Once Upon A Child
#129 Franchise 500| New and used children's clothing, equipment, furniture, toys

About
Founded

1984

Franchising Since

1992 (27 Years)

Corporate Address

605 Hwy. 169 N., #400
Minneapolis, MN 55441

CEO

Brett Heffes

Parent Company

Winmark Corp.

Ticker Symbol

WINA

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$246,700 - $391,700

Net-worth Requirement

$400,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$90,000 - $105,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

Once Upon A Child has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

24 hours

Classroom Training:

55 hours

Number of Employees Required to Run:

3 - 5

Once Upon A Child is ranked #129 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Founded in 1984 in Columbus, Ohio, Once Upon A Child specializes in selling new and used children's clothes, toys, furniture and equipment. Franchises were first offered in 1992. The company is owned by Winmark (formerly Grow Biz), which also franchises Music Go Round, Plato's Closet, Style Encore and Play It Again Sports.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $246,700 High - $391,700
Units
+3.4%+12 UNITS (1 Year) +16.8%+53 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Canada
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 6th, 2019