What is the initial investment to purchase a Pizza Rustica franchise?
The initial franchise fee for a U.S franchise is $35‚000 and is payable at the time the franchise agreement is signed. The ongoing royalty is 6% of your gross revenue.
How much does it cost to open a Pizza Rustica franchise?
The cost of opening a franchise is dependent upon many factors including location‚ size‚ what occupied the space previously and whether it is new construction or not. Start up costs range from $249‚000 up to $401‚000. Pizza Rustica requires that all franchisees have a minimum of $500‚000 in net worth and $350‚000 in liquid assets (figures vary for international locations, refer to last frequently asked questions for details).
Do you offer financing?
No‚ but Pizza Rustica will assist you in any way possible. However‚ we have no influence on the decision of third party financing sources.
How much money can I expect to make operating a Pizza Rustica?
Unfortunately‚ federal and state laws prevent us from suggesting how much money you can earn from a Pizza Rustica restaurant. The amount of money you make will depend on many factors including the location of your restaurant‚ traffic flow‚ local marketing and advertising‚ the cost of your investment‚ how well you manage your restaurant and control variable costs‚ amongst other factors.
Do I need to have pizza making experience?
While it is beneficial‚ pizza making or restaurant experience is not required. Our training program will prepare you for all aspects of running your operation.
Do I need to work in my Pizza Rustica restaurant?
Although we do not officially require it‚ it is strongly recommended that a franchisee be an owner/operator. We would like at least one partner who maintains a 50 percent ownership in the operating company to be involved full-time in day-to-day operations. We have found over the years that the most successful restaurants are owner operated.
What are some of the criteria for selecting a typical Pizza Rustica restaurant?
The typical Pizza Rustica restaurant is between 800 and 1‚500 square feet. It is important to locate your Pizza Rustica restaurant in a high foot traffic area.
Who is responsible for selecting a location?
Location is a very important factor in the success of your Pizza Rustica. While it is the responsibility of the franchisee to find a suitable location‚ we will provide assistance in site analysis. We also require a final approval from us for all locations.
Can I get my own territory?
Yes. We will mutually establish an exclusive territory‚ adjusted to marketing conditions and population density within which you have exclusive rights.
What kind of training do you offer?
We will only succeed if our franchisees are successful‚ so we are committed to providing top-notch training and support. Pizza Rustica franchisees receive two to four weeks of training in a Pizza Rustica corporate training restaurant and one week of training on-site at the franchise restaurant prior to opening.
Do you provide continuing support to franchisees?
You will receive the Pizza Rustica operating manual covering the many important facets of your business operation. As the manual is updated‚ revisions will be made available to you. A Pizza Rustica representative will periodically visit your store to offer useful advice and efficiency recommendations for your location.
Do you sell franchises in the state where I live?
Currently‚ the following states in the U.S. regulate the offering and sale of franchises: California‚ Hawaii‚ Illinois‚ Indiana‚ Maryland‚ Michigan‚ Minnesota‚ New York‚ North Dakota‚ Oregon‚ Rhode Island‚ South Dakota‚ Virginia‚ Washington‚ and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states‚ our franchise must first be registered by your state before we may discuss the franchise with you. If you would like to know the status of our registration with your state please contact us for additional information.
Does Pizza Rustica offer opportunities for international Franchising?
Yes; however we do have a number of International Franchising Requirements that are listed below;
If you feel you meet the initial criteria and are interested in franchise opportunities, please tell us more about yourself by completing the required POTENTIAL INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE QUESTIONNAIRE and returning it as instructed.