Straw Hat Pizza

Straw Hat Pizza

Pizza
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#425 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$145K - $913K
Units as of 2021
27 17.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Straw Hat Pizza was founded in 1969 in San Leandro, California. It began franchising that same year and has locations throughout the United States. It is based in San Ramon, California.

Called Straw Hat Cooperative Corp., the company is not a typical franchisor, but a cooperative made up of many independent pizza restaurants. Members pay royalties to the cooperative and in return, receive marketing materials, better deals with suppliers, and ingredients and packaging manufactured by the cooperative.

About Straw Hat Pizza

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Pizza
Founded
1959
Parent Company
Straw Hat Restaurants Inc.
Leadership
Sal Listek, Board Chair

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1969 (53 years)
# of employees at HQ
3
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon

# of Units
27 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
11501 Dublin Blvd., #200
Dublin, CA 94568

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Straw Hat Pizza franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$20,000
Initial Investment
$145,000 - $913,000
Net Worth Requirement
- $500,000
Cash Requirement
- $250,000
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
4%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Straw Hat Pizza has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
110 hours
Classroom Training
70 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
20-20
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021