Why CRUST?

We make pizza more interesting!

 

It’s not just the finest ingredients we use, but the way we combine them to create unique combinations that are adventures in flavour. We make our pizza the authentic way, relying on instinct and measuring by hand rather than following a strict formula.

 

Our ‘boutique’ style extends beyond our menu, all the way through to a customer’s experience in a Crust store. While there are commonalities in store design, we endeavor to keep the boutique, local pizzeria feel in our store design and customer experience.

 

CRUST is not just a franchise; we are a family.

 

If you are ready to connect and cultivate customer experiences ‘A CRUST above the rest’… We want to speak to you! Call us today!

 
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In our store, we have an array of ‘thank you’ awards displayed on top of the make bench and I’ve even had to put up new shelves to fit more in, which is evidence to my team & I that we’re appreciated within the community. We're extremely family oriented, my daughter has worked in the store for the last five years and my son has also helped out a lot.

- JIM

Why Franchising?

Franchising offers you the opportunity to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Not only are you investing in a pizzeria you are sharing your passion and love of Italy through culturally rich and intimate dining experiences!

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Buy into an established brand

Gain the competitive edge by entering the market with an established, well known Australian brand!

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The CRUST experience

It’s not just the finest ingredients we use, but the way we combine them to create unique combinations that are adventures in flavour.

No experience ok

No industry experience? That’s ok!

We guide you through all the key milestones to opening your first store and work with you every step of the way.

Launch

Sophisticated supply chain solutions

We’ve done the hard work & setup. Ensure increased efficiency and productivity to launch your business into the future!

Time

We value your time!

Have payroll, rostering, and HR all at your fingertips! We have streamlined your processes so you can spend more time focussing on the important tasks.

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But I’m not Italian? That’s ok!

We offer you a world-class Franchise Partner training program, preparing you to own one of our Pizzerias!

Are you ready to claim the life you truly want? The next step is to empower yourself with information…

 

Speak with one of Franchisee Specialists today!

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At CRUST we pride ourselves on creating unique flavour combinations, guaranteed to take your tastebuds on an adventure!

The Process

Once you’ve decided on selecting franchise, We are there to support you every step of the way through the application process.

ENQUIRE ENQUIRE

ENQUIRE

Register your initial interest by getting in touch today. We will be in touch with you within 1-2 business days. Then, if we’re both keen to get to know each other further, we will invite you to apply!

APPLY APPLY

APPLY

Submit your form and we review your application in detail. If you meet our initial criteria, we then arrange a mutually suitable time for a first meeting.

DISCOVER DISCOVER

DISCOVER

This is your chance to meet the team and discover exactly what’s involved in owning your own Pizzeria. From here we will discuss, review and assess the fit of the franchisee partnership.

DECIDE DECIDE

DECIDE

Taking into account your application, interviews and our assessment, we now make a final decision on whether this franchise opportunity is for you and whether we go to the next step.

DEVELOP DEVELOP

DEVELOP

Now it’s time to set up shop, provide you with a formal franchisee approval and send you off to complete a comprehensive training program to enrol you in the key processes and procedures to effectively run your business.

LAUNCH LAUNCH

LAUNCH

Stock up on your sleep before the big day! It’s time to open the doors! Our team will be there to support you during the initial stages, offering all the help you need as you start to find your feet.

The first step to the lifestyle, freedom and financial security you want is a click away.

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You don’t have to be Italian to feel the love of the CRUST culture and dining experience! This franchise is about food and family and no matter where you come from, it's a model that you are sure to find a home.

- MAX & ANG
Max

Available Locations

Crust Gourmet Pizza’s wholesome and fresh new-look franchises are NOW available for purchase – in multiple locations within Australia! Need to ask a few questions, or make an enquiry? Get in touch, our helpful Franchisee Specialists are ready to help you….

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What about financing a Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar?

Equipment and set-up costs will vary from site to site. Our classically simple décor and streamlined operation makes the outlay uncomplicated and cost effective. As a guide, a franchise – from initial set-up to being fully operational – will cost between $375,000 and $450,000 excluding GST, including the initial franchise fee.

Where can I open a Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar?

We are eager to open franchises in every capital city of Australia and we are growing fast. If you feel you have the right location, please call us.

Can I own more than one Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar?

Yes. Many of our Franchisees are multi-unit operators.This is the greatest indicator that there is a strong degree of satisfaction among Franchisees.

What operational support will Crust give me?

Crust provides ongoing support and training at all times. All new Franchisees undergo four weeks training at Head Office in QLD. Additional support includes marketing and advertising assistance and new product development. Our people are always available for queries and questions that need to be answered via email, telephone and after-hours emergency numbers.

Does Crust have a strong Marketing Program?

Every franchise contributes to a marketing fund that is uses to run programs that range from radio, direct mail and outdoor advertising to branded pop up stores at local events.

What kind of experience would make me a qualified applicant?

Obviously, applicants who have managed people in the restaurant industry or the pizza delivery business are especially well prepared for the work required. Retail managers, or those who have retail business experience, also have very useful skills. While such experience is helpful, it is not a requirement. Most people in the restaurant business today came from totally unrelated fields without any intention of owning a restaurant. Our extensive training program and the ongoing guidance from our management team prepares you adequately to manage and operate your own store.

Do I have to personally manage my store?

Yes. We are an owner/operator franchise system. At least one partner has to maintain a 50 percent ownership in the operating company and must be involved full-time in day to-day operations.

How much can a Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar store earn?

The amount of money you may earn depends on many factors, including how well you manage your store and control variable costs, local marketing and advertising, the cost of your investment and other unique circumstances. As a new Franchisee, it is important to have realistic expectations about the initial income you’ll be earning and to keep in mind that a gradual process of commitment and effort achieves ongoing success.

How long does it take to open a Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar store?

On average, it will take 8-12 weeks from the time you sign the Franchise Contract and Lease to the time you open your doors. As with most worthwhile things, it takes a bit of time to find the right site and to organise all details with the local council and all other relevant entities.

What is a bank guarantee?

This is essentially a bond you pay to the Landlord as security over the tenancy. This would be refunded to you by the Landlord at the end of your lease subject to meeting the terms and conditions of your agreement.

What is a Landlord contribution?

This is a financial rebate the Landlord will pay to you generally upon completion of your new store build.

Leah

CRUST has allowed me to trade in my old corporate life to be my own boss! Like so many that go out on their own for the first time the stretch can be daunting… but the Crust systems and support have guided me to success every step of the way. If you are looking for a ticket to freedom and flexibility - look no further!

- LEAH