You see, way back in our earliest days, when founder and pizza retailing giant André Jehan (whose modesty compelled him to name his corporation André Grandé and his email address ‘[email protected]—–.com’), first got serious about Schmizza, he dreamt up and trademarked the “one planet, one people, one pizza®” slogan. Because even then, he said, “world domination was the goal”. And now you can participate. Instead of simply standing by as an observer, or happily engaging André and the other Schmizza franchise owners as a Pizza Schmizza consumer, you can invest and own your very own Pizza Schmizza, anywhere! Opportunities are available literally virtually planet-wide. Sadly, there are a few places where you can’t open your own Schmizza, but they are few and far between. And there are no restrictions on developing other planets and moons, if you’re ready to move on from Planet Earth.
Vision & Mission
We are convinced that both our traditional Pizza Schmizza’s as well as our Schmizza Pub & Grub will prove every bit as popular throughout the world as it has been in the United States. Our goal may not be ‘world domination’, but it is building Schmizza into the world’s leading brand of delicious New York style pizza by the slice served in the kind of place you’d love to go, by servers committed to your having a terrific experience and a great value, each and every time.
Who Are We
It hits you the moment you see it. This is not just another pizza place. There’s a vibe, an ambience, a feeling that you can’t quite put your finger on. A happy place – serious about the food and drink it offers. Serious about the customer enjoying a memorable experience. Serious, happy, and edgy. Irreverent. With a name like Pizza Schmizza, the irreverence is palpable. Try the Alligator Pizza, the Schpaghetti & Meatball Pizza or the Frikin’ Chicken Pasta. Or any of our numerous eclectic schpecials. There are many reasons why kids of all ages demand Schmizza, why so-called adults – those “in-the-know-” know better than to settle for any old pizza. So, now that you know, even if we won’t go into more details ([in] security, you know!!), please scheck us out, Yelp, Google, Foursquare Schmoursquare, do something – schocial or anti-schocial. Just get it over with, and you’ll soon discover why Schmoregonians, for nearly 20 memorable years, have schwarmed to Schmizza when they want great pizza and great times. And now, for the first time ever, Schmizza is ready to grow almost anywhere in its quest to occupy (oops – maybe not the best choice of phrasing) the planet.
What Makes Us Different?
A Taste of the Pie
Get ready for fun and great New York pizza when you enter the door of a “Schmizza”! Each store is different and yet you’ll always know you’re in a Schmizza. You may be greeted by a looming Tyrannosaurus Rex, or sit at a table showcasing a zany array of Pez dispensers. Grab a group of friends and gather round one of the three TVs for some of the best pizza in town. Pick from 25 Schmizza varieties including the traditional Italian offerings, more exotic options (including Louisiana alligator and steak and potato), or the long list of chicken pizzas.
Schmizza is a family adventure and kids love the excitement. There are plenty of coloring sheets and crayons. Depending on the location, pooches are welcome on the back patio.
A Day in the Life
Buying into a franchise isn’t a walk in the park. It requires initiative, hard work, perseverance, patience, integrity and business acumen – not to mention financial stability and investment capital. We are looking for someone who fits the franchise model. You should be able to answer yes to all, or at least most, of the following questions.
Of these questions there are a couple that stand out for us. One is, “Do you have the ability to sell yourself and your products and services?” and the other is a two-part question, “Do you communicate well? Can you be a leader and a trainer for your staff as well as a front person for your business?” For our business it is absolutely critical that you are able to talk to customers, all of whom are strangers at first. You also need to be able to sell catering services which means leaving your store and cold calling prospects. The second critical point is that you must be able to train and manage your crew. This is the only way you’ll ever be able to provide “wow” service, quality product, and a clean and safe establishment.
You shouldn’t be modest either. Fill out our application and send it in. It’s non-binding. Let us evaluate it and let you know if we believe this business is a good fit for you. Download Our Application or click the request button below to request more information on franchising.
Our Plan for World Domination
At Pizza Schmizza, we joke around a great deal. But not when it comes to world domination.
In 2013, one of our Schmizza’s was featured on MTV’s Real World, aired throughout the U.S. and in many other territories. Recently, we began purchasing product placement in select feature films which will be broadly released throughout the world.
Our operations manuals and the very best of our ads and other marketing materials are all online, available to our franchisees throughout the planet on a 24/7 basis at our ‘Owner Zone’.
Pizza Schmizza is a proud supporter of H.E.L.P., the Charity, a 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit we established to help our communities. Our mission is to support educational organizations which help secure the brightest possible future for children in the communities from which our donations were received. Our vision is a day when our mission can be achieved without requiring contributions from charities such as ours.
H.E.L.P. stands for ‘Helping Education with Love and Pizza., and that’s just what you’ll be doing, day in and day out.
Let’s Get Rolling… and make some dough
To move forward towards owning your own Schmizza or numerous Schmizza’s, you should complete and send in an application form. This is not binding on you or on us.
Once we receive and review it, you will be contacted by none other than our CEO and/or President. After an initial conversation, you will be invited to meet with us in Portland, Oregon, where your day will consist of seeing a number of Pizza Schmizza’s and Schmizza Pub & Grubs, meeting a number of franchisees, and having substantive discussions regarding your goals and ours.
Should you decide to proceed, 100% of the cost of your visit (air fare, hotel, etc.) will be deducted from your franchise fee.
Before you become a franchisee, you’ll be issued a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which contains detailed information about our franchise, including average unit revenues.
We love our Pizza Schmizza franchise and our franchise owner family, and we know you will too.
Ready to become a Schmizza franchise owner? Please click the request button below and fill out the form to express your interest.