Flip Flop Shops

Initial Investment

LOW: $174,300
HIGH: $279,500

Change in Units

-10.3% -9 UNITS (1 Year)
+3.4% +3 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

2007 (9 Years)

Corporate Address

1815 Old 41 Hwy., #330 Kennesaw, GA 30152


Darin Kraetsch

About Flip Flop Shops

Sarah Towne and Todd Giatrelis were inspired to open the first Flip Flop Shops store in Boston after Towne struggled to find a pair of comfortable shoes while attending a convention in Las Vegas and wondered why there wasn't store that sold only flip flops. After opening a number of company-owned stores, they teamed with Brian Curin, Darin Kraetsch and Alan Woods, veterans of the franchise industry who had previously worked with brands like Cold Stone Creamery and Moe's Southwest Grill. Franchising began in 2007.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$174,300 - $279,500

Net-worth Requirement

$100,000 - $300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Flip Flop Shops has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

$2,000 off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 227

Lowest Rank: 415

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Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 3 days

Additional Training: At Irvine, CA, training store

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 3

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Updated: May 16th, 2016

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