CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts, the nation’s second largest campground chain, is inviting prospective franchise investors and owners to an on-site workshop September 16-17 at its award-winning park in Burleson, Texas. The Jellystone Park system, which currently has 84 parks throughout the U.S. and Canada, is targeting the West and Southwest U.S. for expansion. Real estate investment trusts, as well as individual park owners joining the system, have driven recent growth.
Year-to-date sales at the popular chain were up 11.7 percent during the first half of 2017 compared to 2016. For the first time, Leisure Systems, Inc., which owns the brand, was named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500, which noted the Jellystone Park franchise’s “exceptional performance across several areas, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power.” In Franchise Business Review’s most recent study released this month, the chain’s franchisees rated it 4.1 on a five-point scale for overall satisfaction.
Attendees will stay in a luxury cabin and learn about:
- The rapidly growing camping market
- Financing, building and operating a new campground or converting an existing one to a Jellystone Park
- Unique features and attributes of a Jellystone Park that drive campground profitability
Jellystone Park executives and instructors from the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds management program will present educational sessions. Representatives from finance and insurance providers will be on-site.
“From sitting around the campfire and chatting with current franchise owners, to meeting with potential funders, this is a rare opportunity to experience and learn about a brand firsthand,” said Jim Westover, vice president of operations and general manager. “It will be a lot of fun, too.”
Visit http://www.jellystonefranchise.com/workshop/ for details and to register.
About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts
Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park™ system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 84 campgrounds with more than 17,000 campsites and vacation rentals in 33 states and four Canadian provinces. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resorts are franchised through Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Park River Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio.