Romeo's Pizza

At Romeo's Pizza, we're not just a pizza company. We're an Award-Winning, food-first, pizza community delivering handcrafted excellence. We're a team of Local Pizza Champions that strive to make the world a better place. Founded in 2001, in Medina, Ohio, Romeo's Pizza set out to create great tasting pizza that brings people together. Since then, the brand has grown to serve millions of friends and families each year with three record sales years in a row! When you buy a Romeo's Pizza Franchise, you're not just buying into a franchise opportunity; you're joining the Romeo's family.

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Romeo's Pizza Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


We believe that pizza brings people together, creating a sense of community wherever it appears. 43% of Americans eat pizza once a week. 93% of people eat pizza once a month. Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year. Romeo's Pizza is the franchise for entrepreneurs looking for a business that has proven to perform when the economy is thriving or in an environment of economic uncertainty. The communities we serve are the beneficiaries of our award-winning pizza. Most importantly, our high-performing multi-unit operators reinvest within the communities they serve making a positive difference for those in need. When we think about the sweet smiles that are shared while enjoying a pizza, we motivate ourselves to continue building a pizza franchise that brings people together across the world.

As an Award-Winning franchise, Romeo's takes pride in our Franchisee First mentality. With so many Franchisor team members also involved in franchisee locations, we understand firsthand how decisions impact our franchise owner's day to day. Decisions are made by testing if it saves time, increases profitability, or makes our franchisee's business more efficient. We believe there is no buy-in on decisions without weigh-in from our franchise owners and with this approach, we win as a franchise organization. As we continue to grow, our Franchisee First mentality will allow us to operate with intention, keeping our brand vision at the forefront.

Our turnkey franchising model has proven to make many of our franchise partners successful. If you're interested in owning your own business through franchising, Romeo's franchises give you the chance to partner with a company that delivers more than just pizza. We are driven to positively impact our communities and our environment. Since our success comes from the community that we serve, we love to support and give back in any way that we can. When you invest in Romeo's, you're giving us the chance to reinvest in your community.

As a brand, Romeo's Pizza has won the Best Gourmet Pizza in North America, Best Pizza in the Midwest, been featured on the Food Network, named as one of the Top 100 Pizza companies by Pizza Today, and ranked as one of the top Food Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.

To learn more about Romeo's Pizza Franchise Opportunities, reach out to us! We'd love to connect with you and share our franchise information.

Company Details

Established: 2001
First Unit Franchised: 2007
Franchised Units: 42
Company Owned Units: 8
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, Colorado - CO, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Massachusetts - MA, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Mexico - NM, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Pennsylvania - PA, South Carolina - SC, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, West Virginia - WV, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Romeo's Pizza

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Yes
We offer a comprehensive and hands-on 200-hour training program to support your growth and career objectives. From pizza making to developing leadership skills, our franchise owners have well-defined opportunities to enhance their knowledge base to lead their team members who can then make a career at Romeo's or be well suited to follow a different path in life. We have drivers who have become franchise owners and we have had former employees go onto to achieve amazing accomplishments in areas outside of the pizza industry. The examples are's all up to you.

Our E-Learning platform makes learning easy and fun. Through our training you learn some other pizza shops compete with price; instead, we focus on the high quality ingredients, fresh dough/made daily, having well trained, team members who work purposefully to build a positive connection with our patrons, bring smiles to patrons faces and most importantly realize they are part of a bigger picture. Through their efforts, no matter the role, the byproduct of doing all this well means more money to invest within the local community. Owning a Romeo's allows you to say with pride, "My team and I make a positive and measurable difference for our community that goes well beyond great food."

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Romeo's Pizza Franchise.

What does a Romeo's Pizza Franchise Cost?

Romeo's Pizza franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $200,000
Total Investment: $190,800 - $640,500
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Royalty: 5%
Ad: 1.50%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 20
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Romeo's Pizza a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Romeo's Pizza is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Romeo's Pizza a Home Based franchise?

No. Romeo's Pizza is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Romeo's Pizza Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Romeo's Pizza a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Romeo's Pizza is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Romeo's Pizza Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Romeo's Pizza franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Romeo's Pizza Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Romeo's Pizza franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Romeo's Pizza Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Romeo's Pizza franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Romeo's Pizza Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Romeo's Pizza franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants, Retail, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Romeo's Pizza Franchises for Sale

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