In 1991, East of Chicago Pizza was founded on our signature fresh pan pizza, devotion to quality, and the belief customers deserve the best tasting pizza with every bite. We believe our commitment to these three principles is the driving force behind our growth and success.
East of Chicago Pizza is a proven franchise system, which has thrived for over twenty years in the ultra-competitive pizza industry. We have more than 80 locations in six states and in 2013, East of Chicago continued its impressive growth by surpassing 48 consecutive months of same-store-sales increases, the addition of 12 new locations, all while breaking the $30 million mark in franchise-wide sales.
In 2008, Tony Collins, a multi-unit operator, purchased the franchise. Tony's vision for the East of Chicago brand centered on the drive and success of existing operators. "It started with engagement of the owners across the board," Collins said. "We looked at each operating unit and completed over 200 store visits in order to establish our vision and company goals for the next five years. Plus, we invested heavily in training and operational systems while securing national distribution channels." Today, East of Chicago Pizza is recognized throughout the Midwest for our specialty pizzas, delicious subs, and signature wings.
In the next five years, the company plans on reaching a total of 150 units and growing the corporate structure to provide continued support to the franchisee in all aspects of development, training and operations. The drive and success of existing franchisees are major aspects of East of Chicago's future growth plans. "You have to see beyond initial investment and want to grow larger with us," said Collins, noting the brand emphasizes there is a huge opportunity for aggressive expansion in key territories. "We look for potential franchisees who have great passion, a background in restaurant management, or, ideally, a multi-unit operator."
Opening an East of Chicago Pizza franchise does not require past experience. If you have experience, it is an advantage since you already understand the time commitment and what it takes to be successful. If you don't have experience, you are in a great situation since you don't have any pre-existing ideas about what you should be doing. Our experienced team of support personnel will help you make the most of your time and answer any questions. Plus, you can take advantage of the experience and wisdom of our franchisees, area developers, and our vendors.
Our ideal candidate has a background in restaurant management, preferably franchise restaurants; strong management skills; the ability to consistently motivate themselves and those around them; and the willingness to devote time and energy to the business.
Successful franchise operators are unanimous in their belief that working with people, building our Brand value and a commitment to our founding core principles are the best attributes for any potential franchise owner.
A fast casual pizza experience like no other! Custom build your own NY pizza in 2 minutes!
NY Style – Distinguished by quality ingredients and flavor, it’s an art form for real New Yorkers, passed down from generations. With homemade recipes and strong family values, you can taste the passion put into each pie. My Pie brings the flavor of NY right to your neighborhood, all in a New York minute.
NY Fast – New York is about convenience and speed! My Pie gives guests the ability to custom build their own pizza and have them watch it cook in just 2 minutes in our Neapolitan style 800° “Wave Oven”.
NY Heritage – Real New Yorkers know the word loyalty. My Pie’s family values have been passed on through generations. The same loyalty found in its culture is found in its guests. Their employee team is a tight family, proud to serve a great product and happy to do it! It’s easy for guests to see the quality in the pie and the people serving it. At My Pie, they are truly passionate pizza people.
Do not delay – contact us today! Request information today to set up a time to speak with our franchise support team.
Interested parties should have at least $97,000 in liquid capital to invest.
Are you looking for an attractive, ground floor business opportunity in the foodservice industry?
We are Noble Roman's, Inc. and we were founded in 1972 on the competitive testing grounds of Indiana University. We are in the franchise services business - our mission statement is to create win-win financial results to the benefit of our franchisees. We are hard workers dedicated to helping your desire for success - you can even find our company Chairman & CEO here at work 7 days a week! We'll give you guidance every step of the way when you need it, from site location, to layout planning, to assistance with contractors, to considering everything you'll need, from signage down to mop buckets. We'll help with marketing plans and we'll train you thoroughly and efficiently on all aspects of operations. And most important, we'll put our 40 years of experience behind our on-going support of the brand and your business - you'll be in on all our secrets, our proprietary systems and products. In short, you can count on us!
You already know that pizza is big business in the restaurant industry – over $30 billion alone if you leave out the tremendous volume of frozen and deli grocery pizza. However, it is also obvious that many consumers seek a fresher experience, and an experience they can control on their own time frame. With take-n-bake pizza, consumers order their pizza when they are out and about and it is convenient, they watch their pizza being made fresh, then they bake it fresh when they are ready to eat. And unlike the fully-baked pizza segment where the competitors are numerous, there are far fewer take-n-bake competitors and only one national chain.
Noble Roman's has been in the pizza business since 1972, so we have lots of experience, a long-term loyal following, and a reputation for great tasting pizza, breadsticks and more. Noble Roman's also has considerable experience with take-n-bake pizza in a grocery setting – since 2010, we have licensed over 1,300 groceries across the country to carry our pizza products in their delis!
Once you taste our pizza and breadsticks, you'll experience for yourself what our dedication to product excellence means for your customer's taste buds - it's quality everyone can taste, and it is the foundation of our company! And at an attractive on-going cost structure, too. Every concept probably tells you they have good food, but ours will live up to the test - and bring your customers back for more! In addition to the ever popular traditional crust pizza, Noble Roman's also features a completely unique deep-dish Sicilian pizza and signature breadsticks & dip, all formulated for take-n-bake operations.
Running a business of any kind is hard work, and the restaurant business is certainly no exception. However, with take-n-bake you leave a lot of the restaurant complications behind. No in-store baking; no in-store dining; no delivery. And with Noble Roman's unique systems, you don't have to worry about the labor consuming difficulties and inconsistencies of making your own dough, either – our quality doughs are expertly pre-made for you and ready for distribution to your operation. Running a business successfully is still hard work, but we have eliminated a lot of operational complexity to make that part of the job easier!
A Noble Roman's Take-n-Bake Pizza location can compare very favorably with other foodservice concepts in the affordability category. First, the simplicity of operation means you can work with very small facilities requiring very basic build-out requirements. Second, since there is no on-site baking, you eliminate the need for expensive ovens, exhaust hoods, fire suppression systems, and extra heating and cooling capacity. And third, since most of your ingredients come ready for prep and assembly, you have no expensive dough making and proofing equipment. On-going take-n-bake operations can be very affordable on a comparative basis, too!
Armchair jockeys need not apply! We're looking for franchise owners willing to work hard running or supervising a great foodserive opportunity. Should have sales, marketing or management experience and must be very results oriented. Restaurant or retail management expereince is a plus, but certainly not necessary - a willingness to learn, lead and work for successful outcomes is the key!
Apeizza has multiple pizza franchise opportunities. We hold your hand from the beginning on how to start a franchise so you are bound to succeed.
Two Franchise Models to choose from:
Apeizza e Vino (pronounced A Pizza) is a fresh new idea of creating and owning a pizza/wine bar. This exciting concept takes into consideration three main factors.
Visualize a tastefully appointed wine bar, creating a lovely ambiance with low lighting and smooth jazz music playing in the background. The rustic brick wood-fired oven is situated behind the bar and inspires your customer's senses with the smell of fresh garlic and sweet, fresh basil. The aroma of pizza baking in the oven will create a mouthwatering anticipation for your customers.
"In our family, making pizza is a tradition that has been passed on through generations."
Apeizza e Vino is one of the most affordable, turn-key franchise packages of its kind on the market today. Be a part of this new concept pizza franchise - experience the growth and excitement!
Apeizza e Vino is our smaller franchise opportunity with approximately 1,800 square feet.
Apeizza e Cucina is a traditional New York style Italian restaurant using the same family recipes for decades. All your favorites are found on our menu.
The atmosphere created is reminiscent of a Brooklyn neighborhood pizza parlor where friendship, laughter and hugs are as big a part of dinner as the food. A place where every customer feels welcome and regulars feel at home.
If you have a passion for food and a love of Italian ambiance, you've come to the right place. Come embrace the Italian in all of us with an Apeizza e Cucina franchise.
Apeizza e Cucina is our larger franchise opportunity with approximately 3,000 square feet.