1000 Degrees Pizza Franchise F.A.Q.

Why should I choose 1000 Degrees Pizzeria Franchise as my next business venture?

A) Dough: Our authentic Neapolitan dough recipe dating back over 100 years from the Campania region of Italy (Naples). Our authentic Neapolitan dough is made fresh daily using imported “tipo 00” flour, and is mixed using an authentic “fork-style” mixer. We do not use the “dough hook” style traditional mixer used in most corner pizzerias across the country. Our “fork-style” mixer is pivotal to the end product. A crispy, airy, light-on-the-belly crust, that is thin and extremely tasty. Our dough is made fresh daily in each of our restaurants, and hand-tossed giving us the best tasting authentic Neapolitan pizza anywhere.

B) Sauces: Our delicious San-Marzano and Cherry tomato-based sauces will be the best your customers have ever tasted. We also offer a wide range of other delicious sauces, including Spicy Sriracha Marinara, Blue-cheese buffalo, pesto, and smokey bourbon barbecue to name a few.

C) Oven: Part of operating in a Quick Serve, or Fast-Casual environment is having a process that works. We use a hand-made, proprietary oven, that cooks our pizzas to perfection in just about 2 minutes. Unlike “west-coast” pizza concepts, we know pizza and our concept was developed in the pizza capital of the United States. We do not use a dough press to turn our pizza into a fajita with a quick sear to compensate for a substandard cooking process. Our hand tossed pizzas cook for just about 120 seconds and are back to the customer just minutes after placing their order.

Once you have completed our franchisee training program yourself and your staff will seem like expert “Pizzaiolos” before you open your doors for business!

1. Our customers say “you had us at first bite”! Once you have tasted our Neapolitan Pizza and witnessed our total experience you will agree. Our stores have a “cult-like” following of pizza connoisseurs who understand the 1000 Degrees Pizzeria difference after sampling our pizzas.

2. Our New Media (social media) marketing platform is second to NONE. Just like our Pizza, our marketing strategy is leaps and bounds above our competition. There may be other fast-casual pizza chains out there but we can assure you that there is nothing out there like us.

3. Support – Our founder and CEO has franchise experience and expertise including launching another successful 25+ store food franchise. Our operations and marketing teams will guide you through everything necessary to give you the greatest opportunity to succeed beyond your expectations!

What is included with the 1000 Degrees Fast Casual Neapolitan pizza franchise fee?

When you sign with us to be a member of the 1000 Degrees Pizzeria family we will provide you with full training inside our corporate stores along with complete guidance and support while you build-out your location. The 1000 degrees pizza franchise will also provide you with all product distributor contacts and 1000 Degrees Pizzeria account discounts along with a protected territory around your locations. Multi-unit operators as well as local area developers are given discounts based on commitment. You will receive the rights and access to our proprietary recipes including but not limited to; our sauces, our doughs and cheeses, our trademarks and the use of the 1000 Degrees Pizzeria brand name

Is there an on-going monthly fee?.

Yes. The monthly fee for a single unit is 6% of Gross Sales as Royalty plus 2% toward Marketing Fees. We also offer discounts for multi-store operators. Franchise Partners receive the following multi-store discounts. We offer discounts on both the initial $29,500/unit franchise fee as well as monthly royalty, based on # of units open.

  • Single Store Franchise Fee: $29,500.00
  • Monthly Royalty 6%
  • Multi-Unit Franchise Fee: 25,000 per Unit
  • Multi-Store Monthly Royalty 5%
  • National Ad Fund Contribution: 2%

Master Franchise territories available throughout the US and abroad

Are there Net Worth requirements for becoming a Franchisee?

Yes. We require $50,000.00 in liquid assets and $200,000.00 net worth. Expect your overall build out and equipment to cost $175,000-$325,000 on average.

Where can I open a 1000 Degrees Pizzeria Neapolitan Pizza franchise?

1000 Degrees Pizzeria is expanding across the U.S. and internationally. Although some territories may be spoken for, there are still many great potential sites still out there.

What store size should I look for in an available territory?

We will help look with you for a qualified commercial space of 1800-3000 square feet. Depending on your location, we have models that offer both beer & wine on tap, as well as without liquor. We will provide you the contact information of qualified commercial real estate brokers in your area that understands the type of scenario necessary for a 1000 Degrees Pizzeria to be successful.

How long does it take to open a 1000 Degrees Neapolitan pizza franchise?

Typically, you can open a Neapolitan Pizza franchise in 2-4 months from the day you officially sign with 1000 Degrees Pizzeria. Keep in mind that there can be time delays with any construction project. Depending on the availability of your new location(s) you may even be able to open in a shorter time frame.

How much will I make at each 1000 Degrees Pizzeria location that I open?

Sales vary from store to store. Please fill out an interest form, including specific questions in the Comment section, and we will be happy to answer you directly.

OK, I have read enough, I’m interested in opening a 1000 Degrees Fast-Casual Neapolitan Pizza franchise! How do I get started?

Fill out our Interest Form with as much information as you can provide and a franchise coordinator will respond to you as soon as possible, typically within 1-2 business days.

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