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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #266 last year
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Initial investment
$175K - $344K
Units as of 2021
82 12.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

To help Americans treat neck and back pain, an Austin, Texas, osteopath opened the first Relax The Back location in 1984. Each store provides customers with a variety of products for use in the home or office, while sleeping or traveling, and for health and fitness.

In 1998, the company created a Medical Advisory Panel comprised of orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, physical therapists, ergonomists and fitness experts to help insure the quality of its products.

About Relax The Back

Industry
Health
Founded
1984
Leadership
Andrew Cohen, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1989 (32 years)
# of employees at HQ
20
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
82 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4600 E. Conant St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1874

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Relax The Back 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
$29,500
Initial Investment
$175,331 - $344,381
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
to 5%
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
Relax The Back has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
98 hours
Classroom Training
33 hours
Additional Training
Regional training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Lease Negotiation
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

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
2-5
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021