FASTSIGNS

  • FASTSIGNS International, Inc.
2542 Highlander Wy.
Carrollton, TX 75006-2333
USA
  • (800) 827-7446 / (214) 346-5600
  • (866) 336-9172 (Fax)

Signage has never been more important. Right now, businesses are looking for new and better ways to compete. Industries are revamping to meet compliance standards and advertisers are expanding their reach into new media, like digital signage, QR codes and mobile websites. Join the franchise that's leading the next generation of business communication. Now more than ever, businesses look to FASTSIGNS® for innovative ways to connect with customers in a highly competitive marketplace. Our high standards for quality and customer service have made FASTSIGNS the most recognized brand in the industry, driving significantly more traffic to the Web than any other sign company.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1986

Franchising Since: 1987

Operating Units

Franchised Units 543 100.0%
Company-Owned Units 0 0.0%
Total Operating Units 543 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 543 87.4% In 47 States
Canada 27 4.3% In 8 Provinces
International 51 8.2% In 7 Foreign Countries
Total 621 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Texas 72
California 52
Florida 46

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member Yes
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 110
Site Selection
Assistance
Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads, Trade Show Exhibits, Videos
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Online Extranet, Press Releases
Other Marketing Support Digital Signage Demo Kit, Outside Sales Program, Franchise Mentor Program, Annual Convention and Sales Summit, Franchise Advisory Council, National Advertising Council

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included

Training

Local Center 1 Week
Dallas, TX 2 Weeks
On-Site 1 Week
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $250K
Cash Investment $80K
Total Investment $151.1-293.5K
Average Total Investment $222K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $44.5K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 6%
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 1-2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 2-3
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 0
Space Needs (in square feet) 1,200-1,500
Preferred Site Types N/A
Other Site Types Allowed Bus. Oriented Retail Strip Ctr., Mixed Use/Flex Sp
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 5
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 20
Term of Renewal Period 20
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Agreements?
Yes, for 2 years
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
No
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 52
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada except Quebec as Master/Area Developer only
Overseas Yes, UK, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Mexico
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