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Best Pizza Franchise Opportunities in 2015

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Tasty, classic, and lucrative, pizza franchises should definitely be considered if you want to open a food franchise. Pizza franchise opportunities are incredibly fast-growing, and are definitely not going to leave American’s diets any time soon. (Imagine your life without pizza!) To get you started, we’ve listed some of the best pizza franchises below, so you can start comparing your options today.

Pizza Franchise Opportunities in the USA

It seems like, not too long ago, the only really big pizza franchises out there were Pizza Hut, Dominoes, Little Caesars, and Papa Johns. These franchises have certainly continued massive growth across the USA, but it turns out that there are lots of different pizza franchises that are expanding these days.

Take a look at the top 40 pizza companies by the number of locations, courtesy of PizzaToday:

Top 40 Pizza Chains in the U.S. by number of locations

The Top Pizza Franchises

1. Sarpino’s Pizzeria

  • Liquid Capital Required: $100,000
  • Net Worth Required: $400,000
  • Investment: $246,995 - $333,795

2. Tomasino’s Pizza

  • Liquid Capital Required: $75,000
  • Net Worth Required: $150,000
  • Investment: $12,000 - $75,000

3. Flippers Pizzeria

  • Liquid Capital Required: $44,000
  • Net Worth Required: $250,000
  • Investment: $219,750 - $454,000

4. Buck’s Pizza

  • Liquid Capital Required: $50,000
  • Net Worth Required: $50,000
  • Investment: $160,000 - $340,000

You can also learn more about the pizza franchise industry as a whole by checking out our pizza industry report.

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Cottage Inn Gourmet Pizza Expands Midwest and Offers New Franchise Opportunities

Famed Ann Arbor pizza brand, Cottage Inn Gourmet Pizza, a family brand founded in 1948, recently announced its plans to expand in to the Midwest and offer new franchising opportunities, as it enters a new phase of aggressive growth. By the end of this year, Cottage Inn Gourmet Pizza hopes to launch 10 new locations in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. The group also has international ambitions, with plans to open up to 200 new shops in China within the next 15 years. The company currently operates over 50 establishments in Ohio, Florida and Michigan.

Overcoming Franchise Funding Fears

You want to dip your toe into the waters of business ownership and have decided to jump into a franchise. Maybe you’ve zeroed in on which franchise is right for you or perhaps you’re still exploring the options. Whatever you decide, you’ll need a way to finance the venture, and that can be intimidating. Getting a business loan can be tricky… even as the economy begins to heal. If you’ve got money, banks and credit unions will line up to loan you even more. If you don’t have money? Well, take heart—here are some alternative funding options that can put you at the helm of your own franchise:

Five Most Expensive Franchise Types

There are thousands of franchises in all type of industries, some of which can be started for as little as $25,000 and some of which require millions of dollars. Here are five of the most expensive industries for franchise businesses: