The Kono Pizza concept was first presented in Milan, Italy in April of 2004. Since then, the idea of mobile, authentic, high-quality Italian pizza has quickly spread to 130 franchise locations across 20 countries. Now Kono is ready to provide Canadians with one of their favorite foods, made better!
Kono CEO Steve Henry, an entrepreneur and brand development leader in the United States, discovered the Kono concept while researching up and coming brands and instantly recognized the opportunity to shake up the popular pizza market. Partnering with Ryan Kelly and Ayhan Baig of RA Holdings LLC in Dallas, Tx and Ted Davies, Master Franchisor of Kono Canada, they set out to do just that…….
The KONO cone is pizza reinvented. Our cones were created to provide consumers with authentic Italian pizza made from only high-quality ingredients, with mobility in mind! KONO Pizza tastes better, you feel better about eating it and the best part is you won’t spill sauce down your shirt. We have a menu of cones for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert, to ensure our customers keep coming back all day. Here’s a little more on what makes KONO so unique:
REAL INGREDIENTS: No frozen cheeses, low-quality proteins or cheap produce. For Kono customers, quality always comes first.
EAT ON THE GO: There is no “busier” time in history than now, with schedules full and time limited, we are always on the move, and demand products to support our busy lifestyles. Kono pizza allows our customers to enjoy a delicious meal, on the fly. You just eat it the same way you would an ice cream cone—but, you know, with biting instead of licking.
EASY, CLEAN EATING: Most people love pizza, but they also have a list of things they don’t love about it. “Oil running off the slice onto my clothes”, “the sauce insisting its way onto my cheeks” and other rants are common among pizza lovers. Not at Kono. Our Kono Cone was engineered to ensure that all of the product ended up where it’s supposed to, not on your shirt or on your face!
We're looking for franchise owners who are outgoing and have sales, marketing, and/or management experience, and who are results oriented. A person who can build relationships, lead a team, and who has the motivation to excel! You must have a minimum of $100k in liquid capital, and be ready to make a full-time commitment.
Whether you want to own just one location or build an empire like our Roman ancestors, Kono Pizza has a variety of business models available for our Famiglia to choose from. You choose how large or simple you want your business to be. From semi-permanent locations in Malls, to food trucks, to food carts in professional sports stadiums, it’s up to you! We have what fits you best and our training program will make sure you are ready before, during and after you open.
Just fill out the Request Information form here and a Kono member will contact you, say ciao and see if we might make a great fit. We’ll answer all your questions and hopefully get you started on a great new adventure!