Support and Training
The mission of each Villa Nova franchisee will be to provide handmade products in a friendly atmosphere in what amounts to a specific taste of an authentic quality Sicilian pizza.
The mission of the newly formed Franchisor Company is to offer unrivaled training and support to each franchisee as they join the Villa Nova family. Through rigorous qualification and selection, Villa Nova will only sell franchises to the highest quality individuals, personally and professionally.
It was November 16th, 1955 when Alfonso Tornabene brought his authentic Sicilian-style pizza with freshly prepared toppings, and high-quality mozzarella cheese to Stickney, Illinois all the way from Canicatti, Sicily, Taking a half a century to perfect covering the delectable thin crust, putting only the freshest ingredients into the pizza right down to each carefully placed mound of sausage, he developed a taste that has been sought after.
With this extensive knowledge and background, the current management team of Villa Nova has a proven background that brings confidence and experience to an expansion plan that emphasizes these goals for each store:
Currently, Villa Nova operates a location in New Buffalo Michigan, providing the same famous gourmet pizza and sandwiches as the initial location. Since Sicily all those years ago, the Villa Nova Pizzeria Brand has been built into a solid business, with a proven model and steady practices. Villa Nova Pizzeria is now seeking qualified candidates for their franchise offering!
Villa Nova relies on an efficient operating system that provides great food in an inviting, friendly full-service pizzeria. Each restaurant is operated by a highly trained staff and serves food via dine-in or carryout (with available delivery). The customers range from college age, to young families, blue collar, and/or anyone out to have a quality pizza and sandwiches and a delightful experience. The current corporate operating unit will be the basis of our theme and uniformity as the brand expands via franchising.
The initial franchisees will be marketed and sold near the existing units and will be expanded from there, in concentric circles. Based on the existing unit demographics, locations should be opened in areas that have a mix of middle to upper demographics. The operation should generate revenue through foot traffic and reputation, which is greatly dependent on the location and the quality of service. The unique combination of flavors and choices combined with the extreme high-quality ingredients offers the customer an exceptional dining experience and market position for Villa Nova.
Locations should range from 1,200 to 3,500 square feet and will typically be in a strip center or stand-alone building in a downtown district or near a waterfront and (preferably) will be given attractive rental rates and T.I. dollars from the landlord. The storefront will need to be in areas with strong traffic, a high density of residential housing, and great visibility to drive the projected sales volumes and revenues per unit. Seasonal tourism will be a benefit, as well outside seating to accommodate for increase in seasonal traction.
Technology and systems (SpeedLine POS) have been put in place to manage the business (and online ordering) and to allow the Franchisor to oversee franchisee’s operations from a distance in reviewing financials and day-to-day numbers.
Villa Nova prepares its original thin-crust pizzas in a 12, 14, or 16-inch sizes. Customers can order from an amazing menu of traditional combinations or can create their own. Another pillar of the Villa Nova menu are the signature sandwiches, inspired by the nearby Chicago food scene, including the Italian Sausage and Italian Beef. Each menu item is made with high-quality ingredients, ready-made for dine-in, or made-to-order for pick-up,
delivery or catering. A craft beer list will be available in all franchised locations as well.
With ten years experience in the Southwest Michigan market, Villa Nova has continued the original Villa Nova menu that showcases classic flavors that any pizza or sandwich connoisseur can appreciate. Fresh, high-quality ingredients are at the heart of each dish, delivering enormous flavor with every bite.
This business is more than just great food. A hands-on management style ensures a top level of service, cleanliness and a warm, family atmosphere. The staff’s knowledge and experience of food safety rules and regulations ensures proper food handling techniques in a clean and safe environment.
You aren’t just buying a name; you are buying proven operational practices that have kept our business solid for years! We provide ongoing training and support in many areas critical to the success of the franchisee’s business, including unit operations and maintenance, product ordering, food preparation, suggested pricing guidelines, and administrative procedures.
Exclusive to your territory, Villa Nova Pizzeria will coordinate development of advertising materials and strategies just for you! It will also supply its franchisees with consumer marketing plans and materials for use at the local or regional level. We keep the customers coming in!
We need to mention that on top of an already affordable and highly profitable franchise, we will negotiate quantity discounts on behalf of
all our franchisees, meaning more savings for you!
Other Areas of Support
Villa Nova Pizzeria will provide ongoing oversight of financial, legal, and accounting for its franchisees. Additionally, we strive to discover and research methods and techniques that will enhance profitability.
Are you ready to dive into a dependable, trustworthy, and successful company with a proven track record? Are you interested in joining a restaurant brand that has solidified its reputation throughout decades of experience? Complete the form to get more owner details today!