My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

RadioShack Corp.
Electronics store

RadioShack Corp.
Electronics store

About
Founded

1921

Franchising Since

1968 (50 Years)

Corporate Address

300 RadioShack Cir.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

CEO

Joe Magnacca

Ticker Symbol

RSH

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$144,875 - $643,851

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$39,900 - $39,900

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options
Veteran Incentives

15% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

National Media

On-The-Job Training:

1 week

Additional Training:

Local workshops, annual convention

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

2

Bio
Note: RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2015.

RadioShack was opened in 1921, offering ham radio operators and electronics buffs a retail and mail order source for their electronics needs. By the 1960s, the company had nine stores and was shipping electronics to people all over the world. Today the company operates stores nationwide, selling everything from batteries to satellite dishes to electronics buffs and general consumers.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $144,875 High - $643,851
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Central America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South America, Western Europe
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
Learn More

Franchise Articles

The 4 Ways Associations Can Help Franchisees

While independent franchisee associations can be viewed as confrontational, when all involved parties get talking, the groups can be a collaborative source of support and education.

A Buzzing Business: How These Entrepreneurs Turned a Longtime Annoyance Into Successful Careers in Pest Control

Mosquito Joe franchisees Kurt and Melissa Godwin share how their second career helped create a better work-life balance for them.

The 5 Attributes of Franchises Growing with Velocity

Some franchise concepts can amplify growth with the right attributes. Learn how to spot them.

How This Franchisor Found Sweet Success With an Ice Cream Experiment

Creamistry's Jay Yim took a crazy experiment in his garage and grew it into a global ice cream brand.

The Top-Ranked Franchise 500 Companies Available in All 50 States

We looked at the top 20 businesses from our Franchise 500 to find a top-ranked franchise in your home state.

Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.
Updated: September 10th, 2014