MN-Rochester Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza Franchise
We're redefining the Guest experience in fast casual pizza:
We roast our meats in the wood-fired oven every morning
We hand chop all of our vegetables fresh throughout the day
We make our own sauces and of course, our own dough
So fresh, we don't have freezers in our restaruants and the only cooking utensil we use is the wood-fired oven
The self-pour taproom is truly unique to a fast casual pizza concept. The Guest orders their food, starts a tab, gets an RFID enabled bracelet and then go to the taproom wall (20 - 50 taps depending on the location). There, they can choose from domestic and craft beers, wines and even mixed cocktails (varies by location). They can choose to pour an ounce or a pint. They're charged by the ounce, and they cash out with the cashier at the end.
This is an amazing model for both Cost of Goods Sold and Labor. Our COGS on food is 15 - 17%, and margins on alcohol is 80%. We cross train our Team on all positions, keeping labor cost low, and because the taproom wall is self-pour, the labor required to run the wall is minimal.
As of Spring, we have 7 franchised locations and one corporate location. We have three more locations opening in 2023.
We have a great Item 19 and have great franchise validation.
In 2022, we were named a Top Brand in the Fast Causal Top 100 Movers and Shakers list. IN 2023, we made the top 3 in the Emerging Brand Category in Pizza Today, and were honored at the annual gala at the 2023 International Pizza Expo!
Location: Olmsted County, Minnesota
Inventory Included: No
Reason For Sale: -
Training & Support: Initial Training: Two weeks of comprehensive training for you and your General Manager (if applicable) at our flagship restaurant.
Grand Opening: Our Franchise Support Team provides up to 10 days of onsite support before and after your grand opening, assisting in all aspects of your franchise business.
Comprehensive Operations Manual: The Manual addresses every aspect of the franchise business, from Daily Operations to Human Resources to Advertising & Marketing.
Staffing Plan, Recruiting, Hiring and Training Protocols
General Manager Training / Access to Manager Search Firms
Additional staff training during our onsite support visit at your franchise location
Real Estate Support:
Market research, competitive analysis, and site selection assistance provided by our national real estate
Lease negotiation advisement and recommended lease guidelines
Initial Training: Two weeks of comprehensive training for you and your General Manager (if applicable) at our flagship restaurant.
Owner Qualifications: Ideal Candidate Opportunities for: •Hands-on Owner/Operator •Oversee the manager
•C-level, middle management in transition
•Looking for “pride of ownership” model
•Good management skills
•Passion for food and people
•No restaurant experience required
Role of the Owner:
•Marketing & Community Involvement
•Collaborate with HQ
•Payroll and back office responsibilities.
•Can outsource if needed
•Roles for GM or Owner/Operator:
•Oversee the manager