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Rosati's Pizza

2014 Franchise 500
#318
At a Glance

Products & Services: Pizza, Italian food

Number of Locations: 119

Total Investment: $117.2K - $979.5K

Founded: 1964

Began Franchising: 2006

About Rosati's Pizza

The roots of Rosati's Pizza go back to the early 1900's, when Ferdinand Rosati opened a small restaurant in Chicago. His son, Sam, followed in his footsteps, opening his own restaurant in 1927. In 1964, Sam's children used his recipes and opened Rosati's, one of the first pizza places to offer delivery. The Rosati family still controls the business today, but began expanding through franchising in 2006.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 103 0 0 16
2013 100 0 0 13
2012 94 0 0 12
2011 97 0 0 12
2010 94 0 0 12
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $117,200 - $979,500
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $80,000
Operations
60% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6 - 8. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #318 (2014), #499 (2013),