The D-BAT franchise was founded in 1998 by Cade and Kyle Griffis. The franchise has been franchising since 2007 since they realized that there was a business opportunity when they gave private baseball lessons. Their simple goal was to provide indoor facilities that matched the level of quality players in the area. Shortly after, they turned their dream into a reality with their first location in Addison, Texas. The franchise has grown to over 110 units across the U.S. This is an attractive franchise opportunity for prospective franchise owners because they have multiple streams of revenue. They also enjoy the lowest available pricing with major retailers through the buying power of the franchise's corporate office. 

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D-BAT Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Children require a wide range of services and have a variety of interests. This is why running a child-related service is so great. Not only can you make a good living off of it, but you can greatly impact a child's development. If you want to offer a child related sports franchise, then the D-Bat franchise could be an option for you. It was founded in 1998 by Cade and Kyle Griffis. They came up with the business after they went around giving private baseball lessons. Franchising since 2007, the franchise has grown to over 100 locations across the U.S. The first location was established in Addison, Texas and is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. This is an attractive franchise opportunity for prospective franchise owners because they have multiple streams of revenue. They also enjoy the lowest available pricing with major retailers through the buying power of the franchise's corporate office. The franchise's sport line includes:

• Batting gloves
• Full accessory line
• Apparel
•Wooden bats
• Baseballs
• Gloves

The franchise also has a software system that manages the entire business:

• Sales Reports
• Member Management
• Mobile Phone Apps
• Customer Email Marketing
• Inventory Management
• Point of Sale Transactions
• Payroll
• Scheduling Software
• Automated Lesson Confirmation

Franchise owners are also offered financing options, which makes it easer to make the investment in the franchise. Since the franchise manufactures various products, every franchise benefits in LOWER PRODUCTION COSTS and HIGHER GROSS MARGINS in their Pro Shop. If you are looking to change the lives of children through a great sports franchise, then the D-BAT franchise could be for you. 

Company Details

Founded: 1998
Headquarters: Carrollton, Texas 
First franchise: 2007 
International: No
Canada: No
Total units: 110+

Support and Training Offered By D-BAT

Franchise owners can expect on-the job and online training that will provide them with all the information that they need to know about running the franchise. Ongoing support and training will also continue after the location's grand opening. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a D-BAT Franchise.

What does a D-BAT Franchise Cost?

D-BAT franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Investment $499,650 - $972,100
Net Worth Requirement $300,000 - $5,000,000
Cash Requirement $75,000 - $200,000
Financing options: Yes
Franchise fee: $45,000

Is D-BAT a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. D-BAT is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is D-BAT a Home Based franchise?

No. D-BAT is not a home based franchise opportunity.

Is D-BAT Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. D-BAT franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is D-BAT Looking for International franchisees?

No. D-BAT franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see D-BAT's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Sports, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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D-BAT Franchises for Sale

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