Franchise: East of Chicago Pizza

Initial Investment
LOW:$171,900
HIGH: $472,200
Change in Units

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Training Onsite: 2 weeks

Training at headquarters: 4 weeks

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 20

About East of Chicago Pizza

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).

Founded

1990

Franchising Since

1990 (27 Years)

Corporate Address

121 W. High St., 12th Fl. Lima, OH 45801

CEO

David Crnkovich

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$171,900 - $472,200

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$20,000 - $20,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%+

Financing Options

East of Chicago Pizza offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment

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

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Updated: December 1st, 2015

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