The Roman Candle Info

Franchising While Maintaining Its Wisconsin Roots
Brewer Stouffer had several “F” words on his mind when he launched The Roman Candle Pizza Franchise in 2005. First and foremost was "fun." Next was "fresh." And finally, it was about really good "food." Now, as the brand continues to grow, a new "F" word has entered the business - and that's "franchising." 
Born outside of Austin, Texas, Stouffer was surrounded by the comforts of great food - from the smells of his mother's midwestern kitchen to regionally-inspired cuisine. That connection to food only deepened and after traveling through Europe for a year, he knew he wanted to bring those food experiences to life in Madison, Wisconsin. And so The Roman Candle was born - a one-of-a-kind pizzeria that prides itself on farm-fresh ingredients, quality sourcing, and a craft, handmade approach. Doing the right thing never felt and tasted so good.
Our Pizza
Voted Best Pizza for 10 years running, The Roman Candle is founded on the principle of uncompromising craftsmanship. We want you to become loyal followers of our craft, our passion, and our mission— to create a "Culture of Crust" one handmade pizza at a time. As Madisonians know, and soon the world as well - for the past decade The Roman Candle has been devoted to quality, farm-fresh sourcing, Wisconsin cheese, and community involvement, all stitched together with a craft, handmade approach.
Four Revenue Streams

The four revenue streams are focused on our target consumer, allowing our franchisees to expand the pro?tability of their business without increasing overhead. We drive pro?tability through the use of technology and customer-centric connections, while leveraging sales in and outside of our four walls.

1.  Fun Family Casual Dining
2.  Online "To-Go" Ordering
3.  Online Delivery Ordering

4.  Catering Ordering


Investment Costs

Franchise Fee: $30,000

Royalty Fee: 5.5%

Investment Range: $478,000 to $852,000

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