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Domestic Franchising

The Grimaldi's Concept

Our entire concept has been built around our signature, coal-fired brick-oven pizza. Our award-winning pizzas are made using over 100-year-old pizza-making traditions. The tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in our signature coal-burning oven offers a unique flavor and a crisp crust that is simply not possible from gas, convection, or wood-burning ovens. Our ovens are the centerpiece of our restaurant. Our open kitchen layout provides an entertaining experience for our guests. We also offer a unique array of appetizers, made in-house desserts and a premium bar with an extensive wine list, which perfectly completes any occasion.

Our coal-fired crust, fresh ingredients, fresh mozzarella, and pizza sauce have made us the most award-winning pizzeria in the U.S. We have proudly been awarded the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences 5 Star Diamond Award for the past 8 years.

Welcome to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. We are honored to have you as our guest!

About Grimaldi's Pizzeria

8 Slices of Grimaldi’s Culture:

At Grimaldi’s, our key ingredients are three simple things: People, Product and Service. These ingredients are the recipe for our success.

Our 8 Slices of Grimaldi’s Culture are:

  • Quality
  • Hospitality
  • Communication
  • Energy
  • Family
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity

The Ultimate Award-Winning Pizzeria

5-Star Diamond Award American Academy of Hospitality Sciences 2014-2022
Food Network - Best Pizza in America's Biggest Cities 2018 #1 Pizzeria 13 Years in a row
Travel Channel - Best Places I've Ever Been 2012
Ranking AZ Best Pizza Restaurant 2018-2022
VIP Destin Magazine, Best In Destin, FL 2021
San Antonio Express News, Reader's Choice Award, Best Pizza 2022

Franchise Opportunity

The following tables present information about the historic Gross Sales of 41 Company Operated Grimaldi’s Restaurants that were open during the period from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 (the “Reporting Period”).

2023 Gross Sales
Tier 1
Top Third
Tier 2
Middle Third
Tier 3
Bottom Third
No. of restaurants 14 14 13
Average Gross Sales $3,901,273 $2,864,475 $1,939,072
Range of Gross Sales $3,248,066 – $5,254,848 $2,361,735 – $3,242,084 $1,444,840 – $2,357,281
Median Gross Sales $3,843,467 $2,885,880 $1,933,949
No. and Percentage of Restaurants in each Tier at or above Average Gross Sales 7/50% 9/64% 6/46%
*This data is from Item 19 of our 2024 Franchise Disclosure Document.

Financial Requirements

What is the initial investment to open a Grimaldi’s Pizzeria?*:
Total Initial Investment Range: $1,374,800 to $1,755,000.

What is our franchise fee?
Our franchise fee for each Grimaldi’s location is $50,000.

What is our royalty fee?
Our royalty fee is 6% of Gross Sales

* See Item 19 and Item 7 of our FDD for complete details.

Where Are We Awarding Franchises?

Currently, we have 44 domestic company owned and operated Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations and three franchised location in 12 states. To see a list of markets in which we are currently awarding franchises, please review the map.

Please note that the map is updated regularly so, if a state in which you are interested does not show as available, please check back regularly or contact us directly to discuss.

Franchise Support

We have an experienced team in place to help provide you with the support you will need to own and operate a Grimaldi’s Pizzeria franchise. Beginning with site selection and build out, and continuing through operation, marketing, and menus, our team at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is here to help you deliver the quality food and service that guests have come to expect from the Grimaldi’s brand.

We provide all coal brick-oven pizza franchisees with comprehensive training to ensure that they have the know-how to successfully open and operate a Grimaldi’s Pizzeria to our standards.

Are you ready to bring our world famous, award-winning pizza to your area? Please click below for more information.

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Disclaimer: This information on this website is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. If you are a resident of a U.S. state, or wish to operate a franchise in a U.S. state, which regulates franchises or business opportunities, we will not offer you a franchise until we have complied with any and all applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Please contact us if you have any questions.