It all started in 1993 when the current owner, Mr. A. Nicolakakis, a restauranteur by trade decided to purchase a flagging pizza restaurant with the intention of turning it around with his extensive knowledge and expertise. After operating the store for a year he realised the product the store was selling was ridiculously over priced and therefore the store would continue to suffer financially, unless some changes were made. Instead of changing the prices he decided to rather keep the same prices and rather give two pizzas for the price of one. That is when Little Caesar’s came into being.
As public knowledge of this fantastic, very competitively priced product grew, consumer demand lead to the opening of Little Caesar’s in other locations in Pretoria as well as surrounding areas. Unfortunately legalities arose with the registration of the company name, which then favourably lead to the “birth” of Roman’s Pizza in 2002.
Since then the company has gone from strength to strength due to the franchisor’s “hands-on” approach. Our goal today remains the same, and that is to offer the best value for money in the industry. Many have attempted to imitate our concept, but as yet, none have succeeded. Today, Roman’s Pizza has some of the busiest pizzerias in the country with some of our stores selling up to and even at times in excess of 2,000 pizzas per night. We aim to offer consumers throughout the country a more affordable meal and at the same time provide the franchisee with a substantial return on his capital.
All our franchised stores are owner operated. We do not believe in selling stores as investments as they are then not operated according to the standards required by head office.
Franchisees and all other staff members undergo training at a corporate store for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Roman’s Pizza employees are trained to provide friendly, efficient service. Our employees are the heart of our business so we strive to provide a fun, friendly working environment. To ensure that we continue to grow and prosper, harmony needs to be maintained throughout the group.
A Roman’s Pizza franchisee must posess the following attributes
We are not in the habit of closing stores and therefore will always take the option to relocate poor performers.