LaRosa's Pizzeria

Pizza, Italian food
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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#375 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$1.4M - $2.6M
Units as of 2024
63 Decrease 4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Buddy LaRosa was inspired to open his first pizzeria after the pizzas he made for a church fundraiser using his Aunt Dena's recipe turned out to be a hit. With $400 and a couple of partners, he opened Papa Gino's in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1954. After his partners left the business a few years in, he changed the name of the pizzeria to LaRosa's. In 1967, he began franchising.

About LaRosa's Pizzeria

Industry Food
Related Categories Pizza
Founded 1954
Parent Company LaRosa's
Leadership Michael LaRosa, CEO
Corporate Address 2334 Boudinot Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45238-3417
Social Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1967 (57 years)
# of employees at HQ 50
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

# of Units 63 (as of 2024)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a LaRosa's Pizzeria 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
$35,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$1,431,000 - $2,595,000
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$200,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
4%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
4%
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 LaRosa's Pizzeria 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 552 hours
Classroom Training 128 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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