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Turning Passion into Profit

Everyone loves pizza, no matter how you slice it. But what if you could turn your pizza passion into a profit? Pizza Factory franchisees have the love and passion for all things pizza, and community. Our franchisees’ hearts are in the business, they are eager to support their employees and want to bring positivity to…

Top Pizza Franchise of 2022

Pizza is always in high demand, which means it provides plenty of thriving franchises. Amid the booming pizza industry, Pizza Factory is experiencing record-breaking sales and new store growth. This serves as a true testament to our brand power, with single and multi-unit operators signing on to grab a slice of the growing, recession-resistant pizza…

Diversify, Save Dough & Grow with Multi-Unit Franchise Ownership

Franchising is an attractive business opportunity for many reasons. It presents the opportunity to utilize an established concept with a proven blueprint of operations. Multi-unit franchising – the ownership of multiple units within a given territory – has become the go-to strategy in recent years, with the lucrative opportunity to capitalize on a specific market….

Why Community Should Be the Heart of Your Business

Community connections are what help make small businesses stand out. In fact, many customers are drawn to businesses they know and trust. Small businesses that are good neighbors tend to do well in their communities simply because they’re liked and respected for their giveback efforts. In terms of creating brand awareness, getting involved in the…

Serving Up Awesome Awards

Order up! We’re serving up awesome awards with Entrepreneur ranking our iconic West Coast brand on their 43rd Franchise 500® list. This honor shines a light on our brand momentum following a successful year with record breaking sales, expanding into 11 new markets and nearly three million pizzas sold. This is the 43rd year of…

Why Pizza Factory is the Best Pizza Franchise for 2022

Amid the thriving pizza industry landscape, our iconic pizza franchise is experiencing a record-breaking year thanks in part to flexible formats, expanding into two new states and piping hot sales. Knead to hear more? Here’s why now is the right time to franchise with Pizza Factory: An American Staple, Anywhere The main appeal of a…


The average cost of opening a Pizza Factory location is dependent on many factors, but averages between $288,000 and $552,000. This includes franchise fees, build out costs, equipment, opening inventory and everything else to open your restaurant successfully.
The standard franchise fee for a Pizza Factory franchise location is $20,000. Our royalty fee is 5% and our advertising fee is 3%. Learn more about our incentive program to save dough.
If you don’t meet the minimum financial requirements, you can purchase an existing Pizza Factory location which often is lower in cost. No cash? earn it via employment in one of our Pizza Factory stores – many of our franchisees have started out as team members and worked their way up!
Yes, many of our franchisees are owner-operators and enjoy interacting with and serving their community daily. We also have several multi-unit operators that successfully employ general managers to run the day-to-day operations.
Yes, we may have opportunities available to acquire existing restaurants.
We are committed to training our franchisees to equip them with everything they need to know to run their business successfully. The training process includes one week in the training kitchen and home office along with three weeks of in-store training.
First and foremost, Pizza Factory is well aligned with its franchisees. In fact, our CEO Mary Jane Riva is a Pizza Factory multi-unit franchisee herself. We get the business, know the operations and will always consider what’s best for your bottom line. Plus, our family culture and community involvement are prevalent in every aspect of our business. We take great pride in the ingredients we serve and are committed to never using frozen products, only 100% real hand-shredded mozzarella, hand-tossed dough made fresh in store daily, homemade meat sauce and meatballs made from scratch in our stores. We have strong vendor relationships which means no markups to you on our products. We offer our franchisees larger territories with lower start-up costs than many similar franchises. Click here to learn more about what makes us Awesome.
Pizza Factory offers a 25% discount on the franchise fee for qualified veterans. Click here for more information about veterans in the Pizza Factory franchise system.
Pizza Factory offers flexible build options from Fast Casual Dine-In restaurants to Quick Service Express models for seamless delivery and carryout orders. Single and multi-unit opportunities are available. Here is more information on our various formats.