The Round Table Pizza Story
Round Table Pizza was founded in 1959 by a Navy veteran who just couldn’t find enough good pizza in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, Round Table is an iconic West Coast brand with over 450 locations open and under development in the Western United States and in 5 countries overseas, including 70 company-owned locations. We’ve achieved cult status by creating a family-friendly pizza franchise that remains committed to high-quality ingredients, traditional recipes and innovative new menu combinations.
Who are we looking for?
Virtually all our franchise owners started out as brand fans. Of those who did happen to be new to Round Table when they discovered our franchise opportunity, you better believe they became quick converts.
In addition to being crazy about our pizza, our franchisees also have to meet a set of minimum qualifications. These qualifications apply to all new franchise candidates, regardless of whether they are seeking to develop new restaurants or acquire existing franchises. We put these standards in place to ensure everyone on the team is on the same page and to protect the integrity of our brand. These standards ultimately ensure the continued operational excellence and success of Round Table Pizza. Among the characteristics we look for in a Round Table franchise owner:
- Foodservice industry experience as an owner/operator or manager with P&L responsibility
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage people
- Strong leadership skills and a proven record of success in business
- Business acumen and financial management skills
- Passion for customer service
- Minimum liquidity of $200,000
- Net worth of $500,000
Beyond those minimum qualifications, our franchisees’ backgrounds are varied. Some of them are empire builders, experienced franchisees from other concepts who have the talent and the skills to be successful multi-unit owners with Round Table. Some have been with us so long they’re now passing the baton to their children, who grew up watching their parents build success and now want to be part of that as well. We also see Baby Boomers who are looking to build something in the next 5-10 years to provide recurring income in their retirement.
We’re invested in franchisee’s success, because we’re franchisees, too. We have 450 restaurants open and under development, and 70 of those are company-owned. If you believe you meet our minimum franchisee qualifications and would like to learn more, please fill out the form for a free franchise report, or click below to find out more about our investment opportunity.
We provide flexible restaurant models
One more reason we’ve been so successful for so long in the $45 billion pizza segment is that Round Table Pizza offers quality and convenience across flexible restaurant models to suit all kinds of locations, from densely packed urban spaces to family-focused suburban towns to small communities. Our franchise works anywhere.
Our traditional dine-in concept has an extensive menu of high quality pizzas, wings, artisan flatbreads, sandwiches and a salad bar, along with banquet rooms for sports teams and other meetings. Round Table Clubhouse, a larger footprint, is an expanded version of our traditional dine-in design, featuring an expanded menu with burgers and appetizers, a pub area with local craft beers on tap, a large arcade, banquet rooms for parties and social gatherings and big screen TVs throughout and has the capacity to serve larger crowds and generate more revenue for owners. We have a smaller format that works well in more densely populated markets where commercial rents tend to be higher, helping owners maximize their profit margins to our non-traditional concepts in airports, sports venues and hotels.