Aurelio's Pizza

The Aurelio's Pizza franchise is an Illinois-based pizza business. The brand was established in 1959 and would only sell 6 to 7 pizzas a day. The main driver of business was home cooked beef sandwiches. After making some changes to the dough and sauce recipes and using fresh sausage, pizza sales began to grow. Since its founding, the pizza business has expanded to dozens of locations across the country. The ideal candidate should be passionate about customer service and providing a great product. The initial investment ranges between $864,000 - $1,198,000. Royalty fees are 6% of gross sales. Franchisees don't need experience due to support and training. 

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Aurelio's Pizza

Aurelio's Pizza Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024

Background

Pizza is one of the most popular fast-food options in the U.S. A franchise to consider is Aurelio's Pizza. The Illinois- based pizza place was founded in 1959. Since pizza was relatively new the time, the business would sell only 6 to 7 pizza a day and would focus on Italian beef sandwiches. That changed after the founders made changes to the dough and sauce recipe and began using homemade sasage. Joe worked tirelessly seven days a week and worked as the cook, waiter and delivery guy while building his reputation one customer at a time. After gaining more steam, Joe needed to expand from a small storefront with four table and a kitchen with an oven. He found two adjoining store fronts. The first half housed the bar and kitchen, and the second half was geared towards a younger crowd with a jukebox, large picnic table top seating and walls covered in headlines. In 1974, Aurelio's Pizza became the first Chicago pizzeria to franchise its concept and the fifth
overall in the U.S. Fast forward to today, and the family pizza business has expanded across the country and has served more than five generations of customers. The brand is looking for passionate entrepreneurs who value customer service, producing a quality product, and giving back to the community. Franchisees benefit from a simple menu, higher margins with beer and alcohol sales, and multiple revenue streams, including catering, carry-out, delivery and
branded merchandise. They also benefit from an exclusive territory to decrease their competition in the area. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Homewood, IL 60430
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: No
Mobile/home-based: No
Canada: No
International: No
Founded: 1959
First franchise: 1979

Support and Training Offered By Aurelio's Pizza

You can expect an initial comprehensive training program that covers everything you need to know about the business. This includes hiring, marketing and advertising, food prep, and more. You will be supposed before and after your location's opening. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Aurelio's Pizza Franchise.

What does a Aurelio's Pizza Franchise Cost?

Aurelio's Pizza franchise fees for 2024:

Royalty fee: 6%
Initial Franchise Fee: $49,000
Initial Investment: $864,000 - $1,198,000

Is Aurelio's Pizza a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Aurelio's Pizza 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 Aurelio's Pizza a Home Based franchise?

No. Aurelio's Pizza is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Aurelio's Pizza Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Aurelio's Pizza Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Aurelio's Pizza franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Aurelio's Pizza Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Aurelio's Pizza franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Aurelio's Pizza Looking for International franchisees?

No. Aurelio's Pizza franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Aurelio's Pizza's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Aurelio's Pizza Franchises for Sale

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