Nearly 60 years of thinking outside the box.
We've built our brand on so much more than great pizza. About our brand
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Quality Food

Great Spirits


Entertainment

Parties
Since 1959, we've been winning over customers!
We've created an incredible culture that supports franchise owner success!
The family entertainment destination that happens to have great pizza!

Our Concept

Walk into any Straw Hat Pizza and you'll understand why our customers love us. Our comfortable dining areas offer a wide-range of seating options (i.e. booths, tables, high tops and bars). Ordering is fast and efficient and delivered to their table. Customers come for the overall experience — to eat, socialize, have fun and enjoy their time with friends or family. Our team is trained and managed to provide the best in customer service and keep our customers coming back.

So Many Ways to Grow Revenues

Owners have a variety of avenues available to grow their sales. Our most successful operators are deploying a variety of marketing strategies and using events to differentiate our brand and drive business in the door. Our corporate team provides ongoing assistance to franchise owners with any events, catering, or marketing they pursue.

  • Dine-in, pickup and delivery
  • Party room
  • Catering
  • Online ordering
  • Beer & wine
  • Games for the kids
  • Vegan and gluten-free options
4.7%
Same Store Sales Growth
We've got the momentum that fuels unit revenue growth!
Why own a Straw Hat Pizza restaurant?

Franchisee Benefits

The corporate team at Straw Hat Pizza is 100% focused on franchisee success, providing the insight, experiences, strategies, and resources to help franchisees grow revenue and reach their goals. Over the years, we have continually enhanced every aspect of our business model, enabling franchisees to implement systems and processes that improve the customer experience and the bottom line.

Our franchisee benefits include:

  • Legacy brand with immense brand power
  • A real estate broker will work with the franchisee to find the location
  • A construction team will design and do the entire build out if required
  • Connect the franchisee with vendors to locate equipment
  • Intensive three week hands on training program
  • Well-defined operational systems and processes that help you manage your restaurant and serve great products with consistency
  • Proven marketing strategies, marketing assets, websites, online ordering, advertising, collateral, and so much more to help you drive new business and customer loyalty
  • At opening of your location, we will send support staff to help train your staff, set up your location, and stay with you during your opening week
  • After opening, you will see a field person regularly or you can make an appointment for someone to come in and assist you with any challenges you face

Customers Taste the Difference

Let's face it, there are a wide range of pizza concepts that boast about the quality of their ingredients and unique flavors. With a rich history of being Californian's favorite pizza place for nearly 60 years, Straw Hat Pizza stands out in the minds of customers whether they grew up eating our pizza or are first time customers.

  • Dough rolled fresh daily
  • Menu items are prepared using only premium grade meats
  • Use locally grown fresh produce source as close as possible to our locations
  • We only use boxes and napkins made from 100% recycled materials
  • Our pizza sauce uses fresh packed tomatoes — never canned or reconstituted

Franchise Owner Testimonials

Randy Wise

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 successful 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
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Franchisee Qualifications

Although restaurant experience is helpful, it is not a prerequisite for a successful Straw Hat Pizza franchise operator. The most successful franchisees understand the importance of building customer loyalty and focused on optimizing the customer experience. They are ambassadors of the Straw Hat Pizza brand and are an entertainment destination in the communities they serve. They are active on social media, always promoting their business and find innovative ways to build customer frequency. They are compassionate leaders and create a "can do" culture where employees execute on their vision and optimize the customer experience. Most importantly, they follow the systems, processes and standards that Straw Hat Pizza has developed to insure they continue to build brand equity and grow.

Steps to Ownership

As a new Straw Hat Pizza owner, rest assured that our team is here to educate, train, and assist you ever step of the way. Our process begins with a thorough Discovery process, where we make sure that Straw Hat Pizza franchising is right for you. Moving forward, we work diligently to get you ready to open your doors, following proven steps where we are working hand-in-hand with you. Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible, making new franchisees confident, able, and excited to launch and grow their new Straw Hat Pizza restaurant.

  1. Discovery – We're here to help you understand the benefits, market advantages, and processes in which Straw Hat Pizza operates.
  2. Franchise Agreement – Get more information so you can decide if Straw Hat Pizza is the right fit for you and your future
  3. Location 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.
  4. Site Construction – Our full-service construction partners will take you from plans to opening.
  5. 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.
  6. Open for Business – We assist you in planning your grand opening to include: staffing, operations, marketing, and community outreach.

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