Pizza Schmizza

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Initial investment
$204K - $592K
Units as of 2022
18 Decrease 21% over 3 years

Bringing New York Style pizza to locations across the country is Pizza Schmizza’s mission. The company aims to provide a welcoming and eclectic atmosphere with an extensive list of interesting and unique pizza combinations. Think alligator pie, steak and potato, even "schpagetti" and meatball. 

Different decor may be found in every location, and yet they all are expected to have the same welcoming atmosphere that the company describes with words like serious, happy, edgy, and irreverent. Locations offer many different spins on what may make a fun visit, such as “Pub and Grub” locations and patios that allow dogs. They also always look to have coloring activities for younger guests. 

Since beginning to franchise in 2002, Pizza Schmizza has opened over 20 locations throughout the United States.

Why You May Want To Start a Pizza Schmizza Franchise

If you are someone who is looking to sell delicious pizzas, then opening a Pizza Schmizza location may be a desirable move for you. A large part of owning a Pizza Schmizza franchise is gaining catering contracts, and providing excellent services so that consumers return time and time again. Someone who enjoys the marketing aspect of owning a business may find particular interest in the day-to-day activities of a Pizza Schmizza franchisee. 

Owners who like to be the face of their business may be interested, as the atmosphere of Pizza Schmizza relies on this trait. In order to provide the best customer service and ensure excellence in their product, franchisees should be willing and able to train their staff to excellence in order to meet customer expectations every day.

What Might Make Pizza Schmizza a Good Choice?

Pizza Schmizza was founded with the goal of “world domination,” which describes its willingness to bring Pizza Schmizza franchises to most areas around the world. This could be a great company to bring to your area if you appreciate unique pizza combinations and menu choices, combined with a fun atmosphere.

To be part of the Pizza Schmizza 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 net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How To Open a Pizza Schmizza Franchise

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

If you're determined to be a good fit after filling out an application, you may be asked to visit company headquarters in Salem, Oregon. There, you'll get to tour multiple Pizza Schmizza locations as you discuss logistics with the franchising team.

If you're awarded a franchise, franchisees receive a great deal of support from the Pizza Schmizza brand throughout the process. In addition to pre-opening training, franchisees receive support through brand awareness, marketing, research, and construction. They also receive hands-on training and continued support after their franchise location has opened.

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Company Overview

About Pizza Schmizza

Industry Food
Related Categories Pizza
Founded 1993
Parent Company Schmizza Int'l. Inc.
Leadership Ron Berger, Chairman/CEO
Corporate Address 1500 Liberty St. S.E., #160
Salem, OR 97302
Social Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2002 (21 years)
# of employees at HQ 9
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees worldwide.

This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: California, Illinois, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin

# of Units 18 (as of 2022)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Pizza Schmizza 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
$203,500 - $591,500
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
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 Pizza Schmizza has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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 180 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


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 12-14
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022