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Yogi Bear Parks Welcome Five New Franchisees

Leisure Systems Inc., the franchisor of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks, has temporarily waived its franchise initiation fees as part of a strategic move to expand the company’s presence in the family campground business, according to a news release.

The promotion, which is being offered as the 75-location Jellystone-park chain celebrates its 41st anniversary, is being promoted as Peter Yesawich and other travel industry experts forecast continued growth in demand for family friendly vacations.

“Travel industry research shows continuing strong interest in family travel, and we believe that modifying our franchise offer will be an effective way to encourage high-quality, family-oriented campgrounds to leverage our brand name and business model to grow their businesses,” said Rob Schutter, Leisure Systems’ COO.

Five independent campgrounds have already signed agreements to join the Jellystone Park chain in time for this year’s spring and summer travel season, and more are expected to sign on later this year, Schutter said.

The newest Jellystone Parks are located in the following cities:

Schutter said the franchise promotion is available to private campgrounds and RV parks that meet Leisure Systems’ facility requirements, which include a swimming pool, pavilion and playground.

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