THE ROUND TABLE PIZZA
Answers to Some of Round Table Franchise’s Most Frequently-Asked Questions
The first Round Table Pizza opened in 1959 in Menlo Park, California, and the company began franchising in 1962.
Our pizza franchise startup costs range from $504,000 to $1,062,500 for a traditional dine-in concept. Costs can vary depending on the size of the concept and other variables. A smaller delivery/carry-out only model ranges from $327,800 to $511,500. All figures are from our 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document.
Round Table considers a number of different factors in our pizza franchise evaluation process. Among the most important are:
- Foodservice industry experience as an owner/operator or manager with P&L responsibility
- Proven record of success in business
- Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead people
- Business acumen and financial management skills
- Customer service skills
- Financial qualifications
Franchise candidates need to have a minimum of $200,000 in liquid assets and a minimum net worth of $500,000. These qualifications apply to all new franchise candidates, regardless of whether they are seeking to develop new restaurants or acquire existing franchises
Round Table Pizza does provide financial performance representations in our FDD (Item 19). However, restaurant profitability varies and is dependent on a significant number of factors including local trade area, location, sales revenue, operating expenses, and the financial and managerial capabilities of the franchisee.
We have nearly 450 locations open and under development, including 70 corporate-owned restaurants, across the Western U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii, including 10 locations overseas.
We have three main pizza restaurant franchise models: A smaller delivery/carry-out only model is designed for smaller spaces totaling about 800-1,400 square feet. Our traditional dine-in concept is typically 2,400-4,000 square feet. Our Clubhouse concept is the largest, averaging 4,200-6,500 square feet.
Yes, Round Table has opportunities in both "in–fill” territory and area development opportunities in California, the Northwest, and Southwest regions.
Yes, there are existing franchised Round Table restaurants that are for sale. This limited “resale” inventory is dynamic; it is made available, with permission from owners, to candidates who have been approved as new franchisees.
Yes; however, substantial international foodservice industry experience is a critical component of our franchisee evaluation criteria. If your company currently operates a successful, well–capitalized, multi–unit U.S. QSR or Casual Dining franchised concept internationally and is interested in the Round Table brand, we certainly would be interested in talking to you. All international development agreements require the implementation of a multi–unit development plan for an entire country or region.
If, after your initial phone interview, both you and Round Table determine that it makes business sense to proceed to the application stage, the evaluation process should take between six and eight weeks.