LaRosa's Inc.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Pizza, Italian food

Number of Locations: 64

Total Investment: $1.1M - $1.1M

Founded: 1954

Began Franchising: 1967

About LaRosa's Inc.

Buddy LaRosa was inspired to open his first pizzeria after the pizzas he made for a church fundraiser using his Aunt Dena's recipe turned out to be a hit. With $400 and a couple of partners, he opened Papa Gino's in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1954. After his partners left the business a few years in, he changed the name of the pizzeria to LaRosa's. In 1967, he began franchising.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 50 0 0 14
2013 50 0 0 14
2012 51 0 0 14
2011 51 0 0 14
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $1,075,000 - $1,087,500
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $200,000

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #479 (2013), #483 (2012),

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