Now at Tempe Marketplace Location

Dear Partners Store Models Getting Started

If pizza is your passion and you have what it takes to own a restaurant, Slices Pizza Joint is for you! Placing our restaurants in locations with a high volume of foot traffic and as using the freshest and highest quality ingredients every day for our pizzas has made our restaurants highly profitable.

Our concept relies on the fast, casual dining-in or take-out service our customers have come to appreciate. Incorporating high quality ingredients, providing a variety of pizza options (both standard and unique) that are baked from scratch in a stone oven and offering favorable prices and extremely fast service gives us our competitive edge.

Served either by the slice or whole pie, our pizza menu has a large variety of unique ingredient combinations as well as standard topping choices. The casual, low-key decor and theme makes for the perfect college hang out spot that appeals to not only students, but blue collar workers, young families, business lunches — everyone!

The real power and energy of a Slices Pizza Joint comes from the youthful and highly motivated staff. Our team provides attentive and courteous service to all of our customers, while preparing our pizzas from scratch.

All of these ingredients form a Slices Pizza Joint, why not come have a slice for yourself?

Pizza Fun Facts:

  • 94 percent of Americans eat pizza regularly

  • 93 percent have eaten pizza in the last month

  • Pizza is a $30 billion a year industry


The Pizzeria model is a restaurant of approximately 1,000 to 2,000 square feet, staffed by 5-10 employees daily with customer seating for 25-40 available inside and outside. Pizzerias are located in lifestyle shopping / entertainment destinations of major urban hubs where there is a high volume of foot traffic for lunch, dinner, and late night.


The Express model is a restaurant of approximately 750-1,000 square feet, staffed by 5-10 employees daily with customer seating for 10-20 available inside and outside. Express models are located in university / shopping / entertainment destinations of major hubs where there is a high volume of foot traffic for lunch, dinner, and late night.

Download the Application

Download the application here.

We're committed to your success...

Combining their 30 plus years of experience in the pizza business, Rodd and Steve developed a turnkey system that makes it easy for you to open and operate your Slices Pizza Joint. Rodd, Steve and the Slices Team will be with you every step of the way in the development and operation of your new business, guiding you from site selection to helping you contract with vendors for the best products and prices available. Here's a sample of what you can expect...

Pre-Opening Support includes:

  • Site Selection

  • Construction and Build-out

  • Equipment Sourcing

  • Food Vendor and Supplies Sourcing

  • Marketing

  • Management and Crew Training

  • Grand Opening Day (Week)

On-Going Support includes:

  • Slices Operations Manual

  • Day to Day Operations

  • Marketing

  • Business Systems

How to get started

  • Give us a call (480) 223-2682

  • Start Up Costs

Type of Expenditure Amount Low Amount High Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is to be Made
Initial Franchise Fee (Note 1) $22,000 $27,000 Lump Sum At Signing of Franchise Agreement Us
Rent/Security Deposit (for 3 months) (Note 2) $2,500 $13,000 As Incurred Prior to Opening Landlord(s)
Real Estate Broker Fees $0 $15,000 As Incurred Prior to execution of Lease Agreement Approved Real Estate Broker
Travel and Living Expenses (2 persons) while training, not including salaries, if any, for you and your employees $2,500 $5,000 As Incurred During Training Airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, Etc.
Architectural and Project Management Fees (Note 3) $5,000 $10,000 As Incurred Prior to Opening Designated and Approved Architect and Project Management Firm
Leasehold Improvements (Note 4) $50,000 $275,000 As Incurred Prior to Opening Approved contractors and vendors (Notes 3 and 4)
Restaurant Equipment, Furniture, and Small Wares (Note 5) $50,000 $275,000 Lump Sum Prior to Opening Approved Vendors and Suppliers
Interior and Exterior Signage and menu panels $3,000 $20,000 As Incurred Prior to Opening Approved Sign Company
Computer Hardware, Software (POS System) $10,000 $20,000 Lump Sum Prior to Opening Approved Suppliers
Annual Software Maintenance Contract (per year) $300 $800 As billed by third party vendor As billed by third party vendor Approved Vendor
Opening Inventory (food and paper) (Note 6) $10,000 $20,000 As Incurred Prior to Opening Approved Suppliers
Business Insurance (Note 7) $1,000 $5,000 Lump Sum Prior to Opening Insurance Company/Agent
Miscellaneous Opening Costs (Note 8) $4,750 $18,500 As Incurred As Incurred Approved Suppliers, Utilities, Etc.
Grand Opening $1,000 $3,000 Lump Sum Prior to Opening Suppliers (Note 9)
Depository Account (Note 10) $5,000 $5,000 Lump Sum; Must be replenished on a regular basis At signing of Franchise Agreement Your bank (We have the right to withdraw from this account)
Additional Funds - 3 month initial period (Note 11) $5,000 $15,000 As Incurred As Incurred Us, Employees, Various Third Parties
TOTAL (Note 12) $172,050 $527,300

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Passion for pizza, passion for excellence

  • At least one operating partner must have a minimum of 5 years experience in restaurant operations and management

  • A proven track record of team building and management success

  • Ability to work within a franchising system

  • Liquid assets of $250,000.00.

Site Selection and Requirements

  • 750-2,000 square feet

  • High traffic location such as a downtown area, college campus, shopping mall, lifestyle center, entertainment pavilion, airport, train station, travel plaza, hotel or casino

Our Process

  • Submit the Application

    • Receive and Review Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

    • Process background check and credit check

    • Provide proof of assets

    • Provide proof of citizenship

    • Due Diligence

  • Develop your business plan

  • Meet with Slices Management

  • Meet with existing Franchisees

  • Approval

    • Sign Franchise Agreement

    • Begin Franchisee Training

    • Begin Site Selection

    • Secure Financing

  • Pre-Opening Process

    • Follow the Pre-Opening Checklist

    • Construction

    • Marketing

    • Crew Training

  • Opening

    • Soft Open: Friends and Family Night

    • Grand Opening: Open to the Public

    • Community announcements and events