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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…

Establishing Brand Identity in New Markets

When it comes to franchising, growth remains the ultimate goal. Whether your brand’s strategy is to establish a national presence or simply expand within an existing region, the “growing pains” likely include expanding into new states. Since the U.S. greatly differs in demographics and culture, there are many factors to consider when bringing a franchise…

What to Expect at a Discovery Day?

When you’re looking into franchise business opportunities, you may be invited to a discovery day. A discovery day is the next step for serious candidates who’ve met the franchisor’s financial and experience requirements to learn more about the franchise opportunity. Essentially, this is an opportunity to find out if you and the franchisor are the…

Why You Should Invest in a Pizza Franchise

Why You Should Invest in a Pizza Franchise Choosing a sector to franchise a new business in can be an overwhelming task. With so many options out there, which opportunity is best for you? For many, the answer is simple – restaurants. But even within the franchise restaurant industry, there are so many options to…

How Lucrative is a Pizza Franchise?

No matter how you slice it, Americans love pizza. According to the USDA, 93 percent of Americans eat pizza at least once a month — in fact, the average American knocks back 46 slices a year. Yeah, that’s a lot of ‘za. Even throughout the pandemic, pizza remained a lifeline of the American diet, thanks…


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.