Pizza Factory Inc.

Pizza Factory Inc.

Pizza, pasta, sandwiches
Units as of 2021
98 (3 years)
9.3%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$372K - $562K

Company Overview

Founded in 1979, Oakhurst, California-based Pizza Factory prepares pizzas, pasta, calzones and other favorites for its customers throughout the western United States and China.
When Danny and Carol Wheeler opened the first restaurant near Yosemite National Park, it was called Danny's Red Devil Pizza. A name change and a few years later, the first franchise was opened with the help of Ron and Joyce Willey.
Current president/CEO Mary Jane Riva purchased the Pizza Factory franchise in 2012.

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About Pizza Factory Inc.

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Pizza, Food,
Founded
1979
Parent Company
Pizza Factory, Inc.
Leadership
Mary Jane Riva, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1985 (36 years)
# of employees at HQ
10
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wyoming
# of Units
98

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
49430 Rd. 426, #D
Oakhurst, CA 93644

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Pizza Factory Inc. 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
$30,000 - $30,000
Initial Investment
$372,000 - $562,000
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000
Cash Requirement
$90,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

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

Third Party Financing
Pizza Factory Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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
272 hours
Classroom Training
23 hours
Additional Training
At training store
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
8
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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