Charge Up Your Stoke Meter
Stoke – /stōk/ verb
- To feel all is right in your universe
Our Stoke Meter was on low before we founded Zeeks. We couldn’t find jobs that allowed us to rip powder turns and ride Columbia swells, so we started our own company. Zeeks can fuel your stoke too, whatever it is.
– Tom & Doug
The Opportunity Ahead
How we do it
We work directly with the best local brewers and typically buy full batches. That’s why Zeeks Beers are unique, highly sought after and often exclusive. It’s also why we have a reputation as being the best craft beer joint in pizza.
There are now 33 states and counting that allow beer and wine delivery. The business is exploding. We have been at the forefront from the beginning and our tech driven service is as good as it gets.
& ALCOHOL DELIVERY
not inedible pizza
It’s more difficult to make incredible pizza than lame pizza, that’s why the world is awash in the bad stuff. Zeeks elevates the pizza experience. We see enormous opportunity to be a leader as the world migrates to “better pizza” and away from the inedible stuff of the current big brands.
Everything about Zeeks has grown organically. It started with two buds who quit their jobs, pursued their stoke and set off on their own adventure. We’re telling the world what we’re about and people relate to our authenticity and like to roll with us.
MEET THE TEAM
FUEL YOUR STOKE
Owner, Zeeks Bellevue and Kirkland
Our first franchisee found himself looking at a future of putting on a suit and heading to the office every day, but he knew that wasn’t for him. On the way back from a ski trip with T & D he asked about franchising. That was franchise #1.
Owner, Zeeks Kenmore and Woodinville
Monica always wanted to own her own business, but she was busy running a large-assisted living facility. She would grab drinks after work at our Queen Anne location and one day she hit us up. The rest is history.
Lauren & Chad
Owners, Zeeks Bothell
One of our proudest moments at Zeeks was when one of our own flipped us the bird. Chad worked at Zeeks for 9 years and Lauren was smart enough to see that they should jump off the mothership. They did, we love it, and they are kicking ass.
Owner, Zeeks Redmond
Jae thought Zeeks had amazing pizza and loved that it was a local brand. Owning his own business allows him to travel the world with his family.
Shane & Jillian
Owners, Zeeks Lynnwood and Mill Creek
Shane was the building inspector on our Bellevue location in 2005 and he liked what he saw. In 2018 he and Jillian became such regulars of our Lynnwood location that they bought it from us and signed a deal to open another.
“We started Zeeks to gain the freedom we needed to follow our stoke to the outdoors of the great PNW. So no matter what your stoke is, Zeeks is literally built to fuel it.”
— Doug McClure, Founder
Zeeks Pizza is growing its franchise system across the Pacific Northwest. We’re seeking motivated individuals to open their own pizza pub or delivery shack in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
OPTIONS & INVESTMENT LEVELS
Zeeks successfully adapts to a wide range of retail footprints. From our 900 square foot Beer Delivery Shacks to our 4,600 square foot Pizza-Pubs we offer a beer centered experience that fits into any neighborhood.
We are not overtly particular about whether or not you have previous ownership experience, however, restaurant and ownership experience is a huge plus. If you don’t have experience with either, we can work with you to find a person who has experience operating a Zeeks.
One thing we are especially particular about, however, is your level of Stoke. Does your stoke meter match or even surpass ours? If so, let’s talk.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - ANSWERED
What experience do I need to become a Zeeks Pizza franchise owner
We are seeking franchisee candidates who have a passion for putting real food in the hands of real people. Regardless of your restaurant experience, you should have strengths in sales, leadership, management, communications, and troubleshooting skills. We are seeking single-unit owners who can open and operate one restaurant at a time; however, we may consider multiple-unit agreements in certain cases.
What is provided as part of the Zeeks Pizza franchise system?
We will provide a pre-opening training program developed especially for franchise owners and operating partners/managers, lasting up to three weeks. In conjunction with your commencing business operations, representatives of Zeeks Pizza will spend at least two weeks assisting you and your staff on-site at you restaurant location. We’ll also present you with a copy of our confidential operations manual to help you run your business properly on a day-to-day basis, and we’ll be there to provide remote support and ongoing guidance, and answer questions you may have.
How much will the Zeeks Pizza franchise investment cost me?
The projected range for a single start-up franchise of our smallest concept ranges from $335,859 to $617,300 and the projected range for a single start-up franchise of our largest concept ranges from $622,700 to $1,378,750. Our concept that is between these two ranges from $431,400 to $923,300. As with any new business venture, it’s important that you have the capital needed to adequately fund your new business.
Are there other ongoing fees paid to the franchisor?
Franchisees will pay 5% royalty fees based on gross sales. These fees allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of products and recipes, marketing tools, training programs, and systems upgrades.
Are there any advertising fees?
Franchisees are required to spend a minimum of 1% of revenues on local marketing. Franchisees will also contribute up to 2% of gross revenues into the system marketing fund. Collected funds will be used to develop marketing strategies to promote the Zeeks Pizza brand and fund the creative costs to develop local franchise marketing materials and campaigns.
Is financing available?
We do not offer direct financing to franchisees. We may be able to provide references to qualified financing or lending resources, on a case-by-case basis.
What is the term of the franchise agreement?
The initial term of your franchise agreement is ten years, with two additional successor agreement options of five years each.