About Our Italian
Restaurant Franchise

Keeping Things Simple, Fresh, and Memorable Since 1977

Antioch Pizza is not your average Italian restaurant franchise. We combine the resources, support, and proven business model of a large chain with the simplicity and hometown feel of a local pizzeria. Our goal goes far beyond serving the neighborhood’s favorite pizza and pasta; we’re here to build a community. By following our vision to make everyone a regular and our mission to feed people goodness, Antioch Pizza becomes a beloved part of every area we serve.

Committed to Community

At Antioch Pizza, we do a lot more than make fresh, delicious food. Our Italian restaurant franchise is committed to helping every community we serve become the best it can possibly be. Since our founding, we’ve put our hearts and hands into supporting schools, churches, sports teams, and local organizations. Even more than our belief in serving people heartwarming food, we believe communities should be lifted by those who serve them. Our customers and our communities know they can rely on us, and they show their appreciation with their business. It’s a feel-good relationship that benefits everyone!

Passionate About Our Franchisees

Antioch Pizza is a family business, and we treat our franchisees with the same care and respect as we would like to be treated. Our priority is your success, and you’ll feel our support throughout the life of your franchise.

Trained by Industry Experts

As an Antioch Pizza franchise owner, you’ll be trained by industry experts from the Italian restaurant and pizza industry. You’ll have access to a brand website site with collateral pieces, helpful marketing tools, and a library of resources including pre-designed menus, fliers, and advice on impactful local marketing campaigns.

Reduced Risk, Maximized Support

Our team offers guidance and support at every stage of your franchise journey, including:

  • Site selection guidance
  • Design & equipment guidelines
  • On-site training (including catering training)
  • Planning & ordering support (initial inventories/select suppliers)

After You’ve Opened Your Italian Restaurant Franchise

From time to time, we’ll visit to guide you through your ongoing restaurant operations. You’ll receive a complete, comprehensive operations manual with details about food preparation, recipes, customer service, finances, and other important aspects of your Italian restaurant franchise.

A Slice Above the Rest

Antioch Pizza blends tradition, quality, and a genuine love of people to create a pizza experience that’s unlike any other! Our owners, Art and Karen Wicklein, left corporate America to build their own dream and support their community. Over time, they built Antioch Pizza into a thriving Italian restaurant franchise, and they couldn’t be more excited to bring this unique business model to communities across America. Hear it from the Wickleins themselves:

“Our mission has become bigger now. We have franchised this model, and Antioch Pizza is on the map in ten other communities and growing. It’s a dream come true and a testament to the importance of community. If home is where the heart is, Antioch Pizza is the taste and feeling that can bring you back there.”

Get Started in Pizza Franchising Today

With Antioch Pizza, you’ll become the crust of your community. To learn more about your Italian restaurant franchise opportunity with Antioch Pizza, fill out our convenient online form. A member of our franchising team will be in touch shortly!