Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, an old-world style barbershop franchise, reached many milestones and enjoyed several notable accomplishments throughout 2009, its first full-year of operations.
Orlando, Fla. – January 26, 2010 – Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is a barbershop franchise concept that uses a patent-pending membership-based system to add recurring revenue opportunities for its franchisees. While offering barbershop franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs across the country throughout 2009, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® enjoyed a remarkable first year of milestones and accomplishments.
In 2009, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® accomplished the following:
· Sold 152 barber clubs in TN, CT, NY, FL and MD
· Approved to sell Kennedy’s barbershop franchises in 47 of 50 states
· Had net membership growth of 39.05%
· Named “Top 100 Lifestyle Blogs” by The Daily Reviewer
· Named “Best Place for Men to Get a Haircut” in the Reader’s Choice Awards in Orlando Business Journal.
· Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of their “Hot, New Concepts” of 2009
· Granted International Franchise Association (IFA) Membership and VetFran designation (see below)
· Approved on the SBA registry (only 1/3 of franchises are ever approved)
· Developed private-label grooming products (coming in February 2010)
· Opened 2 new clubs, bringing the total open to 7
· Published six 32-page men’s lifestyle magazines with celebrity features
Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is quickly becoming famous for its signature straight-razor shaves, as well as its luxurious accommodation for men who enjoy an exceptional grooming experience that is affordable. Kennedy’s offers an old-fashioned barbershop experience with modern amenities.
“2009 was as productive as we could have ever imagined. We are encouraged by the goals reached and the successes that we achieved…and we’re poised to have another great year in 2010,” remarked Chris Hurn, CEO of Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®.
Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) as well as VetFran. Along with offering franchises to the general public, VetFran allows Kennedy’s to give special financing opportunities to American Veterans who have been honorably discharged. Kennedy’s is also a part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Franchise Registry – where fewer than 30% of all franchise systems qualify for listing – offering expedited SBA loan processing. This means that the Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® concept is approved for any type of U.S. Small Business Administration financing programs and part of an elite group of national franchises.
Learn more about Kennedy’s franchise opportunities by visiting http://www.KennedysBarberClub.com or contact:
Bryan Glass, Franchise Development, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® at 1-800-31-SHAVE or Bryan@KennedysBarberClub.com
About Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®:
Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is a Franchise Concept for discerning gentlemen who are looking for an experience that is the polar opposite of your everyday haircut from the “big chains.” Like most gentlemen, the founders felt out of place at the salons frequented by their wives and the local strip-mall walk-in “chop shops,” so they decided to create a place where they would ENJOY getting the grooming services they need . . . rather than dreading it. While most hair salons cater to women and children, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® caters to discerning gentlemen looking for a fine grooming experience with the old-world charm of your father’s barbershop. Offering the finest in haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection of grooming products, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is sure to be your favorite sanctuary to relax and enjoy The Best Haircut and Straight-Razor Shave You’ve Ever Had, or it’s Free™!
There are currently seven Kennedy’s Clubs open, with 152 more sold and to be developed over the next five years.
Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting http://www.KennedysBarberClub.com