some SHACK faq's

How did the first The Sweat Shack get started? ▪️

The first Sweat Shack opened its doors in Newhall, CA in 2015 after founders Mark and Jenifer Felan were inspired to create a space where their friends and family could realize the amazing health benefits of infrared heat therapy. As trailblazers in the sauna industry, they are excited to now be able to share their expertise and passion for this unique business platform and bring healing and wellness to their communities across the country and beyond.

How many team members does a typical The Sweat Shack location have? ▪️

Every The Sweat Shack location has a very simple staffing model. Each of our stores typically has 1 General Manager or Owner/Operator, 1 Assistant Manager, and 4-6 part-time Sauna Attendants and Refreshers. We like to keep it simple and easy to manage!

How much is The Sweat Shack’s Franchise Fee? ▪️

The Sweat Shack franchise fee is $45,000. We wanted to make sure that our fee would make it as easy and simple as possible to open your location! Our Shack Development Team will guide you every step of the way. Our Marketing Dept. will help ensure that your store opens STRONG and our Operations Team will make sure that you have everything you need in place so that your store is ready to GO on your GRAND OPENING day!

How much is the initial investment to open a The Sweat Shack location? ▪️

The total investment necessary to open a The Sweat Shack location will range from $271,850 to 510,413 This amount includes the $45,000 that must be paid as an initial Franchise Fee to the franchisor. If you enter into a multi-unit agreement with us, the total investment necessary to begin the operation of at least two stores ranges from $271,850 to 510,413 with a discounted franchise fee.

What qualifies me to be a The Sweat Shack Franchise Partner? ▪️

We value and appreciate the economics needed to successfully partner with the right franchisee, however, we understand that each situation is unique and we go out of our way to spend extra one on one time with each prospective partner to get to know them and make sure that we are in alignment in our Mission and our Promise for the business. We admire people with energy and ambition, and we value people that lead with kindness and love when pursuing their life’s passion. We always take the whole picture of a person into account when evaluating a candidate before awarding a franchise.

How long does the process take to get my The Sweat Shack location open? ▪️

Typically it takes within 6 - 12 months of signing the Franchise Agreement to open a location.  Often the leasing process can hold up some of the time so the quicker this process is started the better. Our Development Team will guide you through the necessary steps so that it is done as quickly as possible based on your circumstance.

Do you award The Sweat Shack Franchises only to Owner/Operators or do you also offer to Sole Owners/Investor Owners? ▪️

We know that the more invested you are the more successful your business will be and we require our owners to be VERY present, hands-on, and involved. This could mean 40+ hours a week for the first 6-9 months after opening and we need you to know that upfront. Involved owners are successful owners!

Will The Sweat Shack Franchising Team help with obtaining funding? ▪️

ABSOLUTELY!  We work with third-party financing companies to help you with funding your The Sweat Shack location.  This process can seem intimidating and stressful and we make it easy for you to realize your dream with selected partners you can trust!

Can I buy a The Sweat Shack Franchise in a market I don’t live in? ▪️

Yes, you can. We know that the most successful financial outcome is within a community/market you intimately know, we also understand that you are entering into this business because our Sweat Shack brand is focused and integral in today’s health and wellness market.  We strongly encourage any prospective franchisee to pursue this venture in a location where they are familiar or live but if that isn’t the case their investment needs to be based on their passion for the health and wellness industry.

This website and the information contained herein does not constitute the offer or sale of a franchise.  There are certain states that require the registration of a FDD before the franchisor can advertise or offer the franchise in that state.  This franchise may not be registered in all registration states and may not offer franchises to residents of those states or to persons wishing to locate a franchise in those states until compliance guidelines are met.  The offer and sale of a franchise can only be made through the delivery and receipt of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

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