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.