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Darin Kraetsch

Flip Flop Shops
Kennesaw, Ga.

No. 425
2010 Revenue: $6.2 million
Three-Year Growth: 810%

Flip Flop Shops is the one-stop-shop for sandals and flip-flops and sunglasses for men, women, and children and maintains franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, and St. Maarten. “We have a very passionate team that has focused on keeping the start-up costs down and unit economics at the top of the agenda,” says Darin Kraetsch, owner and CEO of Flip Flop Shops who writes “Size 10” in his e-mail signature. “The second part, and no less important, is that we have an unbelievable group of franchisees that all share a passion for the product, lifestyle and business.”