LaRosa's Pizzeria

LaRosa's Pizzeria

Pizza, Italian food

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Units as of 2021
N/A Yearly Data not available
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$729K - $1.8M

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.

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About LaRosa's Pizzeria

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

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1967 (54 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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 - $35,000
Initial Investment
$729,200 - $1,839,000
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.

Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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