Pizza Forms a Growing $45.5 Billion Market Segment in the United States

Pizza Forms a Growing $45.5 Billion Market Segment in the United States

If there’s one food that Americans love, it’s pizza. The 2018 Pizza Power Report positions the U.S. pizza market as a growing $45.5 Billion industry. This is good news for Pizza Factory, whose successful recipe of outstanding gourmet pizzas and community-centered approach to business has won it a loyal following in more than 110 locations across six states.

According to the report, the top 50 chains, Pizza Factory among them, take up a whopping 58.9% of total sales, which means Pizza Factory franchisees stand to bite into a lucrative slice of a thriving market segment. With 93% of Americans eating at least one pizza a month, the demand continues unabated.

Additional factors leaning in Pizza Factory’s favor: Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy about the quality of the food and sourcing of ingredients. Pizza Factory stands by its slogan: “We Toss‘Em, They’re Awesome!” and always uses fresh ingredients in its handcrafted creations.

Also notewpizza-with-fresh-veggiesorthy, consumers are looking for convenience, a demand which Pizza Factory easily satisfies. Pizza Factory offers convenient online ordering, creative menus and customer loyalty rewards all of which position the pizza franchise as one of the forward-leaning franchises in the industry.

Equally important, Pizza Factory gives its franchisees the tools to profit off market demand. The pizza franchise offers comprehensive training and marketing support to its franchise family so franchisees are optimally positioned to earn a generous slice of the booming pizza market.

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Pizza Factory Looking to Expand to New Locations in Western US

Mouthwatering pizza. Fresh ingredients. Outstanding community outreach. These ingredients have made Pizza Factory a popular franchise in a thriving industry. Pizza Factory’s slogan “We Toss‘Em, They’re Awesome!” already resonates with customers all across the West Coast.

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With more than 110 locations in six states, Pizza Factory is now looking to deliver its strong business opportunity backed by robust marketing and training support to new franchisees in communities across the West. A recent article in Sterling, Colorado’s Journal-Advocate, discussed the impressive growth track that Pizza Factory has been on and highlighted the opportunity to local entrepreneurs who might be looking for a slice of the action.

“The role we play goes well beyond just being the best place in the neighborhood for pizza,” said Mary Jane Riva, president and CEO of Pizza Factory, in the article. “We create opportunities for Sterling residents to live and work in their hometown while building a business of their own. We are growing our footprint into neighborhoods big and small where we know our awesome people, product and philanthropic partnerships will be valued and Sterling has exactly what we are looking for.”

In addition to Colorado, Pizza Factory is looking to open 10 restaurants annually in new locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Arizona and Oregon. Pizza Factory franchisees enjoy extensive training and support opportunities throughout their careers and can lean on the pizza franchise for expertise. Buoyed by such strong support, many franchisees have gone on to become multi-unit operators.

As the beloved pizza franchise continues to conquer the West, passionate entrepreneurs who are looking for a delicious opportunity to own their own business will find much to love about Pizza Factory.

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Pizza Factory Sponsors San Jose Sharks “Hockey is for Everyone” Night

Post Game Photo - PF 2.15.18Pizza Factory has made a name for itself as one of the most community focused businesses in each of its markets. To this point, the brand recently sponsored the San Jose Sharks “Hockey is for Everyone” Night in cooperation with You Can Play, an NHL- supported non-profit organization that works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports including LGBTQ athletes, coaches, and fans.

Hockey is for Everyone™ uses the game of hockey – and the National Hockey League’s global influence – to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities. The NHL and San Jose Sharks support any teammate, coach or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink and believe all hockey programs – from professionals to youth organizations – should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

An official partner, Pizza Factory is the exclusive pizza provider at Sharks’ events and at the SAP Center in San Jose. This marketing venture, which began in September 2017, means a greater opportunity for the public to taste high-quality pizza and appreciate Pizza Factory’s slogan, “We Toss’Em, They’re Awesome!”

The joint venture also gives the Pizza Factory franchise a national platform for its community outreach efforts, including its popular “No Bully Zone” program. Community involvement is an operating cornerstone of Pizza Factory’s business philosophy. The pizza franchise will host a special Game Night every season to increase awareness of its programs and to continue to work on fostering inclusive communities.

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Williams, Arizona School Receives Pizza Factory Buddy Bench

Great pizza is the cornerstone of Pizza Factory, the popular pizza franchise with more than 110 locations across the United States. Community service is another. In keeping with that spirit, Derrick Wortner, Pizza Factory franchisees in Williams, Arizona donated a “Buddy Bench” to the Williams Elementary-Middle School at a special school assembly.

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The Buddy Bench, imprinted with the message “Friends Are Awesome,” is the most visible aspect of the pizza franchise’s commitment to its strong anti-bullying program. Formalized by CEO Mary Jane Riva in 2012, the program is dedicated to increasing awareness of the pervasive problem. Pizza Factory restaurants have anti-bullying messages on coloring pages and the menu and franchisees can pick a local school partner as the recipient of the Buddy Bench.

The assembly, which took place on January 23, was covered in an article in Williams News which shared Wortner’s enthusiasm for the project. “When I was growing up the bullying wasn’t recognized as much as it now, so this is a great way to initiate a place [for them to start],” he said.

CEO Riva also attended the assembly and pointed out that the school had been given additional materials that could help spur discussion about bullying.

The Buddy Bench is to be used as a safe place by children who need some quiet time and a shoulder on occasion. Teachers also use the Bully Bench as a method of reaching out to students who might be hurting, the article said. Students attending the assembly received a bracelet with the words “Be Awesome, Be Cool, Be Friends,” a message which mirrors Pizza Factory’s own slogan: “We toss ‘em. They’re awesome.”

Pizza Factory’s anti-bullying program wins it high marks in local communities and media coverage, which in turn improves visibility for the pizza franchise.

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Pizza Factory Franchisees Bring Anti-Bullying Program to Area School

Pizza Factory’s dedication to its slogan “We toss ‘em. They’re awesome” has delivered scrumptious pizzas and carved a niche in the growing $40 billion pizza industry. But it is the commitment that Pizza Factory demonstrates to the communities it serves that makes the franchise an even bigger standout.

Community outrbuddybench2each and service are an important part of the Pizza Factory mission. Across area schools, Pizza Factory’s franchisees use a custom anti-bullying program, “The No Bully Zone,” to emphasize the need for friendship. Groveland, California franchisees Earl Wright and Christina Leaman recently hosted an assembly in the local Tenaya Elementary to spread Pizza Factory’s message of kindness.

The event was featured in the area Union Democrat newspaper, which pointed out that this was the first time grades from first through eighth assembled together. They were encouraged to “Be Awesome, Be Cool, Be Friends,” a slogan that was also imprinted on special bracelets handed out to the children.

The donation of a “No Bully Bench” anchors Pizza Factory’s anti-bullying program. In donating such a bench to Tenaya Elementary, Pizza Factory CEO Mary Jane Riva addressed the assembly and called on the eighth graders to model good behavior for younger students. “How you treat someone can make their day or break their day. Choose kindness,” Riva said.

The newspaper article reported that the No Bully Bench, which has the words “Friends are Awesome” and “No Bully Zone” will be placed under an apple tree in the school yard and will be accessible to all.

The community outreach that Pizza Factory franchisees regularly participate in wins high marks among its many customers and gets it noticed by the media. This in turn broadcasts Pizza Factory’s winning message of delicious pizzas and outstanding community service far and wide.

Learn how Pizza Factory can help you give back to your community while owning a thriving small business.

New Year Resolution: Become a Small Business Owner and Your Own Boss

A new year is a perfect time for a career reboot. If you’re tired of the daily grind in an unsatisfying job and have no suitable outlet for your passion for community and entrepreneurship, consider a new opportunity: owning your own business as a Pizza Factory franchisee. As a Pizza Factory small business owner you invest in your future and control your destiny.

Pizza Factory haspizza-factory-turlock-9463-xl some of the happiest franchisees out there, as evidenced by our many franchisees who have anchored their future with our brand. For us, nothing speaks louder about the quality of our franchise opportunity than the outstanding levels of franchisee satisfaction across the board. It fills us with immeasurable joy to know that our franchisees from all different backgrounds are fulfilled in the Pizza Factory franchise system, making their dreams of business ownership come true each day.

Franchise Business Review (FBR), a franchise market research firm, announced that Pizza Factory has been named to their annual list of the Top 200 Franchise companies. The list ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction.

Pizza Factory has a proven record of exemplary training and store opening assistance. Franchise owners also have unlimited access to the in-house advertising team which can help craft branding strategies tailored to your market. All this means you don’t have to have extensive business ownership experience to bite into a slice of Pizza Factory. In fact, a healthy percentage of Pizza Factory franchise owners are first-time business owners who have been with the company for decades. Former customers, employees or referrals from franchise owners make up 83 percent of Pizza Factory franchisees.

Pizza Factory offers franchise partners unlimited potential for growth through national networking events and multi-unit development opportunities. Exclusive pricing negotiated through national vendors means franchise partners make a bigger slice of profits by keeping an eye on costs.

Inviting small markets, a proven gourmet concept in a growing industry and a passion for community and entrepreneurship make Pizza Factory an appetizing business opportunity. Pizza Factory stands by its slogan, “We toss ‘em. They’re awesome.” Now is a good time to find out how.

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Pizza Factory Celebrates Strong 2017

With its mouthwatering pizza and dedication to the communities it serves, Pizza Factory was recognized dozens of times in the local media throughout 2017. Pizza Factory has always invested heavily in local outreach including anti-bullying programs and hosting fundraisers for area schools. The coverage Pizza Factory garnered in 2017 speaks to the pizza franchise’s ongoing commitment to becoming a cornerstone of every neighborhood it serves, living up to its motto “We toss ‘em. They’re awesome.”

The Gustine Press-Standard celebrated the opening of Pizza Factory in Santa Nella, California, the only pizzeria in town, while The Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, California, covered the hospice fundraiseFullSizeRenderr hosted by co-owner Karen Dye. The long-running Williams, Arizona, Pizza Factory was honored for its twentieth anniversary by local outlet Williams News as co-owners Derrick and Kendra Wortner launched Pizza Factory’s No Bully Zone and No Kid Hungry initiatives.

The national pizza franchise is also a trade industry favorite. Trade magazine articles included coverage of Pizza Factory’s liaison with the San Jose Sharks in Pizza Today. Franchisees named Pizza Factory as their favorite making the pizza franchise one of 40 national players to make the cut in an article in QSR magazine.

On the national consumer publications stage, Pizza Factory’s celebration of veterans by offering custom deals on Veterans Day earned the franchise coverage in USA Today.

As Pizza Factory grows across the West and the rest of the United States, so does its visibility in both hyperlocal, regional and trade publications. Pizza Factory is looking forward to expanding its target markets in 2018 and increase its marketing outreach and media coverage accordingly.

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Pizza Factory Commemorates National Bullying Prevention Month

PizzaFactory-BullyZone_010“We toss ‘em. They’re awesome.” Pizza Factory lives by this slogan, and is dedicated to crafting the most delicious pizzas in neighborhoods across the country. But the franchise is about more than quality food – it is committed to being a strong anchor in the community, investing in local outreach programs. To commemorate National Bullying Prevention Month in October, the pizza franchise declared all 110 locations as “No Bully Zones.”
A feature story in the Sierra Star lauded the Oakhurst, Calif.-headquartered pizza franchise for its dedication to anti-bullying efforts ever since Mary Jane Riva President and CEO, launched the program in 2009 as a franchisee. Spurred by the challenges faced by her son who was struggling to come out as gay, Riva initially instituted the “No Bully
Zone” as a way of helping employees, many of whom are teenagers, as a way of getting to know each other in a low-pressure environment. Realizing the benefits of such a program in schools and communities, Riva decided to make it part of Pizza Factory’s core mission, partnering with area educational institutions.

buddybench2“Bullying is an epidemic that affects all of us—the scary truth is that 1 out of 10 students who drops out of school has been bullied,” said Riva in the Sierra Star article. “This is unacceptable. At Pizza Factory, we’re committed to raising awareness of this growing problem in our communities.”

Pizza Factory franchisees are active participants in the “No Bully Zone” program and Riva visits franchise locations to present a “Buddy Bench,” which fosters friendships, as part of community outreach. While franchisees decide where the bench will ultimately be placed, schools are often picked as the location of choice. Schools also participate by working on specific activities suggested by Pizza Factory as well as by having teachers and students take the anti-bullying pledge.

Pizza Factory’s dedication to delicious hand-tossed pizzas (“We toss ‘em. They’re awesome.”) and to the communities they serve win the franchise high marks with customers. Pizza Factory is a shining example of the kind of difference a socially conscious business can make.

Learn more about the many awesome advantages of becoming a Pizza Factory franchisee.

 

 

 

Our Pizza Franchise Commemorates National Bullying Prevention Month

PizzaFactory-BullyZone_010“We toss ‘em. They’re awesome.” Pizza Factory lives by this slogan, and is dedicated to crafting the most delicious pizzas in neighborhoods across the country. But the our pizza franchise is about more than quality food – it is committed to being a strong anchor in the community, investing in local outreach programs. To commemorate National Bullying Prevention Month in October, the pizza franchise declared all 110 locations as “No Bully Zones.”
A feature story in the Sierra Star lauded the Oakhurst, Calif.-headquartered pizza franchise for its dedication to anti-bullying efforts ever since Mary Jane Riva President and CEO, launched the program in 2009 as a franchisee. Spurred by the challenges faced by her son who was struggling to come out as gay, Riva initially instituted the “No Bully
Zone” as a way of helping employees, many of whom are teenagers, as a way of getting to know each other in a low-pressure environment. Realizing the benefits of such a program in schools and communities, Riva decided to make it part of Pizza Factory’s core mission, partnering with area educational institutions.

buddybench2“Bullying is an epidemic that affects all of us—the scary truth is that 1 out of 10 students who drops out of school has been bullied,” said Riva in the Sierra Star article. “This is unacceptable. At Pizza Factory, we’re committed to raising awareness of this growing problem in our communities.”

The pizza franchises are active participants in the “No Bully Zone” program and Riva visits franchise locations to present a “Buddy Bench,” which fosters friendships, as part of community outreach. While franchisees decide where the bench will ultimately be placed, schools are often picked as the location of choice. Schools also participate by working on specific activities suggested by Pizza Factory as well as by having teachers and students take the anti-bullying pledge.

Pizza Factory’s dedication to delicious hand-tossed pizzas (“We toss ‘em. They’re awesome.”) and to the communities they serve win the franchise high marks with customers. Pizza Factory is a shining example of the kind of difference a socially conscious business can make.

Learn more about the many awesome advantages of becoming a Pizza Factory franchisee.

 

 

 

Pizza Factory to Host Discovery Day in Austin, Texas

IMG_7121_2_3Thanks to Pizza Factory, more than 160 markets in six states across the West already know what great pizza should taste like. Now the pizza franchise is looking to bring its signature fresh, never-frozen food to new markets in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Pizza Factory will host a Discovery Day in Austin, Texas on November 4.

Pizza Factory invites business professionals of all stripes, especially those who are committed to giving back to their communities, to learn more about our delectable “We Toss ‘em, They’re Awesome” franchising opportunity. Members of Pizza Factory’s C-level team, including CEO Mary Jane Riva, will answer questions about franchising and attendees can get a taste of Pizza Factory’s delicious menu items at the event.

Pizza Factory has more than 30 years of experience in franchising, and prides itself on providing ongoing support to its franchisees, including access to Pizza Factory’s advertising team, annual meetings, hands-on training and store opening assistance and exclusive pricing negotiation with national vendors.

“We have a strong commitment to helping our franchisees reach their performance and growth goals,” says CEO Mary Jane Riva. “The majority of our franchisees work in their restaurants and live in the communities they serve. They care deeply about their customers, their business and making a difference. We assist in every way possible to ensure our franchisees’ restaurants radiate the welcoming neighborhood feel we all have come to know and love.”

Pizza Factory is especially open to multi-unit franchisees, many of whom have started with the pizza franchise from the ground up. Pizza Factory’s fresh pizzas and assorted foods are all made with attention to ingredients using cheese that’s hand-grated and never frozen. The brand’s slogan “We Toss ’Em, They’re Awesome!” especially resonates with customers who also appreciate Pizza Factory’s ongoing support of their communities.

Delicious fresh food sprinkled with an abiding commitment to local communities makes Pizza Factory a standout in the industry and has won it a loyal customer and franchisee base as it expands across the United States.

To learn more about the Disocvery Day, please fill out our contact form on the website by visiting http://pizzafactoryfranchises.com.