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Aquarium Adventure

Aquarium Adventure Franchise

Travel from continent to continent at Aquarium Adventure, seeing fish and invertebrates indigenous to the lakes, rivers, streams and oceans located in each place. Aquarium Adventure is a fun aquatic showplace designed with families and the professional in mind, offering everything from aquarium starter kits to full custom installations. Aquarium Adventure professionals can offer advice on all aspects of personal aquarium systems, from plumbing and electric water conditions to the care of fish. Aquarium Adventure is proud to provide the widest selection of healthy fish, corals and plants for personal aquarium systems. Aquarium Adventure also offers pond starter and equipment kits and installation packages.

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An Aquarium Adventure franchise offers a complete operating system, including assistance with merchandising, marketing, management and personnel training, supplier network, financial controls, site selection, lease negotiations, store design and construction. Aquarium Adventure franchisees’ needs are met by a company dedicated to the profitability and success of all its franchise partners. Aquarium Adventure franchises are now being offered nationwide.

Aquarium Adventure Franchise Opportunities – History

Aquarium Adventure was founded in 1996 by Edward Kunzelman and Bill Wymard, and the first store opened in Brooklyn, Ohio, near Cleveland. The second Aquarium Adventure store opened in 1997 in Columbus, Ohio, by Bill Wymard, co- founder of the brand concept. The third Aquarium Adventure store opened in 2003 in Long Island, New York, a franchise location, and a fourth location, another franchise, opened in 2006 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, near Chicago. Aquarium Adventure’s retail operating system is an evolution of the Petland franchise system.

Aquarium Adventure Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Aquarium

Adventure Franchise Income

For details on Aquarium Adventure franchise fees and costs contact the franchise development office at 800-221-3479. The Aquarium Adventure store in Columbus, Ohio, brings in $2.5 million annually in retail sales.

Aquarium Adventure Franchise Business Opportunities: Other Information

The four Aquarium Adventure locations are among the largest aquarium stores in the industry. The smallest among them, the Brooklyn, Ohio, store, is 9,000 square feet. The Columbus, Ohio, location is a 12,000-square-foot layout. The Long Island store is 10,000 square feet. And the newest franchise location, outside Chicago, is a whopping 18,000 square feet.


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