LAS VEGAS, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation's leading men's and boys' hair care franchise, celebrated its 20th anniversary at its "Extraordinary Experience"-themed National Huddle here on Tuesday. Founded in 1993 in Georgetown, Texas by Gordon Logan with more than 1,000 stores across the country, Sport Clips Haircuts is:
- Well over the 102,079,004 mark for haircuts provided to clients across the country.
- Expecting to open 180 – 200 locations this year and reach 2,000 locations in five to six years.
- Providing jobs for more than 10,000 and will have added nearly 2,000 more jobs by the end of 2013.
- Experiencing 9.1 percent same store sales increases over last year.
- Expecting to reach 2 billion dollars in cumulative sales next year.
- Now open in Canada. The first location opened in Burlington, Ontario on March 1 of this year.
- Making free phone calls home possible for deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members through its "Help A Hero" program that benefits the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Operation Uplink...more than 2 million calls provided to date and counting!
"It truly has been an extraordinary experience for me and my family to watch the Sport Clips Haircuts concept grow and evolve into a business opportunity that enables our Team Leaders (franchisees) to have a better lifestyle leading to financial independence and provides stylist careers for thousands!" says Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. "When we first thought of developing the Sport Clips concept, we knew that the men's and boys' market would be our target, and the sports theme would be an integral part of it. It's a business model we have fine-tuned through the years to ensure we provide the best business opportunity possible for our Team Leaders and the best MVP haircut experience for the clients we serve every day!"
Logan told the "National Huddle" gathering of the company's continued same store sales success and its very "bright" future, "It took Sport Clips 18 years to reach a billion dollars in cumulative sales, and we expect to reach our second billion next year in only 3.5 years." In addition, Logan shared his memories of the company's first National Huddle that was attended by just 35 people, comparing it to this record Huddle attendance of more than 2,000 franchisees, managers, area developers and support team members at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Highlights of the meeting included guest speakers Marcus Luttrell, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and author of "Lone Survivor," and special appearances by Sport Clips' sponsored Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler.
Special recognition was given to the franchise's Help A Hero campaign and its half-a-million dollar donation in 2012 to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home at no cost through the VFW's Operation Uplink Free Call Days program.
The franchise also announced its support of the Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS) organization and its High Five Tour, an annual 48-state road trip across America to raise awareness of the WWFS mission and funds to build custom-designed "smart homes" for two severely wounded veterans and their families. On June 17 through July 26, Sport Clips will collect donations in its more than 1,000 locations to support construction of the homes. WWFS will embark on the "Tour" in a patriotically-wrapped 2013 Shelby Mustang GT500 in June, making stops at Sport Clips locations across the country. Following the Tour, the car will be auctioned, with all proceeds going to support WWFS.
About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1993 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 "Fastest-Growing Franchises," and in the top 10 percent of the "Franchise 500." Sport Clips is the "Official Haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the "Top Franchises for Veterans" by Franchise Business Review. Our "Help A Hero" program has raised almost $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW's Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.com.
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