Chicago's Pizza Franchise

Dine-in and delivery pizza restaurants

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Robert McDonald enjoyed working in the pizza business. When he was suddenly terminated from his job with an Indiana pizza restaurant, he decided to start his own pizza chain. When Ron Epple, who had worked with McDonald as director of franchise training, heard what his old co-worker was up to, he asked to be part of it.

In 1979, the two founded Chicago's Pizza. At lunchtime, restaurants serve pizzas by the slice or in seven-inch rounds from counters and drive-thru windows. In the evening, customers can use the drive-thru window to pick up phone orders. Most of the locations also have dining rooms where customers can enjoy Chicago's 29-inch pizza.

The company has franchises in Indiana and Ohio. There is also a Chicago's Pizza location in Seville, Spain.

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How much does it cost to open a Chicago's Pizza Franchise?

The investment required to open a Chicago's Pizza Franchise is between $87,300-$173,100. There is an initial franchise fee of $12,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Chicago's Pizza name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
  • Royalty Fee:
  • Advertising Fee:
  • Term of Agreement:
    5 years

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When did the first Chicago's Pizza open? 1979
When did Chicago's Pizza start Franchising? 1981

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 11 0 0 0
2004 10 0 0 0
2003 11 0 0 0
2002 11 0 0 0
2001 11 0 0 0

United States: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio,

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

Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks

20% 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:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • People skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Chicago's Pizza Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Chicago's Pizza

    Chicago's Pizza

    Chicago's Pizza Franchises
    3114 N Lincoln Ave
    Chicago, IL


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