FASTSIGNS® Franchise Cost & Fees


FASTSIGNS is the most recognized brand in the sign industry, offering only the highest quality products available. FASTSIGNS is ranked as the #1 franchise by Entrepreneur in the sign industry. FASTSIGNS offers attractive margins, business-to-business hours, and low staffing requirements.

Year Business Began: 1985

Franchising Since: 1986

Headquarters: Carrollton, Texas

Estimated Number of Units: 675

Franchise Description: FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the franchisor. The franchise offered is for a business that specializes in selling, marketing, producing or installing visual communications including signs (both non-electrical and electrical), graphics, banners, flags, vehicle graphics, vehicle wraps, ADA signage, compliance signs, dimensional letters, dimensional signage, ready-to-apply lettering, exhibits and displays, decals and labels, exhibits, trade show and other displays, digital imaging, printing (including small format, large format, grand format and 3D), advertising and promotional products (including wearables), electronic or digital signage, 2D barcodes, websites (both regular and mobile-optimized), logo/artwork design and illustration, product wraps and other related graphics, marketing services and complementary products and services.

Strong Support Drives More Business To Your Doors.

In an industry that’s experiencing unprecedented growth and rapid innovation, you want a leadership team that can provide strong strategic direction. FASTSIGNS excels here, too. We invest in our franchise owners by offering a royalty reduction of 50% in the first year for a faster ramp up. And you also have the benefit of dedicated support in:

  • Site selection and build-out
  • Four weeks of training
    • 1 week in a FASTSIGNS center
    • 2 weeks at our Dallas Headquarters
    • 1 week onsite in your new center
  • Pre-opening marketing blitz
  • Grand opening support and guidance
  • Dedicated Business Consultants
  • Franchisee Mentor Program
  • 24-hour web-based learning management
  • Outside sales support

FASTSIGNS Creates More Opportunity.

As a FASTSIGNS franchise owner, your earnings potential is unlimited. And you’ll enjoy owning a business with these compelling features:

  • Almost 700 locations in 10 countries
  • Low staffing requirements
  • Business-to-business hours
  • Professional business clientele
  • Attractive margins
  • Strong brand name recognition
  • More than 30 year proven history
  • Highly visible low cost real estate
  • $10 Million National Ad Fund
  • Low inventory
  • Buying power with key suppliers and vendors

The franchisor also offers multi-unit development rights to qualified franchisees, who are granted the right to develop more than one FASTSIGNS Center within a defined geographic area according to a development schedule. In addition, the franchisor may offer existing sign businesses the opportunity to convert to the FASTSIGNS System (a Conversion Franchise); or it may offer an existing operating complementary business the opportunity to establish and operate a FASTSIGNS Center (a Co-Brand Center).Training Overview: Before the Center opening, franchisees, if franchisees are an individual, or their Managing Owner, their graphic designer and visual communications specialist (or other designated personnel) must attend and complete the initial training program to the franchisor’s satisfaction. The duration of the training program currently is two weeks classroom instruction for up to nine hours each day, plus five days in a FASTSIGNS Center prior to the classroom training. With the franchisor’s approval, additional personnel may attend the initial training program. The classroom instruction is currently conducted at the franchisor’s corporate offices in Carrollton, Texas. Franchisees and/or their employees will be required to complete some online training assignments prior to attending the initial training course.

The franchisor provides on-site opening training, supervision and assistance to franchisees at a time it determines. The on-site training focuses on the opening, inventory control, management, sign production and marketing strategies and skills. From time-to-time the franchisor will offer additional training programs, seminars and webinars for franchisees (if the franchisee is an individual), their Managing Owner, their General Manager and other personnel (e.g. annual convention, vehicle wrap class, sales summit, sales boot camp, sales management training, etc.) and it may charge a fee to defray costs. Franchisees, if the franchisee is an individual, their Managing Owner, or their General Manager must attend the franchise convention once within every three-year period.

Territory Granted: The Franchise Agreement grants franchisees the right to operate a single Center only at the approved site. Franchisees are assigned a specific geographic area around the Center (the Territory). The Territory encompasses an area sufficient to include a minimum of 4,000 businesses. If franchisees comply with the Franchise Agreement, the franchisor will not establish or grant others the right to establish a FASTSIGNS Center in the Territory unless there is a significant increase of at least 25% in the number of businesses in the Territory. Obligations and Restrictions: To ensure the Center operates efficiently, franchisees must operate the Center at the times and in the manner described in the Manuals. Any Center personnel the franchisee designates must satisfactorily complete the initial training program and must satisfy its educational or business experience criteria as designated at that time, and otherwise be an individual the franchisor accepts. The Center must be open during normal business hours (as provided in the Manuals), Monday through Friday, (except holidays as provided in the Manuals). Franchisees must refrain from using or permitting the Center premises to be used for any other purpose or activity at any time unless first obtaining the franchisor’s written consent.

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the initial franchise term is 10 years. One 10-year renewal term is available, if requirements are met. Financial Assistance: If franchisees are a Conversion Franchisee or Co-Brand Franchisee and they meet the franchisor’s credit standards and qualify for financing, it may offer them financing for the initial franchise fee necessary to establish a FASTSIGNS Center. FASTSIGNS is registered on the United States Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Franchise Registry. This is a national online listing of franchise systems whose franchisees receive an expedited loan process when applying for SBA financing. Investment Information: Investment Range $193,548 to $289,639 (full service center) Service Fee Up to 3% of Gross Sales the first year. 6% of Gross Sales beginning the second year through the end of the term of the Franchise Agreement.

Disclaimer:The above information has been compiled from the FDD of FASTSIGNS. Year of FDD: 2018