🍟 10/11/2021 – Westside Pizza And Soccer Shots

Westside Pizza

Fast Facts

Background

  • Founded in 1996 in Boise, Idaho
  • Franchising since 2006; 36 units open as of 2021
  • Known for fresh ingredients as well as fun specialty pizza pies

Fees + Investment

  • Royalty: 4% of gross sales
  • Brand Fund: Up to 1% of gross sales
  • Franchise Fee: $25,000
  • Initial Investment: $129,150 – $397,750

Financial Performance

  • The following table illustrates the average monthly gross sales of 25 franchisees for the full year of 2020

The Wolf’s Take  🍟

Looking at the 25 units, the average monthly unit sales in covid was $66,260, and 12 (48%) of franchisees exceeded this average. Pizza businesses’ revenues were not impacted negatively during covid given they already thrived on take-out orders, and Westside Pizza was no different.

Their average monthly unit sales put the annual revenue at $795,120. This means it is a 2:1 sales-to-investment ratio based on the high end of the initial investment. If you’re interested in pizza businesses, Westside runs at a lower investment than the big players such as Domino’s Pizza, Little Caesar’s, etc., and has shown it can compete in the current markets where they operate.

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Soccer Shots

Calendar • Iredell County, NC • CivicEngage

Fast Facts

Background

  • Founded in 1997, franchising since 2005
  • 248 units of 2021
  • This is a low-cost children’s business that teaches kids the basics of soccer in a fun, low-pressure environment via schools and public parks

Fees + Investment

  • Royalty: 7% of gross sales
  • Brand Fund: $1,000 per year, can be up to 2% of gross sales
  • Franchise Fee: $36,500
  • Initial Investment: $43,500 – $60,300

Financial Performance

  • Average Income Statement per Single Territory Reporting Franchisee in 2019, 2020, and Q1 2021

The Wolf’s Take  🍟

This is one of the lowest-cost franchises out there, but with 200+ territories being operated, there’s clearly an appetite for it – and with average EBITDA’s coming in around 20% the past few years it’s not surprising.

I’m not sure how scalable this franchise is across multiple territories, but it could be a lower-risk business for someone dipping their toes into entrepreneurship – or even act as a complimentary business for someone already operating in children’s services. Note that they do accept owner-operators AND “executive owners” i.e. for those who aren’t looking to be too involved in the day-to-day.

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