Michele Scotto, founder of Villa Pizza, set out to realize his dream by adhering to the time honored cooking processes and authentic recipes of the Old World. This, coupled with genuine hospitality and a strict devotion to preparing products every day with the freshest possible ingredients would become the driving force behind Villa's success.
Over the years Villa has expanded its portfolio to include both Quick Service and Full Service offerings all of which embrace the "Made Fresh Daily" philosophy set forth by Michele many years ago. In addition to our experience, this expansion has added to the strength and depth of our organization which we successfully leverage to benefit our franchisees.
We are very proud of our humble beginnings but just as proud of the "New" Villa Enterprises. When you become a Villa Enterprises franchisee, you're not only joining an experienced restaurant company, you're teaming up with a partner who is supportive and dedicated to your success.
Training & Support
As a franchisor with over 300 locations – and counting – we have a high awareness of industry trends as well as an understanding of what needs to happen at the store level on a day-to-day basis to succeed.
Helping You Get Started:
- Site Selection
Villa can assist you in securing a new site or provide research on a site you propose. We also provide site selection training to help you identify the most opportunistic locations.
- Lease Negotiation
Our leasing team is here to assist you with your lease negotiations.
- Restaurant Design
Our design and construction department provides you with guidance from drawings to the final punch list. Every Villa restaurant has a carefully planned contemporary design that offers guests a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
- Villa University
Villa University provides 3 weeks of intensive hands on training at our national training facility. You, your manager and any operating partners will be trained in all aspects of running a Villa Enterprises restaurant.
- Equipment Ordering
We streamline the process for obtaining equipment to make it quick and easy, and pass our negotiated savings on to you.
- Total Support
From the day you sign the franchise agreement a Franchise Operations Consultant (FOC) is available to help and guide you through any process of opening your restaurant as well as operating the business thereafter.
Helping You Operate Your Business:
- Marketing and Promotions
On a store level, Villa Enterprises develops promotional campaigns throughout the year to drive store traffic.
- Operations Guides and Manuals
Extremely thorough manuals have been developed to cover every aspect of our operations.
- Business Support
Your franchise field consultant specializes in the concept you select. They will provide you with expert knowledge of our business systems, best practices, recipes, and marketing.
- Research and Development
From new recipes to new and innovative operating systems and equipment, Villa Enterprises will provide you with all the latest research and operational expertise.
Our purchasing objectives are developed to provide a reliable supply of the highest quality ingredients, to maintain a steady predictable price for all supplies and to take advantage of our group buying power.
- Quality Assurance
Whether coffee, flour, pasta, deli meats or paper bags, everything a customer receives from us must be wholesome and of consistent quality. You and your employees are the final quality control and we will provide you the training, testing devices, and continuing education you need to ensure that only the finest products are served to our customers.
- Continued Training and Education
Our Corporate Training Managers and FOC's are constantly researching the industry to uncover better methods of operation and identify trends relevant to your business. We are your eyes and ears…. so you can focus on your business.
"We are grateful to be a part of this wonderful family and we truly appreciate the opportunity to venture into the Mexican market with such a great partner." - Jorge Arenal & Rodrigo Montemayor (Area Developer Mexico)
"I want to thank Villa Enterprises for always being there to help…they
are a very loyal organization…I was an employee for 14 years prior to becoming a franchisee and my entire experience has been a blessing." - Bibi Miskalis (South Hills Village, Pittsburgh , PA)
"Great concepts and a great company, They earned my faith and respect right away… When they say be a part of the Villa Family, They really mean it!" - Vittorio Scotto (Granite Run Mall, Media, Pa)