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Welcome to HobbyTown!

We are thrilled that you have landed here to explore the exciting franchise opportunities that HobbyTown has to offer. We love bringing our brand of fun to new markets where HobbyTown is always embraced as an asset to the community.

If you are considering a new business venture in the hobby or toy industries, HobbyTown blends the best of both worlds. You might be concerned about retail disruption in recent years and the uncertain future of retail, rather than a threat we see new opportunities. The HobbyTown franchise system has evolved and embraced the new world of retailing with the implementation of modern merchandising, marketing, omni-channel shopping and store management technology that is achieving record startup performance in our newest franchise stores.

Why choose a franchise to launch your new business venture? Our generation is experiencing a pace of technology and lifestyle change that has never been this fast, yet will never be this slow again. Joining a franchise network offers you a proven operating system and plugs you into a network of retail store operators with a corporate support system that provides resources to address business challenges and insight into new opportunities to foster your growth.

Please enjoy exploring our site to learn more about the HobbyTown franchise. If you find that you align with our core values, and would like to consider bringing the HobbyTown brand to your community, it would be my pleasure to schedule an introductory call with you.

We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Hobby On!

Bob Wilke
HobbyTown President

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Ranked HobbyTown #369 in the U.S., Ranked HobbyTown #32 for Top Franchises for Veterans
Ranked HobbyTown #313 in the U.S.
Ranked HobbyTown #8 in Best Miscellaneous Retail Franchises in the U.S.
HobbyTown has Achieved the FIVE STAR Designation
HobbyTown ranks in the top 10% of all Franchise systems in the U.S.
*Based on 2017 FRANdata report that there were appromixmately 3,800 Franchisors in the United States.
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Are you ready to realize your dream of owning and building your own business—and legacy—with support in all aspects of operations from our experienced corporate team? Join the largest retail brand in the hobby industry and benefit from a network and family of motivated owner/operators from across the country.

HobbyTown is leading the way in hobby and specialty toy retail and we’re looking for leaders with the initiative and skills to operate according to high standards. If you’re ready to work hard, play hard and engage in your community, we’re ready to invite you to become a HobbyTown franchisee.

HobbyTown Team

A Day in the Life of Owning a HobbyTown