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Initial investment
$328K - $469K
Units as of 2018
10 Decrease 44% over 3 years

Company Overview

The first Sam & Louie's opened in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1994. The company began franchising in 2000. Each restaurant serves New-York-style pizzas, calzones, pastas, hoagies and salads.

About Sam & Louie's

Industry Food
Related Categories Miscellaneous Full-Service Restaurants, Pizza, Italian Restaurants
Founded 1994
Leadership Michael Nolan, CEO
Corporate Address 2929 N. 204th St., #111
Elkhorn, NB 68022
Social Facebook, Twitter

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2000 (24 years)
# of employees at HQ 4
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states:

# of Units 10 (as of 2018)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Sam & Louie's 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
$25,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$327,500 - $468,700
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$350,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$100,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
50% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
3%
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 Sam & Louie's 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 177 hours
Classroom Training 29 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

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 15
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022