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What You Need to Know About Family Entertainment Franchises

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Some of the most strategic entrepreneurs seek business ownership through franchising. However, it’s most important that you find one that is both lucrative and rewarding for you financially and personally.

Family entertainment franchises offer exactly that – with a growing market and increased demand from parents and community members, a family entertainment franchise is a great addition to any portfolio. 

Keep reading to learn more about investing in a family entertainment franchise.

What is a family entertainment franchise?

A family entertainment franchise is a full-service indoor entertainment that offers a wide variety of activities, such as laser tag, rock climbing, trampolines, arcades, etc. The range of activities caters to a large customer demographic, attracting parents, teens and children from across the community.

Why invest in a family entertainment franchise?

There are several benefits of investing in a family entertainment franchise. One of the biggest reasons to invest is the growing family entertainment market. The market was most recently valued at $41 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $140 billion by 2032, according to Persistence Market Research.

The investment is also good for the community and the families within it. Not only do family entertainment franchises bring in profit, but they also provide a safe, clean and fun atmosphere for families of all ages to enjoy time together. Parents are always looking for ways to get kids away from screens, and indoor family entertainment spaces promote movement and socialization through engaging activities.

How lucrative is this franchise?

Investing in your community is a great goal, but you ultimately want your business to be successful and profitable. So, you may be wondering, how much money can I make as a family entertainment franchise owner?

Although we have an industry benchmark, the exact answer boils down to the brand’s most recent franchise disclosure document (FDD). The FDD’s Item 19 thoroughly breaks down the average profits generated from all their locations. While this doesn’t guarantee you the exact results, it demonstrates the robust model and proven blueprint that lays the foundation for your business. 

How stable is a family entertainment franchise?

Given the wide customer age range, an indoor family entertainment park offers many revenue opportunities with activities available year-round. Birthday parties, summer camps, events, corporate outings, and other casual celebratory gatherings are some of the top revenue drivers, leaving ample opportunity to market your business to the community.

Start a Family Entertainment Center

Join the leader in family entertainment with Launch Entertainment. Our brand’s park customization allows franchisees to stand out in their communities with popular attractions, creating multi-revenue streams and standing out from the competition. To learn more about multi-unit opportunities and open territories, fill out our inquiry form and our team will be in touch.

Q&A with Our Largest Launch Entertainment Franchise Operator

Our semi-absentee management model is enticing for multi-unit operators looking to diversify their portfolio in the children’s fitness and family entertainment franchise space. Just ask Ryan Debin, our largest Launch Entertainment franchise owner and CEO of Momentum Enterprises. His extensive investment portfolio includes 11 My Gym Children’s Fitness Center franchises, where he serves as a master developer for New England along with four Launch Entertainment locations across the region.

Ryan Debin, Launch Entertainment multi-unit franchise owner and My Gym franchise master developer

We sat down with Ryan to learn more about what drew him to the childcare and family entertainment space.

1. Thanks for sitting down with us today. To start us off, can you tell us about your professional background?

I’m the CEO, “Chief Excitement Officer,” of Momentum Enterprises, an asset management company backed by Arena Capital focused on community, families, fitness and fun. We currently operate 17 businesses across New England and New York, including franchise locations of My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, Launch Entertainment Park, Club Elevate, and The Newport Venture – a Newport, Rhode Island real estate company.

2. How long have you been a Launch Entertainment franchisee and which locations do you own?

I started with Launch in 2018 and opened my first location in March 2019. We now operate four locations throughout Massachusetts in Framingham, Norwood, Westborough and Woburn.

3. As a multi-unit investor, what led you down the path of child and family entertainment?

Our mission at Momentum is to create an atmosphere of optimism, and it’s the driving force behind all the brands we invest in. Each concept we invest in is community-centered with a big focus on family and fun.

4. What made you decide to become a Launch franchisee? And how does Launch fit well into your portfolio of other concepts?

I first heard about Launch because my children visited a location. I was looking for a new business opportunity and after meeting with the corporate team, saw that their values seamlessly aligned with ours. 

Since I’ve been with the brand, the concept is leading the industry with a fresh and innovative attraction mix. It’s no longer just a trampoline park and continues to evolve with hot attractions like VR, laser tag and Ninja Fun Course to keep on the cutting age of the entertainment space.

5. How does investing in family, and child concepts benefit a strong business model? Tell us about the success you’ve seen.

Once you get up and operating, the concept runs itself and can be very profitable. Since we own multiple Launch locations, we are able to share resources, and the corporate team is very involved and committed to your success.To learn more about multi-unit opportunities and open territories, fill out our inquiry form and our team will be in touch.

to Open Second New Jersey Location

Launch Entertainment Inks Agreement to Open Second New Jersey Location 

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EDISON, NJ– Launch Entertainment, an indoor family entertainment franchise, is reaching new heights in the Northeast—

The award-winning entertainment concept will soon be opening a location in Edison, NJ.  Notably, the Edison park will be the brand’s second location in New Jersey, further driving Launch Entertainment’s growth throughout the US with more than 30 locations either open or in development. Construction is expected to begin in early 2023 for the new Edison location. 

The location will be owned and operated by Arvish and Pinkal Patel, who are experienced entrepreneurs in the area. The husband-and-wife duo own several childcare franchise locations across New Jersey and one in Florida. With their background in the childcare industry, as well as additional knowledge in retail and convenience store ownership, the couple is looking forward to opening their first Launch Entertainment location, as the brand has proven the success of its business model.

“We’ve owned and operated several concepts in the childcare and retail space, and when we started looking for our next business venture, Launch Entertainment stood out given its impressive model and diverse attraction mix,” said Patel. “With the support from the Launch corporate team, we are looking forward to selecting a site for the park, and beginning construction early next year. Pinkal and myself are thrilled to be bringing Launch Entertainment to the communities that we’ve been serving for many years, and being able to offer a new full-service family entertainment concept to Edison.”

As a leading brand in family entertainment, Launch is continuously reinforcing its reputation as a fast-growing franchise in its respected space. Most recently, Launch was recognized by Franchise Times, earning a ranking on its Top 500 list, an exclusive annual ranking of the 500 largest U.S.-based franchise systems by global systemwide sales. To view Launch Entertainment and the full 2022 Franchise Times Top 500 rankings, visit:https://www.franchisetimes.com/top-500-2022/.

The business model is scalable for multi-unit opportunities and provides a fun, dynamic, and competitive environment to further drive growth and profitability for its franchise operators. With multiple revenue streams, the concept entices customers of all ages with an “Awesome” experience through its various attractions and amenities. 

“Launch Entertainment is continuing to expand nationwide, with a special focus on the Northeast given our established footprint there,” said Jeff Todd, SVP of Business Development at Launch Entertainment. “Arvish and Pinkal are the exact type of franchisees we are looking for, given their diverse and vast experience as business owners. We are actively seeking seasoned operators, like Arvish and Pinkal, to fuel our growth in several states across the nation, including New Jersey. With this being the second location in the state, we are looking forward to officially opening in Edison, and are certain that it will be a successful location under Arvish and Pinkal’s ownership.”

Target markets for growth include new and existing markets around the Midwest, Northeast and Southwest, with a current emphasis on Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Indiana, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Alabama, New Jersey, Kansas and Missouri. The brand is seeking franchise partnerships with investors wanting to diversify their portfolio through its multi-revenue stream business model. Potential franchisees are higher net-worth individuals, with $1M liquid and $2M net worth. 

To learn more about the Launch Entertainment franchise opportunity, visit www.launchtrampolinepark.com/franchise/

About Launch Entertainment  

Launch Entertainment is the leader in the indoor family entertainment segment. Founded in 2012, the concept has evolved from a trampoline park and small arcade to the ultimate family destination: a full family entertainment center offering a variety of “Awesome” attractions, premium bar, and restaurant. The brand currently has 31 locations across 14 states, with several new locations in development. Backed by an experienced leadership team and a private equity deal with Silver Oak Services Partners, Launch Entertainment has initiated a full-scale franchise development plan.  

For more information about Launch Entertainment, visit www.launchtrampolinepark.com/.  To learn more about its franchise opportunities, visit 

www.launchtrampolinepark.com/franchise/.

REOCCURRING Revenue: How Our Family Entertainment Franchise Promotes Strong Returns

Investors continuously seek opportunities with diverse revenue streams that will provide multiple sources of income. That’s where family entertainment comes in – our innovative model offers multiple sources of income, 365 days a year. 

Our Launch Entertainment franchise owners benefit from a strong system-wide average unit volume (AUV) of $2,035,472,* a testament to the strength of our proven model.

Let’s dive into Launch Entertainment’s multiple revenue streams:

  1. A Diversified Attraction Mix

With trampolines, dodgeball, laser tag, virtual reality, a ropes course, and more, we have every indoor activity under one roof. With customized industry-leading attractions and value pricing, we are here to deliver a premium experience. Our diversified attraction mix offers fun for all ages, bringing in birthday parties, private group events, and other ongoing programs to drive customer traffic and repeat visits to enhance our franchisees’ bottom line.

2.    Extended Experience with Premium Bar and Restaurant

To further drive customer spend, our Krave in-house restaurant and premium bar add to the Launch experience while increasing add-ons to propel profit. Available in our latest park model, customers can create their own pizza, salad, and ice cream, or choose from our menu of signature items. 

3.    Sizeable Customer Demographic

Fueling revenue is our extensive customer demographic – unlike other trampoline franchise concepts, our entertainment empire boasts something for everyone from toddlers to adults. Our sales team builds custom events for corporate teams, youth clubs, sports leagues, college fraternities or sororities, school fundraisers… the list goes on. Our franchisees benefit from a wide customer demographic to fuel year-round revenue. 

Tap into the $40 billion family entertainment industry. Learn more about franchising opportunities with Launch Entertainment.

*Disclaimer: This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. An offer is made only by a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Launch Trampoline Park franchises will not be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. Currently, certain states and countries regulate the offer and sale of franchises. In the U.S., states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises include California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states, or even if you reside elsewhere, you may have certain rights under applicable franchise laws or regulations.