Rosati's Pizza Franchise

Pizza restaurant


"Give the people what they want."
Saverio (Sam) Rosati

Nearly a century ago these were the simple words Sam Rosati lived by; little did he know this humble philosophy helped shape the foundation on which Rosati's Pizza was built.

Sam's father began the family's rich tradition of serving delicious Italian food to customers in his New York restaurant back in the late 1890's. After the turn of the century, the family moved to Chicago and opened yet another fine ltalian restaurant featuring "Italian Style Pizza", a tasty appetizer consisting of homemade tomato sauce served on a crispy piece of bread. In 1927, following in his father's footsteps, Sam opened his own Italian restaurant in downtown Chicago.

When Sam retired, his sons were ready to continue the family tradition.
The year was 1964 and pizza in America had evolved and was starting to take off. The first Rosati's Pizza opened its doors in a suburb of Chicago.

In 1970, Rick Rosati, great grandson of Fred Sr., continued the family tradition and opened his own Rosati's Pizza in Arlington Heights, Illinois. By 1978, a total of ten individual Rosati family members owned Rosati's Pizza locations. In 1979 the family decided to expand the business and began franchising the Rosati's Pizza concept. In 1996 Sam Rosati, great great grandson of Fred Sr. opened his first Rosati's Pizza location in Belvidere, Illinois marking the fifth generation of Rosati family members serving delicious Italian food. Other locations soon followed and Rosati's Pizza was on the map.

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

The investment required to open a Rosati's Pizza Franchise is between $136,200-$1,241,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Rosati's Pizza name.

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When did the first Rosati's Pizza open? 1964
When did Rosati's Pizza start Franchising? 2006

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

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A successful operation depends on hiring, training and retaining quality employees and management personnel. As part of the Rosati's Pizza Franchise Program we have designed a comprehensive training system for franchise owners and operators based on proven standards and guidelines developed over the years by Rosati's. Prior to the opening of your store, initial training will take place in one of our locations in addition to classroom training in our corporate office. With the exception of personal costs, transportation and lodging, your training expenses are included in the Franchise fee.

On-The-Job Training: 292 hours
Classroom Training: 6 hours

Our franchise consultants, working under the Director of Operations, maintain constant communication with all
franchisees. You will receive operating and marketing information as well as new ideas to assist in the growth of
your business. Also provided is an in-depth consultation report, which provides an analysis of your operation and a
jointly prepared action plan to optimize store performance.
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Rosati's marketing strategy targets the geographic area of each restaurant through the extensive use of distinctive
print material. A local marketing manual also provides an outline to focus efforts on a variety of community oriented
activities. The use of a sophisticated computerized point of sale system provides detailed customer information enabling us to execute the marketing strategy in a cost effective manner.

Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 6 - 8

Your income potential as a Rosati's 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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Rosati's Pizza

Rosati's Pizza

2250 Point Blvd., # 335
Suite 701
Elgin, IL


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