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Oath Pizza Seeks Franchisees With a Commitment to Their Communities

The 29-unit, feel-good pizza brand looks for health-, community-, and people-centric franchisees with a specified interest in suburban markets.

By Justin Wick1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 10:22PM 10/14/21

Oath Pizza, the 29-unit, the Nantucket-born feel-good pizza brand, is known for its unique avocado oil crust and exciting twists on traditional pizza flavors. Oath has opened in urban centers, hospitals, corporate offices, college campuses and on turnpikes alongside franchise partners, Aramark, the Fortune 500 global food service leader, and Covelli Enterprises, the largest Panera franchisee. Oath is now expanding their elite team of franchise owners in markets across the U.S. and is seeking partners with a desire to take a proven business model into the suburbs.

“Oath reimagines the pizza experience through better, thoughtfully-sourced ingredients," says Stacie Colburn Hayes, Chief Marketing Officer at Oath Pizza, "because we're driven by our vision to make a lasting, positive impact on the world." This focus on a better pizza option is paired with an affordable and flexible buildout, simple operations and an emphasis on a feel-good pizza experience. “We’re looking for franchise partners who believe in what we are trying to achieve, are dedicated to replicating our model, and are eager to expand to inspire happiness in as many communities as we can,” Hayes said.

Oath opened its first location in a small seaside shop on Nantucket in 2015. “After seeing the impact that our first location set in motion, it’s been a priority to emulate feelings of a feel-good vacation or break in the day throughout all of our locations,” Hayes said. “That’s something we hope all of our franchisees can help embody.”

To ensure financial backing for each unit, Oath Pizza targets franchisees with a net worth of $250,000-$600,000, depending on the number of units they plan to open. The brand has a long-term goal of opening numerous locations in suburban markets, primarily along the East Coast, and has entertained multi- and single-unit deals alike.

Hayes feels virtually every market is equipped for the brand to take off. “Let’s be honest — everybody loves pizza, and choosing higher quality food options has never been more important to consumers.” Oath has a unique product and experience ready to serve the growing demands of all, especially Millennial and Gen Z customers.

Oath’s executive team comes equipped with years of corporate restaurant experience. Both Hayes and Drew Kellogg, Oath Pizza’s CEO, worked together at Chipotle Mexican Grill, where they led some of the company’s largest operations and marketing teams. At Oath, they built a strong brand and elevated the customer experience with cutting-edge front-of-house technologies and simplified operations to compliment their flexible, affordable and scalable buildouts.

Oath anticipates expansion into suburban areas and is calling for franchisees who are committed to their communities. “We’ve seen success from franchisees that believe in our vision and care about their teams, customers, and neighborhoods. That’s the type of partner we’re looking to bring on board now,” Hayes said.

Oath Pizza continues to establish a strong market presence throughout the country and its model has launched a feel-good franchising opportunity geared to make an immediate impact. Now, the brand seeks to bring on additional franchisees that believe in their vision and care about their teams, customers and communities.

The cost to open an Oath Pizza franchise ranges between $350,000-$505,200. For more investment information, visit