Bar Method – 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

This is the 2020 Bar Method Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). It is a PDF document available for immediate download upon purchase.

“The franchise offered is to operate a Bar Method® Studio featuring barre-based exercise classes using proprietary and non-proprietary techniques, formats and methods designed to provide fitness training in an attractive atmosphere. The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Bar Method Studio is $218,964 to $427,405. This includes $70,393 to $93,443 that must be paid to the franchisor or an affiliate. We may also offer you the right to develop multiple Bar Method Studios. You would then …”
-Bar Method FDD, Apr 2020

What is in the Bar Method 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?

The United States Federal Trade Commission requires all franchisors who sell franchises in the USA to compile an FDD each year which covers 23 key items of disclosure about the franchise opportunity. The FDD is written in a federally mandated format that is standardized for all franchises, must be presented in easily understood language, and typically is 100+ pages in length. This document is required to be given to a prospective franchisee before the franchise agreement is signed or any money changes hands. This document is extremely useful to anyone who is researching the history, inner workings, and other critical information and disclosures about the franchise system.

Table of Contents - Bar Method – 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Cover Page
Table Of Contents
Disclosure Items 1-23

Item 1: The Franchisor, Its Predecessors, and Affiliates

Item 2: Business Experience

Item 3: Litigation

Item 4: Bankruptcy

Item 5: Initial Franchise Fee

Item 6: Other Fees

Item 7: Initial Investment

Item 8: Restrictions on Sources of Products and Services

Item 9: Franchisee's Obligations

Item 10: Financing

Item 11: Franchisor's Obligations

Item 12: Territory

Item 13: Trademarks

Item 14: Patents, Copyrights, and Proprietary Information

Item 15: Obligation to Participate in and the Actual Operation of the Franchise Business

Item 16: Restrictions on What the Franchisee May Sell

Item 17: Renewal, Termination, Transfer, and Dispute Resolution

Item 18: Public Figures

Item 19: Earnings Claims

Item 20: List of Outlets

Item 21: Financial Statements

Item 22: Contracts

Item 23: Receipt