Antioch Pizza Shop

The Antioch Pizza Shop franchise is a pizza business that has a vision of making everyone a "regular" customer. The pizza franchise was founded by high school sweethearts, Art and Karen Wicklein. Art had a background in the corporate world, and Karen had marketing and education experience. In addition to making great pizza, the Wicklein's are also passionate about giving back to the community. As a franchisee with Antioch Pizza Shop, you benefit from a family-like culture and will be supported from beginning to end. The ideal candidate is passionate, energetic, and share the franchisor's vision of giving great food to the community. 

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Antioch Pizza Shop Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023

Background

With millions of Americans eating pizza at least once a week, opening a pizza franchise is a tasty investment. Not to mention, the industry is worth over $45 billion, according to the Pizza Power Report. An emerging pizza franchise to consider is Antioch Pizza Shop. The pizza franchise was established by high school sweethearts, Art and Karen Wicklein. With corporate and marketing backgrounds respectively, they had the yearning for something more. With passion and community, they established Antioch Pizza Shop in 1977 in Antioch, Ill., and only began franchising in 2016. Over that time, the pizza franchise has expanded to several locations across Wisconsin and Illinois. As a franchisee, you benefit from a family-like culture and support and training. You have access to a brand website, marketing tools, pre-designed menus, and more. The franchisor also provides site selection guidance; design and equipment guidelines; on-site training; and planning and ordering support. This support and training is ongoing. The ideal candidate is passionate, community-oriented, and aligns with the brand's vision and mission. 
As a franchisee, you will be able to give back to the community. Antioch franchisees support churches, sports teams, schools, and more. According to the company's data, Antioch Pizza Shop raises more than $50,000, helps more than 700 organizations a year, and hosts over 250 fundraisers a year. In terms of an initial investment, you can expect it to range from $167,000 - $535,500 for a single location. This includes a $35,000 initial franchise fee. Royalty fees are 5%, and advertising fees are 1%. In-house and third-party financing options are available to fund your business. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Antioch, IL
Canada: No
International: No
Founded: 1977
First franchise: 2016
B2B: No
Absentee: Yes
Exclusive territory: No
Home-based/mobile: No

Support and Training Offered By Antioch Pizza Shop

You have access to a brand website, marketing tools, pre-designed menus, and more. The franchisor also provides site selection guidance; design and equipment guidelines; on-site training; and planning and ordering support. This support and training is ongoing. 

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Antioch Pizza Shop Franchise.

What does a Antioch Pizza Shop Franchise Cost?

Antioch Pizza Shop franchise fees for 2023:

Royalty fee: 5%
Initial Investment: $167,000 - $535,500 for a single location
Initial franchise fee: $35,000 
Financing options: Yes

Is Antioch Pizza Shop a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Antioch Pizza Shop is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Antioch Pizza Shop a Home Based franchise?

No. Antioch Pizza Shop is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Antioch Pizza Shop Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Antioch Pizza Shop franchisees make. Antioch Pizza Shop offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Antioch Pizza Shop Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Antioch Pizza Shop franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Antioch Pizza Shop Looking for International franchisees?

No. Antioch Pizza Shop franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Antioch Pizza Shop Franchises for Sale

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