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Romeo’s Pizza Wraps Up Q3 of 2021 with 33 New Franchise Agreements Signed So Far This Year

Following a year of record-breaking sales and steady franchise growth, the community-oriented pizza franchise has continued to expand rapidly throughout 2021, putting it on pace to become a leader in the pizza industry.

By Luca Piacentini1851 Franchise Managing Editor
SPONSOREDUpdated 4:16PM 11/11/21

Romeo’s Pizza, the award-winning, 50+-unit pizza franchise, has already signed 33 new Franchise Agreements this year, making significant progress toward hitting its development growth goal of 60 open locations by the end of the year.

“As we gear up to close out 2021, we're ecstatic with the successes we've achieved so far," said CEO Ryan Rose. “So far this year, we added 33 new Franchise Agreements, and we're looking forward to steady expansion in the coming months.” 

In total, Romeo’s Pizza has welcomed 9 new franchise owners year-to-date, including a recent five-unit, and an area representative committing to 20 units in North Carolina. Romeo’s Pizza is also appealing to existing franchise owners who want to scale to multi-unit ownership, with eight existing owners signing new franchise agreements so far this year. 

The brand’s streamlined business model, franchisee-led leadership team and community-driven approach are some of the reasons why franchisee interest in the brand is so strong. Currently, the impressive Romeo’s Pizza pipeline includes interest both domestically and internationally.

This booming development also comes after several years of successful sales growth for Romeo’s Pizza. In 2018 Romeo’s experienced the highest sales in its 20-year history. In 2019 it broke that record again. Then, in 2020, the pizza industry thrived as the COVID-19 pandemic created an increased demand for convenience and delivery, and Romeo’s smashed its previous record once more. This year, Romeo’s continues to experience dramatic sales growth, reporting double-digit, same-store sales increases across its franchise system.

Now, as COVID vaccines roll out and consumer behavior shifts to a healthy mix of on- and off-premise dining, the pizza industry is only going to continue its upward trajectory, and Romeo’s Pizza is well-positioned to satisfy that demand. Forty-three percent of Americans eat pizza once a week, while 93% of people in the U.S. eat pizza once a month, and more than 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year. Romeo’s Pizza stands out with a signature sweet sauce and the belief that pizza brings people together, creating a sense of community wherever it appears. That is why the brand is adamant about making each location a pillar of its neighborhood, supporting the community both inside and outside the store.

“Over the past few years, we’ve been able to demonstrate the strength of our community-oriented business strategy,” said Rose. “In 2021 we’re excited to continue partnering with qualified franchisees in communities all across the globe as we aim to deliver sweet smiles, one slice at a time.”

The cost to open a Romeo’s Pizza franchise ranges from $190,800 to $640,500, including a $30,000 franchise fee. For more information on franchising with Romeo’s Pizza, visit


Founded in 2001 in Medina, Ohio, Romeo’s Pizza is an award-winning, food-first pizza community. With 54 locations and counting, the growing international franchise delivers handcrafted excellence through our local pizza champions. We believe pizza is always the answer. We deliver sweet smiles, one slice at a time. We will positively impact our communities and environment through our Pizza with a Purpose initiative. The initiative supports local, national and worldwide organizations that believe in making a positive impact on people and our planet. To learn more about Romeo’s Pizza franchise opportunities, visit