BounceU is a children’s play environment with a bunch of inflatable play structure for kids to jump around on. Primarilym private parties drive the business. Kids love to celebrate their birthdays (or other events) with their friends. Plus, parents love having a site that will provide a reliably entertaining party for their children that requires minimal planning on their part. To chaperone and maintain safety standards, BounceU staffs “party pros” to supervise the kids as they play on the bounce houses.
Full Franchise Information
Franchisees receive about a week of training, split between the company headquarters and the franchisee’s new BounceU location. Thereafter, franchisees receive support in the form of purchasing cooperatives, safety procedures, meetings, newsletters, and even assistance with the grand opening.
Nearly half of BounceU’s franchisees own more than location. Though absentee ownership is permitted, 80% of owners operate their own BounceU franchises. BounceU seeks new franchisees for locations anywhere in the United States.
BounceU Franchise Opportunities - History
BounceU first opened in 2003. The jumping was such a hit with kids that the company began franchising just one year later. Since then, BounceU has grown to over 40 locations in about 20 states throughout the country.
BounceU Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / BounceU Franchise Income
BounceU has a franchise fee of $40,000 for a 10-year renewable agreement, although the total initial investment ranges from $126,700 to $624,900. Franchisees also pay an ongoing royalty fee of 6% of all sales to the company. To own a franchise, prospective owners should have a net worth of at least $450,000, with at least $100,000 available in liquid assets.
BounceU Business Opportunities: Other Information
Customers do not need to wait for a party to bounce at the facilities. BounceU also hosts open bounce times like “preschool playdate” for kids under the age of 7 to play safely with each other, “family bounce night” for parents and kids to share in the fun, and “all-ages open bounce” for kids of any age to mingle and play. These times generate additional revenue and solidify regular customers beyond an annual birthday party.