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Straw Hat Pizza
Fast-casual pizza & grill restaurant

About
Founded

1959

Franchising Since

1969 (49 Years)

Corporate Address

18 Crow Canyon Ct., #270
San Ramon, CA 94583

CEO

Jonathan Fornaci

Parent Company

Straw Hat Cooperative Corp.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$191,000 - $787,000

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

Straw Hat Pizza offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Straw Hat Pizza has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

4 weeks

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

20 - 20

Bio
Straw Hat Pizza was founded in 1969 in San Leandro, California. It began franchising that same year and has locations throughout the United States. It is based in San Ramon, California.

Called Straw Hat Cooperative Corp., the company is not a typical franchisor, but a cooperative made up of many independent pizza restaurants. Members pay royalties to the cooperative and in return, receive marketing materials, better deals with suppliers, and ingredients and packaging manufactured by the cooperative.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $191,000 High - $787,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: November 5th, 2014