More Than a Trampoline Park: Launch Entertainment Differentiators
As a leading family entertainment concept since 2012, Launch Entertainment has come a long way from its early beginnings as a trampoline park and arcade. The brand has evolved into a full-service entertainment destination that goes above and beyond to cater to a diverse audience. Below is a closer look at what makes Launch stand out among the crowd.
An Experience for Every Family Member
We carefully design each Launch park to cater to everyone, from thrill-seekers to the young at heart. Guests have access to premium food and beverage services at our in-house Krave restaurant and Bar Hops, which keeps adults happy while kids play. Whether it’s the exhilaration of trampoline courts, the thrill of ninja courses, conquering rock walls, engaging in laser tag battles, bowling, or more, Launch is a year-round family entertainment center that ensures no family member is left out.
A Dynamic Evolution of Parks
As consumer trends have changed, Launch has quickly recognized the demand for more entertainment options. From virtual reality experiences to augmented reality games, technology has become an essential part of the entertainment park experience and a crucial contributor to Launch’s unique business model.
With 28 locations spanning 14 states and counting, Launch brings its extraordinary offerings to communities far and wide. Affordable price points and a range of activities appeal to an extensive customer base across demographics including income levels, gender, age, and geography.
Silver Oak Services Partners acquired a majority stake of Launch in 2020 to lay the foundation for its wide-scale development plans. Since then, the brand has bolstered its C-suite and support team with strategic hires, including the recent additions of Craig Erlich as Chief Executive Officer and Yvette Martinez as Chief Operating Officer.
Under Craig and Yvette’s leadership, Launch Entertainment will explore new avenues for growth, uphold safety and brand standards, and solidify Launch Entertainment’s position as an innovative leader in the family entertainment industry.
Unique and Unforgettable
What ultimately makes Launch Entertainment stand out is its ability to create unique and unforgettable memories. Launch’s diverse attractions create a win-win scenario for our guests and franchisees. Launch is an ideal place for kids and adults alike to participate in active entertainment, driving repeat business for franchise owners. And, because Launch manufactures all of its equipment and attractions, franchisees won’t break the bank on equipment costs.
With a commitment to inclusivity and adaptability, Launch Entertainment is continually raising the bar for what family entertainment can be. Ready to launch? To learn more about franchise opportunities and open territories, fill out our inquiry form, and our team will reach out.
Launch Entertainment Inks Development Deal in San Diego Market
Leading Family Entertainment Franchise Locks in Signed Agreement toGrow West Coast Footprint with Local Entrepreneurs
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Launch Entertainment, an indoor family entertainment franchise, is entering into new territory, launching its first-ever location in San Diego –
The family entertainment concept, known for its large variety of attractions for the whole family, recently signed an agreement with local multi-unit franchise owners, Sejal and Trushar Patel. As the concept’s first development deal in the substantial West Coast market, the agreement re-establishes Launch Entertainment’s continuous nationwide growth. The San Diego area park is expected to open midway through 2024, featuring attractions such as bowling, indoor trampolines, arcades, and more.
“I’ve been an owner in the franchise industry for years now, so I know a great investment when I see one,” said Sejal. “We were drawn to the Launch Entertainment franchise opportunity as it is a lucrative business endeavor and aligns well with the other concept in our portfolio. Our market has been underserved in having a variety of entertainment activities, and I’m confident that local residents will cherish the options we’ll offer for the entire family. San Diego needs another fun-filled entertainment spot for children, so we are really focused on fulfilling that for our community, while also offering a multitude of attractions for any age that will keep guests coming back year-round.”
Sejal started working for her father’s businesses at age 14 and has operated independent convenience stores since then. With this business experience, Sejal was able to branch out into the franchise world and introduced other family members to the childcare and education industry. Additionally, Sejal and Trushar’s prior experience operating multiple businesses has prepared them to add Launch to their portfolio. The finalization of the location agreement marks the couple’s passion for the brand and dedication to ownership.
The Launch Entertainment business model is scalable for multi-unit opportunities and provides a fun, dynamic and competitive environment to further drive growth and profitability for its franchise operators. With multiple revenue streams, the concept entices customers of all ages with an awesome experience through its various attractions and amenities.
“As Launch Entertainment continues to expand across the country, we are thrilled to partner with strong business operators like Sejal and Trushar, and are seeking new franchisees from coast to coast,” said Jeff Todd, SVP of Business Development at Launch Entertainment. “Armed with their knowledge of previous business ownership in a similar industry, we knew that Sejal and Trushar would be well-matched for our franchise opportunity. The entertainment industry is a great move for those in the childcare space, and we look forward to seeing Sejal and Trusher’s future with Launch Entertainment. We are confident the local community will be as thrilled about the upcoming San Diego location as much as we are.”
Target markets for growth include new and existing markets around the Midwest, Northeast, and Southwest, with a current emphasis on Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Alabama, New Jersey, Kansas, and Missouri. The brand is seeking franchise partnerships with investors wanting to diversify their portfolio through its multi-revenue stream business model. Potential franchisees are higher net-worth individuals, with $1M liquid and $2M net worth.
To learn more about the Launch Entertainment franchise opportunity, visit https://launchfamilyentertainment.com/.
About Launch Entertainment
Launch Entertainment is the leader in the indoor family entertainment segment. Founded in 2012, the concept has evolved from a trampoline park and small arcade to the ultimate family destination: a full family entertainment center offering a variety of “Awesome” attractions, a premium bar, and a restaurant. The brand currently has 31 locations across 14 states, with several new locations in development. Backed by an experienced leadership team and a private equity deal with Silver Oak Services Partners, Launch Entertainment has initiated a full-scale franchise development plan.
For more information about Launch Entertainment, visit https://launchtrampolinepark.com/. To learn more about its franchise opportunities, visit https://launchfamilyentertainment.com/.
The Rise of Tech-Based Attractions
Technology has revolutionized the entertainment industry, and nowhere is this more apparent than in entertainment parks and attractions like those at Launch Entertainment.
In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the number of tech-based attractions at entertainment parks, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. From virtual reality experiences to augmented reality games, technology has become an essential part of the entertainment park experience and a major contributor to the Launch’s unique, lucrative business model.
Immersive Experiences Drive Traffic and Renewed Growth
One of the benefits of tech-based attractions is that they can be easily updated and modified. With traditional games and attractions, it can be difficult and expensive to make changes or updates. However, with tech-based attractions, updates can be made remotely, and new experiences can be created quickly and efficiently. This allows entertainment parks to keep their offerings fresh and exciting for returning guests, while being efficient for operators to keep their parks on the cutting edge.
Plus, tech-based attractions offer an opportunity for parks to collect data on their guests. By tracking guest behavior and preferences, parks can tailor their offerings to meet the needs and desires of their guests. This data can also be used to improve the guest experience and increase guest satisfaction.
How Launch Stands out in Themed Entertainment
One of today’s most popular tech-based attractions is virtual reality, and with the advent of affordable VR headsets, entertainment centers have been able to offer immersive, interactive experiences that transport guests to new worlds.
At Launch Entertainment, we’re constantly innovating to meet consumer demand. With the addition of Launch’s Omniverse VR Arena to new and existing parks, guests are transported into a lifelike world on omnidirectional treadmills that allow them to walk, run, and rotate in 360 degrees as they explore.
It’s innovations like this that accentuate Launch Entertainment’s differentiators above and beyond any competitor comparison. Aside from our giant trampolines and VR immersions, each Launch is a year-round family entertainment center featuring ninja style obstacle courses, climbing walls, laser tag, battle pit, bowling, and more.
Launch’s diverse range of attractions creates a win-win scenario for our guests and franchisees. Our attractions are an ideal place for kids and adults alike to participate in active entertainment, driving repeat business for franchise owners. And, because Launch manufactures all of its own trampoline equipment and attractions, franchisees won’t be breaking the bank on equipment costs.
Guests are always searching for the newest, best experiences — as the world of new technologies evolves, Launch takes no shortcuts in innovating new resources and attractions to differentiate our concept from the competition.
Ready to launch? To learn more about multi-unit opportunities and open territories, fill out our inquiry form, and our team will be in touch.
Capitalize on Semi Absentee Franchising: Diversify Without the Time Commitment
What do a real estate investor, self-made entrepreneur and multi-unit investment group all have in common? More than enough passion and not enough time. The solution for this is semi-absentee franchise ownership.
Semi-absentee franchising opens up the opportunity to build a successful future with diversified investments. Here’s how to succeed as a semi-absentee franchise owner:
How do you succeed as a semi-absentee franchise owner?
Semi-absentee franchising typically allows the owner to enlist a manager to run the day-to-day operations onsite. Typically, semi-absentee franchise owners spend 10-15 hours a week working on the business. This lower time commitment offers unique flexibility, meaning owners can continue working a full-time job or diversify with other business investments.
This type of ownership works best for someone who can delegate and release control of the daily operations to their chosen manager. Selecting and training a manager that you can trust is key to success.
Let Your Portfolio Soar with a Launch Entertainment Franchise
At Launch Entertainment, our semi-absentee model means that franchisees can also focus on other projects or business ventures and while their Launch Park essentially runs itself. As an operator, you hire a general manager, assistant manager and sales manager to run the day-to-day procedures and ensure the business runs effectively.
Our state-of-the-art technology allows owners to access park sales and data remotely as well as our camera system. We also have a centralized call center to handle all inquiries and party bookings while our in-house marketing team plans and executes all marketing activities.
Many of our most successful Launch Entertainment operators are seasoned business executives and own several other businesses in their market. Like Arvish and Pinkal Patel, who have an extensive entrepreneurial background with several childcare franchises and other retail and convenience store businesses. Their skillset pairs well with Launch Entertainment ownership.
“We’ve owned and operated several concepts in the childcare and retail space, and when we started looking for our next business venture, Launch Entertainment stood out given its impressive model and diverse attraction mix,” said Patel. “With the support from the Launch corporate team, we are thrilled to be bringing Launch Entertainment to the communities that we’ve been serving for many years, and being able to offer a new full-service family entertainment concept to Edison.”
Let your portfolio soar with semi-absentee franchising. To learn more about multi-unit opportunities and open territories, fill out our inquiry form, and our team will be in touch.
What You Need to Know About Family Entertainment Franchises
Some of the most strategic entrepreneurs seek business ownership through franchising. However, it’s most important that you find one that is both lucrative and rewarding for you financially and personally.
Family entertainment franchises offer exactly that – with a growing market and increased demand from parents and community members, a family entertainment franchise is a great addition to any portfolio.
Keep reading to learn more about investing in a family entertainment franchise.
What is a family entertainment franchise?
A family entertainment franchise is a full-service indoor entertainment that offers a wide variety of activities, such as laser tag, rock climbing, trampolines, arcades, etc. The range of activities caters to a large customer demographic, attracting parents, teens and children from across the community.
Why invest in a family entertainment franchise?
There are several benefits of investing in a family entertainment franchise. One of the biggest reasons to invest is the growing family entertainment market. The market was most recently valued at $41 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $140 billion by 2032, according to Persistence Market Research.
The investment is also good for the community and the families within it. Not only do family entertainment franchises bring in profit, but they also provide a safe, clean and fun atmosphere for families of all ages to enjoy time together. Parents are always looking for ways to get kids away from screens, and indoor family entertainment spaces promote movement and socialization through engaging activities.
How lucrative is this franchise?
Investing in your community is a great goal, but you ultimately want your business to be successful and profitable. So, you may be wondering, how much money can I make as a family entertainment franchise owner?
Although we have an industry benchmark, the exact answer boils down to the brand’s most recent franchise disclosure document (FDD). The FDD’s Item 19 thoroughly breaks down the average profits generated from all their locations. While this doesn’t guarantee you the exact results, it demonstrates the robust model and proven blueprint that lays the foundation for your business.
How stable is a family entertainment franchise?
Given the wide customer age range, an indoor family entertainment park offers many revenue opportunities with activities available year-round. Birthday parties, summer camps, events, corporate outings, and other casual celebratory gatherings are some of the top revenue drivers, leaving ample opportunity to market your business to the community.
Start a Family Entertainment Center
Join the leader in family entertainment with Launch Entertainment. Our brand’s park customization allows franchisees to stand out in their communities with popular attractions, creating multi-revenue streams and standing out from the competition. To learn more about multi-unit opportunities and open territories, fill out our inquiry form and our team will be in touch.
Q&A with Our Largest Launch Entertainment Franchise Operator
Our semi-absentee management model is enticing for multi-unit operators looking to diversify their portfolio in the children’s fitness and family entertainment franchise space. Just ask Ryan Debin, our largest Launch Entertainment franchise owner and CEO of Momentum Enterprises. His extensive investment portfolio includes 11 My Gym Children’s Fitness Center franchises, where he serves as a master developer for New England along with four Launch Entertainment locations across the region.
We sat down with Ryan to learn more about what drew him to the childcare and family entertainment space.
1. Thanks for sitting down with us today. To start us off, can you tell us about your professional background?
I’m the CEO, “Chief Excitement Officer,” of Momentum Enterprises, an asset management company backed by Arena Capital focused on community, families, fitness and fun. We currently operate 17 businesses across New England and New York, including franchise locations of My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, Launch Entertainment Park, Club Elevate, and The Newport Venture – a Newport, Rhode Island real estate company.
2. How long have you been a Launch Entertainment franchisee and which locations do you own?
I started with Launch in 2018 and opened my first location in March 2019. We now operate four locations throughout Massachusetts in Framingham, Norwood, Westborough and Woburn.
3. As a multi-unit investor, what led you down the path of child and family entertainment?
Our mission at Momentum is to create an atmosphere of optimism, and it’s the driving force behind all the brands we invest in. Each concept we invest in is community-centered with a big focus on family and fun.
4. What made you decide to become a Launch franchisee? And how does Launch fit well into your portfolio of other concepts?
I first heard about Launch because my children visited a location. I was looking for a new business opportunity and after meeting with the corporate team, saw that their values seamlessly aligned with ours.
Since I’ve been with the brand, the concept is leading the industry with a fresh and innovative attraction mix. It’s no longer just a trampoline park and continues to evolve with hot attractions like VR, laser tag and Ninja Fun Course to keep on the cutting age of the entertainment space.
5. How does investing in family, and child concepts benefit a strong business model? Tell us about the success you’ve seen.
Once you get up and operating, the concept runs itself and can be very profitable. Since we own multiple Launch locations, we are able to share resources, and the corporate team is very involved and committed to your success.To learn more about multi-unit opportunities and open territories, fill out our inquiry form and our team will be in touch.