Frequently Asked Questions
Why Pizza and why Manhattan Pizza?
Our Menu – it starts with the best New York style pizza. If you drive from Maine to California through every small town in America you’ll see a pizza store. According to industry statistics from pizza.com, Americans eat on average 100 acres of pizza daily or 350 slices per second. In addition, 93 percent of Americans eat at least one pizza per month, easily making pizza the number one dinner choice in the United States. With such mass appeal, it is no surprise that this $40 billion industry (measured by sales per year) makes up approximately 17 percent of all restaurants in the nation. Why not participate as an owner in this very strong and fast growing market?
With our 20-year track record for success, Manhattan Pizza Company has learned how to build out, open and operate a successful fast-casual pizza restaurant. We faced a number of challenges along the way but we learned from them and now apply – and will share with our franchisees – a disciplined, consistent approach to producing the best pizza and placing our number one focus on our customers. Every aspect of the Manhattan Pizza Company store operation is reduced to a well documented step by step process. This, coupled with our superior product, is how we are able to produce consistent results in each store.
Who is Manhattan Pizza looking for to open a franchise?
We strictly adhere to a set of qualification criteria to identify candidates positioned to succeed: customer-centric businessmen and women who have a strong work ethic, enthusiasm for our brand and a real team focus.
Of course, not everyone is right for a Manhattan Pizza franchise. We are seeking people solid, successful business experience (not necessarily in restaurants). We also consider carefully a candidate’s financial qualifications, personal motivation and drive for success. Please see “the steps to owning your own Manhattan Pizza” store for more information.
How much are the royalties and other annual fees?
Royalty fees are 6% of gross sales. The marketing fees are up to 3.0% of gross sales.
Does Manhattan offer both a Single Unit and Multi Unit operating model?
Yes, Manhattan does have Single-Unit and Multi-Unit operating models, but the Multi-Unit operating model is generally only available for candidates with extensive Multi-Unit restaurant operations experience along with a higher level of financial resources and Cash availability in comparison to the Single Unit model.
How much can I make as a Manhattan franchisee?
The Federal Trade Commission and various state franchise sales regulations do not allow us to provide specific profit projections. However, the item 19 found in our franchise disclosure document (FDD) outlines certain financial details. To learn more about the financial aspects of franchising with Manhattan, we will provide you our Franchise Disclosure Document with financial disclosures when you are further along in the evaluation process.
How much does it cost to become a Manhattan franchisee?
Please refer to our investment overview to gain a better understanding of fees and potential investment costs.
Does Manhattan offer financing?
We do not provide for financing at this time.
How long does it take to open the store?
Each location is different, and the length of time it takes to open a store depends on a variety of factors, including site selection, build-out requirements and training. But we anticipate it will take approximately 6 months from signing the franchise agreement to opening day at your Manhattan Pizza unit. We have partnered with a third party that will provide you with real estate assistance.
What kind of training can I expect as a franchisee?
All new franchisees participate in a 10-12 week training program. This consists of real life experience in one of our company-owned training shops. In addition, we will train your key employees for 6 weeks at one of our company-owned training shops. Once training is completed, franchisees receive regular updates to their training, including regular on-site reviews.
Who would I speak with about real estate sites?
Please contact Jack Azar firstname.lastname@example.org (703-732-4325)