Why an Extreme Pizza Franchise?
Extreme Pizza has been in the pizza business since 1994 and since then we have added new menu items and have been awarded many accolades over the years including Best Pizza in San Francisco, the East Bay and in the Bay Area numerous times. Extreme Pizza has also been ranked on the INC 500's Fastest Growing Companies for three consecutive years. With years of experience, we have expanded the Extreme Team and Brand throughout our Franchise System...
We have explored different avenues of the business and learned from years of running a successful operation. We've designed integrated systems and policies to insure your stores run efficiently and effectively. THIS IS A KEY REASON WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE TO FRANCHISE WITH EXTREME PIZZA. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REINVENT THE WHEEL. We have already made the necessary steps to help create a turn-key solution for our franchisee's future.
Extreme Pizza understands that the life line of our business is our customers. Our reputation for outstanding service and products is unmatched. The same quality and commitment that goes into our award winning pizza and customer service also goes into our relationship with each franchisee. We have developed extensive support material to ease your startup experience and conduct thorough training seminars to help you learn the Extreme Pizza business model.
This Ain't No Cakewalk, It's Pizza!
Get ready to become personally involved in your own business. Although this could be a huge opportunity, it is also a big personal and financial commitment. In a competitive small business environment, you cannot be afraid to work hard and must be able to motivate your team members. Extremely supported training provides franchisee with:
- Confidential training and operations manuals.
- Classroom and "live" restaurant training.
- "On-site" pre-opening training for owners and managers followed with on-going support.
- Training meetings and seminars for owners and managers covering concerned areas.
- Marketing and Research Advertising and marketing program to increase sales, customers and their loyalty.
- In-house design and advertising center.
- Point of Sale system to customize your marketing efforts and track your customers.
- "Grand Opening Program" that will grab your new customers attention immediately.
In our opinion, franchising is a team sport. We're here to help you succeed - period. We've developed an intensive and extensive training program that we believe will prepare you for the ups, the downs and everything in between of owning your own pizza business.
Prior to opening a new location, we require that all franchisees be thoroughly trained in all facets of running a pizza business. As part of the initial franchise fee, we provide hands-on training at our Extreme Pizza corporate offices in San Francisco and at your location as well. While in San Francisco, franchisees will meet with the corporate team and visit corporate stores where they will learn food and product preparation, food and labor management, human resource management, customer relations, financial management, inventory and cost control and marketing.
Of course it's impossible to learn everything in six weeks that our team has learned in more than ten years of a doing business, which is why we provide you with a rock-solid support system to help you throughout your Extreme Pizza franchise experience. Once your store is up and running, an Extreme Pizza franchise agent, and the rest of the corporate team, will be available for ongoing support and training. As necessary, we will make visits to your location to provide one-on-one counsel. Additionally we will provide group training sessions open to all franchisees throughout the year, and will offer the opportunity to attend regional meetings and seminars that will enable you to meet and mingle with other franchisees in the Extreme Pizza system.
- Extreme Pizza was ranked #381 Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500, 2008
- Extreme Pizza was ranked #78 Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Bay Area Companies - SF Business Times, 2007.
- Extreme Pizza was voted #2 Best Place to Work in San Francisco Bay Area by the SF Business Times, 2007.
- Extreme Pizza was named the "Best New Pizza Franchise" by Seattle Magazine, 2006.
- Extreme Pizza was named #381 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 list, 2006.
Frequently Asked Questiosn
Q. Will Extreme Pizza find me a location?
A. Extreme Pizza will assist you in obtaining a qualified real estate professional who will know your market and your specific needs. We will then work with your real estate agent by sharing site selection criteria for an Extreme Pizza store. After a site is found, we will then visit the site, examine the dynamics of the market and give your assessment. Once an area or location has been approved by Extreme Pizza, we will help you with certain negotiating points with your Landlord.
Q. Do I buy my equipment through Extreme Pizza?
A. We will provide you with the proper equipment specifications and then you have the freedom to choose your supplier.
Q. How much training will I need?
A. You will receive a comprehensive training program that is six weeks in length. This training includes classroom training as well as in-store training covering everything from employee hiring, training and food preparation bookkeeping, customer service, management, and advertising. The first four weeks of this training will take place in our corporate training facility in San Francisco and the remaining two weeks will be held in your location prior to and ruing your opening. Additionally, you will receive our comprehensive operations manual that covers in detail everything you need to know to open an Extreme Pizza. While your six weeks of training are provided by Extreme Pizza, outside costs such as travel, meals, salary, and lodging, among others are the responsibility of the franchisee.
Q. How long does it take to open a restaurant?
A. It depends on several factors. The biggest variable is the ability to obtain a quality site. Remember it's all about location, location, location, so we like to spend the right amount of time finding the best spot for your store. After a location is found and a lease is negotiated and then signed, we will have a better picture of an opening date. Typically, once a Franchise Agreement is signed, a store can be opened within 6-12 months.
Q. Do I need a restaurant experience to be successful with Extreme Pizza franchise?
A. While restaurant experience is always beneficial, as well as managerial experience, it is not required. Years of experience have shown us that hard work (lots and lots of it) and a positive attitude is what it takes to make your business a success. Extreme Pizza is dedicated to helping you succeed and we trust you will share this same dedication.
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