Hard Knox Pizza

Hard Knox Pizzeria is a distinctive concept in the high-profit, fast casual pizza category.

Cash Investment: $25,000 Investment Range: $170,750 - $250,000
Franchise Fees: $25,000 Training & Support: Yes
Franchise Units: 10 Financing Available: Yes
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Hard Knox Pizzeria is a distinctive concept in the high-profit, fast casual pizza category. With a true wood fired oven, and unique one-of-a kind recipes, Hard Knox offers a artisan, high quality pizza experience that will quickly make your location the go-to place in your market.


With a low cost of entry, and a high upside potential, you may be a great candidate to be a Hard Knox owner! 

The Hard Knox franchising system is a step-by-step method for developing your own business. Whether you are a beginning developer or a seasoned restaurateur the support system will hold your hand from the beginning of site selection, through architecture and construction phases, to management training and Grand Opening. During each phase of the opening process the Hard Knox corporate staff assists you with each task's successful completion. You have daily contact with corporate through email support and phone support. The Hard Knox Management Training program is a comprehensive management course, covering every aspect of ownership and management.

Ongoing support focuses on communication with daily email communications from operations and marketing at the corporate headquarters, and 7 day a week phone support. The Hard Knox Franchise System philosophy views their franchisees as their customers--exceeding their expectations is a daily goal. By focusing on communication and committing to excellence Hard Knox Franchise System dedicates themselves to the success of their franchisees.


Why Hard Knox?




Q. How much will I need to invest?


A. The estimated cost of a Hard Knox will be between $170,750 - $250,000.


Q. What does the franchise system include?


A. Owning and operating an assigned Hard Knox, use of the brand name, trademarks, recipes, operational systems and methods, and decor. Additionally, you will receive support in these specific areas:

• Facility planning on site location and architectural design

• Specifications for fixtures, equipment, and leasehold improvements

• Assistance in site selection and lease negotiation

• Corporate training for Owner/Operator and Director of Operations/General Managers

• Kitchen/ Back of the House Workflow design

• Ongoing support from members of the Training and Operations Team

• Ongoing updates for increasing profitability

• Products with high industry demand

• Efficiency in all systems

• Favorable national contracts with suppliers of goods and services

• Operating manuals, policies, procedures, and business management systems


Q. Who designs and builds my store?


A. Hard Knox Franchise System will provide the franchisee with architectural assistance with drawings and specifications. Franchisee will negotiate with construction contractor and other construction suppliers, with assistance in supervision and management of the construction of the facility under the Hard Knox Construction Consulting Agreement.


Q. How much is the franchise fee for a Hard Knox?

A. $25,000 per store location.


Q. Does Hard Knox offer Single and Area Development franchise opportunities?

A. Yes. Hard Knox is actively seeking qualified candidates to develop single or multiple unit franchise stores.


Q. How much are the on-going royalties?

A. 6% of total gross sales less sales tax.

Q. What type of Marketing assistance is available?


A. Hard Knox will have available for the franchisees a complete Grand Opening and on-going Local Store Marketing program.


Q. How much money can I make from a Hard Knox restaurant?


A. The Federal Trade Commission will not let us make any earnings claims to prospective franchisees. Therefore, we rely on our franchisees to supply you information on this subject and, with some effort on your part, you can put together a fairly accurate pro forma.


Q. How is the site selected for my store?


A. Hard Knox will provide Real Estate assistance in the site procurement process including negotiation with the mall or retail space owners.


Q. Is there any experience necessary to own a Hard Knox?


A. Yes, but not necessarily in foodservice. Hard Knox actively searches for candidates with a strong background in business management.


Q. Do I need to be involved in the day-to-day operation of my franchise?


A. At least one owner or a designated manager must be involved on a full-time basis and must be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management.


Q. How will I know if I have the necessary finances?


A. Your completed personal profile will be evaluated by our finance department. A Hard Knox senior manager will let you know how your financial status fits within our profile and what your financing options might be, if needed.


Q. How long is the term of a Hard Knox franchise agreement?


A. The franchise term is twenty (20) years.



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