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Sam and Louie's Pizza

Quick Summary

Join Sam & Louie's Pizzeria as it expands its successful food concept across the nation. Exceptional training, outstanding support, variable investment options. Get your slice of the pie - inquire now!

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$70,000
Financing AssistanceNone
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • CO
  • IA
  • KS
  • NE
  • OK
  • SD
  • WY

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • AK
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CA
  • CT
  • DE
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • LA
  • ME
  • MD
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NV
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NY
  • NC
  • ND
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV
  • WI


Sam and Louie's Pizza

A Great Pizza Franchise...and so much More!
Do you want to own THE VERY BEST in 2015? Sam & Louie’s ranked in the Top 500 Franchises in United States by Entrepreneur Magazine. We are actively seeking qualified candidates to become franchise owners. Even if you have no previous franchising or restaurant experience, Sam & Louie’s can help you own your own business.

Sam & Louie's specializes in an exciting specialty food concept, the demand for which continues to grow steadily. By becoming a Sam & Louie’s franchisee, you can be part of this exciting and rewarding field.

We started in the pizza business in Omaha, Nebraska in 1993; we opened our second location in 1995. In 1999 we decided we needed a new name and a new direction and Sam & Louie’s was born!

People instantly fell in love with our expanded menu and concept, and in 2001 we launched our franchise. Sam & Louie’s is currently experiencing rapid growth both in individual location sales and in the number of locations.

The Pizza business is booming. Just look at these facts:

  • A whopping 93 percent of Americans eat pizza at least once per month.
  • The average American eats 46 slices per year (that’s an average of 350 slices per second!).
  • In a Gallup survey of American families with children 18 and under, 68 percent reported that they have pizza as part of their special occasions.
  • Children ages 3 -11 prefer pizza out of all lunches and dinner selections, according to a Gallup poll.

Sam & Louie's terrific menu
Not only do we have great pizza, but our extensive menu has something for everyone - Pizza, Calzones, Strombolis, Pastas, Hoagies, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads and Gluten Free Pizza.

Outstanding training
Our exceptional training program includes both classroom and hands-on training in critical areas such as promotional activities, food preparation, customer service, administrative duties, problem solving and more.

Support where you need it
Beginning with your site selection, obtaining equipment and supplies, pre- and post- grand opening, through day-to-day operations, Sam & Louie’s is with you every step of the way to help ensure the success and growth of your business. You will receive a confidential, complete Operations Manual with periodic updates covering all areas of the Sam & Louie’s system. Our helpful management staff will communicate with you on an ongoing basis and are available for consultation and assistance on all facets of your operation.

Investment options
The initial franchise fee for an individual unit is $25,000. The total cost to get operational will range from $327,500 to $468,700. This includes the franchise fee, leasehold improvements, equipment, initial inventory and supplies, advertising, required working capital and the training program. Keep in mind that costs do vary based on location, size of the unit, suppliers and other factors. Sam & Louie's will work with you to obtain the lowest costs possible.

Sam & Louie's will also provide assistance and, in some cases, have final approval on the following:

  • Site selection and lease negotiation
  • Layout and design of your restaurant
  • Classroom and in-store training
  • Use of the Sam & Louie’s confidential recipes
  • On-going operational and marketing support
  • Food and labor controls
  • Accounting systems

Our ideal franchise partner will have some or most of the following attributes:

  • Reliability
  • Leadership Skills
  • Good Judgment
  • Good Learner
  • Hard Worker
  • Good Communicator
  • Good at Networking
  • Financial Awareness
  • Willing to Delegate Work
  • Willingness to Ask for Help

Special Opportunities for Active Military, Veterans and their Families:

  • 50% Savings on the initial Franchise Fee.  Pay $12,500 instead of $25,000.
  • Reduced Royalties for life.  Pay 3% for Royalties instead of 5%.

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you! To find out more about the Sam & Louie's franchise opportunity, please submit the form below and you will be contacted.

*This franchise is listed on the FRANCHISE REGISTRY and is eligible to offer expedited loan processing through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).



"Greg and gang, just wanted to say ‘thank you' for everything you all have done for Will and I. From day one you have been there answering our questions. Even my crazy ones! You guys are the best! Your trainers were such a great help to us." Will and Sam Hall , Alliance, NE
"The best parts of opening a Sam & Louie's is the resources that you have at your fingertips, the help with marketing. If we have questions, they are available. I've e-mailed them at 10 p.m. There's never a dumb question. They want you to use them. The satisfaction in owning a Sam & Louie's is having a great product and a great restaurant with excellent service and having happy customers." Boyce Voorhees , Spearfish, SD
"Customers like Sam & Louie's because it's a place they feel is comfortable and fun with an upbeat atmosphere. Part of it is we are locally owned; even though we're a franchise we feel like a real local place. The food is different than the other pizza places. Customers love pasta, calzones and the overall quality of the food. We've got to compete differently because most of the other pizza restaurants have lesser quality and are a lesser price. People come here because they like our pizza better. The training was good. They bring you through and they are here hands-on for the first couple of weeks because you just get slammed when you are a new restaurant. They have the blueprint, the playbook, and they were here to walk us through it." Mike Mosher , Carroll, IA
"I thought Sam & Louie's provided a unique product and stressing family, food and fun worked well. Our customers definitely think Sam & Louie's is a superior product. We get lots of compliments about the food, the menu and our atmosphere. The New York style separates us from everybody else. Sam & Louie's is a growing brand with an excellent product but still has a small, family business feel. When I need something I can pick the phone up and get answers. They were very supportive starting out with the set-up and initial training. I think corporate has worked hard to be proactive to expand the menu to meet consumer needs. Sam and Louie's was on the property assisting in operations, helping to train staff and setting up the building and kitchen to maximize efficiency. The Operations Manual is the kitchen bible - it's all very good." Jeremy Jackson , Rapid City, SD
"Sam & Louie's was very helpful during the training. They still are. They keep us in the loop about what's going on, touching base with us even though we're far away. Our customers like the hominess of our Sam & Louie's. They feel comfortable. It's family orientated. Everyone says on our customer cards that they like our menu and the variety. There are so many different items." Tim Haupt , Billings, MT

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