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Units as of 2018
10 (8 lost in 3 years)
80%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$328K - $469K

Company Overview

The first Sam & Louie's opened in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1994. The company began franchising in 2000. Each restaurant serves New-York-style pizzas, calzones, pastas, hoagies and salads.

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About Sam & Louie's

Industry
Food
Founded
1994
Leadership
Michael Nolan, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2000 (21 years)
# of employees at HQ
4
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
10 (as of 2018)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
2929 N. 204th St., #111
Elkhorn, NB 68022

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Sam & Louie's 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
$25,000
Initial Investment
$327,500 - $468,700
Net Worth Requirement
$350,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
50% off franchise fee
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
Sam & Louie's 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
177 hours
Classroom Training
29 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
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?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
15
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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