Z Pizza Franchise

Gourmet-style pizza, pasta and sandwiches

Z Pizza was founded in 1986 and began franchising in 1999. The Newport Beach, California-based company has more than 90 units in the United States.Z Pizza is a rapidly growing chain of gourmet, health conscious pizza stores operating in high-profile lifestyle centers and metropolitan retail centers. The store footprint is approximately 1,100 to 1,500 square feet. Z pizza serves four day parts which include, lunch, afternoon chill, dinner and catering. The wide menu serves pizza, pizza by the slice, salads and sandwiches.

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How much does it cost to open a Z Pizza Franchise?

The investment required to open a Z Pizza Franchise is between $249,000-$359,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Z Pizza name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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Z Pizza News & Press Releases

When did the first Z Pizza open? 1986
When did Z Pizza start Franchising? 1999

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2014 73 0 13 11
2013 78 0 3 11
2012 81 0 8 11
2011 80 0 9 10
2007 62 0 0 8
2005 25 0 0 8
2004 15 0 0 8
2003 9 0 0 8
2002 2 0 0 8
2001 0 0 0 0

United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): the SBA

Additional training available as required

The zpizza support system is extremely detailed and begins from the moment your franchise agreement is signed, throughout your development phases, and through your store opening. Training is provided to the operational owners and managers for your store. The zpizza Training Program is a four week program comprehensive of all operational details involved in your business. zpizza provides a team to serve from pre-opening to opening.

- Use of brand name, trademarks, recipes, operational systems and methods, and d├ęcor
- Facility planning on site location and architectural design
- Specifications for fixtures, equipment, and leasehold improvements
- Assistance in site selection and lease negotiation
- Corporate training for Owner/Operator and Director of Operations/General Managers
- Kitchen/Back of the House Workflow design
- Ongoing support from members of the Training and Operations Team
- Ongoing updates for increasing profitability
- Products with high industry demand
- Favorable national contracts with suppliers of goods and services
- Operating manuals, policies, procedures, and business management systems
- Annual franchisee meetings
- Access to zpizza's proprietary, Internet-based system that acts as a repository for all above-mentioned support materials, manuals, graphics and brand communications.

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 100% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • Your income potential as a Z Pizza Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    3300 Irvine Ave., #255
    Newport Beach, CA


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