Gatti’s Pizza Franchise

Last Updated on July 26, 2012 by DeanR

Gatti’s Pizza Franchise

Gatti’s Pizza is a franchise for a restaurant serving pizza, pasta, salads, and sandwiches. It was founded in 1969 and started franchising in 1974.

 It was founded by Lieutenant Colonel James R. Eure. He first opened a pizza and hamburger restaurant in Stephenville, Texas. It was his hometown but in 1969, they moved to Austin, Texas.

That was where he opened “The Pizza Place”. To make themselves visible and apart from other pizza places, he conducted a name contest and the name that won was his wife’s maiden name which is “Gatti”.They renamed the place to Mr. Gatti’s Pizza. By 1974, he sold 18 locations but he still kept a few of it to himself. They worked with him in growing the company in Texas and in different states. It was passed on to different owners a few times. It was in the 1980’s that they made some changes to make it modern by adding a buffet bar and a game room to most of their restaurants. They now have 113 locations in the United States and 22 locations that are owned and operated by the company.

What is on the menu at Gatti’s Pizza?

For pizzas, they have Bacon Double Cheeseburger, BBQ Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, Meat Market, Sampler, Meat Sicilian, Superoni, Veggie Sicilian, Vegetarian Sampler, and Gatti’s Deluxe which has smoked provolone cheese, mild sausage, pepperoni, onions, fresh mushrooms, jalapenos if you want, black olives, and bell peppers. For Toppings, they have burger, pepperoni slices, mild sausage, spicy Italian sausage, Canadian style bacon, breakfast style bacon, cheddar cheese, anchovy fillets, green olives, smoked provolone cheese, fresh onions, black olives, fresh tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, fresh bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, and pineapple. On the side, you can have cheese sticks which have garlic butter and mixed cheese such as cheddar, provolone, romano, and parmesan, garlic pan sticks with garlic butter, romano and parmesan cheese, spicy chicken wings with ranch or bleu cheese dressing, or salad-to-go with fresh greens, black olives, tomato wedges, red onions, pepperoncini, and a choice of dressing. They also have desserts like cinnamon sticks and Dutch apple treat pizza.

Cost and requirements on running a Gatti’s Pizza franchise

Expect to be investing about $200,000 to $4,800,000. The cost of Gatti’s Pizza franchise fee is $15,000 to $50,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 5%. Their term of agreement is not renewable.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be four to six weeks training with topics on position training, point-of-sale system training, game room training if applicable, and management training. There will be support in finding a perfect site for you. This will be part of the Franchise Sales and Development Team. They will also be assisting you in purchase agreements and lease negotiations. There will be support in Construction and Design including recommendations on suppliers for equipments, fixtures, and furniture. For Purchasing and Distribution, there is the supply chain and logistics team which will assist you in purchasing propriety food items, paper materials, uniforms, cleaning supplies, and other supplies you will need in day to day operation. There are also support in Research and Development, Franchise Communication, and Marketing and Advertising.

Gatti’s Pizza Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 5912 Balcones Drive, Ste. 200 Austin, TX 78731

Phone: (512) 459-4796


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