The original escape rooms were launched in Budapest in early 2011. With more than a hundred locations now, live escape games have become the number one tourist attraction of the Hungarian capital. The first PanIQ Room opened its doors in March 2012 in Hungary, and it belongs to some of the first escape rooms in the world.
Entering the US market in 2014, PanIQ Room Hollywood opened one of the first escape room venues in the US with two themes. After the great success and feedback, PanIQ Room expanded quickly to San Francisco, Miami, Phoenix, Chicago and Washington DC. In February of 2016, our team launched MagIQ Room – an escape room concept specialized for families – in Beverly Hills, California.
We believe that "Flow Is King". The concept of flow became our core value and we trigger this fascinating feeling by creating a game that is very immersive and that really WOWs our guests. We are working hard on making our brand and this new form of live entertainment viral in the United States.
The point of an escape room game is for a team to escape from locked rooms within a specified time period – 60 minutes at PanIQ Room. Our games are inspired and developed based on the flow experience, which is the synonym of "being in the zone" in positive psychology, as Hungarian-born Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the father of the theory puts it: "Flow is completely focused motivation".
Why Our Franchise?
Owning a PanIQ Room provides you an opportunity to partner with an industry leader in a completely new sector of real life entertainment, whose sales grow more and more annually. With our international presence, we have geared our company to provide you with knowledge, support and training that will allow you to effectively meet and surpass any consumer expectations.
We offer two different types of escape room franchise opportunities in the United States. You can choose to own a single unit franchise which allows you to operate your own PanIQ Room in a protected territory of your choice. We also offer area development franchises for those looking to lock down a larger territory and slowly build a series of PanIQ Room locations/territories.