Monkey Joe's versus Pump It Up

I'm looking into buying a Monkey Joe's versus a Pump It Up franchise.  I'm leaning towards Monkey Joe’s as it's one of the franchise concepts from Raving Brands that seems to have created successful concepts such as Moe’s Southwest Grill in the past.  Does anyone have any helpful insight or advice going for or against Monkey Joe’s?  Thanks!


Pump It Up

I am a PIU franchisee.  I do not recommend the PIU or BounceU brands (they are now both owned by the same owner) as they are run by the guys who ran Cold Stone in to the ground!

Also, do not open a franchise to compete against a PIU or BU as they are likely oversaturated in their own markets and don't make any money.

on July 25th, 2011

Can you share the details about PIU franchise

I am looking into PIU franchise. Can you share some details on this why you are not recommending it.

Posted by Guest on September 21st, 2012

PIU and BounceU expenses greater than revenue

Owned by a foolish franchisors who doesn't know their butt from a whole in the ground,

Posted by Guest on September 21st, 2012

MJ's vs Pump It Up

Dear interested party,

Obviously the remarks posted are from a frustrated and or ex-franchisee of Pump It Up. There are tremendous differences between the two brands and our development team would be more than happy to discuss these with you.

Please feel free to give Steve Adams a call at: 480-371-1203 and he can walk you through the differences and territories available.

For the record, I did not "run Cold Stone" into the ground. I am very proud of what we achieved on the International front as there are now over 500 stores across the globe. When you are recognized as the #1 brand in your category, I think that's a far cry from being run into the ground.

I hope our development team hears from you.


Lee Knowlton

on April 24th, 2015

Re: MJ's vs Pump It Up


You closed 24 units over the last 3 years which is 17% of your system.

You had 142 units in 2011 and at the end of 2014 134.

Have you closed any in 2015?

on April 24th, 2015