Location and Demographics of Dallas, TX
Dallas, located in North Texas and oftentimes referred to as “The Metroplex” in conjunction with the Fort Worth-Arlington area, is home to 1.25 million people, making it the ninth largest city in the United States. An easy half hour drive west from the heart of Dallas leads visitors to Fort Worth, home to approximately 700,000 city dwellers. The Metroplex, a conglomerate of 12 counties, including Dallas, Tarrant, Collins, and Denton counties is home to 6.8 million people. As the Metroplex continues to grow, Dallas city proper has seen an increase in population of about 5% since 2010. The metroplex saw four of the fastest growing counties in 2012.
Exxon Mobil, AT&T, HollyFrontier, and J.C. Penney are some of the many Fortune 500 companies with home bases in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. And, with Dallas’ average median household income just shy of Texas’ average, coming in at $42,436, some discretionary income is decidedly spent on pet maintenance, including grooming and premium pet products. Not to mention the area is also home to 12 off-leash dog parks and around 25 pet friendly hiking trails. With the mess expected after jaunts in the park or on the trails, Splash and Dash Groomerie and Boutique is an affordable pet store franchise that offers premium service and grooming packages, along with specialty pet products, catering to customers who see their pet attended to on a regular-to frequent schedule.
Starting Your Own Pet Store Franchise
It is common to see minimum upfront investment costs for starting franchises well over $150,000. However, at Splash and Dash, a variety of franchise investment packages are available, with some starting at just $58,000. Take a look at our franchise comparison chart to see how Splash and Dash stacks up against other franchises, pet and otherwise.
As an INC. 250 company, Splash and Dash is a reputable, growing, and industrious franchise whose business model works with, not against, other franchisees. The business model also offers comprehensive training, marketing, inventory management, proprietary software, and recurring revenue, among other benefits. If you are looking to find our more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-760-861-1071.
So Why Dallas, TX?
As mentioned above, the Dallas/Fort-Worth metropolitan area is fourth in the nation and steadily growing. With over ten Fortune 500 companies calling the Metroplex home, individuals in this area are likely to spend percentage of their income on secondary purchases or expenses, such as pet maintenance, as opposed to metropolitan areas like Detroit, who still experience reverberating consequences form the financial crisis. A dog friendly area in and of itself, with a growing population and stable economy, Dallas is the purrfect place to call home to a new Splash and Dash franchise.