Big Frog Awards 100th Franchise, Plans 25 More Stores in 2018

by Katie Lee

Dunedin, Fla. — Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More®, a locally-owned, high-technology garment decorating retail franchise, has awarded 100 units in its first 10 years of franchising. The brand closed out 2017 by awarding its 100th unit and has eyes set on awarding 25 more in 2018.

“We learned early on, the most important factor in a healthy franchise organization is happy and profitable franchisees,” says Tina Bacon-DeFrece, president of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More. “Our entire team truly focuses everything we do on improving the franchisee experience and building their success. We promote transparency, planning and open communication to grow our brand to new heights.”

2017 was a year of unprecedented growth. The franchise has now seen 9 years of double digit growth in system-wide gross revenue — up 15% in 2017, all while continuing to expand its franchise system into new markets nationwide. Now with an in-house franchise development team, the company awarded almost 20 franchise agreements and opened 11 new stores throughout the past year, with nine more slated to open in first quarter 2018.

“It is such an exciting time to be part of the Big Frog family,” says Bacon-DeFrece. “We’re committed to the success of our franchisees. It is our goal to support them, train them and coach them to becoming strong, knowledgeable business owners. The sky is the limit for 2018 as we continue to expand our footprint and improve operations system-wide.”

Since opening its first franchised location in 2009, Big Frog has grown exponentially. Currently the company has more than 80 locations open in 24 states and 11 locations in different stages of development.

As the $50 billion garment decorating industry continues to grow, Bacon-DeFrece believes North America will soon be home to more than 300 Big Frog stores.

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