Q. What type of franchise is available?
A. The franchise offered is for the establishment and operation of a family style dine-in restaurant offering a diversified menu consisting of traditional Italian dishes such as lasagna and chicken Parmesan, pastas, New York style pizzas and entrées, sandwiches, wraps and other related menu items with a full service bar, and also offering a specialized catering menu.
B. Also a unique concept called Apeizza e vino… pizza and wine bar with a wood fired pizza oven behind bar, serving 12” pizzas, Italian cheese plates, and beer and wine. It requires a lower start up investment, as well as lower payroll and food costs.
Q. How much does a franchise cost?
A. The estimated total investment necessary to begin operations of Apeizza franchise is $246.267 to $412,000.
Q. How much is the fee for continuing support services?
A. The continuing services or “royalty fee,” is 5% of your gross sales after taxes and is paid weekly. This fee entitles you to use the “Apeizza” service mark, use of distinctive system, marketing assistance, ongoing business development and counseling, and other benefits that come with being an Apeizza franchise.
Q. Will I have an exclusive territory?
A. You will not receive an exclusive territory. We will grant you a territory (called an “area of primary responsibility” or “area”), defined by zip codes or other physical, political or natural boundaries.
Q.What about advertising?
A. Apeizza’s name and reputation is an important part of our business. You will spend a minimum of $4,000 on grand-debut advertising during the first three months of operation. You will also spend at least 2% of your gross sales per month on local advertising. In addition, you will be expected to make Marketing Fund contributions of up to 1% of your weekly gross sales.
Q.How much training is provided?
A.The initial training covers all material aspects of the operation of an Apeizza franchise and is comprised of classroom and on-the-job training.
Q. What is the term of the Franchise Agreement?
A. The initial term of the Franchise Agreement is five years from the date the Franchise Agreement is signed. The franchise is renewable for four successive terms of five years each providing you have complied with the provisions of the Franchise Agreement.
Q. What is my next step?
A. Complete the Confidential Franchise Evaluation Form and return it to us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to speaking with you.