Pizza Franchises & Italian Restaurants

According to Parade Magazine, while Americans may be getting more adventurous when it comes to ethnic cuisine, Italian food still holds a top spot in the hearts of 71% of the people. Whether it is pizza or pasta, owning and operating an Italian restaurant or a pizza franchise is a great way to capitalize on this beloved food category that appeals to a broad range of people, from all backgrounds and age groups.

Did You Know?

In spring 2017, 45.7 million people visited an Italian restaurant during a 30-day period.

SOURCE: Nielsen Scarborough

U.S. consumers spend about $33 billion at quick service pizza restaurants each year.

SOURCE: PMQ Pizza Magazine

In 2016, the U.S. had more than 76,000 pizza restaurants, a quarter of those were part of a chain.

SOURCE: PMQ Pizza Magazine

Italian restaurants had a 3.4% annual growth rate in the U.S. from 2012 to 2017.

SOURCE: IBISWorld

SOURCE:
Nielsen Scarborough

SOURCE:
PMQ Pizza Magazine

SOURCE:
PMQ Pizza Magazine

SOURCE:
IBISWorld

Types of Italian Restaurants

Italian restaurants and pizza joints come in several varieties. Whether you opt for a sit-down eatery or a takeout/delivery pizza service, there is a franchise model that can thrive depending on your location and your entrepreneurial needs and desires. Do you want an establishment that has a family atmosphere and provides home-style service? Or do you prefer an option that is more streamlined, in a fast food model? These questions will help determine the kind of Italian restaurant and pizza franchise you select.

Why Buy an Italian Food or Pizza Franchise

Why should you consider an Italian restaurant and pizza franchise? There are many advantages to picking this beloved cuisine as a business opportunity. Not only is pizza and pasta a popular choice with many Americans, but also a franchise provides a proven system to help you establish and succeed in the restaurant business. Whether you opt for a sit-down restaurant or a takeout/delivery style pizza storefront, an Italian restaurant and pizza franchise can be a profitable enterprise.

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Italian Restaurant & Pizza Opportunities Currently Available:

Do you dream of owning your own pizza parlor? Now you can realize that dream with a Figaro's Pizza franchise! We are with you from day 1 to assist with site selection, step-by-step training, aggressive marketing campaigns...

250k Minimum Cash Required

Pizza Schmizza makes starting your own pizza restaurant easy! Our intensive training program, aggressive marketing plans and extensive vendor network will have you satisfying your customers' pizza cravings in no time! ...

250k Minimum Cash Required

One thing makes Papa Murphy’s different: there are no pizza ovens. As the largest Take 'n’ Bake pizza chain in the United States with more than 1550 locations, Papa Murphy's handcrafted pizzas are made fresh in store...

80k Minimum Cash Required

At Pizza Inn, our success begins with yours. From professional franchise site selection and construction assistance, through comprehensive training, you will have 50 years of experience both behind you, and by your side, as...

50k Minimum Cash Required

Extreme Pizza believes that life is too short for mediocrity. Our fresh focus, heavy toppings, exotic ingredients, great tasting handmade dough is ideal for those who appreciate a high energy extreme sports lifestyle. The...

100k Minimum Cash Required

What makes pizza even better? Flavored crust! Hungry Howie's Pizza has built a better pizza franchise for over 35 years. With a new twist on an old favorite, we have quickly set ourselves apart from the competition....

100k Minimum Cash Required

Fox's Pizza Franchise are take-out, delivery or dine-in pizza and sandwich franchises with 35 years of successful franchising experience!

30k Minimum Cash Required

Captain Tonys Pizza is leading the way in pizza franchises. Our restaurant specializes in dine-in, take-out, and delivery of mouth-watering gourmet pi

60k Minimum Cash Required
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