Rank no.421 – Pizza Factory Inc. – US
Products & Services: Pizza, pasta, sandwiches
Number of Locations: 105
Total Investment: $131K – 421K
Began Franchising: 1985
About Pizza Factory Inc.
Founded in 1979, Oakhurst, California-based Pizza Factory prepares pizzas, pasta, calzones and other favorites for its customers throughout the western United States and China.
When Danny and Carol Wheeler opened the first restaurant near Yosemite National Park, it was called Danny’s Red Devil Pizza. A name change and a few years later, the first franchise was opened with the help of Ron and Joyce Willey.
Pizza Factory franchises are offered in three sizes: full, mid and express. Full and mid-sized restaurants can either stand alone or operate within large strip and shopping centers. Express locations can operate within resorts, malls, convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $131,000 – $421,000
Franchise Fee: $20,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000 – $120,000
14% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8 – 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: At training store : 325 hours.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #421 (2013), #423 (2012), #390 (2011), #425 (2010), #351 (2009),
The first Pizza Factory opened its doors in 1985 in Oakhurst, California (near the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park). Because of Pizza Factory’s reputation for quality pizzas, simplicity of concept and median cost of operation, several more Pizza Factories were added, and the business was franchised in 1985.
Today there are over 110 restaurants in five western states. Pizza Factory opportunities are available in both small towns and metropolitan communities. We’re excited about our growth and thankful for our franchisees and customers who have helped make our franchise a success.
If you would like more information about Pizza Factory, call us (800) 654-4840.
Award winning, great tasting pizzas. We make our pizzas fresh to order with no short cuts or compromises on flavor and quality. Dough made fresh daily, fresh grated cheese – not frozen, fresh vegetables, meat sauce made from scratch, every pizza made to order. Our secret seasonings make our pizzas award winning.
Pizza Factory and family go hand in hand. Our concept is about creating a family atmosphere and encourages you to become a part of your community. We have a support system that continues well beyond the training that you receive. Every state rep and field support has a minimum of 20 years experience with our company. The office support system has a minimum of 10 years experience with Pizza Factory.
Continued education for both you and the support staff is an ongoing process – we never want to stop learning! Pizza Factory U – a portal created to give you tools to learn whatever and whenever you like from how to clean your oven to how to market to schools.
Advertising is a crucial part of the pizza industry and Pizza Factory stays on top of the latest technology. We are constantly searching for better ways to improve the challenge of keeping our name and product foremost in the minds of the consumer. Pizza Factory marketing portal was created exclusively for you so that you can individually order, create and be in control of your local marketing.
Passion – if you have a passion to be your own boss and to serve an awesome pizza – Pizza Factory is the right choice for you!
Family – if you are looking for a business that promotes a family atmosphere and community, you have made the right choice with Pizza Factory!
Pizza Factories offer delicious homemade, handtossed pizza with quality ingredients and toppings. We also serve pasta, calzone, deli sandwiches, salad bar, sodas, beer and wine. Our signature dough and spices are the “secret” to our award-winning pizzas.
Whether you are looking for an express unit or a full size sit down restaurant, Pizza Factory will support you in your decision to become part of the PF Family!
Our full size restaurants range in size from 2000 – 5000 square feet and can include, party rooms, arcades, buffet and patios. We help you design and implement everything you need to open your PF and become a part of the community. Be the place where everyone is welcome and invited – be the talk of your town!
We have a training facility where you will learn how to prepare all the core items – dough, pizza sauce, meatsauce, pastas and more. Then you will work with a franchisee in a hands on training period to learn the ins and outs of daily business.
You will receive marketing training before you open your store and we continue the support with a marketing portal and Pizza Factory U, an educational portal where other owners share their tips and experiences in marketing their own stores.
We have an experienced staff both inside the corporate office and in the field that are available to you whenever you need them or they just might check to see how you are doing. We’re here for you!