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Grow With a Franchise That Grows With Its Customers: Children’s Orchard

In supplying the constant demand of growing kids, the Children’s Orchard brand is also growing. It was purchased in 2015 by NTY Franchise Company and quickly received a refresh in store design and technology. Since then, the resale stores’ high gross margins and scalable business model have grabbed the attention of many potential franchisees. In 2016, Children’s Orchard is expected to have approximately 30 stores open in 11 states across the nation.

In addition, as kids grow and mature, so do their fashion tastes. As a result, the costs of the clothes that they need and want continues to climb. Children’s Orchard offers families an alternative. Its unique resale concept not only provides an opportunity for parents to sell their children’s gently used clothing, toys and equipment for cash, but the large selection of name brands and current styles at amazingly low prices gives kids of all ages what they want while keeping costs down for the whole family. It’s a win-win!


Several Children’s Orchard stores have won local awards year after year. For example, the brand was recognized by Parenting OC magazine as the best children’s clothing store in 2015. And Children’s Orchard Milford took home three awards in 2015 for being one of the Boston area’s Wicked Local Favorites.

The up-and-coming children’s resale brand also helped its parent company, NTY Franchise, earn a spot in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 in 2015. The company also made the list in 2014. The program recognizes the fastest-growing privately held companies in the Twin Cities area according to criteria such as growth rate, revenue and more.

Proven, Profitable Business Model

With the help of a management team that has more than 80 years of franchise and retail experience in the resale industry, Children’s Orchard offers a comprehensive program of support for its franchisees. This includes assistance with business planning, store location and buildout, training, point-of-sale system, operations, marketing and more.

The team understands the children’s resale business through and through—and it shows in the success of the Children’s Orchard brand and its stores. Our top-performing stores earn an average net profit of $648,000 per year.* We want you to join us in continuing to grow this thriving resale business!

Find out more about franchising with Children’s Orchard, including the initial investment numbers, by visiting our website: 

* The average net profit figure is for the top 10% of Children's Orchard locations as published in Item 19 of the Children's Orchard 2016 FDD.

Business Established: 1980
Franchising Since: 2015
Franchised Units: 31
Company Owned Units: 1
Start-up Cost: $75,000 to $90,000
Total Investment: $159,000 to $271,000
Veteran Hired Since 2011: N/A
Veteran Owned Units: N/A
Related Categories
Children's Services
Clothing & Shoes
Retail Stores: Specialty

Vetfran Incentives

Children’s Orchard offers veterans $2,500 off of the franchise fee.