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Our Fast-Fresh Story

Originating in a small 20 seat location on Fillmore Street in downtown San Francisco in 1994, the popular Extreme Pizza® business model and artisan menu was developed for maximum revenue in any size location from 10 to 85+ seats.  Our fast-fresh, made-to-order approach to pizza consistently provides exceptional quality within 3 to 4 minute for whole pizza bake times and slices in only 1 to 2 minutes. 

Our level of efficiency and throughput is ideal for an array of service options including:

  • Dine-In
  • Delivery
  • Take-Out
  • Take-n-Bake
  • Corporate and Party/Event Catering


Unique Premium Menu

Each of our 20-plus unique Extreme Signature pizzas such as – “Screaming Tomato, Kickin Chicken, Baja 1000, Ragin Rooster, Wingin’ It, Mont Blanc, Railroad Grade and Pandora’s Box” – are all piled-high with combinations of exotic toppings unlike anything you’ll find at your average pizza joint or mainstream chain.

Awarded “Best Pizza Coast to Coast“, Extreme Pizza maintains high standards in quality control and consistency across the menu. Loyal patrons select their favorite items from an ideal menu mix:

  • Gourmet Pizza
  • Vegan and Gluten Free Pizza
  • Monster Subs
  • Pizza Chips and Hummus Dips
  • Calzones
  • X-Factor Wings
  • Garden Fresh Salads
  • Twisted Desserts


Extreme Team

In our opinion, Extreme Pizza® is a team sport. We’re here to help you succeed - period.

Over the past couple decades we’ve developed a rock-solid approach to top-notch site selection, restaurant design, construction and rapid-fire community awareness.  This combination of experience is highly effective in opening the finest pizza restaurant possible, and does so inexpensively.

Initial Training

While our pizza may be extreme, you don’t have to be.  The Extreme Team is dedicated to providing you everything you need for success.  Our extensive training, combined with our negotiated vendor pricing, allow our restaurants to maintain impressive overall cost controls.

We believe our training program prepares you for everything that might come your way while owning a local fast-fresh, made-to-order pizza business.  As part of the initial franchise fee, we provide hands-on training at our Extreme Pizza® corporate offices and restaurants in San Francisco as well as on location in your new restaurant.

While in San Francisco, new franchisees work with the corporate training team for up to 4 weeks where they learn:

  • Product Preparation
  • Food and Labor Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Customer Relations
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory and Cost Control
  • Advertising Asset Library
  • Local Area Marketing

Additional on-site training for 2 weeks while you open your new restaurant solidifies the training in your actual local kitchen and community.

Business Coaching

Of course it’s impossible to learn everything in 6 weeks that our team has learned in more than 20 years of doing business. Which is why we provide you with a rock-solid support system to help you throughout your entire Extreme Pizza franchise experience.

Once your store is up and running, we will make visits to your location to provide one-on-one counsel.  An Extreme Pizza business coach, as well as the leadership team, will be available for ongoing support.   

We also provide group training sessions open to all franchisees throughout the year.  Additionally, will offer the opportunity to attend regional meetings and seminars that will enable you to meet and mingle with other franchisees in the Extreme Pizza system.

By The Numbers

The Extreme Team welcomes qualified single-unit operators.  However special consideration is given to multi-unit development partners. Potential franchise owners should have familiarity with the intended trade area and must demonstrate the enthusiasm and passion required to operate one or more restaurants to our high standards.

Of course, every scenario is different and the expenses will vary, but a general estimated cost of your initial investment is below:

Initial Franchise Fee$30,000
Initial Training FeesIncluded 
Real Estate Related Cost$5,200 - $14,500
Construction / Kitchen Cost$110,800 - $284,800
Living / Working / Advertising$70,000 - $140,000
Total Estimated Expenses $216,000 - $469,300*


*Additional details of the initial investment, location criteria, support and financial performance are detailed in our franchise materials and Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Common Questions

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Step by Step

The total length of your journey from the moment you inquire until the Grand Opening of your very own Extreme Pizza is largely up to you. However on average it should take about 3 months from the time you sign your lease until the day you open your doors of your own Extreme Pizza. Below are the steps you will encounter along the way:

1. Complete the Inquiry Form Below
2. Introductions and Mutual Evaluation
3. Document Review
4. Meet the Extreme Team
5. Agreement and Startup

Legal Disclaimer: This web site and the information contained herein does not constitute the offer or sale of a franchise. The offer and sale of a franchise can only be made through the delivery and receipt of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). There are certain states that require the registration of a FDD before the franchisor can advertise or offer the franchise in that state. We may not be registered in all those registration states and may not offer franchises to residents of those states or to persons wishing to locate a franchise in those states. This advertisement is not an offering. As offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.