The first Pizza Pizza opened in 1967 as a small takeout and delivery restaurant. Since then, we’ve opened over 730 locations coast to coast, and we want great folks across Canada to share in our success as franchise owners. If you think that’s you, read on to see how you can grow with us.

Do I have what it takes?

  • A strong work ethic – you won’t stop until you get it done right
  • Great people skills – you love interacting with colleagues and customers
  • An entrepreneurial mindset – you’re self-motivated and love using your problem-solving skills to overcome challenges
  • Financial commitment – you’re able to finance the purchase, which covers your rights to use the Pizza Pizza brand, your location and setup, your training, and more.

How do I get started?

1. Application and Interview

First things first: you’ll have to submit a preliminary application and resume. We’ll do an initial screening and then a first in-person interview. We then go through a process of consultation and due diligence to make sure we’re both making the right choice.

2. Finding Your Location

Whether an existing or new location, our seasoned pros will help find the right location for you, and if need be negotiate the best lease and handle any municipal regulations and licensing that need to be taken care of.

3. Securing Financing

You’ll need to have either the cash or financing from a financial institution to purchase your franchise.

4. Training

Every one of our applicants will benefit from Pizza Pizza’s comprehensive 8-10 week training program. You’ll learn food prep, business management, HR and more. Plus, we offer ongoing professional development seminars and courses.

5. Building Your Store

A Pizza Pizza restaurant is a turnkey business. Our design and construction team manage every aspect of store design and construction. So whether you’re buying an existing franchise or building a new restaurant, we set you up to succeed.

6. Opening Day!

Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: the doors are open, and you’re in business! From day one, you’ll be running your restaurant with confidence knowing that you’re prepared… and knowing we’re there to help guide you to make your restaurant as successful as possible.

Think you’re ready to get the dough-ball rolling?



If you’re looking at starting a Pizza Pizza franchise, here’s a preliminary checklist to get an idea of what you’ll need:

  • Minimum $150,000 for the initial investment
  • Minimum $250,000 net worth
  • Intention to be involved in full-time operations
  • Strong communication skills in English (or French)
  • We will do a credit and background check, so knowing your credit situation is helpful

Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need to provide us to get
the ball rolling:

  • Your contact information
  • Updated resume
  • Current financial details, including:
    • Assets (savings, value of cars/home, investments, equity in other businesses, etc.)
    • Liabilities (mortgage, car/personal loans, credit cards, overdraft, taxes, etc.)
  • Expected source of funds for the franchise/ how you propose to fund your Pizza Pizza purchase
  • A brief cover letter telling us why you want to open a Pizza Pizza franchise