🍟 Thursday 3: The Best Pizza Franchise You've Never Heard Of
PLUS: Thoughts from Tim Urban, and the incredible story of Harry
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As for today’s newsletter, I’ve dialed up some motivating content to set us up for a killer 2022, in addition to finding a pizza franchise with economics that rivals Dominos.
Let’s get to it!
One Twitter Thread:
When Tim Urban writes, I read it. It’s as simple as that.
I think everyone can find at least a few thoughts from his year-end twitter thread that will benefit you in 2022.
If you’ve heard Andy Frisella before, you know he’s a polarizing figure.
Regardless of his style or certain beliefs, this 20 minute podcast from 2019 never fails to motivate me. It’s an incredible story of the pursuit of ones ambitions.
Hint: Harry is a nickname for a famous person whom you all know (it’s revealed at the end of the story).
One Breakdown: Pizza Guys
Founded in 1986, franchising since 1995
Based in California; 70 territories operating
A pizza franchise that sells speciality pizza with dough made on site every day
Fees + Investment
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Brand Fund: 0%
Initial Investment: $68,300 - $262,500
The following table provides the performance of 69 Pizza Guys stores operating for all of 2020 (8 affiliate locations and 61 franchised)
The Wolf’s Take 🍟
Pizza businesses proved their worth throughout covid, as it’s a business built around delivery that has customers regardless of the economic climate.
At less than half the price of a Dominos and average revenue over $1M, this west coast pizza franchise is operating away from the national spotlight - but has top tier unit economics!
The Wolf Of Everything Else 🌎
Novak Djokovic got the boot from the Aussies 🎾
John Deere has a self-driving tractor (take that Elon!) 🚜
KFC has added Beyond Meat plant-based nuggets to its menu 🐔
The Washington Football Team will reveal its new name on Feb 2nd 🏈
Tech stocks, crypto, it’s all crashing:
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