SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT), the nation’s largest provider of chiropractic care through The Joint Chiropractic® network, acquired the regional developer rights for the Northern California territory for $2.4 million on April 1, 2022.
The demographic modeling for the Northern California region indicates the potential for a total of 75 clinics. This includes The Joint’s April 1st acquisition of the right to oversee 56 franchised clinics – 20 of which are currently operating and will continue to be franchised and 36 of which the licenses have been sold and are in active development. It also includes another 19 sites for future corporate or franchised clinic development.
“The acquisition of the regional developer rights for the Northern California territory is an important development for our growth in California,” said Peter D. Holt, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Joint Corp. “Within every franchise concept that utilizes a regional developer program to accelerate its growth, regional developer territory ownership will shift from time to time based on a variety of reasons – both financial and personal. At The Joint, we stand ready to evaluate such opportunities to execute the best course of action for our patients, franchisees, and shareholders. We acquired the regional developer territory rights in Northern California to increase our margin contribution within the franchise segment and will now directly support the existing and future franchised units that will remain in the territory. This acquisition also provides the opportunity to accelerate our growth of greenfield clinics within the territory.”
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About The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT)
The Joint Corp. revolutionized access to chiropractic care when it introduced its retail healthcare business model in 2010. Today, it is the nation’s largest operator, manager and franchisor of chiropractic clinics through The Joint Chiropractic network. The company is making quality care convenient and affordable, while eliminating the need for insurance, for millions of patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. With more than 700 locations nationwide and nearly 11 million patient visits annually, The Joint Chiropractic is a key leader in the chiropractic industry. Ranked number one on Forbes’ 2022 America’s Best Small Companies list, number three on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list and consistently named to Franchise Times “Top 400+ Franchises” and Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500®” lists, The Joint Chiropractic is an innovative force, where healthcare meets retail. For more information, visit www.thejoint.com.
The Joint Corp. is a franchisor of clinics and an operator of clinics in certain states. In Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming, The Joint Corp. and its franchisees provide management services to affiliated professional chiropractic practices.