• RadioShack Corporation
  • RSH
300 RadioShack Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • (800) 826-3905 / (817) 415-5400
  • (817) 415-9107 (Fax)

With reasonable investment levels and hundreds of potential markets to develop, a RadioShack franchise represents an exciting opportunity for you to associate with one of the most powerful brands in retail. The RadioShack Franchise Program is one of the best values in the entrepreneurial franchise market as it is an extension of approximately 4,670 company-operated RadioShack stores nationwide. As a franchise owner, you benefit from the buying power of a major retail network in the purchase of fixtures, in-store signage, and other necessities for starting up a new retail business. Our low startup cost represents a true value in franchising with a nationally recognized retailer.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1921

Franchising Since: 1968

Operating Units

Franchised Units 1,120 19.3%
Company-Owned Units 4,670 80.7%
Total Operating Units 5,790 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 6,980 96.1% In 50 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 280 3.9% In 28 Foreign Countries
Total 7,260 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

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

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 827
Texas 602
New York 420

Registered in the following Registration States

(not registered in any registration states)

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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 1,200
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance No
Financial Assistance No

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Emails, Television Ads

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
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


Ft. Worth, TX 1 Week
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $250K
Cash Investment $150K
Total Investment $149.9-542.4K
Average Total Investment $346K


Initial Franchise Fee $39.9K
Average Franchise Fee $39K
On-Going Royalty 7%
Average Royalty 7%
Advertising Fee 3%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees varies
Average Number of Part-Time Employees varies
Space Needs (in square feet) 1000
Preferred Site Types N/A
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 2
Personal Interviews 3
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 20
USA Yes, All
Canada No
Overseas Yes, All
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