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Frequently Asked Questions

At DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks we want you to have all the information you need to make an educated decision about your future with us. So, we’ll give you the answers to all your questions. And we won’t waste your time either. If you don’t find the answers here, simply call us and we’ll give you an answer in real time, right now.

What I really want to know is...

How much is this going to cost me?

There are three ranges of investment for a DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks franchise. If we find a 1,500 to 2,500 square foot location with you that is a former restaurant, your investment (including working capital) could range from $115,500 to $300,500. If the location is a vanilla shell retail space, it could cost more, in the range of $300,500 to $420,000.

How much can I make?

How much you can make depends on how well you operate. That’s the “stock” answer for every franchise—but DoubleDave’s is different. We’ll show you our numbers. Once you get rolling, we’ll send you our franchise documents. In our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), you can find our sales numbers in Item 19, Financial Performance Representations. We’re proud of our franchise owners, and their performance shows why.

How do I decide on a location?

Your DoubleDave’s location is critical to our mutual success, so we want to take our time finding the best spot. We offer assistance through a systematic site selection and lease procurement process. Our internal team of real estate experts coupled with select and approved knowledgeable retail real estate brokers in the local market assist with site identification, site evaluation, letter of intent submittal, lease negotiations and lease review. Our goal is to identify the best site in the market that meets specific DoubleDave’s criteria while offering a favorable lease structure. An excellent location is worth waiting for, so we don’t settle for a secondary site just because it’s available. You will also get a protected area around your location, and perhaps an opportunity to expand.

How long is the process?

It can take from 6 to 12 months to open after you’ve qualified with DoubleDave’s. Finding the best location is the most important—and time-consuming. Construction remodeling usually takes about 90-120 days. That’s why it varies by up to 6 months, but don't fret, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Do I need restaurant experience?

The short answer is “no.” Owners with restaurant experience can shorten the road to profitability, but many of our owners didn’t start with food experience, and they’re doing very well. If you don’t have restaurant experience, we require that you hire at least two key employees (manager & assistant manager) who have at least several years of restaurant management history. The better you and your staff are prepared, the better you will perform—and profit.

What about my training, and training for my employees?

DoubleDave’s welcomes our franchisees and their teams with open arms. We pride ourselves on customer service and strict operational standards. That’s why we developed a multi-level training program delivered by way of online training, classroom training, as well as on-site, hands-on training at your location. We are committed to spending the necessary amount of time with your team to empower them with our culture, passion and drive to deliver the best DoubleDave’s experience. You will receive a complete training manual before you start training, and you will be tested as you go through training. Training is mandatory for all personnel, whether in our locations or on-site in yours. We know the better your staff is trained, the better they will perform for you. It’s not just the procedures and processes we teach, it’s our DoubleDave’s culture—we love what we do, and it shows. We will support you year-round on an individual unit basis to ensure promotional campaigns, new/seasonal product rollouts and new operational procedures are effectively communicated to you and your team. DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks is proud to be named a “Top 100 Franchise” for the past decade by Franchise Business Review™

What kind of support can I expect after I open?

You'll get constant, continuous and conscientious support from a team of experienced DoubleDave’s Field Support Pros. You will be assigned to a Pro who will become your most valued asset, next to your own staff. We want the very best for you, and from you. We strive to help you achieve and maintain “best practices” to ensure errors get eliminated or minimized. When you give your best, we’ll do our best to support you and your success.

How will I promote my location? Do you help with local marketing?

We have tested and proven marketing tools at your disposal—even before you open. Our genius marketing team has created multiple programs, events, ads, and ideas to help you get the most attention and benefit for your marketing budget. At the heart of your success is local community involvement. You may support local school sports teams; offer employee discounts to major businesses; donate food to worthy causes, and show your support of your community in a host of other ways. And believe this—they will respond with more business for you. We will help you learn how to determine which actions will serve you best, based on our franchise owners’ extensive community experience.

How long has DoubleDave’s been in business?

DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks was founded in 1984 by David Davydd Miller in Nacogdoches, TX and has been franchising locations since 1997.

What are the qualifications to franchise a DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks?

A minimum of $85,000 in available cash, at least $250,000 in net worth and a dedication of the necessary time to evaluate the franchise system with an executive to make a decision within a 4-8 week time frame. 

What are the general operation hours of DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks?

The general operating hours of a DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks is from 11am to 12am, although some locations differ slightly.

How many employees will I need?

An average DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks staff consists of 12-15 part-time employees total, with 2-3 per shift (minimum) based on volume.

What is included with the franchise fee?

The franchise fee covers your training, site selection, assistance with plans for building out the DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks, access to our systems, products, technology, operational support, marketing programs, and more.

How long do the franchise agreements last?

The franchise agreement lasts for 10 years.

What about royalty fees?

Each DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks pays 6% towards royalty fee and 1% towards national marketing, based on net sales.

I'm ready to get started! What are the next steps?
  1. Submit your info to speak to a development coordinator.
  2. Complete your Franchise Questionnaire so we can start the process or call 512-328-3283 to speak to someone right away.
  3. Get set up on a DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks Franchise Evaluation call with a franchise executive.
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