Franchise Opportunity Rating
Review completed: August 2019
$183,201 - $250,801
533 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698
Al Warok, Director of Franchise Development
727.286.8985 ext. 212
Big Frog is a High-Tech, Light Manufacturing Retail Garment Decorating Boutique with World-Class Customer Service. Our vision is to have 200 retail locations throughout the United States by 2025. Our goal is to be a national brand and the worldwide leader in garment decorating and have fun doing it. We commit to being amazing franchisors by remembering you are our most important customer.
Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
"BFFG is extremely invested in the success of the Brand. They provide all the necessary tools for success to each franchisee, while also providing each franchisee the autonomy to utilize and implement these tools. BFFG ensures there is ALWAYS someone available to assist as needed. A dedicated business coach at our disposal is invaluable."
Sharon, Single-Unit Owners, Medium Market (100,000-249,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 86 FSI
"Effectiveness has improved during my short tenure. I realize this is an extremely dynamic environment and I believe they are giving it their all to stay competitive and support franchisees."
Anonymous, Single-Unit Owner, Large Market (250,000-499,999 population) and Major Metro (500,000+ population), Overall Brand Rating: 73 FSI
"I believe the franchise has great core values and intent."
Anonymous, Single-Unit Owner, Large Market (250,000-499,999 population), Overall Brand Rating: 62 FSI
Big Frog will introduce, teach, train and support you in operating your store; one that is unique in the franchise world. We help you with site selection, lease negotiation, design, layout and help equip your store. We train you in Tampa for a minimum of a week and at your store for four days. We provide on going support in a wide variety of ways, and we help you with marketing, recruitment and training of personnel. We will assist and advise you with the procurement of equipment and inventory and do so on an ongoing basis.
In a “normal” retail business, you might rely heavily on the, location of your store and advertising to get customers. With Big Frog, both of these methods are effective. Additionally, we have found that if our owners spend time in the community networking, and getting involved in community activities and events, the store can do even better. We will teach you how to do this if you are the sort of individual who enjoys this kind of interaction in the community. We also encourage search engine optimization and social media as effective methods of getting business.
The initial franchise fee to purchase a Big Frog franchise is $39,500. We require you to have about $50,000 of working capital on hand when you open your store. The store build-out, furniture, equipment, fixtures, inventory, and signage, plus the cost of attending training will run about another $100,000. A breakdown of the investment is provided in the Franchise Disclosure Document. Financing is available through the SBA as we are an approved franchise listed with the SBA Registry.
We are prohibited by law and common sense from predicting your results. (We do have certain sales figures for existing franchise stores in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document.) You will be invited to speak with as many of our franchisees as you wish to help you determine what your results might look like. Our franchisees are not barred from answering any questions, and we do not control what they tell you.
If things go well, you could be open in as little as 60 days, or even less. More typical would be 90 days. We hold your hand every step of the way, including what to look for, and negotiations with the landlord. Our typical store is between 1,000 and 1,200 square feet, with about 2/3 of that space “out front” where the customers and graphic artists are located.
Not at all! We are looking for fun, outgoing, and results-oriented individuals.
Yes. 20% discount off initial new store franchise development fee for candidates that meet our criteria.
Big Frog is Not Just a Business, it’s a Lifestyle.
While Big Frog Franchisees face competition, we have several unique factors that provide healthy separation for the customers to choose us over any other provider. T-shirt makers are a highly-fragmented business. 90% of the DTG machines in the industry aren’t used regularly and are only a supplemental feature lying dormant most of the time in backrooms. Big Frog’s DTG printers are powerhouses, printing at a very high capacity day-in and day-out. Large screen printers cannot service customers looking for small orders and no set up fees. They also do not have the welcoming environment we provide to customers as they are typically more industrial in nature. When comparing Big Frog to local Mom and Pop shops or people working out of their garage, Big Frog far exceeds their capabilities with customer service, pricing and value. Online competitors do exist, but through the strong community ties you will build – our customers bring us their business for the Big Frog Experience. They have the trust that their products will be of a high quality because they personally chose them in the store and the confidence that we will print them exactly as designed at the local level.