Thomas Walla and Merlin P. Hayes opened the first HobbyTown store in 1980. Hayes had previously run another hobby shop with his wife. By 1986, the company became HobbyTown USA, offering franchises to U.S. investors. HobbyTown USA has grown to include nearly 150 independently owned and operated shops throughout the United States, along with a website for internet sales of its products. HobbyTown sells everything hobby-related including model car kits, games, train sets, remote control toys, and more.
Start-up Cost:$150K - 335K