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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#256 Ranked #251 last year
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Initial investment
$97K - $130K
Units as of 2020
600 7.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

Pop-A-Lock was started in 1991 by law enforcement agents in Lafayette, Louisiana. Pop-A-Lock franchisees offer commercial, automotive and residential locksmithing, including integrated high-tech security devices and electronic access systems.

About Pop-A-Lock

Industry
Services (Other)
Founded
1991
Parent Company
SystemForward America Inc.
Leadership
Don Marks, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1994 (27 years)
# of employees at HQ
18
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Middle East, Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Central America, Canada, South America, Mexico

# of Units
600 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1018 Harding St.
Lafayette, LA 70503

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Pop-A-Lock 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
$15,500
Initial Investment
$96,904 - $130,313
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000 - $500,000
Cash Requirement
$30,000 - $100,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee; special training program for veteran employees
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
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.

In-House Financing
Pop-A-Lock offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Third Party Financing
Pop-A-Lock has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, 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
7 hours
Classroom Training
59 hours
Additional Training
Tech/employee training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
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
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
# of employees required to run
3-10
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #256

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #152

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #44

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021