As of Dec 31, 2017, the company franchised 16 Medifast Weight Control Centers and 18 reseller locations.

During fiscal 2017, franchises closed 22 net centers.

At year-end, the company had 4 leases for previously corporate-operated Medifast Weight Control Centers that weresold to franchises and subleased which expire within 2 years.

Weight Control Centers range in size from 1,100 to 2,200 square feet and average approximately 1,600 square feet.

20172016201520142013
Stores34565873116
Store growth-39.3%-8.2%-17.1%-37.1%-4.9%
Total gross square feet (M)548892115183
Total gross square feet growth-39.3%-8.2%-17.1%-37.1%-4.9%
Avg store gross sq ft1,6001,6001,6001,6001,600
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Notes:Includes company-operated and franchised weight control centers, though from Q4 2014 onward, all locations are franchised