Crust Pizza Co.

The Crust Pizza Co. is a pizza franchisor that specializes in Chicago-style thin crust pizza served with all-fresh ingredients. The brand was founded in 2011 by Clint Price and Mark Rasberry, two friends with a passion for pizza and who have professional backgrounds. Crust Pizza Co. plans to expand by investing time and money into finding the best locations for franchisees. Franchisees will enjoy the brand's fun culture and should align with the its values of commitment, respect, unity, service, and thankfulness. In addition to pizza, the brand's menu includes salads, pasta, and more. Crust Pizza Co.'s growth is focused around the south and southwest of the U.S. 

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Crust Pizza Co. Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Americans are crazy about pizza. Millions of Americans eat it at least once a week. A regional pizza franchisor to consider investing in is the Crust Pizza Co. The ideal candidate has a leadership personality, management experience, and has a co-owner operator and investors. To give back to the service members in the community, all military personnel, first responders, paramedics, firefighters, police, and others who have been active for at least four years get a 10% discount on the franchise fee. Additionally, Crust Pizza Co. provides a $5,000 franchise fee discount to any existing franchisee per new location and discounts to area developers depending on the package. While the brand is looking to expand in the south and southwest of the U.S., exceptional area developers may qualify for multi-unit deals outside of targeted territories. A Crust Pizza Co. location can be an end cap with a patio or a standalone location with a patio and a drive-thru could also be available. The typical location is between ‍2500-3000 sq ft.
Qualified candidates need at least $200k in cash and a net worth of at least $800k. You will also get great support and training. In terms of support and training, you can expect to be enrolled in a 6-week comprehensive training program where you will be taught how to run the business properly. This includes company culture, hiring, sales, marketing and advertising, and more. The support and training are ongoing. There will be an audit by the franchisor every month for the first three months to ensure you and the team are operating the business properly. 

Company Details

Headquarters: The Woodlands, TX
Canada: No
International: No
Founded: 2011
First franchise: 2016
Absentee: Yes
Exclusive territory: Yes
Mobile: No

Support and Training Offered By Crust Pizza Co.

In terms of support and training, you can expect to be enrolled in a 6-week comprehensive training program where you will be taught how to run the business properly. This includes company culture, hiring, sales, marketing and advertising, and more. The support and training are ongoing. There will be an audit by the franchisor every month for the first three months to ensure you and the team are operating the business properly.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Crust Pizza Co. Franchise.

What does a Crust Pizza Co. Franchise Cost?

Crust Pizza Co. franchise fees for 2024:

Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Cash requirement: $200k
Net worth: $500k
Initial Investment: $521,500 - $915,250
Franchise fee: 35,000
Royalty Fee: 6%
Financing Options: No

Is Crust Pizza Co. a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Crust Pizza Co. 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 Crust Pizza Co. a Home Based franchise?

No. Crust Pizza Co. is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Crust Pizza Co. Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Crust Pizza Co. Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Crust Pizza Co. franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Crust Pizza Co. Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Crust Pizza Co. franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Crust Pizza Co. Looking for International franchisees?

No. Crust Pizza Co. franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Crust Pizza Co.'s FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Crust Pizza Co. Franchises for Sale

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