Gymboree Franchise

Children's clothing retailer and play center

San Francisco mother Joan Barnes created the Gymboree Play and Music Program in 1976 when she couldn't find a safe place for new parents and children to play and exercise together. There are now locations across the United States and throughout the world.

Gymboree Play and Music centers offer different classes each week for children ranging from newborn through 4 years old. Classes are designed to stimulate the senses and encourage children's development.

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How much does it cost to open a Gymboree Franchise?

The investment required to open a Gymboree Franchise is between $81,143-$267,593. There is an initial franchise fee of $45,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Gymboree name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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Gymboree News & Press Releases

When did the first Gymboree open? 1976
When did Gymboree start Franchising? 1978

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 318 19 182 7
2004 304 19 164 11
2003 329 19 172 18
2002 311 20 131 23
2001 300 20 100 26

International: Africa, Central America, Eastern Europe, South America, Western Europe,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 44% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 4

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Gymboree Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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