£ 350,000 - £ 700,000 Minimum Investment
Pizza Time sells pizzas, side orders, and drinks in their restaurants, from mobile food stands, and offers a delivery service
Food & Drink, Pizza
£ 350,000 - £ 700,000
Pizza Time was opened some ten years ago by brothers who had worked at their local pizza takeaway venue for several years. During this time, they got to know the business and the community and decided to start their own venture, serving the pizza the way they thought best.
The brothers believe that the only way to produce good food is with the best quality and freshest ingredients. With that as their core value, they began to work with several chefs to create the ideal dough and pizza recipes. The result was a range of 25 different pizzas and the company continues to innovate.
All the dough is freshly made and hand-stretched daily, and each pizza is handmade, so nothing comes out of a machine or freezer. All the topping ingredients are fresh and locally sourced where possible. The tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese are the best quality.
Over the years, the Pizza Time franchise has built a loyal client base and franchises have begun to open in multiple locations. The company is actively seeking new franchisees in key locations in order to grow the business and the brand further.
As the name would suggest, the core product of this franchise business is pizza which can either be collected or delivered. The range of 25 options aims to cater for every taste. The menu even offers sweet pizzas topped with marshmallow or chocolate.
However, they also offer a range of side dishes and alternatives such as BBQ chicken wings, nachos, jacket potatoes, potato wedges, hot dog dough balls, garlic bread, breaded mozzarella sticks, and a range of dips and sauces. There are also dessert options other than the sweet pizzas on offer such as ice cream, cake, and cookies.
Pizza Time franchisees are treated by the company as partners. As such they have access to tried and tested product, an established customer base and brand, and a proven business model. This removes a great deal of stress and some financial risk from starting a franchise.
Franchisees can either open a Pizza Time in a new location or take on and remodel an existing pizza business and venue. In either scenario, franchisees will have a turnkey business and can count on assistance from the company to launch their new venture.
To indicate your interest in a Pizza time franchise, simply fill in the form on the company website. You will then be contacted by a team member to answer any questions you may have and to take discussions further.
The Pizza Time Franchise fee is £24,950 + VAT. However, depending on set-up costs you could be looking at a total investment of between £350,000 and £700,000. The most significant part of these costs involves setting up and fitting the location.
Pizza Time has a dedicated team that supports and guides franchisees. The support you will receive includes:
Training: business administration, operational matters, kitchen and preparation techniques, and use of the EPOS (electronic point of sale) system.
Pre-launch support: assistance with site selection, lease negotiations, premises project management, recruitment advice, a marketing launch plan detailing PR and advertising, and guidance with shop design and fitting.
Starter pack: shop signage and display items, marketing materials such as brochures and flyers, branded staff uniforms, a till system and EPOS software, and a comprehensive Operations Manual.
Kitchen equipment: ovens, an extraction system, food preparation tables, a walk-in freezer, heated delivery bags, mixers, utensils, pans, etc.
On-going support: franchisees can access advice and guidance at any stage during the duration of the franchise contract.
Do I need experience?
Pizza Time does not specify that you require food or fast food industry experience. However, they do state that they are seeking ‘savvy entrepreneurs’ which implies the possession of business acumen, drive and passion.
In any franchise, the owner must be committed to the business model, be driven to succeed, believe in the product, and have a passion for the work. In addition, good attention to detail; strong communication, customer service, and leadership skills. Attention to detail and energy are also highly desirable abilities and traits.
Where does Pizza Time operate?
At time of writing, there are branches in Alton, Andover, Ashton, Bordon, Dartford, Kettering, Sidcup, Southend on Sea, Portsmouth, and Prestwich.
Will I be able to get an area of my choice?
Pizza Time is seeking to appoint franchisees in key locations throughout the UK. However, if you have a specific location in mind, you would have to enquire directly with the company.
Is income guaranteed?
Income is not guaranteed as it depends on several factors including the amount and quality of work done by the franchisee. However, as a turnkey business venture, Pizza Time almost guarantee success for those franchisees who use the business model and work hard.
How soon will I start making money?
Given this is marketed as a turnkey business, you should generate income from the first day you open your doors for business.
Do I need to do my own marketing?
PizzaTime provides an ongoing effective national sales and marketing campaign that each outlet benefits from. Outlets are also provided with promotional materials and the franchise offers regular specials.
Word-of-mouth is always an excellent source of promotion and marketing, so ensuring that all your clients are happy is a very important and valuable from a PR and sales generating point of view.
Is this the best franchise of its kind in the UK?
The company recognises that there are many pizza franchises in the market. However, Pizza Time believes that what gives them a competitive edge as a franchisor is that their fees and the costs associated with setting up an outlet are lower than others, they have a greater range of prime territories available, their product is of a high quality, their brand is recognised, there is an established client base, and their approach is innovative. Finally, successful Franchisees can move beyond a single outlet and have multi-site operations if they wish to do so.
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