Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza

Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is redefining the fast casual pizza market. We're one of the very few fast casual pizza restaurants that uses real wood to bake our pizzas at 900 degrees in our wood-fired oven.

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Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

A Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise perfectly meets the demand by today's consumers for freshness of ingredients, speed of preparation, consistent and outstanding quality, and a great dining experience. We cater to both a lunch crowd that has the "need-for-speed" as well as guests that desire a more leisurely dining experience while enjoying a glass or two of beer or wine with dinner. Additional features of Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza include:
  • Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is a cross between fast-casual and sit down dining but at a fast-casual price point. Simply put, we've taken pizza and reinvented it for today's consumer.
  • From the time a guest walks into the restaurant, they are immersed in the Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza experience. Immediately, guests see our open plan kitchen and are greeted by team members that interact with them in a way that makes the customer know they are valued. They are also greeted by the pleasant aroma of oak wood burning in our oven.
  • Our baking process is based on centuries-old methods which have been modernized for efficiency and consistency. The uniquely designed wood-fired oven that bakes our pizza is fired with oak wood, which imparts a pleasant mild smoke flavor that customers love.
  • We deliver authentic, artisan pizza using high quality, fresh ingredients - no bagged meats or prepackaged vegetables!
  • Our proprietary pizza dough is made fresh daily using a multi-day fermentation process to develop the most complex flavors and create a lighter, tastier crust that our guests love.
  • Our tomato sauce, prepared using fresh, crushed tomatoes, is renowned for its taste and quality, and our vegetables and meats are hand-cut daily and select meat toppings are roasted in our wood-fired oven.

Our pledge is to provide you the highest levels of training, ongoing support, operational knowledge and respect. Key features and benefits of a Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise include:
  • Site selection, architectural design and construction advisement
  • Brand Guidelines Manual including floor plans, FF&E package and advisement from our Corporate Architect
  • Two weeks of comprehensive Initial Franchise Training
  • 10 days of on-site training and support at your franchise location shortly before opening and during the first days of operation
  • Comprehensive Franchise Operations & Policies Manual that covers every aspect of the Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Franchise Business
  • Approved and Designated Suppliers for products, ingredients equipment, fixtures, furnishings, smallwares, materials and supplies
  • Employee hiring and training protocols
  • Inventory management systems
  • Franchise Intranet System to support the development, operation and management of your Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise
  • Local advertising and marketing programs
  • Social media
  • Ongoing operational assistance and advisement
  • Industry-leading cost management protocols that help you maximize your restaurant's profitability
  • As an additional benefit of our operational efficiencies, you will enjoy a cost of goods sold that is one of the lowest in the industry!

Company Details

Business Features

A cross between fast-casual and sit down dining but at a fast-casual price point, Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is one of the originators and innovators of the fast-casual wood-fired pizza concept. At Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, we make our proprietary dough every day, we roast our own meats, and we even chop our own fresh vegetables. In fact, our food is so fresh we don't even have a freezer.

  • Established: 2009
  • First Unit Franchised: 2017
  • Franchised Units: 5 open, 5 under construction
  • Company Owned Units: 1

Quick-Fire Facts

  • Upscale Fast Casual Atmosphere

  • Artisan Hand-Made from Scratch Pizzas baked in a 900-Degree Wood-Fired Oven

  • Open Floor plan Experiential Customer in Restaurant Dining 

  • Sit Down Dining at a Fast Casual Price Point

  • Strong Item 19: 19.4% COGS, 20.1% Net Margin

  • Franchising for 4 Years, Available markets

  • Strong Training Program

  • Local neighborhood feel with true Italian Cuisine authenticity

Staffing:

  • 15-30 Total Employees (mix of FT/PT)

  • Cross-Training: All team members are cross-trained on multiple positions, which helps reduce labor

  • costs and increase efficiencies.

  • Staffing Levels: The total number of employees required for each shift varies from 2-3 for slower periods

  • to 6-9 for busier periods.

Versatile Ownership Options:



States Registered In:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
West Virginia
Wyoming
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No


Support and Training Offered By Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: No

Up to 10 days of on-site training before, during and after grand opening.


Support:

  • Initial Training: Two weeks of comprehensive training for you and your General Manager (if applicable) at our flagship restaurant.

  • Grand Opening: Our Franchise Support Team provides up to 10 days of onsite support before and after your grand opening, assisting in all aspects of your franchise business.

  • Comprehensive Operations Manual: The Manual addresses every aspect of the franchise business, from Daily Operations to Human Resources to Advertising & Marketing.

  • Staff Training:

    • Staffing Plan, Recruiting, Hiring and Training Protocols

    • General Manager Training / Access to Manager Search Firms

    • Additional staff training during our onsite support visit at your franchise location

  • Real Estate Support:

    • Market research, competitive analysis, and site selection assistance provided by our national real estate

    • company

    • Lease negotiation advisement and recommended lease guidelines

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Franchise.

What does a Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Franchise Cost?

Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise fees for 2022:

Total Investment: $193,000 - $682,800
Minimum Net Worth: $150,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 20
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired 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 Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza a Home Based franchise?

No. Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Looking for International franchisees?

No. Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise

No

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

E2 Visa Franchise

No

Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Franchises for Sale

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