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Units as of 2019
179 (14 added in 3 years)
7.8%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #86 last year
Initial investment
$187K - $413K

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.

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About Fleet Feet

Industry
Recreation
Founded
1976
Parent Company
Fleet Feet Sports LLC
Leadership
Joey Pointer, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1978 (43 years)
# of employees at HQ
52
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
179 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
310 E. Main St., #200, P.O. Box 1269
Carrboro, NC 27510

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
$38,000
Initial Investment
$187,000 - $413,000
Royalty Fee
4%
Ad Royalty Fee
0.25%
Term of Agreement
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
Additional Training
Existing stores
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
5
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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