Boston Pizza Canada Franchise

Pizza & pasta family restaurant


Boston's The Gourmet Pizza has a long and eventful history ...that dates all the way back to 1964.

It started with Gus Agiortis, a Greek immigrant who had jumped ship in Vancouver, and then opened the first Boston Pizza in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964. He worked tirelessly to make pizza a household name in Western Canada. Gus' first restaurant was known as "Boston Pizza and Spaghetti House."

The company started franchising in 1968 and has since evolved from a "pizza joint" into a full service casual dining restaurant and sports bar. Six years after opening, Gus had 17 locations (two corporate and 15 franchised) in operation across Western Canada. Gus believed that a potential franchisee didn't need a restaurant background, but needed strong people skills, a passion for hard work and new horizons. This philosophy still stands true today.

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How much does it cost to open a Boston Pizza Canada Franchise?

The investment required to open a Boston Pizza Canada Franchise is between $1,700,000-$3,100,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $40,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Boston Pizza Canada name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $1,700,000-$3,100,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $40,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    7%
  • Advertising Fee:
    2.5 - 3%
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    20% of current fee


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Boston Pizza Canada News & Press Releases

When did the first Boston Pizza Canada open? 1963
When did Boston Pizza Canada start Franchising? 1968

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 18 191 1 6
2003 9 166 1 5
2002 8 160 0 5
2001 5 146 0 5
2000 3 133 0 5

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International:

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

Other Financing Source(s): Development & construction

Support
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

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

10-20% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 70

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed.

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • Your income potential as a Boston Pizza Canada 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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    Boston Pizza Canada

    Boston Pizza Canada

    Boston Pizza
    5500 Parkwood Way
    Richmond, BC
    V6V 2M4

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