zpizza is a rapidly growing chain of gourmet, health conscious pizza stores operating in high-profile lifestyle centers and metropolitan retail centers. The store footprint is approximately 1,100 to 1,500 square feet. zpizza serves four day parts which include, lunch, afternoon chill, dinner and catering. The wide menu serves pizza, pizza by the slice, salads and sandwiches.
zpizza is excited to be associated with this type of excellence and is demonstrating a desire to be current and forward thinking in branding as zpizza evolves from a small pizza shop into a major "niche" restaurant player.
Often referred to as the Baja Fresh or Panera Bread of pizza, zpizza is changing the way customers think of pizza. From the fusion of flavors on its signature pizzas, its health focus expressed through its use of organic tomato sauce, part skim mozzarella, wheat crust, soy cheese and lots of fresh vegetables and finally, a broad selection of creative salads ordinarily limited to fine dining give zpizza customers a fresh and unique approach to pizza. Gourmet and Health-Conscious Positioning… the DNA behind our franchising growth!
zpizza has over 70 stores open and another 300 in ongoing development in California, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Montana, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Colorado, and Washington D.C. This growth has given zpizza the ability to bring on a top notch ad agency in BrandStand Group, Retail Element, an environmental design firm and an exceptional operations and training team with combined experience of more than 50 years with a national upscale restaurant chain.
The zpizza support system is extremely detailed and begins immediately from the time the contracts are signed, throughout your development phases, and through your store opening. zpizza will provide you with a detailed timeline covering each week of development, and will assign you to members of our Development Team and Training and Operational Support Team to assist you throughout the process. Training is provided to the operational owners and managers for your store. The zpizza Training Program is a four week program comprehensive of all operational details involved in your business. zpizza provides a team to serve from pre-opening to opening.
Franchisees are given access to Autopilot, zpizza's proprietary, Internet-based system that acts as a repository for all above-mentioned support materials, manuals, graphics and brand communications.
zpizza was recently featured on Good Morning in ‘Healthy Dining’ and also ranked on the 2006 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List. zpizza has also achieved ‘Best Pizza’ rankings from coast to coast in publications such as The Washingtonian and Phoenix New Times, and the LA Times ranks zpizza has having “the Best Crust on the Planet!”