Sarpino’s Keeps a Close Eye on Costs to Drive Franchisee Success

Consistently considered number one in service, craveability, and taste, Sarpino’s is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after pizza franchises available. But how do we do it? Besides a commitment to using only the best ingredients including a fully vegan menu, the Sarpino’s business model centers on operational efficiency and best-in-class training and support.

Since acquiring the rights to develop the U.S. market in 2005, Sarpino’s USA has steadily been building locations with the understanding that when it comes to flavor – fresh and daily chopped ingredients are the only building blocks needed for great meal. Sarpino’s is a franchise system built around restaurant-level unit economics and a culture that focuses on franchisee success and driving higher margins.

We understand that simply owning a franchise doesn’t guarantee success. But a concept such as Sarpino’s, which has been refined over many years, provides new and existing franchisees the runway for growth. Furthermore, we offer deep and strong corporate support systems throughout every single phase of ownership, a simplified business model, a strong brand identity, and a passionate executive leadership team focused on franchise development.

This commitment to operational efficiency and a franchise system built around unit-level economics is one of the main reasons why Sarpino’s has grown to almost 50 units spread across the Midwest, Florida, and the Southeast with a hyper focus on growth in those markets. The investment has paid off. Despite the onset of the pandemic, Sarpino’s has seen double digit increases over the last few years and average store sales exceeding $1.35 million.

Additionally, Sarpino’s operates several corporate restaurants as well, which has allowed us to develop a keen sense of what day-to-day operations at the franchisee level looks like. We have a deep understanding of each line item on a restaurant profit and loss statement (P&L), which allows us to make smarter decisions, eliminate waste and drive sales.

Sarpino’s franchisees also benefit from nationally negotiated food and paper costs at the corporate level that afford restaurant owners the best possible pricing. These measures, combined with a constantly refined menu that incorporates seasonal trends and innovates based on the evolving tastes of customers, has allowed Sarpino’s franchisees to remain at the forefront of the pizza delivery and take-out category.

Like many restaurant brands around the country, Sarpino’s has seen a shift in dining habits as guests continue to embrace technology, demand an increase in delivery and takeout services, and seek out customized and new flavor profiles. Innovating to meet the needs of new consumer demands while predicting future evolving trends is a hallmark of Sarpino’s approach to restaurant development ever since we first opened our doors. It’s one of the main reasons why we’ve been able to cultivate such a strong and loyal customer base across the communities we serve.

The combination of our operational efficiencies, our innovative menu, a hyper-focus on unit level economics, and passionate customer base makes Sarpino’s one of the most sought-after franchise opportunities available. However, we will not develop new restaurants just for the sake of growth. Our first priority is to ensure the success of our franchisees and that’s why we’re selective in the franchise awarding process. You have to be a fit for us as much as we are a fit for you. Culture is an important component of the Sarpino’s franchise system and something we don’t take for granted.

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