Whata Lotta Pizza Franchise

At Whata Lotta Pizza, we are committed to providing the best tasting pizzas to our customers at reasonable prices. We prepare, cook and serve our best pizza fast in a pleasant, clean through our friendliest and most considerate service.

To buy a franchise with Whata Lotta Pizza, you'll need to have at least $90000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $250000.

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Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Whata Lotta Pizza
Total Units: -
Year Founded: -
Franchising Since: -
Home Office: La Puente, CA
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Via 3rd party
Liquid Capital Required: $90,000
Net Worth Required: $250,000
Total Investment: $90,000 – $208,500
Franchise Fee: N/A
Royalty Type: -
Vetern Discount: -

*Whata Lotta Pizza is currently accepting inquiries from the following locations: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Values & History

In the summer of 1989, Wayne La Vigne and his wife Bonnie decided to sell everything they owned, cash in their insurance, maxed out their credit cards and drove 3 weeks, with their 2 young sons from Michigan to Orange County, California to open a pizzeria.

The La Vigne family opened their first store in September 1989 to pursue their goal of offering the best pizzas at the lowest price possible regardless of what the competition was doing. Within the next two years, they started opening additional stores in Orange County.

Although sales continued to grow at a better than expected rate, Wayne recognized that with the changes in the pizza industry, it was the right time to start the concept he initially planned. In July of 1992, the La Vigne family created the name 'Whata Lotta Pizza' eliminating all the gimmicks marketed by national chains, moving to a limited menu and offering take-out only.

Industry Performance

Market & Competition

Our first franchisee has enjoyed continuous growth in sales and profitability since opening in 2000. Even with fluctuations in the economy, we haven't only prevailed. We have also experienced record sales despite increased competition. Our systems ensure every customer receives the same high-quality product every time from every location.

We have sold over 4 million pizzas to tens of thousands of loyal customers. Many customers who moved from Southern California consider having a Whata Lotta Pizza a highlight of their trip when they revisit the area.

We thrive in "B" locations and our efficiencies allow complete operations in as little as 760 square feet enabling us to enjoy lower facility costs.

Training & Support

  • Site selection assistance.
  • Store design assistance.
  • A 2-week extensive training where you'll learn every aspect of the operation from dough management to cleaning and maintenance.
  • Grand opening assistance.
  • Our branding and marketing team provide direction in the overall marketing activities of the company.
  • You'll receive our standard Point of Purchase materials and ad layouts as well as proven methods you can use to build your store.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Our ideal candidate is a person with: A strong motivation and drive to achieve success and to serve their community. Confidence and enthusiasm for our product. The desire and ability to learn, to motivate and train others. The understanding of the critical importance of customer service.

Purchasing a Whata Lotta Pizza Franchise

Start Up Costs: $90,000 - $208,500. Net Worth Required: $250,000. Based on your background and qualifications, individual, multi-unit and Area Developer opportunities are available for the right candidates.

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