Fresh ingredients generously portioned lead to our pizzas having "Flavors That Sing!" Consumers love the food and you'll love the system. Celebrating our 28th anniversary in 2009, we've recently completed a brand refresh and have a new store design for both delivery / carry-out units as well as sit-down units. We provide continuously updated training, operations and marketing support both in the field and from the corporate office. We are accepting applications for single store and multiple store operators as well as Master Franchise area developers.
Our recipes combine these great ingredients into pizzas that have a unique taste per bite. The distinctive flavors of our pizzas lead consumers to consider Figaro's a great choice and a great value for their family's dinner.
Figaro's Pizza was a pioneer in the Take & Bake pizza business 28 years ago. Ovens were added ten years later. Take & Bake is still a significant portion of sales in our stores and a unique point of differentiation.
We've recently refreshed our brand image including an updated logo, new ads, boxes, menus and a new store design. The store design combines the feel of a Tuscan kitchen with modern merchandising elements as well as lighthearted touches like posters drawn by a prize winning children's book illustrator. The décor is warm and inviting as are the smiles on the faces of our staff and customers.
Figaro's Pizza stores can be designed to fit a variety of retails spaces. The primary layout is for a 1,000 to 1,200 square foot delivery / carry-out model. For larger spaces, seating can be included and the décor and merchandising elements include a viewing window so kids and adults both can watch their pizza being made and learn about the freshness and flavor our products.
We offer assistance in nearly every aspect of your business, from site selection, lease negotiation and construction to training and ongoing marketing and operations support. Our team of professionals assures that while you may be going into business for your self, you are not going by yourself.
Whether you are looking to operate a single store, run multiple stores or to build out an entire area, Figaro's Pizza should be your choice.
Figaro's Pizza is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin.
Interested parties should have at least $150,000 in liquid capital to invest.
Ron has an extensive background in franchising. He has managed a number of franchised and other companies since 1974, including National Video (746 units) and The Pro Image (240 units), and served on the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association in the 80's, the 90's, and until 2010.
How was Figaro's originally conceived and started?
Two entrepreneurs in Salem and Albany, Oregon believed that young families with small children loved pizza for dinner, but wanted wholesome ingredients, hot when they wanted to eat, and at a reasonable cost. They came up with the idea of what they called 'take and bake' pizza and opened their first Figaro's retail store. It was a huge success.
What do you believe is the single most important factor when choosing a franchise?
Ray Kroc of McDonald's famously said that nothing is more important than great systems and technology. His point – that what a franchisee needs most are proven systems that insure every customer gets the same great product, each and every time. I agree.
Why should someone choose Figaro's Pizza Franchise over other similar franchises?
Figaro's offers many unique differentiation points. We are the only stores, for example, that deliver both baked and unbaked pizzas to the customer's home. Our pizzas are works of art; they look better and taste better. And, they're better for you. We use leaner meats, for example, with no fillers, extenders, or MSG added.
What makes the quick casual franchise industry or pizza franchises in particular, attractive?
Pizza is one of the most popular foods, and our industry keeps on growing, as the varieties of pizza crusts, sauces, and toppings keeps growing.
What types of qualities do you look for in potential Pizza Franchise Owners?
We look for people who love serving people, who are focused on giving customers great product and service.
What do your franchise fees and royalties cover?
Our franchise fees primarily pay for a full month of training and support, both before, during, and after the store opens. The continuing royalties pay for support, product development, business development and, of course, profit.
Why has your franchise model been successful?
Great systems, products, and franchisees.
Where do you see Figaro's Pizza Franchise in 5-10 years?
Everywhere! We opened our first restaurants outside the U.S. in 2007, and now have six in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Cyprus. Within 10 years, we expect to be in countries in every continent, and to be well on the way to being a top global brand.
What would you tell potential franchisees that may be nervous about the financial burdens of starting a franchise?
There is no greater joy than controlling your own destiny and owning your own business.
Can you explain your financial assistance?
We connect our franchisees to outside sources of capital.
On average, how long does it take to start a new franchise from the franchisees point of view?
60 – 150 days, depending primarily on the site availability and condition.
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