• SystemForward America, Inc.
1018 Harding St., # 101
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • (877) 233-6211 / (337) 233-6211
  • (337) 233-6655 (Fax)

POP-A-LOCK is America's largest locksmith, car door unlocking, and roadside assistance service. We provide fast, professional, guaranteed service using our proprietary tools and opening techniques. We offer an outstanding community service through our industry.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1991

Franchising Since: 1994

Operating Units

Franchised Units 586 98.8%
Company-Owned Units 7 1.2%
Total Operating Units 593 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 519 88.6% In 51 States
Canada 36 6.1% In 1 Provinces
International 31 5.3% In 1 Foreign Countries
Total 586 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

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

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 42
Texas 40
Florida 36

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 No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 15
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance N/A
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Yes, at additional cost
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Yes, at additional cost
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Lafayette, LA 5-15 Days + Additional Local
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $250-400K
Cash Investment $120K+
Total Investment $99.7-134.3K
Average Total Investment $117K


Initial Franchise Fee $15.5K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 7%
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 1%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 2
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 1
Space Needs (in square feet) N/A
Preferred Site Types N/A
Other Site Types Allowed Mobile, Service Business
Encourages Conversions N/A
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

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

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 10
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 95
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, Edmonton, Winnepeg, Regina
Overseas Yes, Puerto Rico and Australia
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