Of the most common concepts in franchising, pizza ranks at the top. For those looking for an alternative to the countless pizza concepts out, look no further than D.P. Dough. The unique restaurant concept specializes in calzones. Founded in 1987 by the mother-son duo Penny and Dan Haley, the idea for the D.P. Dough concept came from a food truck they ran together in 1983 at a fair in Massachusetts. Since opening its doors, the brand has expanded to dozens of franchised and corporate locations across the U.S. The brand's menu includes a variety of calzones, wings, tops, stixs, and the ability to build their own calzone. It can be made with protein, veggies, sauces, and cheeses. The brand is looking for franchisees in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia What differentiates D.P. from its competitors is its affordability.
In addition to a 4% royalty fee, prospective candidates appreciate the fact that veterans receive a 10% discount on the franchise fee, which is $25,000. Canidates can expect an initial investment that ranges between $105,980 - $329,730. Qualified candidates should have at least 100K in cash and a net worth of at least 300k. You will also receive great support and training. In terms of support and training, you can expect to be enrolled in an initial training program online, classroom, and on-the-job instruction. During this time, you'll learn how to run the business properly. The support and training are ongoing and last the entirety of your franchise agreement.