East of Chicago Pizza Company Franchise

Delivery/dine-in pizza and submarine sandwich restaurant


When founder L. Scott Granneman was thinking of a name for his second pizza restaurant in Willard, Ohio, he remembered one of his customers telling him he made 'the best pizza east of Chicago.' The comment stuck with Granneman, and now East of Chicago Pizza has more than 120 locations stretching as far east as Virginia. East of Chicago locations offer favorite toppings such as pepperoni and mushrooms as well as a menu of specialty pizzas like Taco (which is covered with lettuce, tomato, black olives, sour cream, cheddar cheese, beef and salsa) and dessert pizzas (Dutch Crunch apple pizza or Peanut Butter & Jelly).

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How much does it cost to open a East of Chicago Pizza Company Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a East of Chicago Pizza Company Franchise is between $171,900-$472,200. There is an initial franchise fee of $20,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the East of Chicago Pizza Company name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $171,900-$472,200
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $20,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    5%
  • Advertising Fee:
    N/A
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    To be determined



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East of Chicago Pizza Company News & Press Releases

When did the first East of Chicago Pizza Company open? 1990
When did East of Chicago Pizza Company start Franchising? 1991
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment Yes Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No No

Training
On-The-Job Training: 2 weeks
Classroom Training: 4 weeks

Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising

Marketing
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising

26% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Number of Employees Required to Run: 20

Business Experience:

  • Company uses Birkman Profile & Corporate Interview Series

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at East of Chicago Pizza Company 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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    East of Chicago Pizza Company

    East of Chicago Pizza Company

    East of Chicago Pizza Company
    121 W. High St., 12th Fl.
    Lima, OH
    45801

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