Pizza Franchise Business Opportunity in Des Moines, IA

A Smokin’ Oak Pizza franchise is all about offering our guests high-quality and fresh ingredients combined with fast service. When it comes to supporting our franchise owners, we aim to ensure we provide as much information as possible to help set you up for a successful future.

Our pizza franchises are a great investment choice if you’re looking at purchasing a successful business model and a franchise option that includes plenty of training, ongoing support, and in-depth operational knowledge. Read on if you’re interested in finding out about owning a pizza franchise in Des Moines, IA.

Why invest in a Des Moines, IA pizza franchise?

The demand for pizza is not slowing down any time soon, making it a great time to be in the pizza business! It is the country’s number one dinner selection, and Smokin’ Oak Pizza is a family favorite. The Greater Des Moines area ranks among one of the best areas in the country to not only start a business but is also a fantastic place to live and work. In addition, you’ll have access to plenty of city tax advantages and business incentives that can benefit your franchise.

With a population of just over 200,000 people and a median household income of $53,525, it makes a great investment choice. The population’s average age is mid 30’s, so our core restaurant and taproom options would make a great investment, providing a fun dining experience for the 30-something dinner crowd.

Multiple Franchise Models Available

If you’re seeking a pizza franchise business for sale, Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is an opportunity you won’t want to pass up. We offer four different business models– so you can choose which style fits best with you and your community.

  1. Core Restaurant – modeled after our flagship wood-fire pizza restaurant in Rochester, MN, is an excellent option if you have a large space and want to take advantage of the warm Orlando weather with outdoor seating options. This model provides sit-down dining and an open-plan kitchen where guests can watch their pizzas cook in our wood-fired ovens.
  2. Core Restaurant and Taproom – building on our core restaurant model, this option provides guests the opportunity to be their own bartender. They can explore the taproom, featuring a wall of various beers, wines, and mixed drinks, and then select and pour whichever one they want to taste. Our innovative bracelet technology connects to their credit card, so the spirits are automatically added to their bill.
  3. Take Out and Delivery Only – an ideal option for anyone looking to keep their initial investment and overhead costs low. This model offers home delivery using a third-party delivery company, taking orders online or over the phone. Depending on your space, you can also offer limited seating for guests who want to eat on-site.
  4. Core Restaurant + Mobile Food Truck or Trailer – our “on the road” options help bring our wood-fired pizza to more people. With the rising popularity of street food, our food trucks are great investment choices that provide flexibility, variety, and mobility, to serve our guests at events, at pop-ups, or in their own neighborhoods.

Steps to Ownership

Purchasing a pizza franchise opportunity in Orlando, FL, is as easy as following these steps:

  1. An introductory call with our development team.
  2. Attend one of our Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise webinars.
  3. Review the Franchise Disclosure Document.
  4. Schedule a call with our Franchise Management Team.
  5. Participate in a Discovery Day with our Executive Team.
  6. Welcome to the Team! It’s time to execute the Franchise Agreement.

Initial Investment

The initial investment for a Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza ranges between $303,000 – $682,800.

The range is due to several factors, including the location, size of the franchise, leasehold improvement costs, lease rates, and other types of expenses. The figure includes the franchise fee (1st Unit: $49,500, 2nd Unit: $39,500, and each additional unit: $29,500), and working capital. Contact our development team for a detailed outline of the estimated initial investment.

Full Startup Support

When you join the Smokin’ Oak franchise team, we’ll provide you with in-depth training for franchise owners and managers at our flagship location in Rochester, MN. This initial franchise training is a comprehensive two-week program covering all the franchise business material aspects.

We also offer up to five days of on-site training at your franchise location just before you open your restaurant, as well as support during the first few days of operation. Have more questions? Find your answers here, or contact our franchise development team.