You must commit to spending 100% of your time in the day to day operation of your restaurant(s). Alternatively, you may designate an Operating Principal to fill this role (This person should have at least 10% equity in the franchise or equivalent profit sharing).
Although experience as a multi-unit owner or operator in QSR, fast-casual or restaurant dining is preferred, it is not necessary.
You or your Operating Principal should have familiarity with the trade area that you plan to develop.
You, your Operating Principal and all of your partners must demonstrate the enthusiasm, drive and passion required to operate a Pizza Press restaurant to our high standards.
Including all your partners, you should have a minimum liquidity of $200K (i.e. cash reserves) per restaurant to be developed.
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Q: What kind of resources and support does The Pizza Press franchise program offer?
A: Our franchise owners gain access to the The Pizza Press brand, our unique recipes, operating policies and procedures, uniforms, design/development/construction of your store, vendors, and in-depth and continued training and support. In addition, we also provide them with a website, social media and marketing program, online ordering system, gift card program, and more. The most amazing part is that you get to become part of a family that is focused on serving top-notch pizza in a new and exciting way.
Q: What are the The Pizza Press franchise fees?
A: There is a one-time franchise fee of $35,000 per restaurant (or $28,000 per restaurant if you choose to open a certified training store. For more information about this, contact us). There are also some additional, continual fees: a royalty fee of 6% of gross sales and a creative (marketing and advertising) fee of 2% of gross sales.
Q: Is there an opportunity to develop an entire The Pizza Press territory?
A: We have a set of specific qualifications that must be met for territory development. Upon reviewing and approving your qualifications, we will grant franchises for multiple restaurants (this requires an area development agreement).
Q: What is the average size of a The Pizza Press store?
A: Ideally, we like our stores to range from 1,800-2,400 square feet, plus have room for an outdoor patio. However, depending on the location, we will entertain locales as low as 1,400 square feet and as high as 3,400 square feet.
Q: What about the location?
A: To us, location is everything. It can make or break your business. We want you to be very familiar with the area in which you want to open your store. The process of finding and securing a restaurant location will be discussed during the franchise evaluation process.
Q: As far as location is concerned, what exactly are you looking for?
A: We do have real estate and location criteria. Click here for more information.
Q: So, how much does a typical The Pizza Press restaurant cost?
A: Our FDD lists a range of $311,000 to $650,500.
Q: Is it required that I be involved in the day-to-day operations of my The Pizza Press restaurant?
A: If you prefer to not be involved, you absolutely must appoint an Operating Director (that owns at least 10% equity) to oversee the day-to-day operations of the restaurant/s.
Q: Do you offer a franchise program for Veterans?
A: Yes, we absolutely have a program for Veterans of the United States Military. Please contact us directly for more information.
Q: How much cash flow do I need to open a The Pizza Press franchise?
A: We require that you and/or your business partners have roughly $200k in cash reserves per restaurant (so if you are interested in running a territory, the requirement is $120k per store).
Q: What about hours of operation?
A: We are generally open from 11am until about 1am, depending on location.
Q: Once my franchise is approved, what type of training will I receive?
A: We provide you with one week of training at our facility in Orange County, plus an additional five days of onsite training for the Grand Opening at your store.
Q: Once my franchise is approved, how long will it take for my The Pizza Press store to open?
A: In general, it takes about 12 weeks to create architectural plans, pull city permits, and select a general contractor to oversee the project. After you have taken possession of your location, it takes an additional 8-10 weeks to build your store. Therefore, it usually takes 4-5 months from approval to Grand Opening.
Q: I’m interested. What’s next?
A: Fill out the online franchise inquiry form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.