Gatti’s Franchise Models

Discover if Mr. Gatti’s Pizza or Gatti’s Pizza is right for you and your community

Gatti’s offers two franchise models — Mr. Gatti’s Pizza and Gatti’s Pizza — providing two unique franchise options that will fit well in nearly any community. All of our locations are distinct in feel and footprint, but each is similar in that it offers our unforgettably delicious food served up in a family-friendly atmosphere where lifelong memories are made.

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza is ideal for communities with 2.5+ people per household where the average income is $75,000+. They range from 3,800 to 6,800 square feet.

“The Mr. Gatti’s fast-casual model represents a great movement back to our roots, and we think this is a great offering for urban areas,” explains Michael Poates, President of Gatti’s. “It is an ideal opportunity for a retired chief operating officer, somebody with great restaurant experience, or a restaurant-savvy investment group. It is important to understand that a Mr. Gatti’s Pizza is a long-haul business. A well-capitalized individual or group can build a thriving restaurant in their community with this model.”

In smaller towns, our Gatti’s Pizza family buffet model does well for its owners. These restaurants soon become community hubs, where families gather for birthday parties, school groups stop over during field trips and teams celebrate the latest win. Our classic model, Gatti’s Pizza boasts a 40-year history of customer loyalty. A Gatti’s Pizza ranges from 6,000 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 at that 7,000 to 16,000 square foot unit with an arcade or game room attached,” says Michael. “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.”

Gatti’s offers two franchise models

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza Franchise Model – The Latest in Family Fast-Casual Pizzeria

When diners seek an experience suitable for the whole family, they’re increasingly turning to Mr. Gatti’s, the family fast-casual pizzeria that’s carving out a niche in the fastest-growing segment of the pizza industry in urban and suburban communities.

Mr. Gatti’s is a return-to-our-roots offering targeted at a higher-earning demographic and a great fit for communities with concentrated populations and higher household incomes. Features include a stone-fired pizza oven, upscale menu offerings and a gelato bar.

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza features:

  • A re-invigoration of the original Mr. Gatti’s brand
  • Reasonably priced
  • Great menu variety, providing choices for every family member
  • Group events, including birthday parties
  • School fundraisers and spirit nights
  • Family-appropriate video and arcade games
  • Square footage ranges from 3,800 to 6,800
  • Great for urban or suburban communities
  • Best in communities with 2.5+ people per household and average income of $75,000+
  • Great investment for capitalized development groups interested in building out a territory or DMA

Gatti’s Pizza Franchise Model – The Family Buffet with Family Entertainment Center

Gatti’s Pizza is our family pizza buffet featuring our signature midway arcade. It’s an ideal restaurant for small and medium markets. With a footprint ranging from 6,000 to 30,000 square feet, Gatti’s Pizza buffets thrive in secondary markets where household incomes range from $55,000 to $80,000.

Gatti’s Pizza features:

  • All-you-care-to-eat buffet served all day
  • Endless pizza, pastas, desserts and salad bar with more than 40 options
  • Group events, including birthday parties
  • School field trips
  • Commitment to games the whole family can enjoy
  • Square footage ranges from 6,000 to 30,000
  • Target trade areas of 60,000 to 250,000
  • Average community household of 2.7+
  • Average household income of $55,000 to $80,000
  • Smart investment for community entrepreneurs and restaurateurs

Which Gatti’s pizza franchise model is right for you?

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