East of Chicago Pizza

Pizza
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Initial investment
$172K - $472K
Units as of 2015
68 Decrease

Company Overview

When founder L. Scott Granneman was thinking of a name for his second pizza restaurant in Willard, Ohio, he remembered one of his customers telling him he made “the best pizza east of Chicago.” The comment stuck with Granneman, and now East of Chicago Pizza has more than 120 locations stretching as far east as Virginia. East of Chicago locations offer favorite toppings such as pepperoni and mushrooms as well as a menu of specialty pizzas like Taco (which is covered with lettuce, tomato, black olives, sour cream, cheddar cheese, beef and salsa) and dessert pizzas (Dutch Crunch apple pizza or Peanut Butter & Jelly).

About East of Chicago Pizza

Industry Food
Related Categories Pizza
Founded 1990
Leadership David Crnkovich, CEO
Corporate Address 121 W. High St., 12th Fl.
Lima, OH 45801
Social Facebook, Twitter

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1990 (34 years)
# of employees at HQ 39
# of Units 68 (as of 2015)

Information for Franchisees

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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
$20,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$171,900 - $472,200
Royalty Fee Information Circle
5%+
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.

In-House Financing East of Chicago Pizza offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment
Third Party Financing East of Chicago Pizza has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable

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 2 weeks
Classroom Training 4 weeks
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 20
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022