Ann Arbor

Urban Air Adventure Park, the world’s leading indoor adventure park operator and part of the youth enrichment platform Unleashed Brands, has signed a franchise agreement with Samir and Roshan Patel, cousins who grew up in the franchise business and currently own multiple successful franchised preschool locations across the country. The deal marks the debut of Urban Air in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Samir’s franchise journey began with his parents’ Dunkin’ Donuts during his upbringing in Columbus, Ohio. After earning finance and economics degrees and working in banking in New York City, he and his wife returned to Columbus to raise their children. He joined forces with his family to successfully run a network of several Dunkin’ locations in New Jersey. Roshan’s diverse experiences span from Brooklyn to Chicago and now Salt Lake City. Holding a finance and economics degree and a medical doctorate, he is currently a GI pathologist, in addition to franchise ownership.

As kids, the cousins would work together in their family’s Dunkin’ franchise, and ever since then, they knew they would ultimately be back in business together. That moment came when they decided to become integral players within The Learning Experience, a curriculum-focused preschool, where they currently own multiple locations in Chicago, New York and other cities. The duo says they are excited to expand with Urban Air where they are looking forward to assembling a dedicated operating team for the business that allows them to focus on growth and strategy.

“Franchising has always been a big part of my life from my parents’ Dunkin’ venture to the dynamic Dunkin’ journey my brother and I embarked on, and now my partnership with Roshan. It’s a business model that we deeply care about,” said Samir. “The Urban Air opportunity aligns with our passion for creating safe and enriching spaces for kids. We like the strong unit-level economics Urban Air has coupled with the stability the Unleashed Brands’ platform brings to the table. Since the brand is a market leader within family entertainment, we are excited to debut the concept in Ann Arbor.”

Urban Air is the largest indoor adventure park operator in the world with over 20 different attractions such as intense ropes courses, Urban Air’s Sky Rider, Battle Beams, laser tag, dodgeball courts, electric Go-Karting, obstacle courses and more. Every park also offers an easy-to-execute, state-of-the-art, fast-casual café.

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