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Franchise Direct Serves Up A Family-Size Pizza Franchise Report


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Pizza is big. Really big. (Really tasty, too!)

It’s also a large segment of the food franchise industry in the US.

The US pizza market is a mature, developed market, and it’s also pretty darn competitive.

Franchised pizza chains account for around 60% of the market. It’s estimated that there are over 150 well known pizza franchises in operation plus an unknown number of local and regional pizza franchises.

I remember working in a full service Italian restaurant many years ago, that did a ton of pizza business- eat-in, and take-out. One day, I asked one of the owners why there were so darn many pizza shops.



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Joel,” he said, “my mark-up on pizza is about 800%.”

Question answered.

For the 2nd year in a row, the folks at Franchise Direct have provided a mouth-watering report on the state of the pizza franchise industry. Go right over to Franchise Direct , and check it out. There are some surprises, this year…


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