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WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A FRANCHISEE TO QUALITY?
Minimum for a single location, $300,000+ liquid assets, $1M+ net worth.
WHAT DOES PUPATELLA LOOK FOR IN THEIR FRANCHISE PARTNERS?
Pupatella is seeking franchise partners with business experience who share our passion for true quality Neapolitan pizza. Restaurant experience is helpful, but if you have experience running another type of business, particularly those where you are managing employees, servicing customers, managing cash and generating financial statements, we have a thorough training program and operation manual as well as field support staff that will help you learn our system and provide ongoing support.
HOW MUCH IS THE COMBINED FRANCHISE AND TERRITORY FEE?
The combined franchise and territory fee for domestic locations is $35,000. The combined franchise and territory fee for international locations is $40,000.
HOW MUCH IS THE ROYALTY PAYMENT AND THE BRAND FUND FEE AND HOW ARE THEY COLLECTED?
The royalty payment is 6% of gross sales and the Brand Fund fee is 1.5% of gross sales. Both payments are collected via weekly ACH of your preferred bank account.
CAN I SECURE A TERRITORY TO DEVELOP MULTIPLE PUPATELLA PIZZERIAS?
Yes, depending on your qualifications. Should you qualify for multiple units, you may also sign a Multi-Unit Development Agreement at the time of signing a Franchise Agreement. The Multi-Unit Development Agreement will define the number of pizzerias and territory where you intend to operate.
WHAT SUPPORT DO YOU PROVIDE TO YOUR FRANCHISEES IN DEVELOPING AND OPENING THEIR PUPATELLA PIZZERIAS?
Areas of support include: assistance with site selection, including letter of intent support, restaurant layouts, design vendor, equipment and fixture vendors and specifications, training of owners and management personnel, grand opening planning, supply chain, operations manual, and store opening training.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL PUPATELLA PIZZERIA SIZE?
2,000 to 3,500 square feet, with a focus toward sites between 2,000 and 2,500 square feet.
HOW IS MY RESTAURANT SITE APPROVED?
Our staff will provide you with site evaluation materials and ongoing support to assist you and your real estate broker in conducting an independent analysis of potential sites. Your site is eligible to be approved once you have completed and submitted all site evaluation materials. Our team may also conduct an in person visit to the site prior to approval.
HOW SOON CAN I OPEN MY FIRST PIZZERIA?
Opening schedule will vary based on the specifics of each project, but you will target opening your Pupatella within 12 months of signing your franchise agreement.
HOW DO I LEARN TO RUN MY PIZZERIA?
You and your managers will attend our owner and management training program that is hosted in our flagship pizzeria in Arlington, Virginia. During this training you will work hands on with our training team and restaurant staff learning our “system” and both back of house (BOH) and front of house (FOH) management. Throughout the training program, you will receive supplemental “classroom” training at our Home Office.
DO I NEED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE OPERATIONS OF MY PUPATEALLA PIZZERIA?
Yes. We expect every operating owner of a Pupatella pizzeria to complete the initial training program and to learn how to operate one of our pizzerias. Among other duties, we expect that owners are: engaged with their managers throughout the week, holding them accountable to our standards; consistently implementing local marketing initiatives and community partnerships; and evaluating and managing financial performance of the pizzeria. We however do not expect operating owners to be present at the store every day.
AFTER I OPEN MY PUPATELLA PIZZERIA WILL THERE BE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?
Yes, we have field support to assist you with operations, financial performance analysis, business planning and marketing, supply chain, and implementation of new brand initiatives.