Franchising Program

New Orleans Pizza has grown to 39 locations across Ontario and in Nova Scotia.

Since 1978 New Orleans Pizza has specialized n delivering great value to our customers door or the counter for pick up orders. Our 1-844-NOP-2075 phone number and our user-friendly online ordering solution has made it even easier for our customers to order their favourite pizza.

We are continuing to grow in Southwestern Ontario, while looking to expand into the rest of Canada and internationally.

Do you want to be part of a long-standing pizza brand? New Orleans Pizza is an incredible franchise opportunity for those who are looking to bring a family-dinner favourite to new communities. To become part of our growth, check out our available franchise opportunities here.

The New Orleans Pizza Franchise System

New Orleans Pizza offers a robust franchise system to prepare each new franchisee for success. Our franchise system include:

Site Selection & Lease Negotiation
Business/Pizzeria 3-Week Training Program
Food and Equipment Sourcing
Pizzeria Opening Assistance
Research and Development
Marketing Positioning & Brand Awareness
Advertising and Promotion
Ongoing Business Development
Pricing and Quality Controls

A Total Turnkey Package

The cost of opening a New Orleans Pizza® restaurant is typically in the range of $175,000.00 to $225,000.00. A large portion of this amount may be financed, although we recommend cash investments of at least 40%. Financing from financial institutions is available through government-supported small business loans, or we can facilitate ­financing for qualified candidates.

Initial Franchise Fee$30,000.00$30,000.00
Training Fee$5,000.00$5,000.00
Architectural Drawings$12,500.00$20,000.00
Leasehold Improvements$85,000.00$95,000.00
Signage$10,000.00$15,000.00
Equipment$75,000.00$100,000.00
Total$217,500.00$265,000.00
Cost of construction is site specific and may vary. Development costs do not include working capital, opening inventory, rent and utility deposits and legal expenses. All costs are subject to applicable sales taxes.

When it comes to restaurant size, we look for space ranging from 600 Sq Ft to 1200 Sq Ft. 

Once your location is up and running, there is a Royalty Fee of 5% of all sales per week, which supports a 24/7 call center. To support the New Orleans Pizza brand, Chairman’s Brands will provide marketing materials such as flyers, contest promotion, and media awareness for as little as 3%  per week, referred to as an Advertising Fee.

Our 7 Step Process to Becoming a Franchisee

Becoming a franchisee is a process, but we will do whatever we can to ensure it is both smooth and efficient, and provide guidance and support along the way.1.

1. Request for Franchise Application

After visiting a New Orleans Pizza to enjoy our products and experiencing our restaurant, if you are interested in applying to become a franchise owner, your first step would be to fill out the Request for Franchisee Application form, found here.

2. Complete the New Orleans Pizza Franchisee Application

We will send you a Franchisee Application through email. Fill it out and submit it according to instruction.

3. Assessment of Application

Once submitted, the application is sent to the New Orleans Pizza Support Centre. The submission of your application is confidential and carries no obligation; it will allow us to make our initial assessment of your financial status, business background and location preference.

4. Preliminary Approval and Meeting

If we like what we see, your application will receive preliminary approval and we will contact you and invite you in so that you can be given copy of the New Orleans Pizza Franchise Disclosure Document. This document contains background information regarding the franchisor, as well as copies of the Franchise Application and other relevant franchise documentation.

5. Offer to Franchise

New Orleans Pizza will prepare an offer to franchise for you, which is conditional upon franchisee approval, bank financing, and securing a lease for the premises. A refundable deposit in the amount of $5,000 is submitted with the Offer to Franchise.

6. Site Selection and Bank Financing

New Orleans Pizza is actively seeking prime locations. In certain instances, you may choose to open a restaurant in a location selected by yourself, though the location must be evaluated and approved by New Orleans Pizza. Construction of the restaurant will also be conducted or supervised by New Orleans Pizza. New Orleans Pizza will also review, in detail, the process involved in applying for bank financing and will assist you in preparing to meet with a bank.

7. Franchise Agreement

Once bank financing is approved and all other conditions are removed, the Offer to Franchise is firm; the deposit is non-refundable; and the Franchise Agreement and all relevant franchise documents are signed. Additional funds are paid at the time of signing the Franchise Agreement; at the time of starting construction; and prior to the opening of the business. After training and store construction, your New Orleans Pizza location will be ready for operation!


Further questions about our selection process or the steps involved? Contact us here.