Why Franchise with Buddy's?

Buddy’s Home Furnishings is the best option in franchising. Why? Because your investment will soar in a recession-resistant and essential industry that keeps growing. Since our founding, our team has transformed Buddy’s into the nationally-recognized brand we are today. Over the past six decades, we’ve refined a proven operating model and established relational equity with our customers. With our best-in-class training, support and service, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that we’re setting you up for success.

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Cash Flow
Earn an average of 25% in free cash flow
Royalty Savings
Enjoy a 0% royalty fee for the first six months
Detailed Roadmap
Six decades in business have inspired us to create a tried-and-true system designed to maximize returns of every location
Growth Potential
Unlimited growth potential—91% of our franchisees are multi-unit owners
Cash Flow
Earn an average of 25% in free cash flow
Royalty Savings
Enjoy a 0% royalty fee for the first six months
Detailed Roadmap
Six decades in business have inspired us to create a tried-and-true system designed to maximize returns of every location
Growth Potential
Unlimited growth potential—88% of our franchisees are multi-unit owners

Returns Worth Doing a Double Take

When you put your hard-earned money into a business, you want to see the return. Buddy’s has numbers that won’t leave you second guessing your investment.

*AVERAGE GROSS SALES PER STORE FOR TOP 25% OF STORES

*AVERAGE CASH FLOW PER STORE FOR TOP 25% OF STORES

*AVERAGE GROSS SALES PER STORE FOR TOP 25% OF STORES

*AVERAGE CASH FLOW PER STORE FOR TOP 25% OF STORES

For additional details on the financial performance for Buddy’s franchised and company-owned stores in 2023, please refer to Item 19 of our 2024 Franchise Disclosure Document which can be found here.

Franchise with a Nationally Recognized Brand

Throughout our time franchising, we’ve been recognized by numerous industry-leading organizations. Since none of our accolades or accomplishments would be possible without our people, here’s to each member of team Buddy’s!

Buddy's Has You Covered

Buddy’s has invested more than 60 years in developing a proven operating system that’s truly a “business in a box.” With our systematized processes, you’ll be able to leverage our guidance in all aspects of owning and operating your franchise.

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Franchise Consultants & Buddy's Playbook

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Buddy’s franchise owners are given a detailed “playbook” to ensure they’re fully supported each step of the way. From day one and beyond, our franchise owners have access to the resources needed to run a successful franchise, including franchise consultants. With an average of 23 years of experience in the industry, our franchise consultants serve as on-the-ground guides for franchise owners both pre and post opening.

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Real Estate Guidance

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With nationwide territories available, it can be difficult to narrow down your search for the perfect Buddy’s franchise location. Our real estate experts help you review potential sites, negotiate a lease, oversee site development and more.

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Local Marketing Fund

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A well-rounded marketing strategy includes both national and local campaigns. Each store puts 2% towards localized promotion while our dedicated marketing team assists in upholding brand standards and promoting store products to increase a return on your investment.

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Access to Bulk Buying Power Through Buddy’s Purchasing Portal

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Buying in bulk is one way our franchise owners save money on accumulating store products. Franchise owners have 24/7 access to our purchasing portal, which features over 14,000 products and support for each item.

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Proprietary POS System

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Our proprietary point-of-sales system was built specifically to simplify store processes for rent-to-own professionals. Its user-friendly design allows employees to learn the program quickly and easily. By incorporating state-of-the-art retail technology into our systems, we ensure our franchise owners have the best of the best.

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IT Support

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Our internal team of IT professionals maximizes the efficiency of your in-store and online technology systems. By analyzing and troubleshooting any electronic challenges you may face, our IT team keeps your operations running smoothly. Stay ahead of the competition with the backing of ever-evolving and easily accessible technology support.

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Franchise Consultants & Buddy's Playbook

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Buddy’s franchise owners are given a detailed “playbook” to ensure they’re fully supported each step of the way. From day one and beyond, our franchise owners have access to the resources needed to run a successful franchise, including franchise consultants. With an average of 23 years of experience in the industry, our franchise consultants serve as on-the-ground guides for franchise owners both pre and post opening.

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Real Estate Guidance

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With nationwide territories available, it can be difficult to narrow down your search for the perfect Buddy’s franchise location. Our real estate experts help you review potential sites, negotiate a lease, oversee site development and more.

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Local Marketing Fund

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A well-rounded marketing strategy includes both national and local campaigns. Each store puts 2% towards localized promotion while our dedicated marketing team assists in upholding brand standards and promoting store products to increase a return on your investment.

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Access to Bulk Buying Power Through Buddy’s Purchasing Portal

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Buying in bulk is one way our franchise owners save money on accumulating store products. Franchise owners have 24/7 access to our purchasing portal, which features over 14,000 products and support for each item.

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Proprietary POS System

- tap for more info -

Our proprietary point-of-sales system was built specifically to simplify store processes for rent-to-own professionals. Its user-friendly design allows employees to learn the program quickly and easily. By incorporating state-of-the-art retail technology into our systems, we ensure our franchise owners have the best of the best.

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IT Support

- tap for more info -

Our internal team of IT professionals maximizes the efficiency of your in-store and online technology systems. By analyzing and troubleshooting any electronic challenges you may face, our IT team keeps your operations running smoothly. Stay ahead of the competition with the backing of ever-evolving and easily accessible technology support.

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Franchise Consultants & Buddy's Playbook

- tap for more info -

Buddy’s franchise owners are given a detailed “playbook” to ensure they’re fully supported each step of the way. From day one and beyond, our franchise owners have access to the resources needed to run a successful franchise, including franchise consultants. With an average of 23 years of experience in the industry, our franchise consultants serve as on-the-ground guides for franchise owners both pre and post opening.

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Real Estate Guidance

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With nationwide territories available, it can be difficult to narrow down your search for the perfect Buddy’s franchise location. Our real estate experts help you review potential sites, negotiate a lease, oversee site development and more.

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Local Marketing Fund

- tap for more info -

A well-rounded marketing strategy includes both national and local campaigns. Each store puts 2% towards localized promotion while our dedicated marketing team assists in upholding brand standards and promoting store products to increase a return on your investment.

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Access to Bulk Buying Power Through Buddy’s Purchasing Portal

- tap for more info -

Buying in bulk is one way our franchise owners save money on accumulating store products. Franchise owners have 24/7 access to our purchasing portal, which features over 14,000 products and support for each item.

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Proprietary POS System

- tap for more info -

Our proprietary point-of-sales system was built specifically to simplify store processes for rent-to-own professionals. Its user-friendly design allows employees to learn the program quickly and easily. By incorporating state-of-the-art retail technology into our systems, we ensure our franchise owners have the best of the best.

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IT Support

- tap for more info -

Our internal team of IT professionals maximizes the efficiency of your in-store and online technology systems. By analyzing and troubleshooting any electronic challenges you may face, our IT team keeps your operations running smoothly. Stay ahead of the competition with the backing of ever-evolving and easily accessible technology support.

What Buddy's Owners Are Saying

Hear from our owners on how partnering with Buddy's has positively affected their lives and the communities they serve.
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Martin Fontela

Buddy’s Director of Franchise Development Mitchell Lee speaks with Chief Operating Officer Martin Fontela of bebe, inc., a Buddy’s multi-unit operating group that has grown to 62 stores in just seven years.

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Patrick Ruland

Mitchell Lee, Buddy’s Director of Franchise Development, speaks to franchise owner Patrick about what drew him to join the Buddy’s family.

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Jerry Marshall

Listen to multi-unit franchise owner Jerry Marshall discuss his experience, why he chose Buddy’s, and the people-oriented nature of the rent-to-own industry.

Buddy's Ideal Candidate

For potential franchise owners wanting to open their first Buddy’s location, we look for candidates who’d fit right into our work family and unmatched culture with the following qualities.

Are you...

Looking to leverage an established system?
Planning to pass down a legacy business?
Community-focused with a passion for serving others?
Interested in owning multiple units?
Ready to diversify your portfolio?
Have a $500K Minimum Net Worth and $150K Minimum Liquidity?
An independent rent-to-own retailer ready to convert, expand or sell?

If so, let's talk!

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We’re committed to our nation’s veterans and honor their bravery each and every day. We offer 20% off the initial franchise fee to qualified veterans to thank them for their selfless service to our country and our freedoms!

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We’re committed to our nation’s veterans and honor their bravery each and every day. We offer 20% off the initial franchise fee to qualified veterans to thank them for their selfless service to our country and our freedoms!

Ready to talk about owning a Buddy's franchise?

Start your franchise journey with Buddy’s today by scheduling a call with our franchise development team.

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