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9Round Expands To Kuwait, Oman, And Singapore

Sep 04, 2018 03:41PM ● By Kathleen Maris

9Round Franchising, LLC continues to grow with recent expansion deals made with Kuwait, Oman, and Singapore. These three international deals bring the total of foreign countries in which 9Round is either open and operating or in development to 17.

“We are thrilled to continue to grow our brand internationally in Kuwait, Oman, and Singapore,” said Shannon Hudson, CEO and founder of 9Round. “From our international expansion so far, we have seen that the 9Round workout is effective everywhere, regardless of language or culture, so we are excited to see 9Round take off in these three countries.”

9Round plans to open 10 locations in Kuwait over the next three years, 10 locations in Oman over the next five years, and 25 locations in Singapore over the next seven years. Within the first year of development, each of the three countries will open two locations.

International expansion of 9Round has occurred at an accelerated rate, as the first international franchise agreement was made with Canada just four years ago, in 2014. Since then, 9Round continued to spread so that it now has clubs open and operating in 12 more foreign countries: Costa Rica, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Additional countries where deals have been finalized for development of future 9Round locations include Argentina, India, and now Kuwait, Oman, and Singapore. 

“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of 9Round this year, we are proud to say that this franchise really has made an international name for itself with more than 720 operating locations worldwide,” said Hudson. “The growth we have experienced since my wife, Heather, and I opened our first 9Round location in 2008 is unbelievable, and we look forward to sharing 9Round with others across the world as we continue to grow.”