East of Chicago Pizza Franchise

East of Chicago Pizza was founded on our signature fresh pan pizza, devotion to quality, and the belief customers deserve the best-tasting pizza with every bite.

To buy a franchise with East of Chicago Pizza, you'll need to have at least $50000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $75000.

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Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: -
Total Units: 81
Year Founded: 1991
Franchising Since: -
Home Office: Lima, OH
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Not Available
Liquid Capital Required: $50,000
Net Worth Required: $75,000
Total Investment: $161,900 – $462,200
Franchise Fee: N/A
Royalty Type: -
Vetern Discount: -

*East of Chicago Pizza is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia

Values & History

EOC was founded in Willard, Ohio, and a customer from Chicago that would pass through to visit family would say this is the best pizza East of Chicago! The comment stuck, and now East of Chicago Pizza has more than 70 locations stretching as far east as West Virginia.

In 1991, East of Chicago Pizza was founded on our signature fresh pan pizza, devotion to quality, and the belief customers deserve the best-tasting pizza with every bite. We believe our commitment to these three principles is the driving force behind our growth and success.

In 2008, Tony Collins, a multi-unit operator, purchased the franchise. Tony's vision for the East of Chicago brand centered on the drive and success of existing operators. Today, East of Chicago Pizza is recognized throughout the Midwest for our specialty pizzas, delicious subs, and signature wings.

In the next five years, the company plans on reaching a total of 150 units and growing the corporate structure to provide continued support to the franchisee in all aspects of development, training, and operations. The drive and success of existing franchisees are major aspects of East of Chicago's future growth plans.

Industry Performance

Market Demand & Advantage

East of Chicago Pizza appeals to all ages and is priced for any income level.

After 30 years, we've developed some specific data regarding the bulk of our customers from market studies and national pizza segment demographics.

Unlike other franchises, we encourage you to customize our restaurant to have a local feel and not cookie-cutter like other franchisees. We encourage you to add décor items of the local sports teams and landmarks.

East of Chicago pizza is a proven franchise system, which has thrived for over 20 years in the ultra-competitive pizza industry. We have more than 80 locations in six states, and in 2013, East of Chicago continued its impressive growth by surpassing 48 consecutive months of same-store-sales increases, the addition of 12 new locations, all while breaking the $30 million mark in franchise-wide sales.

Training & Support

Our experienced team of support personnel will help you make the most of your time and answer any questions. Plus, you can take advantage of the experience and wisdom of our franchisees, area developers, and our vendors.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We're looking for someone who:

  • Wants to execute a proven business plan
  • Has a background in restaurant management, preferably franchise restaurant
  • Has strong management skills
  • Has the ability to consistently motivate themselves and those around them
  • Has the willingness to devote time and energy to the business

Purchasing a East of Chicago Pizza Franchise

Net Worth Required: $75,000. Total Investment: $161,900 - $462,200. Liquid Capital Required: $50,000.

The field is open. The highest concentration of east of Chicago locations is in Eastern Ohio. We have locations and current expansion in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. We are poised for regional expansion. East of Chicago has established a nationwide distribution network. We have identified key territories for immediate expansion. If you are interested in an area agreement, East of Chicago is prepared to assist you with your new territory.

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