Rent-A-Center
#209 Franchise 500| Rent-to-own furniture, electronics, computers, appliances

About
Founded

1980

Franchising Since

2013 (7 Years)

Corporate Address

5501 Headquarters Dr.
Plano, TX 75024

Leadership

Mitch Fadel, CEO

Parent Company

Rent-A-Center Inc.

Ticker Symbol

RCII

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$355,268 - $560,225

Net-worth Requirement

$750,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

Rent-A-Center has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives

$5,000 off franchise fee

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

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

126 hours

Classroom Training:

33 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

4 - 6

Rent-A-Center is ranked #209 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Rent-A-Center stores offer furniture, electronics, appliances and computers via rental purchase agreements that allow customers to gain ownership of the item after an agreed upon rental period. They also offer free repairs if rented items become damaged. The company already had more than 3,000 stores when it began franchising in 2013.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $355,268 High - $560,225
Units
-5.3%-133 UNITS (1 Year) -18.8%-546 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

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Updated: September 11th, 2019