Below you will find answers to some of the first questions you may have when considering applying for a franchise opportunity. Please review the provided answers and send us a message when finished for more details.



How much is the initial franchise fee?

The initial franchise fee is $25,000 per restaurant.

What are the monthly royalty fees?

The Royalty is 4% of net sales and the Advertising fee is 1%.

Are store owners required to operate the restaurant?

The best model for profitability is one where the owner is the general manager of the store. This model saves the labor cost of hiring a general manager and makes sure that someone who is (literally) invested in the store is overseeing it. However, franchisees who are interested in operating multiple units must rely on general managers. We require that the active owner operator be at least a 10% owner of the store.

How long will it take to open my D.P. Dough restaurant?

Every location is unique. But, generally, it takes six to nine months from signing the franchise agreement to opening the store. This depends largely on securing financing, finding the right location, local regulations, and the extent of the construction and build out at your new store.

What kind of training will I receive?

Get ready to attend Calzone University! We have developed an extensive learning management system to help you along the way as you learn to operate your own D.P. Dough® franchise. All of the tools you need for success will be made available to you upon completion of your initial training period. You will participate in at least ten (10), but up to twenty (20) days of hands-on training at a D.P. Dough location that will be approved by Calzone King, LLC. You are responsible for paying for your own living and travel expenses. You will not be charged any additional fee to be trained. You will not be paid during your training. You will be required to pass a written or electronic test at the conclusion of your training to be permitted to open your Restaurant. The remainder of your training will be provided by us at your Restaurant and via the online video classes.

Are D.P. Dough franchises only sold in college towns?

No. While D.P. Dough is mostly in college towns, we are also located in areas where there are many young professionals, even if a college is not nearby.

What are the financial requirements for franchising with D.P. Dough?

Candidates will need $75,000 in liquid capital. There is no minimum net worth requirement unless signing a multi-unit agreement.

Does D.P. Dough offer financing?

D.P. Dough does not offer direct or indirect financing and will not guarantee your note, lease or other obligation.

How much does it cost to open a D.P. Dough?

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a D.P. Dough franchise ranges from $105,980-$329,730. This includes a total of $25,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.

How long does the process take to open a D.P. Dough?

It takes an estimated 9 – 12 months after you sign the Franchise Agreement before you begin operations. This timeline can greatly flucuate due to a number of factors including your diligence in the site selection and leasing processes and existing market conditions.


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