analysis and fitting services to help customers find the right athletic shoes, inserts, socks, sports bras and other athletic apparel.

About Fleet Feet

Industry Recreation
Related Categories Sports Equipment & Apparel, Apparel & Accessories
Founded 1976
Parent Company Fleet Feet Sports LLC
Leadership Joey Pointer, CEO
Corporate Address 310 E. Main St., #200, P.O. Box 1269
Carrboro, NC 27510
Social Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1978 (46 years)
# of employees at HQ 52
# of Units 179 (as of 2019)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Fleet Feet 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 Information Circle
$38,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$187,000 - $413,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
4%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
0.25%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
20 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 45-101 hours
Classroom Training 123-142 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
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? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 5
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022