Thursday, April 19, 2018

Straw Hat Pizza Has Another Positive Sales Year in 2017

Straw Hat Pizza stores had significant sales growth in 2017

Straw Hat Pizza Has Another Positive Sales Year in 2017
San Ramon, CA  Straw Hat Pizza, the original California Pizza since 1959, announced it had positive same store sales in 2017.  Stores open for a full year in 2017 showed positive growth of 4.8% year over year with 20% of the chain showing double digit growth.

To achieve this growth, the stores focused on what they do best – providing great events for customers and helping the community with fundraising opportunities.  A number of locations regularly host UFC and Boxing pay per view events.  Other stores do what they can for their community by hosting fundraising nights for schools and organizations giving back a percentage of sales to their cause.  These are just some of the ways Straw Hat Pizza provides a great place to take the family.

“We are excited by the same store sales growth.  We are fortunate to have a number of great operators in our restaurants to make this possible.  We have a product customers love and family friendly stores.  It is great to see them being well received in the communities we serve.  We are very thankful to our loyal customers.” said Scott Mason, Director of Operations for Straw Hat Restaurants, Inc.

Straw Hat Pizza is in talks to sign a number of new franchise owners in California with locations opening in late 2018 and 2019.

About Straw Hat Pizza
Opening its doors for the first time in San Leandro, a small town on San Francisco Bay, Straw Hat began serving its trailblazing “Genuine California Pizza” on July 10, 1959. It was an unrivaled pizza with a layered, flaky crust, the freshest toppings, light sauce, and six kinds of naturally aged cheese.

Straw Hat Pizza has always been the place to go for family dinners, Birthday and Team Parties. The majority of our business is dine in. We provide a comfortable and fun environment to relax with family or friends. Our locations have games and televisions to provide entertainment.

For more information about the franchise opportunity, visit the Straw Hat Pizza Franchise Page
or call (833) 747-4992.

Friday, April 6, 2018

A GREAT FAMILY DEAL

Need a perfect meal with your family?  Straw Hat Pizza has you covered!  Get our Family Bundle at a store near you.  It includes a Large 1-Topping Pizza and four Soft Drinks for a great price.


Available at participating locations for a limited time.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Gilroy Straw Hat Pizza expands with new Party Rooms

The owner of the Straw Hat Pizza in Gilroy has just finished adding two enclosed large party rooms to his restaurant.  There is one large room and one smaller room. If you have a really large party the two can be combined!  The owner is excited to offer the needed party space to the Gilroy area that is lacking in other good options.

In addition to the party room, he also expanded his games including a full redemption center for trading in tickets won. 

Below is a video tour and some pictures of the addition.











Saturday, March 10, 2018

STRAW HAT PIZZA RAMPING UP GROWTH PLANS FOR 2018

Straw Hat Pizza opened stores in Visalia and Williams in 2017 with five new locations planned for 2018

San Ramon, CA, March 10, 2018:  Straw Hat Pizza, the original California Pizza since 1959, announced it opened two locations in 2017.  The first store, in Visalia, California, was a return to the area after a 10 year absence.  The other location in Williams, California had gone independent earlier in the year and when new owners took over they were excited to bring Straw Hat Pizza back to their community.        

These openings are the start of a planned growth of the Straw Hat Pizza brand over the next few years.  In 2018 Straw Hat Pizza is planning on five new locations throughout California. 

“We are excited about the growth and plans for the Straw Hat Pizza brand.  We have an iconic product and great family friendly stores to add value to the communities we are in,” said Sal Listek, Chairman of Straw Hat Restaurants Board of Directors and franchisee of Straw Hat Pizza in Brentwood, CA. 

Straw Hat Pizza is one of the few chains where dine in business is still the main focus.  A typical location is about 3,000 square feet and includes space for parties as well as numerous televisions and video games for entertainment.    

Straw Hat Pizza has been making waves and fresh genuine California pizza since 1959.  The pizza has a layered, crispy crust, the freshest toppings, zesty sauce made from fresh tomatoes, and a blend of California naturally aged cheeses. For more than 50 years Straw Hat has used only fresh local ingredients.  It’s not a trend; it’s a history as genuine as their California pizza.
The fifty-nine year old company is growing with plans to double the number of current locations within the next few years.  
 For more information please visit:  www.strawhatpizza.com and www.strawhatpizzafranchising.com

New Straw Hat Pizza in Visalia, CA

Monday, February 19, 2018

REWARD FOR RECOVERY OF STOLEN FOOD TRUCK!

The Straw Hat Pizza in Fairfield, CA had their Food Truck stolen over the weekend.  The owners are offering a $500 reward to help recover it.



For more information please visit:  www.strawhatpizza.com and www.strawhatpizzafranchising.com

Monday, February 12, 2018

Straw Hat Pizza Celebrates 12 Years of School Valentine Program



Straw Hat Pizza’s School Valentine Program will give away 50,000 Heart Shaped Pizzas

San Ramon, CA, February 10, 2018:  Straw Hat Pizza, the original California Pizza since 1959, announced it will give away around 50,000 individual heart shaped pizzas starting on February 14th, 2018.  This is part of a program with schools where teachers are provided with Valentine Cards to give to their students for Valentine’s Day.  Each Card is good for a free individual heart shaped pizza at their local Straw Hat Pizza location.  No purchase is required to get the free pizza. 

This will be the twelfth year Straw Hat Pizza has partnered with local schools on this program.  It allows the teachers a way to give something to their students.  Our restaurants are proud to work with schools and give back to the community.

“We hope the whole community comes out to taste why Straw Hat Pizza has been around for more than 50 years, and to try our pizza,” said Varun Limbacjiya, franchisee of Straw Hat Pizza Alameda. 

The heart shaped pizza is a 6 inch pizza perfect for one person.  The student gets their choice of one topping. 

Straw Hat Pizza has been making waves and fresh genuine California pizza since 1959.  The pizza has a layered, crispy crust, the freshest toppings, zesty sauce made from fresh tomatoes, and a blend of California naturally aged cheeses. For more than 50 years Straw Hat has used only fresh local ingredients.  It’s not a trend; it’s a history as genuine as their California pizza.

The fifty seven year old company is growing with plans to double the number of current locations within the next few years.  

For more information please visit:  www.strawhatpizza.com or www.strawhatpizzafranchising.com


Friday, February 9, 2018

San Jose Straw Hat Pizza supports Loaves and Fishes on National Pizza Day

February 9th is National Pizza Day.  This year the Straw Hat Pizza in San Jose celebrated by participating in Slice Out Hunger's "Pizza Across America" event.  (http://sliceouthunger.org/pizza-across-america)   The event coordinated pizzerias across the U.S. to give to local soup kitchens.

Suleman and Rhonda Chaudhary, the owners of the Straw Hat Pizza in San Jose, CA partnered with Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen (https://www.loavesfishes.org) donating 10 pizzas.  Loaves & Fishes has served the San Jose area for more than 37 years providing over half million meals each year.




For more information please visit:  www.strawhatpizza.com and www.strawhatpizzafranchising.com