Sam & Louie's

At a Glance

Products & Services: Italian restaurant, pizzeria

Number of Locations: 18

Total Investment: $327.5K - $468.7K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 2000

About Sam & Louie's

The first Sam & Louie's opened in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1994. The company began franchising in 2000. Each restaurant serves New-York-style pizzas, calzones, pastas, hoagies and salads.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 16 0 0 2
2014 18 0 0 2
2013 19 0 0 2
2012 19 0 0 3
2011 16 0 0 4
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $327,500 - $468,700
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 50% off franchise fee and royalty reduced from 5% to 3% for life
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $350,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (50% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 4-6 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2-3 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #379 (2013),

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