Why 40 Years in Franchising Matters

Pizzeria Uno franchise has a long track record of helping entrepreneurs thrive in business

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When Ike Sewell opened the doors of the first Pizzeria Uno in Chicago, Illinois, who could have predicted that more than 70 years later, entrepreneurs all over the country would be opening Pizzeria Uno franchise locations in their communities?

This long legacy of helping entrepreneurs thrive in business began in 1980, when Pizzeria Uno decided to franchise the concept Sewell made famous in the Windy City. By always putting the success of franchise owners first, continuing to evolve the business model, and always delivering a product consumers love, Pizzeria Uno is an iconic brand with a bright future.

“Now is a great time to invest in a Pizzeria Uno franchise,” says Erik Frederick, CEO of Pizzeria Uno. “Our brand has a long track record of helping entrepreneurs thrive. Our flexible business model, state-of-the-art technology, and iconic menu takes all the guesswork out of owning a pizza business. We have plans to expand across the nation, and we’re looking for passionate entrepreneurs to join our growing franchise family.”

Benefit from our decades of experience

You don’t last in business for over 40 years without getting a few things right. Pizzeria Uno spent the last 40 years proving the concept, perfecting the business model, and in the process, winning millions of fans who love our authentic, exceptional pizza.

In 2021, Pizzeria Uno is a more compelling franchise opportunity than ever before. Our franchise owners benefit from a mature franchise system with world class support infrastructure and a leadership that knows how to help entrepreneurs excel in the pizza industry.

With Pizzeria Uno, you get help with:

  • Location selection
  • Site design, build out, or renovation
  • Comprehensive training both in our flagship store and in your home location
  • Marketing support and our extensive brand library
  • Operational training and support
  • Low food costs thanks to our national buying power
  • An iconic pizza name with tremendous brand equity and decades of customer loyalty


“We view this as a partnership,” says Fred Houston, Vice President of Franchising. “If you fail, we fail. We want you to be successful, and that means giving you all the tools and support to make that happen.”

Ready to open a Pizzeria Uno franchise in your community?

Want to see what Pizzeria Uno franchise locations are available to you? If you’re ready to learn more about the Pizzeria Uno franchise opportunity, fill out an inquiry form and start a conversation. We can’t wait to learn more about you!


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