Company Profiles Franchises Across Canada September/October 2020

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Franchise Canada takes you on a tour of pizza franchises across the country

Canadians have been seeking additional comfort over the past months, and pizza is an ultimate comfort food. Add to that the convenience of takeout or delivery options, and it’s easy to see why pizza restaurants remain a popular choice with Canadian consumers.

Pizza franchises throughout Canadian communities are catering to these cravings with unique offerings available across the country. Here, Franchise Canada maps out pizza franchises from coast to coast, highlighting what sets each franchise apart, and providing the details you need to know as you consider your franchising future.

241 Pizza

Since opening its first store in Toronto in 1986, 241 Pizza’s focus has been on delivering great value while maintaining high standards of quality. It currently has over 70 locations and continues to focus on growth throughout Canada. Its recognized 241-0-241 phone number and user-friendly online ordering solutions have made it even easier for customers to order their favourite pizza.

241 Pizza offers a robust franchise system to prepare each new franchisee for success, including: site selection and lease negotiation; business/pizzeria training program; food and equipment sourcing; pizzeria opening assistance; research and development; advertising and promotion; ongoing business development; and more.

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Assembli Custom-Made Salads and Pizzas

Assembli Restaurants invites guests to create amazing custom-made salads and pizzas in a smart, fun, creative way. It strikes the right balance between fresh, healthy, fast, and casual. The process is simple: customers choose the ingredients and it’s made for them, all at one price.

With Assembli, franchisees can be their own boss and proudly bring fresh, good-for-you food to their neighbourhood, all at the same time.

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Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza is Canada’s number one casual dining brand with more than 55 years in business, over 390 locations across Canada (and growing), and more than $1 billion in annual system-wide gross sales. Boston Pizza franchisees benefit from superior site selection, industry-leading low food cost, ongoing training and support, state-of-the-art restaurant technology, and award-winning advertising campaigns and sponsorships. Boston Pizza famously does not collect royalties or co-op fees on alcohol sales.

Boston Pizza provides an extensive seven-week in-restaurant training program for new franchisees and their management team. Team member training begins two weeks prior to launch and support continues after opening through Regional Business Managers.

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Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar

Famoso is a premium casual full service Italian Pizzeria + Bar passionate about authentic ingredients, pizza techniques from Naples, and Italian family kept recipes. Famoso serves traditional Neapolitan pizza and recently introduced New York Sicilian Style thick-crust pizza, as well as traditional Italian dishes, including tapas, pastas, sandwiches, and entrees. Famoso believes the key to success is a strong commitment to excellence and true passion for what they do.

All Famoso restaurants offer dine-in, takeout, and delivery. A typical restaurant location is 2,200-2,500 square feet, with a rustic-modern décor.

Famoso’s newest concept, Famoso Pronto, is an owner-operated fast casual restaurant with Famoso’s same commitment to authentic Italian Neapolitan and New York Sicilian Style thick-crust pizza. This streamlined, compact-size version offers a lower investment, in combination with quick table turns for an efficient business model that maximizes profit.

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Firecrust Custom Salads + Pizzas

Firecrust serves up salads and pizzas with a focus on providing customers with a variety of customizable options and an excellent dining experience. Whether it’s epic shakes or the numerous vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-friendly options, Firecrust ensures the highest-quality products at an amazing value.

Firecrust franchisees have the direct benefit of having a highly experienced executive team standing behind them every step of the way. Franchisees receive an initial six-week training program, as well as ongoing and extensive training to ensure up-to-date, well-rounded cooking, product, and systems knowledge.

Single and multi-unit franchises are presently available in a variety of markets.

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Gino’s Pizza

Gino’s Pizza specializes in gourmet pizza and specialty side orders for walk-in, pick-up, or delivery, serving the Ontario market for over 25 years with over 90 locations. It offers unique marketing and local store marketing programs to promote directly to homes, apartments, schools, and businesses each week. Gino’s Pizza also has an easy to remember 310-4466 (GINO) central telephone number and centralized call centre with friendly knowledgeable agents to process orders. Gino’s Pizza is positioned to expand to 110 stores as it embarks on an expansion program across Ontario and Eastern Canada.

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Greco Pizza

Greco Pizza is a pizza chain with 105 total units and award-winning marketing like “310 3030” and “debit at your door.” It’s also home of the flavoured crust and famous donairs and OvenSubs.

Greco helps franchisees select a site and begin construction, and then provides the franchisee and their staff with the expertise to help ensure their success. Franchisees also receive ongoing marketing and advertising support.

Greco is a leader in marketing, with initiatives including online ordering, 310-30-30 (a one phone number system), Facebook and Twitter presence, debit/credit at the door, Grecoville 30-minute delivery system, oven bags, crustless pizza, oven subs, and much more.

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Konz Pizza…in a Cone®

Konz Pizza…in a Cone® has been in the fast food industry all over the world for over 30 years, and nothing compares. In an increasingly fast-paced environment, Konz Pizza…in a Cone ® has identified a way to get pizza to the consumer in a way that’s comfortable and convenient in all scenarios. Pizza in a cone means no mess or spills and is kid approved.

Konz Pizza…in a Cone ® has created an incredible business model for both entrepreneurs and experienced restaurant owners. Its proven concept offers flexibility, ease of operation, full training, a turnkey business, and is easy to serve, difficult to forget.

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Little Caesars

In a hurry-up world, Little Caesars® has what it takes with its HOT-N-READY® pizza concept. Pizza is one of the world’s favourite foods and pizza lovers crave the great value, outstanding quality, and convenience of Little Caesars® HOT-N-READY® pizzas. Little Caesars® proven recipe for success is based on passion, commitment, and values dating back to 1959, when Little Caesars Enterprises opened the first store.

Little Caesars provides ongoing training and support, and its proven, simple operations foster growth for franchisees. The franchise is growing, looking for franchisees to help bring HOT-N-READY pizza to communities nationwide. There are opportunities in nearly every province across Canada.

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New Orleans Pizza Canada

High-quality ingredients, product innovation, and unwavering commitment to delivering great value to customers have positioned New Orleans Pizza as a leading brand in Northern and Southwestern Ontario. Its centralized call centre and user-friendly online ordering solutions have made it even easier for customers to order their favourite pizza. One hundred per cent Canadian owned and operated since 1978, New Orleans Pizza is committed to using local core ingredients in its pizza.

The New Orleans Pizza franchise system includes site selection and lease negotiation, three-week training program, food and equipment sourcing, opening assistance, advertising and promotion, ongoing business development, and more.

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Panago Pizza

With over 30 years of innovation and a modern store design, Panago is a national brand that delivers a unique pizza experience. The menu includes a variety of fresh, quality toppings, eight meats raised without the use of antibiotics, 100 per cent organic tomato sauce, and dough made from Canadian wheat, as well as vegan and gluten-free options.

With over 200 locations, the systemwide sales exceed $170 million, and one in five Panago stores have annual sales exceeding $1 million. Panago is fully committed to extensive training and education for owners and staff about products, procedures, and store management. All franchisees continue to receive ample support from Panago to ensure ongoing business success.

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Papa John’s Pizza

Papa John’s International is the third-largest pizza delivery company in the world. The company was founded on the principle that “Better Ingredients” make a “Better Pizza” and it takes its use of premium ingredients very seriously. That’s why in just over 33 years, Papa John’s has grown to more than 5,200 restaurants worldwide.

Papa John’s provides operators with six to eight weeks of initial training, along with ongoing training for the operator and their team. As its rapid international expansion continues, Papa John’s is seeking highly qualified Area Developers for Canada.

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Pizza 73

“A better meal, a better deal” is the promise Pizza 73 delivers every time. Pizza 73 focuses on the commitment to provide its partners a comprehensive training program, experienced operational support, and superior marketing team. Its diverse menu offers great-tasting pizzas, delectable shrimp, fresh salads, and a supreme line of chicken products that keep customers begging for more. Look no further if you can add the final ingredient of great customer service to Pizza 73’s recipe.

Pizza 73 provides ongoing overall administrative services such as marketing, accounting, central call centre management, commissary management, computer support, new development, and monitoring of operational standards.

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Pizza Delight

Pizza Delight started out as a small take-out restaurant in Shediac, New Brunswick and has grown to a chain of over 70 restaurants across Atlantic Canada and Ontario. Pizza Delight is a family restaurant serving an Italian-inspired menu of pizza, pasta, and salads.

Pizza Delight has three different models, including full dining rooms with table service, takeout and delivery counters, and food court units. The Pizza Delight operations team has more than 185 years of operation expertise in the restaurant industry and the team’s 360° experience is shared throughout the network on a daily basis.

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Pizza Depot

A Pizza Depot franchise is a turnkey operation. Its expert team of professionals works full time scouting new locations; they’re committed to finding ideal locations and follow a proven formula when establishing a location. Innovative store design ensures that each location is pleasing and comfortable.

Pizza Depot is committed to the success of all its franchisees. It offers the skills and support needed for a successful business through its comprehensive training program, covering areas such as general store operations, customer service, sales support, and marketing. Ongoing support is also provided to ensure Pizza Depot stores continue to be in tip-top condition.

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Pizza Hotline

Tried and tested in the Manitoba market for over 30 years, Pizza Hotline Takeout & Delivery has consistently been a market dominator, beating out local, national, and international pizza players year after year. With an emphasis on value and quality, robust and though-out process, backed by delicious food offerings, and strong franchise support services, this concept is unbeatable. Its slogan, “Great pizza at a Great price,” says it all.

Pizza Hotline provides accounting and operations support, an omni-channel order taking centre, internal marketing, technology and information systems, logistics and supply chain optimization, and more.

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Pizza Hotline Stone-Fire’d

Pizza Hotline has successfully delivered exceptional value, service, and quality to its customers for over 30 years. Pizza Hotline Stone-Fire’d has built on the success of its sister brand and serves the “better pizza” market with its signature Napolitana crust, cooked in front of customers and ready to be served in 180 seconds.

Pizza Hotline Stone-Fire’d is looking for partners who are aggressive, smart, and successful; partners who want to be part of an exciting growth strategy and are committed to excellence. This concept is the perfect choice for someone looking to open up in urban or metropolitan centres.

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Pizza Hut Canada

Pizza Hut doesn’t ever want to blend in: pushing boundaries is part of its heritage. They are the creators of the original Stuffed Crust, the brand who first delivered pizza to places like the White House, the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, and to outer space. Pizza Hut stands for bold innovation.

The first Pizza Hut opened in Canada in 1968. Pizza Hut Canada has nearly 500 units from coast to coast, primarily delivery and takeout channels. Franchisees complete an extensive eight-week training program, and Pizza Hut provides the training curriculum for managers and team members.

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Pizza Nova

The Pizza Nova story began in 1963 when a young Italian family opened the first Pizza Nova location. Today, Pizza Nova is still family-owned, represents over 140 locations, and is one of the leading pizza chains in Ontario. Its success is largely attributed to an unwavering commitment to the quality of the product, and to the incredible team of people that represent Pizza Nova.

Pizza Nova franchisees join a proven small business management system with a comprehensive and award-winning marketing program, and become a part of a company that cares about them as much as it does about the food it makes.

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Pizza Pizza

As a leader and innovator in the quick service restaurant industry since 1967, Pizza Pizza is committed to quality, service excellence, and customer satisfaction. Franchisees can achieve financial stability and build equity, and comprehensive training and operational support are included.

Franchisees can build their own successful Pizza Pizza franchise with the support they need to succeed. They’ll benefit from comprehensive training, a huge support team, and a beloved brand with a recipe for success that’s been tested for over 50 years. Pizza Pizza Limited is also the owner of over one hundred Pizza 73 outlets in Western Canada.

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Pizza Studio

Pizza Studio is leading the charge in the fast casual pizza segment, offering a variety of artisanal crusts, specialty sauces, premium meats, and fresh vegetables at affordable prices. Pizza Studio lets the imagination run wild with each custom-built pizza and salad.

Pizza Studio has partnered with some amazing franchisees and is always looking for more. Pizza Studio Canada offers an exciting business opportunity with many benefits in the fastest growing segment in the restaurant industry. There are two development opportunities: food court locations and store front locations. Pizza Studio is looking for franchisees with experience in developing and operating restaurants in the proposed territory.

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Pizzaville Inc.

Pizzaville is a 100 per cent Canadian owned and operated franchise chain of pizzerias, serving delicious stone-baked pizza and panzerotti to Southern Ontario communities since 1963, under the same ownership since 1979. Stone baking is the original and traditional way to bake pizza and it’s what makes their pizza special. With over 80 locations and growing, the company is a recognized and dependable brand with a high standard for consistent quality product and first-class customer service.

Pizzaville franchisees receive the benefits of marketing, operational support, dedication to customer service, specialized in-house services, and product development.

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Topper’s Pizza

Topper’s Pizza is a family-owned business founded on a century-old Toppazzini Italian family recipe for Authentic ItalianBread™ pizza dough, great customer service, and family values. Its pizzas are high-end flavour masterpieces with a dedication to premium ingredients, hand-made fresh dough, and brand-exclusive unique recipes for over 20 specialty pizza recipes, dips, and more.

Topper’s Pizza first began in Sudbury, ON and now is the established customer-favourite in Northern Ontario with an ever-expanding market across Ontario. Topper’s Pizza offers support from its experienced advisors from analyzing the business plan through to building the franchise and ongoing operations.

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TOSTO QUICKFIRE Pizza Pasta is a boutique fast-premium concept created with one goal in mind – to bring handcrafted Romano pizzas and fresh-made pastas mainstream. Its passion and tough love for authentic Italian cuisine has brought to life a pizza parlour and pasta bar showcasing authentic flavours and fresh ingredients.

TOSTO is always on the hunt for great partners whose personal, professional, and financial qualities go hand in hand with what they believe it takes to bring TOSTO to life. The TOSTO team will be there every step of the way to provide support throughout the entire process, from the signature to the opening and beyond.

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