DC Pizza

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DC Pizza was started with the idea that the founders could do fast-casual pizza better than the competition. The company began in Washington, D.C., in 2014 and began offering franchising in 2019.

DC Pizza wants to bring new ideas to the pizza industry, giving customers new combinations and quality services while fostering a relationship with the community.

DC Pizza is seeking to expand its reach even further and become known nationwide. 

Why You May Want To Start a DC Pizza Franchise

DC Pizza is looking for franchisees who have experience in the restaurant industry. However, if a franchisee does not have previous restaurant experience, they may still be able to open a DC Pizza location. DC Pizza offers training to all franchisees.

Franchisees typically need to have strong leadership, customer service, and organizational skills. Ideal franchises should also have a passion for pizza and serving customers top-quality food.

DC Pizza offers menu options that customers can choose from, but customers can also make their own creations. The DC Pizza menu also offers gluten-free crusts and vegan options. With such variety, DC Pizza believes it caters to a large population of its customers. 

What Might Make a DC Pizza Franchise a Good Choice?

DC Pizza delivers pizzas, but also offers catering and fundraising services. These additional services may help franchisees diversify their business. Such events also may help create a sense of community amongst the members of the larger area. DC Pizza may gain publicity and make future sales from their catering or various fundraising events. 

To be part of the DC Pizza 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 fees and royalty fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set liquid capital requirements.

How To Open a DC Pizza Franchise

As you decide if opening a DC Pizza 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 DC Pizza 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 with DC Pizza, 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 DC Pizza franchising team questions.

If you pursue a DC Pizza franchise, you may participate in a franchise discovery day. During the DC Pizza discovery day, you may meet the management team and be able to ask your franchising questions.

Initial training will take place at the DC Pizza headquarters, which is located in Washington, D.C. Franchisees and their staff will receive training before opening day. Afterward, franchisees will have access to additional training and support as needed.

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Company Overview

About DC Pizza

Industry Food
Related Categories Pizza
Founded 2014
Parent Company DC Pizza
Leadership Robert Daly, Owner
Corporate Address 1103 19th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Social YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2019 (5 years)
# of employees at HQ 13
# of Units 1 (as of 2020)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a DC 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 Information Circle
Initial Investment Information Circle
$202,675 - $486,833
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$300,000 - $500,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
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 DC 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 80 hours
Classroom Training 20 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
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
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022