Become a Franchise Partner

Now that you’ve had a chance to review some of the Happy Joe’s franchise information, we invite you to take the next steps in becoming our franchise partner.

If you are seriously interested in exploring franchise ownership with Happy Joe’s Pizza and feel your qualifications meet our standards, now is the time to begin!

Become a Franchise, Apply Today >

For questions, please call Jay Sommers, 563-332-8811 x204.

Step 1

Review the financial requirements

Minimum Financial Requirements:

Single Unit / Joint Venture
Liquidity requirements: $150,000
Net worth requirements: $250,000

Single Unit / Full Ownership
Liquidity requirements: $300,000
Net worth requirements: $400,000

Multiunit (area developer)
Liquidity requirements: $700,000
Net worth requirements: $1,200,000

Step 2

Fill out the online franchise application.

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Step 3

We will review your application.

Step 4


An initial phone conversation is held to answer questions, confirm qualifications and discuss market availability.

Step 5

Initial Information Packet Sent

If you indicate that you meet our requirements an initial franchise information packet is sent to you. The packet contains an overview of the Happy Joe’s franchise system, a confidential franchise application and other materials for you fill out and return. Completed Application Returned

Application materials are completed and financial review processes begins.

Step 6

Application Review

Your confidential franchise application is reviewed. If merited the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is then mailed to candidate. We offer a hard copy of the FDD. An electronic copy is not available at this time. (Acknowledgement of Receipt page must be returned before proceeding to next step).

Step 7

FDD & Interview

A time is set to review the FDD and understand the Happy Joe’s opportunity. This is a time to gain a better appreciation of all that Happy Joe’s has to offer our owners. We get to know you and you get to know Happy Joe’s.

Step 8

Store Visit, Candidate & Business Assessment

Take a tour of our operating Happy Joe’s units. Observe décor elements, product, front and back of house operations and speak with managers/owners. Complete a business profile and proforma package. This is required to assess applicant and territory selected.

Final Step


Candidate is invited to Happy Joe’s Corporate Support Center to sign franchise agreement, pay franchisee fee, discuss pre-opening timeline, and make preparation for initial training.