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6 Entertainment Franchises We Love

6 of our favorite franchises that combine work and play.

By Gabrielle GianinoContributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 8:08AM 02/02/22

As consumers get back into the swing of things after more than a year of COVID quarantine protocols, many of them are looking for a little fun, which could translate to big business for entertainment franchises.

For entrepreneurs interested in getting a piece of the action, here are six of our favorite entertainment franchises.

810 Billiards & Bowling*

In the six years since its founding, 810 Billiards & Bowling has established itself as one of the most innovative and exciting new entertainment brands in franchising. The full-service dining and gaming concept, which bills itself as an “eatertainment” franchise, currently has six units in markets across the U.S., three of which were opened just last year.

Urban Air Adventure Park

Launching its franchise opportunity in 2014, Urban Air Adventure Park offers more than just trampolines. The adventure park offers bumper cars, zip lines and more. The brand has rebounded nicely from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Franchise Times, since reopening their facilities in March of 2021, Urban Air Adventure Parks “have been in the top 10 in revenue across the 150 active parks in the Urban Air franchise system”.

Wall of Books

This bookstore franchise offers avid readers an extensive variety of literature and even a localized education on the communities they serve. Not only can Wall of Books customers buy new novels, they can also sell and trade used books, offering a special community experience for consumers. 

Ninja Nation

Inspired by the game "American Ninja Warrior", the Ninja Nation business launched in 2017 and began franchising in 2019. Earlier this year, Franchise Times reported the entertainment franchise signed a 10-unit development deal in Texas. With just five units open, the deal is poised to triple Ninja Nation's footprint.

LOL Kids Club

This children’s entertainment brand has only been franchising since 2021 and are actively seeking new franchises throughout the U.S. and worldwide. The fledgling franchise has only three units so far, located in Las Vegas and Ontario, Canada. LOL Kids Club offers families and entertainment and event center with a premier indoor playground.

Pinot’s Palette

Now that we have covered the kids, this entertainment franchise is best suited for parents looking for a night out or adults looking to catch up with old friends. Pinot’s Palette claims to be the “paint and sip franchise industry leader”. Since the company started franchising in 2010, the brand now has over 100 units. Pinot’s Palette offers anyone 21 and older to bring their own drinks for the in-studio paint classes and private parties.

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.