East of Chicago Pizza
Pizza

East of Chicago Pizza
Pizza

About
Founded

1990

Franchising Since

1990 (28 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

David Crnkovich

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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

2 weeks

Classroom Training:

4 weeks

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

20

Bio
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).
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $171,900 High - $472,200
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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