Frequently Asked Questions
What are the available territories?
We are currently active in Canada and the United States with over 20 locations. We are already the world’s largest chain of virtual reality arcades and we’re still growing.
We have territories available in various cities across all of the above countries. Specifically, we are looking to expand coast to coast in Canada as well as every state in the US. If you are interested in joining the team or would like to know the availability in any specific territory, please fill out the “Next Steps” form found all over this website.
What is the process to buy a franchise?
For more information on the steps involved in ownership with Ctrl V® take a look at the Discovery Process section of this website by clicking HERE
How much money do I need to open?
Costs can vary from location to location but in order get an understanding of what approximate costs could end up being, check out the Startup Costs section of this website by clicking HERE
Are there financing options open to me?
Ctrl V® is open to a variety of funding options. Whether you’re looking for a loan, investor, or have a bucket of money sitting in your basement, we are okay with that.
We are listed on the SBA directory for our US franchisees and recommend the CSBFA program for our Canadian franchisees. We also have a relationship with Benetrends that we can help procure some financing for you.
What do I get for the franchise fee?
We have ensured that there is a lot of benefits provided for the franchise fee. Some of what you get is tangible, but a considerable amount is intangible and priceless. For a detailed listing of what is included in the franchise fee, visit the Franchise Fee section of this website by clicking HERE
What type of owner are you looking for?
The “DNA” of a great owner is very important to us. We want to make sure that there is a true fit between franchisee and franchisor so that we have a fruitful relationship. We are looking for fun, hard-working people who are fully focused on customer experience and match our company core values. To read more about our Core Values click HERE and to read more about the “DNA” of a successful owner click HERE
What kind of support will get?
As a Ctrl V® owner, you will receive support in all aspects of your business! From material and equipment ordering to daily operations and marketing, you will have access to support resources that will cover every avenue involved with owning a Ctrl V®. For more information, you can visit the Support section of this website by clicking HERE
How much money will I make?
That is the question that everyone asks. Unfortunately, franchise laws prohibit us from making any reference to how much money you could make or when you’ll break-even. That being said, we strongly encourage you to run your own forecasts and calculations to make sure you have a solid understanding of the economics of your business.
Other Common Questions
How do I hire and manage staff?
Because of Joint Employer laws in Canada and the US, there is a limited amount that we are able to help in the department of human resources. That being said, we do guide you through various components of this during training as well as have resources from the CFA and the IFA that we can point you towards. If you’d like to read more about our training program, visit the Training section of this website by clicking HERE
What makes Ctrl V® different?
People always ask us why they can’t do this themselves or why they should pick us instead of the competition. These are loaded questions and we could go on for days and days answering them. But, being part of a franchise alone comes with so many benefits like having a support system, buying power, and a brand behind you. By why Ctrl V® specifically? Check out out the Why Ctrl V® section of this website by clicking HERE
What is your story?
If you’d like to read more about the Ctrl V® story visit the Our Story section of this website by clicking HERE
Is VR going to move In-Home
Yes… everyone asks that and worries about it. Everyone laughed at us when we started and told us it wouldn’t work and that VR would move to in-home use. Since then every major hardware and software company has refocused on the arcade world. This is why:
- VR Gear (especially the computer) is expensive. Technology gets cheaper but that is old technology. New, and powerful technology, the kind needed for Ctrl V® style VR, stays expensive with high powered VR gaming computers
- VR requires open space. Until we are literally plugged into a computer like in The Matrix, you need 100 sq ft for each station. People are starting to live in smaller condos and apartments and even if you can afford a home you probably have a coffee table or houseplant in the way
- Multiplayer is King! Since 1997 with the release of GoldenEye for Nintendo 64, multiplayer gaming has been trumping every other type of gaming. If you can afford a VR system and have space for it, that doesn’t mean your friends do.