LaRosa's Pizzeria

LaRosa's Pizzeria

Pizza, Italian food
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#346 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$726K - $1.9M
Units as of 2021
66 4.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About LaRosa's Pizzeria

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Pizza
Founded
1954
Parent Company
LaRosa's Inc.
Leadership
Michael LaRosa, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1967 (55 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
66 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
2334 Boudinot Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45238-3417

Information for Franchisees

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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
$35,000
Initial Investment
$725,500 - $1,885,000
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$200,000
Royalty Fee
4%
Ad Royalty Fee
4%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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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
552 hours
Classroom Training
128 hours
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

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021