At Zeeks Pizza, we like to Fuel the Stoke.
The stoke, for those that don’t know, is the feeling you get when everything is right in your universe. It means that not only are your material needs being met, but that you’re having fun, and your spirit and soul are being spoken to.
At Zeeks, we know that when pizza and beer are done right, it adds up to more than just a great meal. It has the ability to Fuel the Stoke. It fuels ours every day because we feel a sense of accomplishment and pride with every perfect pie we crank out, and it’s fun to share food and party with our friends and neighbors. We know Zeeks Fuels the Stoke for our customers, crew members and communities because they tell us so, and we see it and feel it every day. Most importantly, we know that Zeeks Fuels the Stoke for like-minded entrepreneurs, too.
We Had to Fuel Our Stoke…
We know what it’s like to be in a job working for someone else yet craving the independence and control that comes with owning your own business. That’s why we decided to open up the Zeeks Pizza franchise opportunity for others.
Twenty-five years ago, we had corporate jobs in Seattle. We lived the life that everybody said we should. We only enjoyed weekends and holidays. Then, one day, we didn’t want to wait for the weekends anymore. After downing some liquid-courage on a powder-skiing trip in Montana, we decided say “stick-it” to The Man, ditch our khakis, throw on a t-shirt, and hop the pizza wave. We are still riding that wave today, and it has turned our dreams into reality. That’s why we decided to open up the Zeeks franchise opportunity to others – because it worked for us and we believe it will work for you too.
Northwest Values are the Key
When we started Zeeks, we weren’t interested in being anything other than what we are. There are lots of pizza places out there, all looking to New York, Chicago or Naples for inspiration. We weren’t into that. We all had roots in the Northwest, and that meant we were going to be true to the Northwest. Craftsmanship is in our DNA. So, when we made a commitment to be the Northwest pizza company. We knew our pizza pub franchise had to be grounded in a simple concept: craftsmanship.
To us, craftsmanship means that everything we do at Zeeks is done with skill, integrity and pride. No short-cuts. No extra-BS either. Everything matters. Real ingredients matter. Fresh herbs matter. Beer definitely matters. Music matters. Speed matters. Friendly service and authentic environments matter. Everything matters.
Ride with Us
Zeeks is a pizza pub franchise people go to and say, “I want one of these in my neighborhood.” That is the simple truth that fuels our growth. Of course, we check all the boxes for national trends in the $40 billion and growing pizza market. The “better food” movement that has already swept burgers is now transforming pizza.
We’ve been making “better pizza’ since 1993 because the Northwest demanded it. We’re stoked the rest of the world sees it that way now too. No pizzeria even comes close to rocking craft beer like Zeeks rocks craft beer. This is one of the hottest markets around. Craft beer grew its market share by 10% in 2017 and now accounts for 22% of the $107.6 billion U.S. beer market.
Another quintessential Northwest trait is our passion for technology. Seattle is our home, and it also happens to be home to some of the biggest-baddest-tech-gunslingers on the planet. These guys don’t order pizza from you if your technology isn’t top-notch. Technology is becoming an important differentiator in the pizza world, and a Zeeks pizza pub franchise will keep you up and sometimes even help you surpass the other pizza-big-boys on the technology front. We’d like to see Dominos or the Papa deliver 300 pizzas to Amazon on a Friday afternoon.
All these things add up to make Zeeks the best all-around pizza experience around. Twenty-five years of riding a wave tends to make you one with the wave, and we feel like we’ve got the pizza and beer thing dialed.
We want to give you the same opportunity. We want to give you the chance to open your own business and start living the lifestyle you’ve always imagined. Ride this wave with us.
Are you ready to ride the wave, and fuel your stoke? Click here to learn more about a Zeeks pizza pub franchise.