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Founded in 1959

Here at Straw Hat Pizza, we are dedicated to serving Genuine California Pizza and providing space for Family, Fun, and Entertainment.

Straw Hat Pizza offers:
  • Dine-in, pick up and delivery
  • Patio
  • Party room
  • Catering
  • Online ordering
  • Beer & wine
  • Games for the kids
  • Vegan and gluten-free options
Benefits of Franchising with Straw Hat Pizza:
  • Well-known and recognizable brand with proven systems around since 1959
  • Low royalty rate
  • Low marketing fees
  • More control over where your marketing budget is spent
  • Company led by board of franchise owners making decisions in the best interest of the franchisees
As a smaller franchise, we are able to adapt much quicker to changing consumer trends than large, nation-wide chains.
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Steps to Franchising

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If you are thinking "How do I start my own pizza franchise?" then look no further! We have the steps laid out for you:
  1. Request Your Free Franchise Brochure Get more information so you can decide if Straw Hat Pizza is the right fit for you and your future
  2. Market Research and Selection Straw Hat, along with our 3rd party commercial real estate company will help you sort through all of the unsaturated markets and find the right market and location to open your Straw Hat Pizza.
  3. Construction Our full-service construction partners will take you from plans to opening.
  4. Training Receive 3 weeks of top-notch training. We will teach you everything that you need to know in order to make your Straw Hat Pizza successful.
  5. Long Term Support Straw Hat offers our franchisees support long past the grand opening. We also offer group purchasing power on frequently used ingredients, ongoing operational support, annual marketing calendar and quarterly promotions, social media and marketing support, and an annual owners meeting to network with other owners and keep you up to date.
If you have any additional questions, request your franchise information kit and we will be in touch with you very soon!
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Even though Straw Hat Pizza is a smaller franchise, we offer all of the marketing support you will need to be successful!

Social Media

Social media management and help with page growth


Mobile-optimized and customer-friendly website with franchise owner control over store level coupons and web ordering provider.


Quarterly, company-Wide promotions and ongoing e-mail club promotions


Custom advertisements and coupons for your store


Marketing manual with over 200 tactics for growing your sales

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Check out why our owners think Straw Hat Pizza is a great pizza franchise opportunity!
I am proud to say that my wife and I have been Straw Hat Pizza franchisees since 1985. During that time we've seen our business thrive and grow to become one of the most sucessful units in the restaurant chain. The marketing and support that we receive from the corporate office is a great benefit and well worth the monthly royalties.
—Randy Wise, Santa Maria, CA
Best thing about being a Straw Hat Pizza franchise is working with the Straw Hat headquarters team. It starts at the top from the beginning and is excellent all the way through. They set you up for success and help you utilize the tools that are given to you and then it is up to you to run it and maintain the standards. I love the concept and the quality of food.
—Varun Limbachiya, Alameda, CA
Kami and Simon

My husband and I are proud to have pursued our second business venture in the past four years. With Straw Hat Pizza being our very first franchise, I must say it’s been smooth sailing. We are extremely pleased with the amount of support we receive from the corporate side of it which enables you to be in business for yourself but not by yourself.

Marketing is so important to maintain any successful business and it’s been such a relief to gain helpful insights and advice on what will benefit our Restaurant.

We definitely made the right decision with this franchise.

Straw Hat Pizza = A recipe for success

—Kami and Simon Bachir, Watsonville/Freedom, CA
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