Wednesday, July 17, 2019

FOODTRUCKEMPIRE Article about Straw Hat Pizza

Huge thanks to Brett at FoodTruckEmpire.com for doing a profile on Straw Hat Pizza.  Titled "The Store of Straw Hat Pizza: Franchise Review and Fees", the article is currently live on their website blog.

Picture of Food Truck Empire Blog Page Title


https://foodtruckempire.com/franchise/straw-hat-pizza-review/

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Straw Hat Pizza listed as one of the Top Emerging Brands

1851 Franchise recently listed Straw Hat Pizza on it's list of top emerging brands with under 50 locations.  Here is a link to the article:


1851 Franchise Top Emerging Franchise List

We at Straw Hat Pizza are very happy and honored to be included on this list!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

15 Things About Running A Restaurant Business

A great video today on the Alux.com YouTube channel. it is a great video to watch for anyone considering opening a restaurant.

Note that number 14 - Franchises are more successful. Why go it alone when you can get training, systems and recipes all ready to go. It doesn't hurt to have experts to call anytime you have questions.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Straw Hat Pizza Offers Vegan Options


Straw Hat Pizza rolls out new Garlic Artichoke Vegan Pizza


San Ramon, CA, June 10, 2018:  Straw Hat Pizza, the original California Pizza since 1959, announced it will introduce a Vegan Pizza in mid-June.  The Garlic Artichoke Vegan Master Pizza is covered in Artichoke, Garlic, Red Onion and Tomato on a Vegan and Gluten Free crust covered with olive oil and vegan cheese.  Straw Hat Pizza also has other vegan options including some appetizers and a market fresh salad bar. 

Vegan options are a growing segment of the pizza industry with many Generation Z and Millennial preferring a healthier, ethical diet that matches their view of the world.  Another segment of the population also chooses vegan diets to lower their risk of diabetes and heart disease. 

Straw Hat Pizza’s Vegan Menu will be launching on June 15th at select locations.  Locations participating in the new Vegan Menu may be found at the following link:




“The new Garlic Artichoke Vegan Master Pizza is a really tasty pizza.  We hope it finds a core group of customers that enjoy it as much as we do.  It is important to have options for all members of the family when they go out to eat.” said Scott Mason, Director of Operations for Straw Hat Restaurants, Inc.  



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.

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

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


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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.