Over 60 restaurant locations across 19 states and counting.
Over 50 new locations currently in development.
Rated one of the best values in Franchising by QSR Magazine.
Authentic, Italian-inspired, brick-oven pizza and craft beer.
Illinois is a great place to own a business, and if you're looking to invest your time and hard-earned cash in a profitable business that allows you to be surrounded by delicious food and fun, join the Your Pie family by becoming a franchise owner today!
Your Pie is currently offering restaurant franchise opportunities in Illinois, including Chicago, Rockford, and Joliet. If you aren’t located in one of these cities, don’t worry – there could still be an opportunity for you in your market.
Here at Your Pie we value hardworking individuals looking to make a difference in their local community by providing great quality pizza with great quality service. Illinois is a great place to expand our brands. If you're interested in helping us provide delicious wood-fired pizza to Illinois communities, contact us and see how you can become a franchise owner!
Take a look at our restaurant business franchise model to learn about how franchising works!
Let’s get started! Candidate signs the franchise agreement, obtaining rights from the business to develop a new location and pays the initial franchise fee.
The franchisee works with the development team on site selection, build-out, permitting, staffing and more.
The franchisee completes training at Your Pie headquarters in Athens, Georgia, to learn about day-to-day operations.
We’re almost there! Prior to grand opening, each new restaurant hosts three days of soft opening ‘Dine & Donate’ events to raise money for a local charity, connect with the local community and allow the store team to practice serving a high-volume crowd.
Congrats—it’s grand opening day! The franchisee is now fully in charge of running the restaurant but retains access to the home office team for ongoing marketing and operational support.
When you purchase a franchise, you’re buying into an established business operating at a high enough level to allow for expansion. Franchising eliminates much of the risk of entrepreneurship, as you know the model has already proven successful and competitive within the market.
A good franchisor supports store owners through every stage of development and well beyond grand opening. At Your Pie, our corporate team is comprised of seasoned industry executives with extensive experience and a deep understanding of the franchise landscape, whose primary goal is to support unit profitability and ensure franchisee success for years to come—not just on opening day.
Many franchise brands have local marketing resources outlined and available for new franchise owners, including assets and tested strategies for both digital and print marketing. Your Pie marketing is led by Marketing Director Hassy Braggs, who leverages previous experience from brands like Chick-fil-A, ESPN, LongHorn Steakhouse and more to create effective local marketing strategies for owners.
As a franchise brand, we have access to more competitive pricing on equipment, ingredients, vendors and more, compared to an individual business owner.
As a franchise owner, you don’t have to worry about designing your restaurant from scratch. The layout of the restaurant, the equipment and furniture have all been thoroughly researched by the franchisor to ensure quality and consistency across locations.
All Your Pie franchisees complete our robust training program prior to opening, plus enjoy ongoing access to our corporate team and network of franchisees who have likely already encountered any hiccups or issues you may face. Our team’s combined experience is an invaluable resource, and we believe in sharing our learnings to benefit all franchisees.
As a franchise brand, we have the opportunity to help entrepreneurs nationwide take control of their future through franchising. Our team exists to support candidates every step of the way—from navigating the complexities of the franchise process to determining the best concept and culture fit for their lifestyle. We understand the magnitude of a franchise investment, and we don’t take our responsibility lightly.
We look beyond a candidate’s financials to evaluate on a more holistic level—and in doing so, have established an intentional, sustainable growth model. Here are just a few factors that describe our ideal franchise candidate:
Opening a restaurant franchise in the state of Illinois is an exciting venture for any new business owner. Ranked as a great state for new businesses, Illinois is a wonderful state to expand a franchise and is home to many franchise brands. Fill out our franchise form to get in touch with a specialist today.
FRANCHISE: Licenses offered by a company, called a franchisor, to a third party, called a franchisee, which allows them to use the company’s business procedures and trademarks to conduct business.
FRANCHISOR: A company or person that allows a third party the right to use their licenses in order to conduct business under the franchisor’s trademarks.
FRANCHISEE: An individual or company that operates a franchise under a trademark by selling goods or services.
FRANCHISE FEE: An initial payment a franchisee must pay to a franchisor in order to have the right to use their company trademarks. Does not includes additional fees associated with developing a franchise such as insurance, construction, and equipment.
ROYALTY FEE: Typically a percentage of gross sales, this is an ongoing fee paid by the franchisee to the franchisor usually monthly or quarterly.
FRANCHISE AGREEMENT: The official agreement between the franchisor and the franchisee that outlines the expectations and responsibilities of both parties.