Beloved legacy pizza franchise is looking for entrepreneurs to expand into markets across the Southeast and Midwest
As part of its exciting regional expansion plan, Gatti’s Pizza is now open in Mesquite, Texas, with a brand-new buffet restaurant and family entertainment center. This Gatti’s Pizza opening comes as our beloved brand resurges to market with a refreshed design and is eager to expand in more communities across the country.
“For entrepreneurs and restaurateurs looking to buy a Gatti’s in Texas, Tennessee or Kentucky, for example, Gatti’s is a very well-known family entertainment center commodity,” says Michael Poates, President of Gatti’s Pizza. “The model that we’ve created in Mesquite is a slightly smaller location than the Gatti’s Pizzas we’ve typically operated. A model like this works great in smaller towns, especially where you can get a significant break on rent. That allows you to build the sizeable location and split it between the buffet and the game room.”
Gatti’s Pizza model combines food and fun for the entire family
In smaller towns across America, our Gatti’s Pizza family buffet model becomes the community hub where families and friends gather. We host groups for birthday parties, school field trips and sports team gatherings. Our classic model Gatti’s Pizza boasts a 40-year history of customer loyalty. A Gatti’s Pizza ranges from 6,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet and thrives in communities with average household incomes ranging from $55,000 to $80,000.
“Our sweet spot as a brand, really, is the 7,000- to 16,000-square-foot unit with an arcade or game room attached,” Michael says. “Typically, our Gatti’s Pizza locations are hitting it out of the park. I think Gatti’s Pizza restaurants will be a primary growth vehicle for us simply because those smaller towns have great people living there. They have the money to invest, and a Gatti’s Pizza is very cost-effective. In those markets, we’re not just another place with games and pizza. We end up being a community center. It’s a family-friendly environment, so we get a lot of credit from church groups, community groups such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and school groups, too.”
Our new Mesquite location is one such example. It is a refreshed model that provides customers and franchisees a portrait of the future of the Gatti’s brand. It has quickly become a popular community destination for those seeking great pizza and fun served up in a family-friendly atmosphere. With a steady flow of traffic and birthday parties, camp trips and family gatherings already on the books, this new location is off to an incredible start!
“Gatti’s Pizza is all about investing in communities and bringing families together,” Michael says. “Our first few months open in Mesquite have far exceeded our goals, and we are thankful for the way yet another fantastic community has embraced us.”
Learn more about franchising with Gatti’s Pizza
Your town may be the next perfect location for Gatti’s Pizza. Our re-invigorated and updated prototype is a fantastic franchise model for family-oriented communities across the country.
We are looking to partner with entrepreneurs and restaurateurs who are interested in exploring the Gatti’s Pizza opportunity. Learn more about us by visiting our research pages or request a copy of our free Franchise Information Report.