Wood-Fired Pizza Franchise FAQs

Learn more about owning a Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom Franchise

Do you require any special qualifications to purchase a Smokin' Oak Pizza Franchise?

We prefer candidates with previous business or franchise experience or a management background to be considered for a franchise. Restaurant experience is preferred but not necessary. If you do not have previous restaurant experience or will not be an owner/operator, we will require you to hire a Manager who has relevant restaurant experience. We are confident in our ability to train Franchisees to successfully duplicate our system and that Franchisees will be successful if they follow that system. We are seeking individuals who possess good business acumen and are committed to following a proven formula for success. Franchisees must also possess the minimum financial qualifications to fund the opening of their franchise and ongoing operations.

What is the initial investment required to open a Smokin' Oak Pizza Franchise?

The total investment range is $336,120 to $889,313 (which includes working capital). The investment varies based on factors specific to each location, such as size of the space, leasehold improvement costs, lease rates and other similar expenses. Our Franchise Disclosure Document includes a detailed outline of the estimated initial investment.

How long does it take to open a Smokin' Oak Pizza Franchise?

We estimate the time to open your franchise following the signing of the Franchise Agreement is 7 to 12 months. This includes the time to select a site, negotiate the lease, complete leasehold improvements, hire and train your staff and complete training. Of course, other factors may shorten or lengthen that timeframe.

What types of locations are appropriate for a Smokin' Oak Pizza Franchise?

We believe in the “Work, Live, Play” model when selecting a location:

  • Have a site where you’ll have daytime traffic from nearby office buildings
  • Be near a residential area with a high density of housing
  • Be near a major shopping hub, other restaurants and big box retailers

Importantly, make sure that your location is highly visible from the street and easy to get to.  

Ideally, the size of the space should range from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet. We highly recommend locations that include patio space for outdoor dining.

I'm interested in learning more. What's the next step?

Fill out the Inquiry form and our sales team will be in touch. During the initial call we would like to learn more about your interest in Smokin’ Oak Pizza, discuss any initial questions you may have and outline next steps in becoming a franchise partner. 


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