Mark Goldstein founded Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs as a kiosk in a suburban Pittsburgh mall in 1985. Five years later, he relocated to Boca Raton, Fla., where his franchise, which now has 155 locations worldwide, flourished.
With stores all across America and in England and Ireland, it’s hard to believe that there are still a number of domestic markets that Fast-Fix hasn’t penetrated.
The company’s home state is one of them, writes Kenneth Hilario of the Philadelphia Business Journal, but perhaps not for long.
“Pennsylvania, being the original home of the company, is an area we’re very interested in to continue to develop,” Goldstein told Hilario. “Philadelphia’s a great market. To go back to and grow in that area would be tremendous for the company.”
The company is currently searching for franchise operators throughout the region. The plans are to open up 20 locations this year.
The stores will primarily be in-line locations in the region’s malls, a number of which are being targeted, including the Willow Grove Mall.
According to Hilario, location sizes range between 400 square feet to 1,000 square feet, and kiosks are about 160 square feet. Five workers are typically employed per store.
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