LaRosa's Pizzeria
Pizza, Italian food

LaRosa's Pizzeria
Pizza, Italian food

About
Founded

1954

Franchising Since

1967 (53 Years)

Corporate Address

2334 Boudinot Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45238-3417

Leadership

Michael LaRosa, CEO

Parent Company

LaRosa's Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$729,200 - $1,839,000

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$200,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

4%

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

552 hours

Classroom Training:

128 hours

Bio
Buddy LaRosa was inspired to open his first pizzeria after the pizzas he made for a church fundraiser using his Aunt Dena's recipe turned out to be a hit. With $400 and a couple of partners, he opened Papa Gino's in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1954. After his partners left the business a few years in, he changed the name of the pizzeria to LaRosa's. In 1967, he began franchising.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $729,200 High - $1,839,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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Updated: September 26th, 2018