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MUFC Names Urban Air one of the Most Lender Friendly Franchises

DALLAS, TX – March 26, 2019 – Urban
Air Adventure Park, the world’s leader in active indoor family entertainment, proudly
accepts the 2019 FUND award
presented to the brand with the highest fund score that also demonstrates a
commitment to simplifying the financing process for lenders. A brand’s score
represents not only the performance strength of the franchise but also a
commitment to supporting the franchisees’ access to capital.

This achievement is based on unit economics, great
franchisee/franchisor relationships, and supporting franchisees to perform
their best. The scoring system used to gauge that in franchising (for lenders)
is the FUND score.  What separates the
winners from the rest is their commitment to looking for the win/win with
franchisees and lenders. This award was created to highlight those brands who
have risen above their peers by simplifying the financing process, and have proven
to translate to a lower cost of capital and better financing terms for

“Urban Air Adventure Park has been growing their top line
and bottom line. Their FUND score is stellar and is also in the lowest
credit risk tier in franchising,” says Edith Wiseman, President of FRANdata. “This
non-food award is an outcome of hard work and consistently great performance
that translates into a lower cost of capital and better financing terms for
Urban Air franchisees.”

The FUND score is a franchise credit risk score which rates 12 credit risk categories such as franchise business success rates, franchise unit profitability, and franchisee support.  These franchised brands excel in each of these metrics making it easy for lenders to do business with them.  The FUND scoring system is embraced by banks of all sizes that collectively represent over a trillion dollars in assets.  Even regulators have acknowledged the importance of FUND scores as a credit risk monitoring tool for banks.  To learn more:

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About Urban Air: Urban Air is
the premier destination for family fun, featuring a variety of attractions for
all ages. The Dallas-based entertainment company pioneered the Adventure Park
concept and is the largest Adventure Park Operator in the world, with 300
locations scheduled to be open by 2020. Urban Air’s mission is to provide
healthy, active entertainment for both children and adults. For more
information on the company and franchising opportunities, please visit

About FranData: FRANdata is a leading franchise-focused research and advisory company. By leveraging the largest database of franchise information to date and with over 30 years’ experience analyzing the franchise market, FRANdata creates targeted business development strategies and actionable solutions that provides their clients with the information they need to understand risk, measure opportunities and improve performance.  FRANdata is the creator of the FUND (Franchise Credit Scoring) report which is relied upon by lenders with over a trillion dollars in assets to assess their franchise credit risks. For more information go to