There isn't a more beloved food item in the U.S. than pizza. Annually, Americans spend more than $40 billion on it. If you want to invest in a recession-proof, feel good pizza business, consider the Your Pie franchise. The idea for the brand was conceived in 2006 by its founder, Drew French. While he was on his honeymoon in Italy, he enjoyed the country's oven cooked pizza. Two short years later in 2008, French opened his own pizza shop and began franchising the concept the same year. Since that time, Your Pie has expanded to more than 60 locations across the U.S. In terms of the ideal candidate, you should be a hardworking leader who wants to make your franchise an important part of the community. Additionally, you don't need prior restaurant experience since Your Pie will provide you with support and training. You will also be provided with an exclusive territory, which decreases your competition in your market.
Your location will be about 2,400 square feet, have a patio element, a Your Pie custom brand package, and the ability to localize to whatever your market is. Your restaurant should be a welcoming and warm place for family and friends to meet and eat. In terms of support and training, franchise owners will go to the corporate headquarters and go through an initial training program. This program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. You will also benefit from marketing tools, site selection and grand opening assistance, and ongoing support and training. Your initial investment will range between $364,750 - $710,000.