In 1997, the first Regal Nails franchised location opened its doors in a Kmart at Brooklyn, Ohio. Twenty years later, the Regal Nails franchise system has become the largest nail salon franchise, with over 800 locations in the United States and Canada. “Our team works tirelessly to assist our franchisees in realizing their dream in owning and operating their own business,” says the franchisor’s marketing coordinator Kiri Meche. Here’s a timeline highlighting the important milestones of the Regal Nails franchise system.
Regal Nails, LLC established.
Oct. 1: First franchised location opens in Brooklyn, Ohio.
Oct 29: First franchised location opens in a Walmart (Shreveport, La.)
First franchised location opens in a Meijer (Traverse City, Mich.)
Regal Nails, Salon & Spa, LLC established
Baton Rouge Business Award presented to Regal Nails, LLC
Regal Nails receives Wal-Mart’s Most Creative Award during Tenant Week
Regal Nails Canada, ULC established to begin franchise operations in Canada.
Oct: First franchised location opens in Canada (London, Ontario)
July: First franchised location opens at H-E-B (Kyle, Texas)
Regal Nails franchise system grows and reaches peak number of open and operating salons at 1024.
April: First franchised location opens in an Army and Airforce Exchange Service.
Acknowledgement by Brazilian Franchising Association
New salon design introduced to the Regal Nails franchise system
First year as Founder’s Club sponsor for the YMCA of the Capital Area
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