East of Chicago Pizza

East of Chicago Pizza

Pizza

This company's data may be out of date.

If this is your company, please email franchise@entrepreneur.com to request instructions on how to update your listing.
Units as of 2021
N/A Yearly Data not available
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$172K - $472K

Company Overview

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).

Are you looking for guidance and expert advice?

Entrepreneur Franchise Advisors will guide you through the franchising process from start to finish, for FREE.

About East of Chicago Pizza

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Pizza, Food,
Founded
1990
Leadership
David Crnkovich, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1990 (31 years)
# of employees at HQ
39
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Franchisor Information

Social
Twitter Facebook
Corporate Address
121 W. High St., 12th Fl.
Lima, OH 45801

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a East of Chicago Pizza 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
$20,000 - $20,000
Initial Investment
$171,900 - $472,200
Royalty Fee
5%+
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Are you unsure which franchise is right for you?

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
East of Chicago Pizza offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment
Third Party Financing
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

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
2 weeks
Classroom Training
4 weeks
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
# of employees required to run
20
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Buying a franchise is hard, we make it easy

Our Franchise Advisors are here to help make your franchise dreams a reality. They’ll provide guidance and support throughout your journey to make the process of opening a franchise seamless.

Want to stay updated on the latest franchise news?

Never miss a beat when you sign up to receive our newsletter.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy

Related Franchises

Are you eager to see what else is out there? Browse more franchises that are similar to East of Chicago Pizza.

Related Franchise Content

Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.

The Hottest Franchise Categories of 2021

Our predictions for the types of franchise opportunities set up to succeed in the year ahead.

Tracy Stapp Herold

· 15+ min read

Subway will sell its products in supermarkets

Subway announced a partnership with the Broad Street Licensing Group (BSLG) to create licensed products.

Entrepreneur en Español

· 2 min read

#1 on the Franchise 500: Taco Bell Makes Winning Look Fun!

America's top franchise endured years of falling sales without ever letting the struggle show, and the effort paid off. With its 11th top-10 finish, the master of hype finally scores the #1 spot.

Maggie Ginsberg

· 15 min read

#10 on the Franchise 500: Servpro Helps Clean Up Covid

The #10 company on our Franchise 500 list is used to cleaning up after hurricanes and fires. Now it adds "virus cleanup" to its CV.

Clint Carter

· 3 min read

#9 on the Franchise 500: 7-Eleven Delivers Convenience

The #9 company on our Franchise 500 list calmed customers' pandemic fears with in-stock toilet paper and plenty of delivery options.

Clint Carter

· 3 min read

#8 on the Franchise 500: Planet Fitness Brings the Workout Home

The #8 company on our Franchise 500 list created streaming workouts for Facebook Live and attracted 45 million views.

Kate Rockwood

· 2 min read
Disclaimer
The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.
Updated: October 23rd, 2020
For reprints and licensing questions, click here.