Convenience is served
Convenience stores are a $575 billion industry; however, since 2000 the overall sales, including gas and in-store purchases, have decreased. Most of that loss can be attributed to falling gasoline sales. While this sounds alarming, in-store purchases have actually soared, accounting for nearly 70% of all margin in the industry. Of those inside sales, the prepared foods category has been the leading factor in the increase of these sales gains. Of the top three producing in-store categories, prepared foods were responsible for over 28% of gross revenue.
The bottom line: prepared food programs are vital for the overall health of a convenience store. Without one, you’d be leaving money on the table.
The Pizza Inn brand has been around for nearly 60 years, with its strongest presence in the southeastern United States where the convenience store segment has the nation’s highest grouping of independent operators. So, what do you get when you combine the largest grouping of independent C-store operators with a 60-year brand’s primary footprint?
Introducing P.I.E by Pizza Inn
What is P.I.E. by Pizza Inn?
A new way to participate with Pizza Inn with a business model designed specifically for the independent operator.
Here’s how P.I.E by Pizza Inn is different from the other Pizza Inn concepts:
- Start up costs $25,000 and below
- No franchise or royalty fee charges
- Financing options of up to 100% available
- Kiosks can be purchased outright
- A plug and play cart model (kiosk) that can set up virtually anywhere
- Requires a minimum space of 52 square feet
With facts like these, it’s safe to say that PIE by Pizza Inn isn’t only a safe investment, but a profitable one as well. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve in a cost-effective way, call our Franchise Development Department at 1.800.284.3466.