Founded in 2012, The Pizza Press is a top pizza franchise dedicated to bringing the ‘build your own pizza’ model to a new, experiential level by creating an immersive, 1920s Americana-inspired newspaper theme where delicious food and the finest craft beers, are combined with a fun ambiance and incredible service. The Pizza Press’s theme is inspired by the mechanized dough press, and harkens back to an era when newspapers were part of the foundation of every town.
We are taking our unique “publish your own pizza” concept to other parts of the United States and around the world, with more than 85 units sold. We have been operating as a dark horse for several years, but now we are ready to break out into the national arena. The Pizza Press franchise program is the engine which fuels our commitment to encourage small business owners to build on the respected brand of The Pizza Press and to Craft Your Story in your neighborhood.
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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 $30,000 per restaurant (or $20,000 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: 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: 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.
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.