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$545K - $1.4M
Units as of 2023
24 Increase 166.7% over 3 years

Crust Pizza Co. specializes in Chicago-style thin crust pizza served with all-fresh ingredients. From the dough to the cheeses to the meats, the delicious pizza is expected to be hand-prepared every day. Crust Pizza Co. restaurants strive to be known for the warm, friendly atmosphere, where the menu also includes pasta, sandwiches, and salads.  

In 2011, Crust Pizza Co. opened its doors in The Woodlands, Texas. Co-founders Mark Rasberry and Clint Price began franchising the brand in 2016 and now have multiple locations across the United States.

Why You May Want To Start a Crust Pizza Co. Franchise

If you're looking for a business opportunity that aligns with your passion for food and serving people, opening a Crust Pizza Co. franchise might be for you. You won't need any restaurant experience, although some would surely help. Nonetheless, Crust Pizza Co. will provide all the support you need as a franchisee. Having been around for over a decade, you may be able to trust they know what they're doing in the food service industry.  

Opening a Crust Pizza Co. franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

What Might Make a Crust Pizza Co. Franchise a Good Choice?

One thing that may make Crust Pizza Co. stand out in the pizza industry is its family-oriented approach to food service. If you happen to dine at any of their locations, you should find that the staff makes a conscious effort to make customers feel at home. Crust Pizza Co. strives to serve authentic, delicious, and award-winning thin crust pizza. 

To be part of the Crust Pizza Co. team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

How To Open a Crust Pizza Co. Franchise

As you decide if opening a Crust Pizza Co. franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Crust Pizza Co. franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Crust Pizza Co. franchising team any questions. 

If you are awarded a franchise, you can expect training from the Crust Pizza Co. corporate team. You and your team will learn how to make the famous Crust Pizza Co. products while serving every slice with a smile. Additional support is given to support the franchise location and its newest franchisee.

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Company Overview

About Crust Pizza Co.

Industry Food
Related Categories Pizza, Food: Quick Service
Founded 2011
Parent Company Crust Bros LLC
Leadership Carl Comeaux, CEO
Corporate Address 26400 Kuykendahl Rd., #C180-308
The Woodlands, TX 77375
Social Facebook, LinkedIn

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2018 (6 years)
# of employees at HQ 10
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

# of Units 24 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Crust Pizza Co. 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 Information Circle
Initial Investment Information Circle
$545,000 - $1,426,250
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
10% off franchise fee
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 Crust Pizza Co. 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 167 hours
Classroom Training 25 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 30
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022