The Nick-N-Willy's Pizza concept started in Boulder, Colorado in 1988 and remained as a Boulder secret and a favorite purveyor of freshly prepared gourmet pizzas for years. It was in 2001 that we launched our vision of expanding the ever popular pizza chain nationally. Nick-N-Willy's Pizza is now positioned to take advantage of the rapidly growing fast casual dining sector offering America's favorite food, pizza!
The Nick-N-Willy's opportunity
There's plenty of room for expansion in both existing and emerging markets. The opportunity to become part of an established yet growing brand is here. When you join the Nick-N-Willy's family, you'll have access to an innovative product line, prime restaurant sites, proven operating systems, professional support and a unique selling proposition.
Nick-N-Willy's restaurants offer the consumer our freshly prepared gourmet pizzas in a modern open air kitchen that provides an appealing ambiance. All of Nick-N-Willy's pizzas are made to order and prepared fresh in front of consumers, and baked in our traditional gas-fired brick oven within minutes and served piping hot at the table, or sent out for delivery. Additionally, we offer all of our pizzas as a Take-N-Bake alternative.
Whether it's traditional pepperoni or a combination of gourmet toppings, Nick-N-Willy's Pizza offers tastes from the simple and enjoyable, to the sophisticated and sublime. With hand-tossed dough, fresh cut ingredients, 25 premium toppings, six different cheeses and four signature sauces, Nick-N-Willy's has something for everyone.
Our executive team combined provides over a century of franchise and brand development experience, having previously been involved in the branding and development of successful companies such as Quizno's Subs and Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation. With this expertise, we have developed a support program to help you achieve success. Once you become a franchise owner, our network of local market real estate professionals will work with you in identifying the best site for your business. We have financing brokers who can shop your business loan for you for the best rates and terms, and we provide a complete turnkey package for design, permits and construction. We also have a comprehensive 18-day training program for all new franchisees.
Investment levels and fees
The initial franchise fee for a Nick-N-Willy's restaurant is $25,000 for the first franchise unit and $15,000 for each subsequent unit. You can also purchase multi-units through the purchase of three to ten additional franchises for $5,000 for each additional franchise. The estimated initial investment for a Nick-N-Willy's Pizza restaurant ranges from $295,000 to $399,000.
We are searching for single and multi-unit foodservice and retail operators, as well as other investors who have a history of business success. Our primary financial requirement is a minimum net worth of $250,000 of which at least $125,000 is available in liquid form. As well, we are seeking independent business people interested in developing the brand into new areas of the United States. Nick-N-Willy's also has plans to expand internationally.
"Owning a Nick-N-Willy's Pizza has been a dream come true for me. Being in the pizza industry for 20 years (and loving it), I have a real passion for what I do. I worked hard for my past employer and made them a lot of money over the years. Now I have the same opportunity with Nick-N-Willy's but now the profits go into my pockets. (And that's a great feeling!) People ask me 'how's business?', and my reply is always, "I'm up to my elbows in dough!"
— Bob Plenge, Franchise Owner (Rochester, MN)
"After working big box retail my entire professional life, I was looking for an opportunity that would give me support and direction, but let me grow my own business and have flexibility at the same time. I have found exactly what I wanted and needed with Nick-N-Willy's."
— Janie Van Winkle, Franchise Owner (Grand Junction, CO)
"What I like most about owning a Nick-N-Willy's franchise is the wonderful customers and the awesome, pain-in-the-butt, fun teenagers that work here!!!"
— Renee Langer, Franchise Owner (Monument, CO)
"After nearly ten years as a Nick-N-Willy's franchise owner, I continue to love this business and I still look forward to going to my stores each day. The franchise company and their support team remain a great resource for me and all of our franchise owners. My family has always loved the passion for fresh ingredients that Nick-N-Willy's represents. And the passion for the success of our brand is stronger today than it has ever been. Remember if it "plays in Peoria" we know it can play just about anywhere!"
— Steve Carter, Franchise Owner (Peoria, IL)