Power your future by selling fresh, delicious, top-quality Figaro’s Pizza, tuned and tested by more than 24 years in business. Team up with Figaro’s and you’ll participate in one of the fastest growing, most respected franchise operations in the country.*
Figaro's began in 1981 as the dream of two entrepreneurs, Corkey Gorley & Al Debacker in Salem, Oregon, who wanted to meet the needs of busy families. In an era when both parents often work outside the home and there’s a universal demand for speed, quality, value and convenience, Figaro's popularity has increased year after year as a partner in mealtime preparation.
In 1986, Ken Robertson purchased the four-store company and directed the steady growth of the chain. In 1994 and 1995 ovens were added to what had been a strictly take & bake operation. Our niche, “We Bake or You Bake” gives us a unique and enviable position in the competitive and growing pizza business.
In July of 1996, a sale of the chain to a group of five investors was completed. The partners’ diverse business backgrounds included extensive franchising operations. By the end of 2000, Figaro’s had grown to more than 70 units in the Western United States.
In June of 2001, Figaro's was purchased by a group led by Ron Berger, a franchise veteran of 25 years. From 1980 to 1988 Ron founded and served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of National Video, Inc. which he grew to 746 stores before selling the business. Ron served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rentrak Corporation in Portland, Oregon from its founding in 1989 until 2000.
He is currently serving his third term as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Fast Forward to End Hunger.
Ron put into place a plan for Figaro’s long term growth. It began internally by creating an infrastructure to support the new stores and franchisees.
Now, with an all-new state of the art store design, all-new brand positioning and a delicious, unique pizza product, Figaro’s is poised for rapid expansion.
At Figaro's the cornerstone of our menu is our delicious pizza. We start with a choice of Original, Thin or Sicilian Pan crusts. We offer several sauces including traditional tomato, creamy garlic, tangy BBQ and zesty picante. Then we top it off with a wide range of choice meats, fresh vegetables and 100% REAL Mozzarella cheese. Order your pizza baked and ready to eat or as take-and-bake, ready to pop into your oven at home. We feature other tasty menu items, too, such as calzone, fresh salads, chicken wings, breadsticks and Pepsi products. Visit the individual store pages to view their complete menu.
Being part of the Figaro’s Pizza team means going into business for yourself, not by yourself. We provide an extensive training and support system that will give you the knowledge, tools and confidence to open and run a successful store.
We have developed relationships with a host of national companies and professionals to help ensure you have the right location and the lowest construction costs.
In most markets, our network of national real estate professionals will present you with potential sites for your store. Those locations or sites that you identify, will be scored against a list of attributes that are key to the success of our concept. This sophisticated computer modeling revenue forecasts, combined with a break-even financial analysis will be reviewed with you before any site is approved.
Once the location has been selected, our in-house team will assist you with store design, equipment, décor and all elements of your build out, through to your initial food and merchandising materials delivery.
One of the key components of getting you prepared to open your first Figaro’s Pizza store is our two-week training course. It includes both classroom instruction and on-the-job training. The course is designed to orient you to every part of our operation, from personnel to food prep, inventory control to marketing. After a successful completion of your training, you’ll be ready to go.
But the assistance doesn’t stop there. In fact, it never stops. You will be assigned a Field Service Representative whose primary job is to help you make more revenue and more profit every day. They will work with you on tracking and managing costs, ensuring customer satisfaction and running a successful store. Using both telephone and store visits, they will be invaluable in the operation of your business.
After your store is operating you will receive periodic reports from our national mystery shopper service to help you ensure that you store is delivering the wow customer service that is so important to your success.
The marketing assistance begins before your store opens as well. We will work with you to research and evaluate all of your local promotion opportunities. We will then draft a grand opening campaign designed to create name awareness and promote immediate customer visits to your store. The campaign will be tailored to your store’s trading area and will feature strategically chosen advertising vehicles that have been proven to drive customer counts and maximize initial sales.
Among the many programs the Marketing Department can assist you with are Figaro’s Fun Nights and school lunch contracts. Fun Nights are one way of improving your visibility and reputation in your community through fund raising assistance to groups in need. School lunch contracts can be a great boost to store revenues and also increase awareness to an important demographic group, families.
On an on-going basis, Figaro’s Marketing Department is with you as well. We design and produce a steady stream of promotions intended to reinforce customer’s value perception of our brand. These promotions always include a full kit of merchandisers for use in store as well as glossy newspaper inserts, ad shells and direct and shared mail pieces. Finally, both radio and television commercials are made available for you at no cost when you join the Figaro’s family.
For more than 25 years, Figaro’s Pizza has been making pizza and other products consumers love - lasagna, calzone, salads and more. When you add in an extensive training and support system, you’ll see that Figaro’s Pizza is a very attractive business opportunity.