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WITH A SPECIALTY HALAL ITALIAN FAST-CASUAL FRANCHISE
Discover the Italian Express franchise — an unrivaled opportunity in the lucrative billion-dollar fast-casual dining sector.
Founded in 1983 by entrepreneurs Mohammed and Jamila Ismail, we pioneered the use of zabiha halal meat in Chicagoland, meeting the demand for American Italian cuisine within diverse communities. Italian Express is a franchise that not only celebrates the richness of Italian cuisine, but offers a sound investment in your entrepreneurial future.
Italian Express stands as a testament to 40+ years of success, renowned for our signature gyros and pizza. Managed today by Anzur Ismail, Haseeb, and Haaris Karim, our leadership brings strategic experience to the table, ensuring a confident and proven approach to our expansion through our franchise network. At Italian Express, we define fast-casual excellence. Our Halal specialty pizzas, wings, gyros and burgers are the hallmark of our brand. The menu not only caters to dine-in patrons but also accommodates carry-out and third-party delivery, providing convenience and flexibility. Beyond individual meals, Italian Express caters to dinner-time parties, events, and offers lucrative catering and fundraising options.
Consider the prospect of owning a piece of Italian Express — a franchise that thrives on the boundless possibilities of Italian cuisine. Don’t miss this ground-floor opportunity!
At Italian Express, your franchise journey involves operating a casual restaurant specializing in Halal pizzas, wings, gyros, and burgers. Why should you choose Italian Express for your franchise business?
Impressive ROI Potential: Italian Express boasts an extraordinary potential Return on Investment (ROI) for franchise owners. With a modest startup cost and applicability in diverse markets, our concept is financially robust. The Italian Express model indicates a realistic possibility for franchisees to achieve an above-average total return on their initial investment.
Rapid Market Influence: Our marketing strategies are PROVEN methods. Understanding our target market, we provide you with the tools to attract new customers swiftly, ensuring quick market penetration and sustained growth.
Crafted with Excellence: In our kitchen, every detail matters. From freshly made dough to exquisite cheese blends and our proprietary homemade sauces, Italian Express stands out. Our menu is more than food; it’s a crave able experience that draws customers back time and again.
Culturally Resonant: Italian Halal cuisine holds a special place in the hearts of people everywhere. The Italian Express concept seamlessly integrates into diverse markets, gaining popularity rapidly.
“Delicious. The Best American halal food. I love their short ribs and pepperoni pizza. As a revert, I miss eating authentic American food. This is the best place I have tried so far.” Courtney M.
At Italian Express, we’re on the lookout for franchise partners who resonate with our commitment to quality and excellence in the fast-casual Italian Halal dining sector. We seek individuals with the following attributes:
At Italian Express, we unveil our winning formula for franchisee support, ensuring your journey with us is backed by excellence! From marketing insights to authentic recipes, our unwavering support positions Italian Express as the undeniable choice in the franchise landscape.
Benefit from our dual-phase training program that equips you with everything essential to run a successful Italian Express franchise. Our ongoing training ensures you stay at the forefront of industry best practices.
We offer continuous training and support across various domains, including unit operations, maintenance, customer service, product ordering, pricing strategies, and administrative procedures. Our commitment is to make your operational processes seamless and efficient.
Strategic Marketing Support
Leverage our proven marketing strategies! Our dedicated team provides consumer marketing plans and collateral for local and regional use, empowering you to build a strong brand presence and draw in customers effectively.
Continuous Research and Development
Stay ahead with our ongoing research methods and techniques designed to enhance unit-level profitability. At Italian Express, we’re committed to continuous improvement, ensuring that your franchise stays relevant and successful in a dynamic market.
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Estimated Minimum Initial Investment: $201,967 to $460,250 (including the franchise fee)
Royalty Fee: 5% of Gross Sales
To get started, please fill out the franchise form.