This family-oriented limited-service chain of carryout and delivery pizza parlors is known for its value-priced premium pizzas, pasta dinners and subs. Customers can pick specialty pizzas from the Select, Classic and Premier pizza menus or build-their-own creations with the crust of their choice. The restaurants are colorful and contemporary and can be constructed as carryout, delivery or sit-down operations.  Papa Romano’s was started in 1970 and is a part of Papa Romano’s Enterprises Inc. The franchise recently celebrated it’s 40th anniversary with a golden-ticket giveaway promotion—providing free pizza and Pepsi for a year to one customer.

LocationBingham Farms, Mich.
2009 Systemwide Sales$25,000,000*
% Change in Sales13.6%
2009 U.S. Units54
% Change in Units10.2%
2009 Average Unit Volume$440,000*
% Change in AUV-2.2%
Future 50 Year2010