Pizza Factory

The Pizza Factory franchise was founded in 1979 in Oakhurst, California, and has been franchising since 1985. By staying true to its hometown roots, the franchise has grown to over 100 locations across the U.S. The brand's philopshy and goal has always been simple: go into towns of all sizes and become a fabric of the community. In addition to pizza, the brand's menu also includes pasta, sandwiches, salads, breadsticks, and more. Franchise owners can feel good about what they are severing as the brand's food is made with fresh, never frozen ingredients. If you are looking to become a franchise owner with a brand that sets itself apart from the competition with fresh ingredients and strives to become a part of a community's fabric, then the Pizza Factory franchise could be the franchise for you. 

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Pizza Factory Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Pizza is a big business in the U.S. At least 83% of American consumers eat pizza at least once per month. Additionally, the pizza industry is worth an estimated $47.5 billion and is expected to grow by 2.8% in 2022. Not only are you investing in a booming business when you open a pizza shop, but you also have the opportunity to become the fabric of a community when you invest in a pizza franchise. The Pizza Factory franchise gives you the opportunity to do both. Founded in 1975 in Oakhurst, California, the brand has had one simple mission: get into towns of any size and become a part of the community's fabric.They do that through their fresh, never frozen ingredients, which allow franchise owners to feel good about what they are selling.
In addition to pizza, the franchise's menu includes pasta, sandwiches, salads, breadsticks, and more. When you are a franchise owner, you can take advantage of opportune real estate through its various flexible formats, including quick service/ express locations that are usually 1,000 – 1,500 SQ. FT; a fast causal model that is 1,600 – 2,500 SQ. FT; and a dine-in party model that is usually 3,000 – 4,000 SQ. FT. The ideal Pizza Factory franchise owner is looking to make a community better in every way and is interested  to have single or multi-unit development deals. Additionally, about 1 in 6 of the brand's franchise owners are veterans. As a proud member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Foundation's VetFran Program,  it incentivizes vets to franchise with them by discounting the initial franchise fee by 25 percent. If you are looking to get a piece of the billion dollar pizza industry with a franchise opportunity that is also community focused, then the Pizza Factory franchise could be for you. 

Company Details

Founded: 1979
Franchising since: 1985
Canada: No
International: No 
Headquarters: Oakhurst, CA

Support and Training Offered By Pizza Factory

In terms of support and training, the franchisee can expect an initial four week-long kitchen and in-store training program, as well as week-long new store launch support and ongoing business guidance from field staff. The franchise owner will be provided with some of the best training, marketing tools and technology support in the industry.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Pizza Factory Franchise.

What does a Pizza Factory Franchise Cost?

Pizza Factory franchise fees for 2024:

Ad fee: 3%
Total investment range: $288,000 – $552,000
$90,000 liquid assets
$250,000 net worth
Initial franchise fee: $20,000
Royalty fee: 5%
Financing options: Yes
Veterans Incentives: Yes: 25% off initial franchise fee

Is Pizza Factory a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Pizza Factory 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 Pizza Factory a Home Based franchise?

No. Pizza Factory is not a home based franchise opportunity.

Does Pizza Factory Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Pizza Factory franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Pizza Factory Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Pizza Factory franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Pizza Factory Looking for International franchisees?

No. Pizza Factory franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Pizza Factory Franchises for Sale

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