Who Makes an Ideal Gatti’s Franchise Owner?

Our franchisees are passionate about good food and great service

Owning a business can be one of the most rewarding investments you will ever make, but that doesn’t make it easy. Our most successful owners are passionate, motivated and willing to get their hands a little messy. In our experience, great business owners have:

  • Involvement on a daily basis
  • Active community engagement
  • Business experience and acumen
  • Dedication to quality
  • Good credit and background history
  • High energy, motivation and strong work ethic

For the right franchisee, a Mr. Gatti’s Pizza or Gatti’s Pizza can be lucrative and offer both personal and professional benefits.

“Gatti’s ownership has been a livelihood for generations through my family,” says George Kash, owner of nine Gatti’s locations in Round Rock, Texas. “There’s not a whole lot of businesses that offer that. And it’s a product that you get behind and that you become passionate about. If the owner is passionate about it, your customers will be passionate about it. It’s a very nostalgic brand, and it’s provided me and my family a great living.”

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza franchise model is ideal for restaurateurs, investors and entrepreneurs

When it comes to fast-casual pizza in a more upscale setting, Mr. Gatti’s Pizza is a smart investment for business-minded and restaurant-savvy entrepreneurs. Our great reputation precedes us; the generation who now dines at Mr. Gatti’s has great memories, brand awareness and nostalgia for both the food and the experience that only Mr. Gatti’s Pizza can deliver.

Restaurateurs and experienced businesspeople know that opening a Mr. Gatti’s pizza in a climate marked by such goodwill means there’s often latent demand when a new restaurant opens. You don’t have to spend as much money or resources on marketing and promotions when you have a celebrated history like ours.

“It is an ideal opportunity for a retired chief operating officer, somebody with great restaurant experience, or a restaurant-savvy investment group,” explains Michael Poates, President of Gatti’s. “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.”

Gatti’s Pizza franchise owners become hometown heroes

Gatti’s Pizza franchisees often invest for the benefit of their community. They know Gatti’s Pizza can become a local hub for community gatherings — a place to connect with friends, families and schoolmates. Smaller American towns are often overlooked by the bigger chains, but Gatti’s Pizza sees these hometowns and their heroes who franchise with us as an ideal fit for our brand.

“I think Gatti’s Pizza restaurants will be a primary growth vehicle for us simply because those smaller towns have great people living there,” says Michael. “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.”

Successful Gatti’s franchise owners are committed to their customers

Regardless of the type of Gatti’s franchise model you choose, we require you to have several non-negotiable characteristics. Our most successful franchise owners are passionate about their customers and their communities. They focus on customer experience and are involved on a daily basis, ensuring the business is running smoothly and efficiently.

“The greatest reward of owning a Gatti’s Pizza franchise is being able to provide a service for the community,” says Diana Barnette, franchise owner in West Virginia. “The kids come in and love it. They’re laughing, and they’re playing, and they’re loud. They’re having a good time, and they’re safe. And they’re full, they’re fed, they’re having fun. That’s the best reward.”

We are looking for like-minded partners who enjoy working with people, serving their communities, are entrepreneurial and want to own their own business.

Whether you’re an individual from a small town or a multi-unit operator, we want to talk with you. You can request more information by filling out the form on this page, or keep reading to find out about franchise ownership from our franchisees.

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