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Initial investment
$157K - $352K
Units as of 2021
53 22.1% over 3 years

Company Overview

After years spent developing video games, Scott Novis came up with a new way to enjoy them: mobile video game theaters. He and his brother Chris built the first GameTruck and used it to throw a birthday party for a friend in 2006. Two years later, he began franchising the concept. Each GameTruck mobile video game theater is equipped with multiple flatscreen televisions and a variety of video games and consoles.

About GameTruck

Industry
Recreation
Founded
2006
Parent Company
GameTruck Licensing LLC
Leadership
Brandon Wiele, COO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2008 (14 years)
# of employees at HQ
12
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, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, 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
53 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
315 W. Elliot Rd., #107-519
Tempe, AZ 85284

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a GameTruck 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
$49,500
Initial Investment
$156,800 - $351,734
Net Worth Requirement
$150,000 - $300,000
Cash Requirement
$120,000 - $175,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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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
GameTruck 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
19 hours
Classroom Training
16 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
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
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021