• Last Year Rank: 265
  • Investment Range: $323,000 - $587,500
  • Initial Investment: $49,000
  • Category: Retail

Company Statistics

  • Global Sales: $176,713,420
  • US Units: 110
  • International Units: 0
  • Total Units: 110
  • Percent Franchised: 100%
  • % International Units: 0%
  • US Franchised Units: 110
  • International Franchised Units: 0
  • Sales Growth %:28.1%
  • Unit Growth %: -0.9%

*Franchise Times Estimate

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Company Description

HobbyTown is a franchised chain with hobby-related merchandise including games, toys, remote control cars and planes, and model airplanes. Today the company has about 150 units nationwide. 


Starting Year

The first HobbyTown store was established in Lincoln, NE by Chick Bartlett and acquired by Thom Walla, Merlin Hayes and Mary Hayes in 1980.

Franchise Fee

The one-time initial fee on your first unit is $20,000, the franchise fee is $5,000 on subsequent units. HobbyTown proudly supports our active and honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces by offering a $5,000 reduction to the franchise fee on a new store in recognition of their sacrifice and service to our country.


Investment Range

The initial investment is wide ranging depending on the size of store, fixture requirements and opening inventory level. Our initial investment ranges are listed in Item 7 of our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Royalty Fee: 3%

Contact Information

Bob Wilke

1133 Libra Drive

Lincoln, NE 68512

Phone: (402) 434-5065

Email: bobw@hobbytown.com

Website: www.hobbytownfranchise.com