What to Know About Owning a Your Pie Restaurant
As America’s first fast casual pizza restaurant, and one of the fastest-growing brands in the market, we often get questions from people wanting information about what is involved in owning a Your Pie franchise. We have recently been named one of the 10 best franchise deals for 2020 by QSR and represent an excellent opportunity for those looking to pursue a restaurant franchise.
We always welcome interest in the brand and are constantly looking to speak to qualified candidates who would be a good addition to the Your Pie family. Here are some of the top questions we see from people inquiring about a Your Pie franchise opportunity and the key things to know about the process.
How is Your Pie Different From Other Fast Casual Franchises?
Your Pie was the first fast casual pizza restaurant of its kind. The restaurant makes a high-quality, brick-oven pizza featuring fresh-made ingredients, innovative recipes and endless selections at an incredible speed. In addition to fresh-made pizza, Your Pie serves a wide selection of chopped salads, paninis, gelato, and craft beer and wine.
The Your Pie mission is to be a globally admired brand by creating a culture that improves the lives of the Your Pie family through a dedication to quality, craftsmanship and an inviting culture. At Your Pie, our food and our culture make us who we are as a brand.
How Much Does it Cost to Own a Your Pie franchise?
Your Pie franchise candidates should have a net worth of at least $500,000; $150,000 of which is liquid. The total estimated initial investment can range from $364,750 to $610,000, excluding real estate costs. An itemized breakdown of the initial investment provides an estimate and better understanding of where that investment goes.
Do I Need Restaurant Experience?
No. Your Pie does not require restaurant experience, and our franchisees come from all walks of life. Many often have previous small business or management experience. Some are current or previous owners from other franchise brands. What makes them successful is the ability to lead their team members effectively and be an integral part of their community.
Many of our franchisees are enthusiastically involved with schools, clubs, churches and other community organizations. They are passionate about participating in cultural activities and are committed to giving back to their communities.
Where is Your Pie Available?
Your Pie is currently open for franchising in the contiguous United States (with the exceptions of Alaska and Hawaii). It currently has existing franchises in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois, Montana, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Iowa, Maryland, and California.
Many restaurant franchises have closed territories. That makes this a great time to invest in the Your Pie brand in areas you know while markets are still open and available. In some cases, there are existing locations available for purchase. Contact a Your Pie franchise development official for more information on current locations and growth markets for each state.
What Kind of Guidance and Support Will I Receive?
The Your Pie management team will see you through every step of the process. The franchise development staff will assist with site selection and answering your questions about real estate. Our franchisees receive training and attend Your Pie University to learn everything from how to make a pizza to how to handle local marketing.
This continues through your grand opening and includes ongoing support as a member of our system. Your Pie is listed on the SBA registry, which has helped many of our franchisees obtain small business loans.
Contact Your Pie For Answers to More Questions Today!
While these questions are some of the topics that come up most frequently, we are happy to provide you with any other information about Your Pie and the process of becoming a franchise owner. Please contact us today and a franchise development representative will answer any additional questions you have about a Your Pie restaurant opportunity.