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Rapidly Expanding Launch Entertainment Inks Deal for First Location in Ohio

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Family Entertainment Center Franchise to Open First Site Inside Outlet Mall in Jeffersonville, Ohio

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ohio – (May 3, 2022) – Launch Entertainment, a leading operator and franchisor of innovative, year-round family entertainment centers, is continuing to grow its presence across the nation. Launch is eager to announce its very first location will be coming soon to the state of Ohio. The franchise’s latest deal will bring a fun-filled experience for all ages to Destination Outlets in Jeffersonville, Ohio, and the surrounding area.

Launch Entertainment, headquartered in Warwick, Rhode Island, is one of the fastest-growing family entertainment concepts in the United States. The state-of-the-art family entertainment center franchise was founded in 2012 by Rob and Erin Arnold. Launch offers a differentiated entertainment experience with a wide variety of attractions and amenities for all ages, including XP Arena, ninja courses, laser tag arenas, virtual reality rooms, ropes courses, bowling, trampolines, Krave restaurant, Bar Hops beverage service, and more.

Aside from it being the first Ohio location, the latest Launch Entertainment facility heading to the Jefferson community is unique in that it will be the franchise’s first facility inside an outlet mall. This site will open within Destination Outlets, located at 8800 Factory Shops Boulevard. Launch’s very first Ohio family entertainment center is currently in development with plans to open by this fall.

“Opening a Launch Entertainment inside of Destination Outlets is just what this area needs,” said the new Launch franchisees. “The mall’s tagline is ‘Shop. Eat. Play.’ Launch exemplifies this concept. Our location will provide the community with a year-round destination for quality shopping, a variety of food choices, and engaging entertainment.”

Launch Franchisees are beneficiaries of comprehensive support and training from an industry-leading franchise team. The newest Ohio franchisees enjoy the independence of small business ownership while being backed by the benefits of a big business network. Launch is a reputable brand with a playbook for success.

Launch’s model, differentiated amenities, and one-of-a-kind Krave restaurant are key factors that made the Ohio franchisee team confident in bringing the family entertainment center into the community they call home.  Launch Entertainment is a service-based, high-margin business that drives repeat customers by going above and beyond what most family entertainment businesses offer.

“Along with providing our community with an endless supply of fun, we are thrilled to offer new jobs to those in the Jeffersonville area,” said the new Launch franchisees. “At the core of Launch’s model is a group of community-focused individuals. This is one of many aspects in which we pride ourselves. In addition to the new job opportunities we will bring to this market, we are also excited to offer community-based activities to those in and around Jeffersonville. Our team is working diligently to develop new programs for our local school systems, including a bowling league they could participate in.”

Launch currently has 28 family entertainment centers open for business in 13 states across the nation. The rapid expansion of the family entertainment franchise continues by the hour, with numerous other locations in various stages of development.

“We are pleased to announce our first location in Ohio,” said Launch CEO Rob Arnold. “As a franchise, we are swiftly expanding our footprint across the nation, and this latest location is a testament to our success. Launch Entertainment will be a great addition to the Jeffersonville community and Destination Outlets. We look forward to working with the Jeffersonville team as they bring the community its very first Launch family entertainment center.”

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Founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs Rob and Erin Arnold, Launch Entertainment is an innovative leader in the family entertainment industry. What started as an indoor trampoline park for kids has evolved into a year-round, all-inclusive family entertainment center featuring an XP Arena, ninja courses, climbing walls, laser tag, battle pits, bowling, giant trampoline surfaces, and more. As an ideal space for kids and adults alike, Launch offers a safe and enjoyable environment for date nights, birthday parties, family events, corporate events, church outings, fundraisers, and other get-togethers. Currently, there are 28 parks open and operating in 13 states, with numerous others in development across the country.