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In late 1997, Bellacino’s began formulating a plan to franchise a pizza & grinder restaurant business. The first Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders restaurant officially opened in June of ’98
None. All Bellacino’s restaurants are franchisee owned (locally owned and operated).
Our average ranges between $295,000 and $396,000 nationally.
Bellacino’s recommends you have liquid cash of $60,000 to $80,000 and a net worth of $400,000
Our typical restaurant ranges from 2500 to 3200 square feet.
An average of 7-8 months is typical (refer to schedule below)
- 2 months for site selection/ evaluation
- 2-3 weeks for lease negotiation
- 2-3 weeks for design/ architecture
- 3-5 weeks for planning submittal/ review and construction bidding process
- 9-11 weeks for construction (can depend on site conditions)
- 1-2 weeks final store opening set-up
A network of real estate brokers and Bellacino’s officers will assist with demographic data analysis and site selection criteria.
Marketing support material & guidance as well as ongoing training and a “hands-on” team of officers capable of understanding the needs at the “Store Level”.
$30,000 franchise fee plus 4% ongoing royalty + 1% ongoing national mktg.
No, however Bellacino’s, Inc. has prior working experience with lending institutes and SBA agencies.
Once licensed, you (& potentially management crew) will participate in a 2-3 week training period (at approved Bellacino’s training facilities). Bellacino’s, Inc. provides 10-12 days of on-site (at your store) training for the opening of your first location.
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A grinder is a “made from scratch” Italian sandwich. Our grinders are made with combinations of freshly sliced meats, vegetables, and cheeses, baked to perfection in our ovens, and garnished with fresh lettuce and tomatoes.
You can access nutritional information from our “Menu” page by clicking here.
Each Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders restaurant is privately owned, therefore the store operator determines his/her own policies with regards to catering. Please contact the store in your area to determine catering possibilities: click here to find the Bellacino’s closest to you.
The top three best selling sandwiches consist of the “Chicago Steak”, the “Steak Grinder”, and the “Italian Combo Grinder”. Other favorites include the “Club”, “Chicken”, “Pizza”, and “Turkey” are the next most frequently ordered. Newer flavor packed sandwiches include the “Bellacino’s Bayou” and the “Bellacino’s Zesty Deli”.