The Joint Corp.

The Joint Corp.

Chiropractic services
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#58 Ranked #78 last year
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Initial investment
$183K - $379K
Units as of 2020
546 42.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Joint Corp. began franchising chiropractic clinics in 2003. Each location offers walk-in chiropractic adjustments, with no insurance necessary, as well as a membership program for patients to receive routine chiropractic care.

About The Joint Corp.

Industry
Health
Founded
1999
Leadership
Peter Holt, President & CEO
Ticker Symbol
JYNT
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The Joint Chiropractic Franchise

The fastest growing chiropractic franchise is a smart investment for entrepreneurs and chiropractors seeking to own a business The Joint Chiropractic revolutionized the $15 billion chiropractic industry by making chiropractic care more accessible, convenient and affordable than ever before.* Founded in 1999, The Joint has grown to more than 460 locations throughout the country, helping millions of people in the process find relief from neck and back pain. The rapid success of The Joint, now the fastest growing chiropractic franchise in the nation, is due to the straightforward business model that is easy to understand, quick to scale and meets a real need in the communities we serve. As a result, entrepreneurs with zero experience in the chiropractic industry, as well as chiropractors with significant experience, are choosing to franchise with The Joint.

“We haven’t revolutionized chiropractic care; the reason why we’re so powerful is that we have revolutionized access to chiropractic care,” says Peter Holt, President of The Joint. “We’ve made pain management so much easier for people by placing our clinics in small box retail settings, next to where we get our coffee, our groceries and cut our hair. The reason why so many entrepreneurs and chiropractors are investing in The Joint is because our unit economics are so strong. I’ve been building and managing franchise systems for over 30 years, and predominantly small box retail space, and I have never seen such strong unit economics. On top of that, pain isn’t going away. We’re looking for ways to manage our pain in a holistic way, and that is what The Joint provides.”

Top Reasons to Join The Joint Chiropractic

Here are the top reasons The Joint Chiropractic franchise is an attractive business model for investors and chiropractors alike:

Easy to build /Quick to open

The Joint storefront
  • Simple construction and build-outs with a small footprint
  • Easy approvals for real estate
  • Approachable build-out that is consumer-friendly

A simple operating model

  • Minimal employees (3-4) at initial opening/launch
  • Primary employee responsible for the execution of the business model is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Patient files and paperwork are electronic, streamlining operations and facilitating patients’ ability to visit clinics throughout the U.S.

Attractive economics

Meet Our Franchisees

“I can leave the office now. I don’t have to be there all of the time because I am no longer a one man show. I have a whole team of people getting Memphis better and I allows me to go home spend a little more time with my family.”

– Pat Kolwaite, owner of three franchise locations with The Joint in Memphis, Tennessee

“As soon as I left The Joint, I immediately wanted to invest in The Joint. I was looking at franchising with Jimmy John’s, but after experiencing The Joint and speaking to their executive team, I knew that this was a business where I could do something positive for my community. The support of the executive team has been phenomenal. They have helped with site selection and provided a lot of guidance as to how to hire the right chiropractor. We’ve been successful without even having to market ourselves very much — people see our clinics next to their favorite stores or restaurants, and they come in curious. When they discover that we’re affordable and offer a membership model, it is very easy to win them over. Our model creates a pathway for our walk-in customers to return.”

– Chris Kemper, franchisee / manager of three franchise locations with The Joint in Nashville, Tennessee

“When you’re going through school, it’s year round and you come out with $200,000 in debt. My wife and I were looking at The Joint throughout chiropractic college. It was pretty enticing to us to get into a franchise where we wouldn’t be alone. The license prices aren’t too high and the build-outs are pretty simple. The Return on Investment is terrific, especially if you’re working the office as the chiropractor, which I am doing in my franchise. The Joint helps out a lot, especially with build-outs and picking the location. The Joint was an easy fit for me.”

– Dr. Chris Judge, owner of The Joint franchise clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • The Joint’s ratio of average or expected sales vs. capital invested is outstanding and compares favorably to many other franchises you may be considering
  • Easy to scale up to multiple units
  • The model is service-based, with little to no cost of goods sold. The lack of insurance administration means the chiropractor has the capacity to treat more patie

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2003 (18 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
546 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
16767 N. Perimeter Dr., #110
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Joint Corp. 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
$39,900
Initial Investment
$183,497 - $378,697
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
15% off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
The Joint Corp. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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
35 hours
Classroom Training
26.25 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
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

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
3
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where The Joint Corp. landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #58

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #47

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #32

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

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Updated: February 8th, 2021