With so many pizza franchises to choose from, it’s helpful to learn a bit about the industry. Here are some important facts you should know before you open your new pizza restaurant.
How large is the pizza market?
Pizza Magazine estimates that as of 2017 the U.S. pizza market is a $44 billion-per-year industry and growing! They further estimate that the average unit sales are $549,127 annually, with pizza chains having a leading edge over independently-owned pizza restaurants. Incidentally, Round Table Pizza placed in the top 10 of Pizza Magazine’s list of Top 50 Pizza Chains by Annual Sales! As you can see, now is a better time than ever to franchise with Round Table Pizza. We’ve been in business since 1959, and understand how to help our franchisees build great pizzerias.
What is important to pizza consumers?
Pizza magazine reports that ingredients that are “clean” and “authentic” are important to today’s consumers, noting that these terms represent quality to customers. When it comes to authentic ingredients, today’s customers needn’t look any further than their local Round Table Pizza. We call ourselves “The Last Honest Pizza” for a reason: All of our dough is hand-rolled from scratch in store every day, and is made from the highest quality Idaho-grown wheat. Our perfectly-aged cheeses are a premier pairing with our premium meats and fresh-cut, selectively-chosen vegetables. When it comes to meeting the demands of today’s customer, Round Table Pizza has been making clean and authentic pizzas since 1959.
The pizza franchises fast-casual sector
An important and growing part of the pizza market is the fast-casual sector. Unlike traditional pizzerias of the past, where families would gather and spend an evening sharing a large pie, more and more millennials are demanding fast-casual restaurants that allow for greater flexibility in ordering. Pizza Magazine reports that “the fast-casual segment nearly doubled the growth rate of any other dining segment in 2015,” demonstrating the growing popularity of this sector. Of course, Round Table Pizza has kept up with this trend by offering several location options to our franchisees. Our Clubhouse locations, which offer innovative menus and local beers on tap, are a great option for franchisees looking to break into the fast-casual sector. Check out the FAT Brands Book for more information on our Clubhouse locations!
If you’re ready to choose Round Table as the best of the pizza franchises, reach out to us today to learn more about opening your own location.