How Much Does A Sarpino’s Pizza Franchise Cost?

Sarpino’s is a low-cost pizza franchise investment opportunity in the $46 billion pizza category

If you’re passionate about food and want to own a business that never cuts corners, our franchise investment opportunities may prove to be the perfect fit. Our proven success in the Sarpino’s business model has allowed our pizza franchise costs to stay one of the most affordable in the industry. Since our founding in 2002, Sarpino’s has helped dozens of entrepreneurs thrive in a business that takes pride in its food. Our goal is to make pizza the way it ought to be made, to make people truly happy with every bite.

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It’s for this reason that our pizza franchise costs remain some of the most affordable franchise investment opportunities in the $46 billion pizza category. We want to help as many entrepreneurs as possible run a business they can be proud of. Sarpino’s is designed for growth, which becomes a mainstay in the neighborhoods we serve.

“We’re passionate about the success of our franchise owners,” says Tetyana Yermolayeva, Project manager at Sarpino’s. “We provide a proven path to business ownership, a way to take control of your future, and live a life of meaning. Franchising with Sarpino’s requires passion for people, for food, and for community. We can teach you the rest.”

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Sarpino’s Pizza Franchise Cost of ownership kept low on an ongoing basis

The estimated total cost to invest in a Sarpino’s franchise ranges from $319,000 – $499,000. The costs are low for several reasons: 1) We require a minimal footprint of 1,200, which allows us to secure the best real estate for the best price. 2) We’ve streamlined our business model to make build-out effective. 3) We actively work to keep costs low.

Historically, food costs have always been a sore spot for restaurant operators, but not at Sarpino’s. We work to keep your costs of goods low so that you can enjoy better margins.

“It’s our goal to help our franchise owners achieve the highest level of profitability,” says James Bychowski, POS Systems Administrator. “We work directly with our franchisees to manage their food costs. We look at their sales, their prices, and their purchasing. It’s very comprehensive. We also leverage technology to manage inventory to make it easy for our franchise owners to run their businesses.”

Due to our hyper-efficient systems, labor costs for our best performing Sarpino’s restaurants in the most recent year averaged 24%**.

Do you offer financing?

While Sarpino’s doesn’t offer financing directly, we do have relationships with third-party lenders who can help you secure the funds necessary to run your business. For more information on financing options, please reach out to us and start a conversation!

Want a deeper dive into our costs & fees?

For a comprehensive overview of the costs & fees associated with ownership, please review item 7 from our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document.

Your Estimated Initial Investment:

Type of Expenditure Estimated Amounts or Range When Due Method of Payment Refundable Make Payment To
Initial Franchise Fee $30,000 Due on signing Cash No Us or Area Franchisor, if applicable, as we direct
Real Estate Lease (Note 1) $2,000 to $15,000 Per lease provisions Per lease provisions Per lease provisions Landlord
Improvements on Real Estate to Meet Sarpino's Standards (Note 2) $80,000 to $205,000 As Applicable As Applicable As Applicable Third party contractors and/or vendors
Your Travel Expenses during Initial Training (Note 3) $4,000 to $6,000 As incurred As you arrange Not Applicable Airlines, Hotels & Restaurants
On-Site Launch Support (Note 4) $20,000 to $25,000 Deposit due on signing Cash No Us
Purchase of Initial Supplies and Inventory (Note 5) $3,000 to $5,000 Prior to opening store Lump sum No Suppliers
Signs $3,000 to $7,000 As arranged As arranged As arranged Vendor
Miscellaneous Opening Costs (Note 6) $8,000 to $10,000 As Applicable As Applicable Varies As Applicable
Delivery Vehicles (Note 7) Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Equipment, Furnitures and Fixtures (Note 8) $129,000 to $139,000 As agreed As agreed As agreed Suppliers
Opening Promotion (Note 9) $10,000 to $12,000 Before opening Cash As agreed Area Franchise or Us to administer
Additional Funds (Note 10) $30,000 to $45,000 As incurred As arranged As arranged
Total (Note 11) $319,000 to $499,000


To learn more about Sarpino’s franchise investment opportunities, simply fill out the inquiry form and a member of our team will reach out to you shortly. We can’t wait to learn more about you and help you decide if investing in a Sarpino’s is the right choice for you!


*Based on the Average Unit Volume of the top 50% of our Franchised Stores for fiscal year 2021. Based on fiscal year 2021, 9 of 43 Franchised Stores in the category (21%) met or exceeded this average.

**Based on the Average Labor Cost of the top 50% of our Franchised Stores for fiscal year 2021. Based on fiscal year 2021, 16 of 43 Franchised Stores in the category (37%) met or exceeded this average. This information appears in Item 19 of our 2022 FDD – please refer to our FDD for complete information on financial performance. Your results may differ. There is no assurance that you will do as well.

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