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Pizza Chains in Edmonton

View Poll Results: Which Pizza do you prefer?
Pizza 73 19 18.81%
Panago 25 24.75%
Papa John's 4 3.96%
Little Caeser's 3 2.97%
Pizza Hut 9 8.91%
Domino's 6 5.94%
Support your local Pizzeria 20 19.80%
Other 15 14.85%
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12-12-2009, 12:36 PM
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not that easy, the logistics of expanding a franchise into a different country is difficult. How are they gonna source the food to the franchisee?

Do they open up a commissary just to service a few franchisees?

Ingredients that the IHOP might want to use may need to be imported from their source in the states... how much do they import and how many franchisees do they need to make it possible and profitable?

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12-12-2009, 12:56 PM
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Sometimes businesses aren't really huge, but still very successful that they don't franchise.

Somebody in my family was accepted for a Cactus Club here, but they said they weren't franchising later on. Got accepted for a Nandos (BC and Calgary have them) here as well if they want. Nandos isn't sure if they are opening here. I think it would run well.

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not that easy, the logistics of expanding a franchise into a different country is difficult. How are they gonna source the food to the franchisee?

Do they open up a commissary just to service a few franchisees?

Ingredients that the IHOP might want to use may need to be imported from their source in the states... how much do they import and how many franchisees do they need to make it possible and profitable?
With the economy as crappy as it is, I'm sure that corporate wouldn't mind some extra $ coming in though. IMO it's at least worth a try.

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They could always try to lobby corporate to see if they can get expansion out there. Hey and if all else fails, open a Tim Horton's, lord knows there isn't enough of them up there .
My friend got accepted for one 2.5 years ago and is still waiting for a good site he wants to accept. He went into something else in the mean time. He didn't give me exact numbers, but he said you don't make as much off a Tims as you think.

All I know is the requirements went up more than double than 10 years ago or so. I'm pretty sure you need a good almost million dollars liquid to get it. I might be wrong.

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I've been looking into franchises for the past 2 years. I can't believe some UPS stores here are almost $500 000. The one in Terwillegar is for sale for that much.

I'm not looking into that, but I just remember seeing it.

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12-12-2009, 01:22 PM
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Royal Pizza it's local and are looking for franchisees

Red Brick Pizza, Tasty pizza and NOT greasy at all....Franchisor is in Edmonton

Papa Murphy.....Lower overhead as no ovens,no deliveries and less staff

Pizza Delight, full service restaraunt, theres one in Ft Sask.

Flying Wedge, Don't know much about them but the pizza on the menu looks good.

King of Donair, don't know what the pizza is like but they sell burgers,donairs and pizza plus the Trailer Park boys like them lol

I would think it would be much better to be on the ground floor of a good franchise where there would be potential growth for your Uncle as opposed to just another Pizza 73,Domino's etc..
I'd stay far away from this chain. I've worked at the one in here in Calgary and nearly everything about that place is ****, half the stuff is pre cooked then microwaved.

For some reason there all over the maritimes and there absolutely in love with the place (we'd have people drive in from anywhere south of reddeer and north of lethbridge just to come eat there. Once the locals usually try it though they don't come back.

On a side note is there no or very few papa Johns in Edmonton? It sounds like a few people already have a said they haven't had it since they were in the States. Here in Calgary there all over.....2 within a 5 minute drive alone fpr myself.

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this thread had me thinking of pizza all morning so I decided to make my own. I love good home made pizza.

Sausage, roasted rep peppers, and a little fresh tomato


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On a side note is there no or very few papa Johns in Edmonton? It sounds like a few people already have a said they haven't had it since they were in the States. Here in Calgary there all over.....2 within a 5 minute drive alone fpr myself.
Very few, almost no coverage.

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Looks like Mr Sakich needs to sell some franchises. That looks delicious.

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Very few, almost no coverage.
Yeah I just checked there webpage and 12 locations in Calgary with only 1 in Edmonton.

I find that absolutely mind boggling, I doubt theres such a discrepancy for any other large chain in the amount of locations between the 2 cities.

Mowzie I think its a nobrainer, if theres enough demand for 12 locations in Calgary, surely there has to be room for at least a 2nd one in Edmonton with a city similar in size and demographics.

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I'm going to email them and ask if they are/when they are expanding here.

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this thread had me thinking of pizza all morning so I decided to make my own. I love good home made pizza.

Sausage, roasted rep peppers, and a little fresh tomato

I've had a craving for pizza since yesterday from this thread.

Your pizza looks awsome.

Guess what I'm making this evening? Pizza! lol

Going out now to run errands and buy some ingredients I'm in need of.

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this thread had me thinking of pizza all morning so I decided to make my own. I love good home made pizza.

Sausage, roasted rep peppers, and a little fresh tomato

What kind of oven/temp did you attempt?

I've tried many different combinations of temps/broil v non-broil at the end, all kinds of stuff. Nothing ever gets the cheese quite right. I need a fancy oven; don't particularly want to use the cleaning cycle to get the oven hot enough. Oh well...

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cooks.com for the recipe

oven at 400f for around 23 minutes, broil for the last 3 minutes. Don't cheap out on the olive oil, use cornmeal on the pan + on top of the crust prior to adding sauce.

ingredients are whatever is in the fridge. With good crust and sauce, everything is tasty, even just marinara

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Dang Mr Sakich, that looks really delicious.

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this thread had me thinking of pizza all morning so I decided to make my own. I love good home made pizza.

Sausage, roasted rep peppers, and a little fresh tomato

Well done, friend.

That truly looks great. I make my own pizzas from time to time as well. Buy the crusts at Italian Center, have a pizza sauce at home, add a variety of cheeses and toppings. It's always delicious.

I like cutting my pizza into squares as well, which most places dont normally do.

Anyways yeah, I'm ordering pizza now.

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I am currently eating a Pappa Murpheys 5 meat stuffed pizza with self added green onions and roma tomato's on top.

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I am currently eating a Pappa Murpheys 5 meat stuffed pizza with self added green onions and roma tomato's on top.
I'm sure it's good but just wanted to clarify: how was it?


I went to Little Caesars today.

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I'm sure it's good but just wanted to clarify: how was it?


I went to Little Caesars today.
Pretty darn tasty, I had two peices AKA a quarter pizza and I'm still overfull.

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