HobbyTown FDD – Franchise Information, Costs and Fees

Type of Business
The franchisee will engage in the retail sales of hobby, toy, entertainment, educational, collectible and gift merchandise to the public.

Corporate Information
Hobby Town Unlimited, Inc. is a Nebraska corporation formed in 1985 by Merlin P. Hayes and Thomas A. Walla. Mr. Hayes and Mr. Walla owned 100% of the Company from 1985 to 1998. In February 1998, Mr. Hayes and Mr. Walla sold approximately 45% of the Company to eight employees, and since then, additional employees have purchased stock. The Company’s principal place of business is 1133 Libra Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska 68512. Some existing franchised locations operate as HobbyTown USA® but all new locations are opening as HobbyTown®. The Company was formed for the purpose of selling franchises and began offering franchises in September 1985.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a HobbyTown® franchise is $340,000 to $610,000. This includes approximately $281,100 to $492,500 per store that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.

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