Posted on Jan 15th 2016
Kids’ Education Franchise Rapidly Expanding & Opening First Florida Center This Spring in Orlando
ORLANDO, FL – ABC’s Shark Tank was the first to bite and now entrepreneurs everywhere are jumping at the chance to own a Romp n’ Roll Franchise.
Winter Garden, FL resident Marie Simmons, is opening the first Florida franchise of Romp n’ Roll, a play-based education concept featuring classes, camps, and birthday parties for children 5 years and younger. With over 80 locations in three countries, Romp n’ Roll is one of fastest-expanding early education kids franchise systems available on the market today.
Florida owner, Marie Simmons says, “I decided to invest in this brand for a number of reasons. The idea of a multi-faceted play and learning center was one that appealed to me for some time before finding Romp n’ Roll. Once I started looking into Romp n’ Roll I was simply impressed. It provides an environment that is aesthetic, fun and playful but yet is nurturing and educational.”
Romp n’ Roll Co-Founder & CEO, Michael Barnett added, “We are thrilled to welcome Marie Simmons into the Romp n’ Roll family of franchise owners as we expand into the Florida market. We currently have our eye on several additional locations and can’t wait to show families throughout Florida what we’re all about.”
Simmons, comes from a 8 year military background in the U.S. Navy and is confident her experiences will carry over into being a successful owner operator of Romp n’ Roll and explained, “After we visited the Romp n’ Roll headquarters in Richmond, VA, my four year old son urged that I had to buy a Romp n’ Roll! I am so excited at the new beginnings for myself and Romp n’ Roll in 2016. I am eager to bring Romp n’ Roll into Florida because I know I am going to make so many parents and children here happy.”
Romp n’ Roll has not announced the location or specific opening date but is on track for a Spring opening in the Windermere area.
Michael Barnett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Romp n' Roll. In addition to leading the Romp n' Roll management team, Michael is an active member of the International Franchise Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and serves on the Board of Directors for Connor's Heroes and Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He and his wife, Babz, were featured on the first season of ABC-TV's Shark Tank.