The Pizza Press

What Does The Pizza Press Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$300,000
Total Investment:$305,000 - $645,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:36
Year Founded:2012
Franchising Since:2014
Home Office: Anaheim, CA

Get Ready To Bring Newsworthy Pizza To Your Town!

The Pizza Press is taking our fresh and fun “Publish Your Own Pizza” concept to other parts of the United States. Our franchise program is a natural outgrowth of our commitment to encouraging small business owners and fostering positive relationships with everyone we meet. Together with our franchisees, we will continue to build on the respected brand of The Pizza Press and bring newsworthy pizza to your hometown.

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Franchise Criteria

The Pizza Press is seeking single and multi-unit (5+) development partners to bring Newsworthy Pizza to the rest of world. In order to be considered, our franchise team members will meet the following criteria:

  • You must commit to spending 100% of your time in the day to day operation of your restaurant(s). Alternatively, you may designate an Operating Principal to fill this role. (This person should have at least 10% equity in the franchise or equivalent profit sharing).
  • Although experience as a multi-unit owner or operator in QSR, fast-casual or restaurant dining is preferred, it is not necessary.
  • You or your Operating Principal should have familiarity with the trade area that you plan to develop.
  • You, your Operating Principal and all of your partners must demonstrate the enthusiasm, drive and passion required to operate a The Pizza Press restaurant to our high standards.
  • Including all your partners, you should have a minimum liquidity of $120K (i.e. cash reserves) per restaurant to be developed.
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Press Conference – FAQs


Q: What kind of resources and support does The Pizza Press franchise program offer?
Our franchise owners gain access to the The Pizza Press brand, our unique recipes, operating policies and procedures, uniforms, design/development/construction of your store, vendors, and in-depth and continued training and support. In addition, we also provide them with a website, social media and marketing program, online ordering system, gift card program, and more. The most amazing part is that you get to become part of a family that is focused on serving top-notch pizza in a new and exciting way.

Q: What are the The Pizza Press franchise fees?
There is a one-time franchise fee of $30,000 per restaurant (or $20,000 per restaurant if you choose to open a certified training store. For more information about this, contact us). There are also some additional, continual fees: a royalty fee of 6% of gross sales and a creative (marketing and advertising) fee of 2% of gross sales.

Q: What is the average size of a The Pizza Press store?
Ideally, we like our stores to range from 1,800-2,400 square feet, plus have room for an outdoor patio. However, depending on the location, we will entertain locales as low as 1,400 square feet and as high as 3,400 square feet.

Q: What about the location?
To us, location is everything. It can make or break your business. We want you to be very familiar with the area in which you want to open your store. The process of finding and securing a restaurant location will be discussed during the franchise evaluation process.

Q: Is it required that I be involved in the day-to-day operations of my The Pizza Press restaurant?
If you prefer to not be involved, you absolutely must appoint an Operating Director (that owns at least 10% equity) to oversee the day-to-day operations of the restaurant/s.

Q: Do you offer a franchise program for Veterans?
Yes, we absolutely have a program for Veterans of the United States Military.

Q: Once my franchise is approved, what type of training will I receive?
We provide you with one week of training at our facility in Orange County, plus an additional five days of onsite training for the Grand Opening at your store.

Q: Once my franchise is approved, how long will it take for my The Pizza Press store to open?
In general, it takes about 12 weeks to create architectural plans, pull city permits, and select a general contractor to oversee the project. After you have taken possession of your location, it takes an additional 8-10 weeks to build your store. Therefore, it usually takes 4-5 months from approval to Grand Opening.

Become A Publisher

To begin the franchise evaluation process, please fill out and submit the following online inquiry. If you meet our preliminary criteria, you will be asked to submit a formal franchise application and signed confidentiality form. Upon receipt, we will schedule a conference call to answer questions and to help you understand our concept better. Afterwards, should there be a fit, we will email our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) to you and schedule a face-to-face meeting.

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To get more information on The Pizza Press

Please call Sarah Cory directly at (844) 847-7377.

Please Note:

The Pizza Press is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $300,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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