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Fast-easy franchising approch
to a $100 Billion Entertainment Industry


Below, you'll find the easiest path to own a Ground Zero Franchise.

Easy as 1,2,3



Designed to attract franchisees with an appetite for multi-unit expansion, our incentive reduces royalties to drive unit level profitability early on in the initial entrance phase of development in a new market.

  • Year 1: 1% Royalty Fee of Gross Sales paid Quarterly

  • Year 2: 2% Royalty Fee of Gross Sales paid Quarterly

  • Year 3: 3% Royalty Fee of Gross Sales paid Quarterly

  • Year 4: 4% Royalty Fee of Gross Sales paid Quarterly

  • Thereafter: 5% Royalty Fee of Gross Sales paid Quarterly


Easy monthly "Challenge" ongoing fees. What's this? These are what keeps the machine oiled. National advertising, Technology, Game Music, Website maintenence, fliers, sales, etc. $550 per month. We also ask for .5% per year to help offset national brand recognition.

Any Other hidden FEE'S??


There are no hidden fee's, however we will offer the following materials and services a la catre at cost (we join forces to save more)...

  • POP - Point of purchase materials

  • Clothing or gear

  • Website design and maintence additional pages or services

  • Scheduling applications

  • Waiver help

  • Complete turn key set up's

  • on site help

  • social media help

  • Much More!



  • What is provided as a Franchisee?
    As you’re starting your family entertainment franchise, we will provide up to five days of basic business training, plus an additional three weeks of operations training to you or your general manger. This initial training is held at our Elon, NC facility. We will spend 5 days assisting your on-site at your location around the time of your business launch (transportation, loging and $100 per diem for 2 @$500 per day will be required) We’ll also help you with a copy of our confidential operations outline manual to help you run your business properly on a day-to-day basis, and we’ll be there to provide remote support, answer questions, and provide ongoing guidance.
  • What experience do I need to own a Ground Zero Franchise?
    We do not require you to have prior experience in the family entertainment industry; we can teach you what you need to know to run your Ground Zero business. We are primarily seeking single-unit, start-up franchise owners who will be hands-on operators, and who can learn the Ground Zero system and develop a strong operations team within their franchised business. Also, we have a program option for existing Laser Tag or family entertainment businesses that wish to convert to the Ground Zero system; financial incentives are available for conversion franchisees. Above all, we expect franchise owners or their operating partners to have great sales, customer relations, and supervisory skills; solid business management experience; and a strong and honest work ethic.
  • How much capital is expected to build a successful Ground Zero location?
    The projected initial investment range for a single start-up franchise ranges between from $159,450 - $390,000. This investment amount includes an initial franchise fee of $15,000. As with any new business venture, it’s important that you have the capital needed to adequately fund your new business. We look for candidates with minimum liquidity of about $150,000++. The more you put in, the larger the return. Our existing location in Elon, NC would cost approx $150,000 to duplicate. This location can also be purchased for $250,000 as we transition to the corporate side. Why does it cost more than the upfront cost it took to open?? Well, we have done all the labor and testing changing the plan hundreds of times and re-investing to find the right formula. it's turn key and ready to go!
  • Are there other ongoing fees paid to the franchisor?
    Franchisees will pay a royalty rate of 1%-5% of gross sales quarterly paid, plus monthly technology fees estimated at about $550 per month. These fees allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of services, marketing tools, training programs, website and systems upgrades. Franchise tools and POP will be available for purchase on our Corp web page as well.
  • Are there any advertising fees?
    It's recommended you spend a minimum of 2-10% of gross revenues toward local marketing within your territory. And, you will be required to contribute up to .5% of gross margin revenues quarterly into the system marketing fund. Collected funds will be used to develop marketing strategies to promote the Ground Zero brand and fund the creative costs to develop local franchise marketing materials and campaigns.
  • Is financing available?
    We do not offer direct financing to franchisees. We may be able to provide references to qualified financing or lending resources, on a case-by-case basis.
  • What is the term of the franchise agreement?
    The initial term of your franchise agreement is ten years with three additional successor agreement options of five years each.
  • What if I want to get out of the franchise agreement?
    No problem. We understand things happen and sometimes there are circumstances that business fail. We do offer a full release in the event of business closure and non-reopening under another name.
  • What if I want to purchase a fully turn key scenerio?
    Absolutely we can help. We can offer a managment guidance package with an innitial upfront investment of $80,000 + franchise fee, and all related expenses for lodging, transportation, and $100 per diem while on premisses. We will come to your location anywhere in the World and do the hard part for you. You will simply need to supply the cost for all related construction, supplies, materials, equipment, and labor and we will handle the management. This fee is in addition to your opening cost. We will dedicate a full 90 days to getting you going onsite + off or onsite (additional fees may apply) management support as needed for up to a year. You supply the cost + crew, we supply the do. We can also sell you the existing location in Elon, NC for $250,000 or help find you a location to convert somewhere in the US.
  • How do I get started?
    If you're interested in learning more about the Ground Zero family entertainment franchise program, you can contact us at 336-509-0802 or to discuss the possibility of setting up a meeting, speaking with key franchise management staff, and receiving our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) which contains all the important details you'll need to make an informed decision.
  • Can I just invest?
    You have the option of investing in a location. We offer active or silent investor options through private funding. Please reach out to inquire about investment opportunities.
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