Cottage Inn Pizza

The Cottage Inn Pizza franchise is known for its more than 30 kinds of gourmet pizza. But the pizza franchise also has chicken wings, salads, sandwiches, and more. More health conscious customers will appreciate the brand's gluten free options. The first Cottage Inn Pizza location was opened in 1948 in Ann Arbor, Mich. In addition to pizza, the brand serves Greek and Italian dishes. The ideal candidate has a passion for customer service, a people oriented disposition, and a professional image. Franchisees benefit from a low cost investment and a startup time of three to six months. You'll also benefit from investing in a brand with more than 60 years of success. 

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Background

One of the most popular food options in America is pizza. Millions of American eat pizza at least once a week. A regional brand to consider is Cottage Inn Pizza. The pizza franchisor stands out because of its more than 30 gourmet pizza options. Customers can't get enough of the brand's special sauce and fresh dough that is made from its secret recipe. Health conscious customers can also enjoy the brand's gluten free options. The first Cottage Inn Pizza franchise opened in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1948. Over the years, the pizza franchise has gone through several remodels. One of the largest renovations happened in 1993 when a second floor was added to increase seating capacity. In 1978, the Cottage Inn & Carryout Inc. was established to be devoted to the brand's carryout and delivery services. Since its founding, the brand has grown to 50 locations across Michigan. If the prospective candidate doesn't choose to be an owner/operator, it is highly recommended that a spouse or family member is involved in the daily operations of the business. 
The ideal candidate has a passion for customer service, a people oriented disposition, and a professional image. Franchisees benefit from a low cost investment and a startup time of three to six months. You'll also benefit from investing in a brand with more than 60 years of success. In terms of support and training, you will go through a training program at corporate headquarters and a Cottage Inn location. It lasts for more than 200 hours and is conducted five days a week for a month.

Company Details

Headquarters: Ann Arbor, MI
Founded: 1946
First franchise: 1986 
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: Yes
Mobile: No
Exclusive territory: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Cottage Inn Pizza

In terms of support and training, you will go through a training program at corporate headquarters and a Cottage Inn Pizza location. It lasts for more than 200 hours and is conducted five days a week for a month. You'll learn everything you need to know about running the business, including sales, safety and preparation, and more. You will also be provided with site selection and grand opening assistance. The support and training is ongoing. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Cottage Inn Pizza Franchise.

What does a Cottage Inn Pizza Franchise Cost?

Cottage Inn Pizza franchise fees for 2022:

Veteran Incentives: Yes: 10% off franchise fee
Cash Requirement: $100,000
Initial Investment: $200,000 - $350,000
Net Worth Requirement: $250,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $20,000
Royalty Fee: 5%

Is Cottage Inn Pizza a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Cottage Inn 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 Cottage Inn Pizza a Home Based franchise?

No. Cottage Inn Pizza is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Cottage Inn Pizza Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Cottage Inn Pizza Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Cottage Inn Pizza franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Cottage Inn Pizza Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Cottage Inn Pizza franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Cottage Inn Pizza Looking for International franchisees?

No. Cottage Inn Pizza franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

50-100 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

Cottage Inn Pizza Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Cottage Inn Pizza franchises for sale. We may have Cottage Inn Pizza franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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