Nick-N-Willy's Pizza originated in Boulder, Colorado and quickly became a favorite purveyor of freshly prepared gourmet pizzas in the Boulder market. In 2001, the popular pizza chain of 11 stores was purchased by Richard Weil and his partner with a vision to expand nationally. In early 2006, Mr. Weil engaged in a new partnership with an investment group headed by a multi-faceted group of food and beverage industry veterans who bought out his original partners.
Today, Nick-N-Willy's Pizza operates over 70 restaurants in 15 States and 3 Provinces in Canada, and is positioned to take advantage of the rapidly growing fast casual dining sector offering America's favorite food, Pizza!
The combined Nick-N-Willy's executive team provides over 100 years of franchise and brand development experience having previously been involved in the branding and development of successful companies such as Quizno's Subs and Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation. Drawing on these strengths, Nick-N-Willy's has developed a support program to help respective franchise owners achieve success. Once a prospective candidate is approved and is awarded a franchise, the Nick-N-Willy's network of local market real estate professionals will work with new franchise owners to identify the best site for each new Nick-N-Willy's restaurant. Nick-N-Willy's also has a network of financing brokers who can shop business loans with competitive rates and terms. Nick-N-Willy's also provides a complete turnkey package for design, permits and construction. We offer a comprehensive training program to educate and instruct new store owners to enable their success in their new business. Our comprehensive training and support includes on-site staff training,,local store marketing education and assistance to achieve a successful grand opening for the store.
Business Models and Qualifications!
Single Unit Franchises - $250,000 Net Worth!
We offer single unit franchises to qualified applicants. The carry-out outlet business model requires a minimum of 900 square feet while the fast casual dining model is best situated in sites ranging from a 1400 to 1,600 square foot template offering a dining component with 24-50 seats. To qualify and join the award winning Nick-N-Willy's Pizza franchise system, applicants will need a minimum of $100,000 in liquid assets and a $250,000 net worth.
Multi-Unit Franchises - $500,000+ Net Worth!
Qualified applicants can be approved as a multi-unit operator of three or more units and each additional franchise is awarded at $5,000 each. The multi-unit franchise operator is provided with an exclusive territory to develop the additional units within a specified time period, ranging from two to five years. To qualify for multi-units and be permitted to open additional units, applicants are required to have either prior foodservice, retail, management or business experience, or will be required to demonstrate having successfully opened and operated a single unit. Multi-unit development agreements can also be awarded to investors who have a history of business success, meet the minimum financial requirements for multi-unit operations and can demonstrate the ability to engage and support qualified local store management staff.
A pioneer of the take-n-bake concept, Nick-N-Willy's Pizza has continued to expand on the strength of its unique recipes and quality, gourmet pizzas, which remain the foundation of today's Nick-N-Willy's Pizza restaurants. Nick-N-Willy's Pizza fulfills consumers' needs by always providing high quality fresh products.. Nick-N-Willy's restaurants provide a warm and vibrant dining environment,or the option of take-out. A significant convenience factor, and a point of difference offered in the Nick-N-Willy's Pizza model, is our take-n-bake option. Consumers can purchase a freshly prepared, unbaked pizza and bake it at home, school or the office on their timetable and serve it fresh and hot for all to enjoy.
With Nick-N-Willy's vast selection of fresh ingredients, we can satisfy every taste preference. Whether you choose a traditional pepperoni or a combination of gourmet toppings, Nick-N-Willy's Pizza offers tastes from the simple and enjoyable, to the sophisticated and sublime. With hand-tossed dough, fresh cut ingredients, 25 premium toppings, six different cheeses - including Nick-N-Willy's very own blend of specialty mozzarella - and four signature sauces, Nick-N-Willy's has something for everyone.
The Nick-N-Willy's Opportunity!
Nick-N-Willy's currently has 70 restaurants opened and has an additional 30 new stores in development for 2008. Nick-N-Willy's is growing fast, but there's plenty of room for expansion in both existing and emerging markets. The opportunity to become part of an established yet growing brand is here. When you join the Nick-N-Willy's team you will have access to an innovative and high quality gourmet product line, prime restaurant sites, proven operating systems and professional support.
Nick-N-Willy's restaurants offer the consumer freshly prepared gourmet pizzas in a modern, open-style kitchen that provides an appealing ambiance. Nick-N-Willy's pizzas are made to order and prepared fresh in front of consumers, then baked in a traditional gas fired brick oven within minutes and served piping hot at the table, or packaged for take out consumption. Additionally, our pizzas can be purchased uncooked and prepared hot and fresh in the consumer's own oven as a Take-N-Bake alternative.
93% of Americans eat at least one pizza per month. *
Pizza represents almost $40 billion in sales per year.*
Pizza is the #1 dinner choice.*
Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants in the U.S. **
*Pizza Today Magazine, March 2007
** Nation's Restaurant News, January 2007
Exclusive Area Developer Opportunities - $100,000 Liquid Capital!
The Area Developer business model provides qualified candidates with the opportunity of spearheading the growth of the Nick-N-Willy's award winning franchise expansion in an exclusively appointed geographical territory. An Area Developer is fully trained on all aspects of the Nick-N-Willy's system and work's as an extension on behalf of Nick-N-Willy's Pizza in the exclusive territory. The Area Developer operates as an independent business executive and acts as a liaison between respective franchise owners in the Area Developer territory and Nick-N-Willy's Franchise Company LLC.. An Area Developer communicates with the franchise owners in the respective area and supports the established franchise system ensuring the continued expansion and successful operation of this award wining franchise within the exclusive Area Developer market. The entire network of industry trained and experienced Nick-N-Willy's executives are there with the Area Developer along the way assisting and supporting the Area Developer to rise up the steps of the ladder to success.
This unique business model provides an Area Developer candidate with a corporate executive lifestyle combined with the support and structure of the Nick-N-Willy's corporation, which allows the Area Developer to be completely independent and work at their own pace and timetable achieving success in the respective territory and business.
Nick-N-Willy's has already awarded numerous exclusive territorial rights, spanning from the Western United States to the Mid-West USA. To qualify and meet the requirements of becoming an Area Developer, an Area Developer candidate will need to meet the minimum financial qualifications to invest $100,000 USD for the Initial Area Developer Marketing Fee.
International Master Franchises – Qualifications vary depending on Country of interest!
Nick-N-Willy's international expansion is provided through our Master Franchise Licensing Program system. Under this model, a qualified individual or an organization will be awarded the Master Franchise Rights for the Nick-N-Willy's concept for a specific region outside of the United States or for an entire country, effectively becoming the franchisor in that particular region or country.
Setting up a franchise system and building a brand can be very lucrative and a fun venture for the right person(s). Individuals who are wishing to engage in such a venture normally posses certain qualities which are unique. Nick-N-Willy's management is committed to working closely on these opportunities with individuals wishing to engage in developing the Nick-N-Willy's brand on an international level and joining the Nick-N-Willy's team as a Master Franchisee.. Nick-N-Willy's offers a number of financial incentive and financing programs designed to create a platform for successful expansion of our brand.
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