DUNEDIN, Fla. - January 10, 2017 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More®, a locally-owned, high-technology garment decorating retail store franchise concept where customers have the freedom to design their own apparel, experienced a year of unprecedented growth in 2016. The franchise has now seen six years of double digit growth in unit revenue and eight years of double digit growth in system-wide revenue, all while continuing to expand its franchise system in new markets nationwide.
Surpassing all current records, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More® witnessed a 20.7 percent increase in system-wide gross revenue, from $18.4 million in 2015 to $22.3 million in 2016. The company awarded 15 franchise agreements and opened seven new stores throughout the past year with nine new stores ready to open in the first quarter of 2017. Existing stores in the system experienced heightened success as well, with average unit volume for all open stores breaking $332,000 in 2016, an increase of 12.1 percent from 2015.
Riding this wave of success, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More® plans to add 18-20 new franchise locations in 2017 through strategic franchise partnerships, bringing the total number of franchises awarded to over 100. Currently, the company has more than 70 locations open across the United States and remains one of the top franchise opportunities in the market for 2017. Company executives see substantial growth in Arizona, Southern California, Texas and the Northeast regions of the country.
“We’re extremely proud of how far the brand has come this year, especially of the substantial growth we’ve managed to achieve while staying laser focused on quality garments and pristine customer service,” said Tina Bacon-DeFrece, president of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More®. “Each store's individual success has set the foundation for continued system-wide growth and development in 2017, and we’re eager to continue to raise the standard for the garment decorating market.”
Big Frog combines creativity with cutting-edge technology and brings a personalized service to local markets. The unique design technology makes it a fast, individualized and convenient service that leaps beyond competition. The brand’s Direct to Garment (DTG) printing bonds the dye to the fabric’s molecules, allowing products to be washed in both hot and cold water and with color-safe bleaching without risking fading, cracking or peeling of the image.
As the $50 billion garment decorating industry continues to grow, Bacon-DeFrece believes that North America will soon be home to more than 300 Big Frog stores.
For more information about the company, to learn about franchise opportunities or to find your local Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More, visit www.bigfrog.com
Launched in 2008, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More® is a franchise concept specializing in custom decorated apparel with more than 70 locations nationwide. Big Frog looks to become the world leader in the $50 billion garment decorating industry and has received top industry awards including Franchise Business Review’s “Top 50” for Franchisee Satisfaction for the fifth year in a row. Each individually owned shop uses unique technology that brings imagination to life with endless design opportunities on T-shirts, sports shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, hoodies, bandanas, onesies, dog clothes, jackets, mouse pads, sports gear, tote bags and more. For more information about Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More and franchising opportunities visit www.bigfrog.com.
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