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Initial Investment

LOW: $120,392
HIGH: $277,455

Change in Units

+1.1% +8 UNITS (1 Year)
-0.8% -6 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1976

Franchising Since

1978 (38 Years)

Corporate Address

500 Howard San Francisco, CA 94105

CEO

Mark Breitbard

Parent Company

Gymboree

About Gymboree Play & Music

San Francisco mother Joan Barnes created the Gymboree Play & Music Program in 1976 when she couldn't find a safe place for new parents and children to play and exercise together. There are now locations across the United States and throughout the world. Gymboree Play & Music centers offer different classes each week for children ranging from newborn through 4 years old. Classes are designed to stimulate the senses and encourage children's development.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$120,392 - $277,455

Net-worth Requirement

$70,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$70,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

3.25%

Financing Options

Gymboree Play & Music has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


Discounts on opening inventory

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 175

Lowest Rank: 311

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 8 days

Additional Training: At regional location

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 3 - 4

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Updated: September 29th, 2015

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