Drew French, founder of Your Pie, is looking for multi-unit operators to grow the 18-unit brand.
Less than six years from the launch of his first Your Pie, French plans to add eight franchise restaurants in 2013. His goal is to identify multi-unit operators to join the franchise system and scale from the regional base already in place.
With a franchise fee of $25,000 and total investment averaging $350,000, a Your Pie franchise includes pre-opening development assistance for site selection and analysis, lease negotiation, architectural layout and restaurant design, comprehensive restaurant build out, four weeks of training, and full marketing and communications support.
French anticipates becoming a national brand in the next two-to-five years, and an international brand within the next 10 years.
"Without question, we aspire to be a globally admired brand," he said. "But we've seen plenty of ways not to grow a pizza franchise, and we're committed to best practices."
The fast casual brand features pizzas, fresh-grilled Panini sandwiches, salads and Italian-inspired gelato for dessert.
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