Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More® Awards 100th Franchise, Achieves Record-Breaking Growth
Growing Garment Decorating Company Celebrates 10th Year in Franchising with Major Milestone
January 10, 2018 // Franchising.com // DUNEDIN, Fla. - Beating the odds and achieving a rare feat of awarding 100-units in its first 10 years of franchising is Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More®, a locally-owned, high-technology garment decorating retail franchise where customers have the freedom to design their own apparel. The brand closed out 2017 by awarding its 100th unit and has eyes set on awarding 25 more in 2018.
In less than 10 years, the company has hit a milestone not reached by many in the franchise space. The leadership team credits much of this success to its franchise partners. "We learned early on, the most important factor in a healthy franchise organization is happy and profitable franchisees," said Tina Bacon-DeFrece, president of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More. "Our entire team truly focuses everything we do on improving the franchisee experience and building their success. We promote transparency, planning and open communication to grow our brand to new heights."
2017 was a year of unprecedented growth. The franchise has now seen nine years of double digit growth in systemwide gross revenue – up 15 percent in 2017, all while continuing to expand its franchise system into new markets nationwide. By bringing the franchise development team in-house, the brand has been able to strategically grow with qualified entrepreneurs eager to make a difference in their communities. The company awarded almost 20 franchise agreements and opened 11 new stores throughout the past year, with nine more slated to open in Q1.
"It is such an exciting time to be part of the Big Frog family," said Bacon-DeFrece. "As we celebrate our 10th year in franchising and continue to achieve new milestones, we're committed to the success of our franchisees. It is our goal to support them, train them, and coach them to becoming strong, knowledgeable business owners. The sky is the limit for 2018 as we continue to expand our footprint and improve operations systemwide."
Since opening its first franchised location in 2009, Big Frog has grown exponentially. With more than 80 locations open in 24 states and 11 locations in different stages of development, the retailer remains one of the top franchise opportunities on the 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 North America will soon be home to more than 300 Big Frog stores.
To learn more about franchising with Big Frog, visit http://www.bigfrogfranchise.com/.
About Big Frog
Launched in 2008, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More® is a franchise concept specializing in custom decorated apparel with more than 80 locations nationwide. Big Frog looks to become the world leader in the $50 billion garment decorating industry. 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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