frequently asked questions

Q. What Type of Franchise is Available?

A. The Franchise offers an establishment of operation, "Apeizza e vino," which is by definition, a pizza and wine bar with a gas fired pizza oven behind the bar and a simple menu featuring, appetizers, salads, New York-style pizza, calzones, strombolis, dessert, wine and beer. It's a smaller footprint, in square footage and equipment costs. Therefore a lower start-up investment than a full service, family style Italian restaurant.

B. A  great fit for a mall, casino or airport. If wine and beer are not served, it is simply called "Apeizza" and not, "Apeizza e Vino."

Q. How Much Does an Apeizza Franchise Cost?

A. The estimated total investment necessary to begin operations of an Apeizza franchise is estimated between $246,267 and $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, the use of our distinctive system, marketing assistance, ongoing business development and counseling, and round-table discussions for any other concerns regarding owning 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. A minimum of $4,000 is an expected expense on the grand-debut advertising with in the first three months of operation. Also expected is a minimum of 2% of your gross sales per month on local advertising. In addition you may be expected to make Marketing Fund contributions of up to 1% of your weekly gross sales to our Apeizza franchise.

Q. How Much Training is Provided?

A. The initial training covers all material aspects of the operation of an Apeizza franchise. A minimum 12 weeks of comprehensive training, at your Apeizza Franchise location will be offered. We will cover management, customer service, food preparation, kitchen management, pre-opening review, opening week support, and continued support for at least 8 weeks after opening. Follow-up training will also be available.