The Pizza Press just announced the close of 2016's first quarter with a total of 17 new franchisees set to open 12 new stores by the end of this year and another 30 locations planned by 2017's end. This three-month growth period, which is a 53 percent increase over all of last year, takes the national build-your-own-pizza chain to 32 franchisees since it started is franchise program in October of 2014.
Most of the 12 new franchise businesses set to open this year are located in Southern California and include Carlsbad, Costa Mesa, West Hollywood, North Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, Fountain Valley, Santa Monica and Huntington Beach. The first store outside of California will be in Texas later in the year,
Founder Dara Maleki says the chain is thrilled by the immense growth over 2016's first quarter and has set ambitious goals to keep the pace up throughout the rest of 2016. Maleki says their commitment to quality service and product and their stellar franchise development team have played key roles in the expansion of the franchise.
The new franchise businesses will join four other open and running locations in Fullerton, Anaheim, Orange and Pasadena. The chain currently has plans to open in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, North Carolina and overseas, starting with China.
This rapidly growing fast casual chain has a 1920s news theme, welcoming customers to "publish" their pizza by choosing from a large list of sauce, cheeses, toppings and other fixings. Other menu items include their signature pizzas, such as "The Tribune," "The Times," and "The Chronicle." Custom pizzas remain the company's largest attraction, but they also offer an extensive craft beer selection and handcrafted ice cream treats.
The Pizza Press Franchise Opportunities
Started in 2012, The Pizza Press is a build-your-own pizza chain with a unique concept. Currently, the company is seeking qualified franchisees in Utah, Texas, Oregon, Las Vegas and elsewhere. Applicants who qualify will have liquid assets of at least $200,000 per restaurant. The initial franchise fee is $35,000, with the total investment ranging from $311,000 to $650,500.