Become a Pizza Partner!


Franchise Application

Interested in owning a Nancy's Pizza franchise and becoming one of our Pizza Partners? Fill out the application form below and we will contact you with additional information about joining our Nancy's family.


Franchise Investment

Type of Expenditure Carry-Out Restaurant Full-Service Restaurant
Franchise Fee $30,000 $50,000
Location Assistance Fee $0 to $300/day plus other expenses $0 to $300/day plus other expenses
Construction Assistance Fee $0 to $300/day plus other expenses $0 to $300/day plus other expenses
3 Month's Rent $2,400 to $6,700 per month $6,500 to $24,900 per month
Security Deposits $7,200 to $20,100 $19,500 to $74,000
Leasehold Improvements $195,000 to $280,000 $550,000 to $980,000
Equipment, Furniture and Fixtures $168,500 to $214,000 $337,500 to $525,000
3 Month's Insurance $3,000 to $9,000 $3,000 to $9,000
Permits and Licenses $2,000 to $10,000 $2,000 to $10,000
Initial Inventory $9,000 to $12,000 $28,000 to $32,000
Signage $6,000 to $9,000 $10,000 to $20,000
Grand Opening Advertising $15,000 to $20,000 $15,000 to $20,000
Architect $18,000 to $22,000 $26,000 to $50,000
Travel Expenses for Training $7,200 to $19,800 $14,400 to $39,600
Professional Fees $1,500 to $4,000 $2,500 to $7,500
Opening Assistance $0 to $5,000 $0 to $5,000
3 Month's Additional Funds $15,000 to $30,000 $25,000 to $50,000
Total $479,800 to $694,400 $1,089,400 to $1,899,500


Available Markets

We are currently offering franchises in all states except the following: California, Indiana, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin or Washington. We will only offer a franchise in states outside of purchased franchise protected areas or once we have filed the necessary registration documents with the proper government agencies.

For residents of all other states, we only make an offer to sell a franchise through our Federal Disclosure Documents which you will receive upon our first in-person meeting. Fill in our online application to begin the process.


Franchise Support

Our corporate team is here to help you every step of the way. From choosing your site, to building your restaurant, to training, opening and operating, we have dedicated team members who will provide guidance and expertise.

Real Estate

Our real estate team will help you in the site selection process, assist you with lease negotiations and work to connect you with lenders.


We will work closely with you and assist in monitoring the entire construction process until the day you open the doors to your new Nancy's Pizzeria restaurant.  We work with your general contractor from the start through all phases of development, including floor plans, design, equipment, and interior finish specifications.


All new franchisees participate in a comprehensive 12-week training program in the Chicago area at our corporate headquarters in Mokena, IL and at our training restaurant in downtown Chicago. Our training is hands-on. We are here to teach you everything you need to operate your new pizza business.


We typically spend up to two weeks with you when your store opens.  We assist in your initial hiring, training, and store opening. Once operational, franchisees will receive regular updates to their training, including regular site and operational reviews.


All new franchisees will utilize our marketing team to help get the word out about your new restaurant. A grand opening plan will be designed specifically to your location. We will be establishing your presence in the market with such traditional means as print, radio and digital ads, along with social media, food bloggers and direct marketing tactics.



  1. Complete the online Application.
  2. You will be contacted by our Director of Franchise Development.
  3. You will be asked to fill out a personal history financial statement and submit them to us.
  4. We will evaluate your information once we receive it.
  5. When everything has been approved, you will be invited to meet us at our corporate offices in the Chicagoland area.
  6. We will tour some existing stores in Chicago with you.
  7. Once we both decide to move forward, we will prepare the final agreements for your review.
  8. We will set up a time to sign all the agreements and begin the development of your new Nancy’s Pizzeria.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I open a Nancy's Pizzeria?

Nancy’s actively seeks highly qualified individuals to become franchisees. Prior business experience, personal financial qualifications, individual motivation, a great ability to positively motivate a team and a track record of success are important factors we seriously consider in our review process. If you are interested in pursuing a single store or an area development opportunity as a Nancy’s Pizza franchisee, please submit a Franchise Application and we will contact you to discuss your personal goals and see how we can help you achieve them.

How much money do I need to open a Nancy's franchise?

There is a range of estimated costs based on the desired restaurant type. A Nancy's Carry-Out Restaurant requires a total investment of between $479,800 and $694,400. A Nancy's Full-Service restaurant requires a total investment of between $1,089,400 and $1,899,500. Even though finding an existing restaurant and converting it to one of our stores may save a lot of money, it is best to plan on these cost ranges for the type of store in which you are interested. You may also need personal collateral for a loan and a net worth of at least $400,000 to complete your project if you will be in need of additional funds from a lending source. A strong personal credit score is crucial to obtaining additional financing.

How much are royalties and other fees?

The initial franchise fee is $30,000 for a Nancy's Pizzeria Carry-Out Restaurant and $50,000 for a Nancy's Pizzeria Full-Service Restaurant. Royalties are 6% of gross sales. Ongoing Advertising fees are 3% of gross sales.

How much money can I make as a Nancy's Pizzeria franchisee?

Profitability depends on many factors including operating and occupancy costs, financing terms and most importantly, your ability to operate the business effectively. Average sales for our stores are listed in our Federal Disclosure Documents.  Just remember, your success will be 100% dependent on your work ethic, abilities and dedication.

How long does it take to open a store?

Each location is different, depending on a variety of factors, including site selection, city requirements, build-out and training. After signing your franchise agreement, it will typically take an additional 6 to 8 months to the opening day of your restaurant.

What kind of training can I expect?

All new franchisees participate in a 12-week training program in the Chicagoland area.  This consists of a combination of classroom training and real time, hands-on operations and management training. This apprenticeship program takes place in an operational restaurant and at our corporate training center.

Do I receive opening assistance?

We typically spend the first 2 weeks with you when your store opens to assist with hiring, training and operations. Once open, franchisees will receive regular updates to their training, including regular site and operational reviews.

How is food quality and consistency maintained?

All food products are delivered by our approved distributors. In this manner, the high-quality menu offerings enjoyed in Chicago are the same as what you will serve your customers.

What are the typical store sizes, services and menu items offered?

A Nancy’s Pizzeria Carry-Out restaurant is approximately 1,200 to 1,800 square feet and a Full-Service restaurant is approximately 3,000 to 4,000 square feet. Both offer a variety of pizza, pasta, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, desserts, beverages and other approved menu items. Full-service restaurants typically offer full bar service if locally available.