The American Dream
At Flippin’ Pizza we believe in the American Dream. It started with our owner, Herminio Llevat, whose family escaped communist Cuba and arrived in the U.S. with nothing but two suitcases when he was only 3 years old…two suitcases and the opportunity to start over and live the American Dream. Raised by a single mother, Herminio overcame the odds and through years of hard work and dedication, became a graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Business School. He then became a successful entrepreneur, owning more than 75 restaurants of various franchise concepts and is now the owner of Flippin’ Pizza. Given Herminio’s story, we know that to achieve the American Dream, sometimes all anybody needs is an opportunity--Flippin’ Pizza provides that opportunity.
Pizza seems to be the catalyst for opportunity since it was Italian immigrants, looking for a new beginning, who first brought it to the U.S. Once again, as a company, we wish to use making great pizza as a stimulus for achieving dreams. Like the Italian immigrants, we don’t skip any steps…our dough is made fresh daily at each store and we use traditional brick ovens instead of conveyor belt ovens. We strive to make the perfect pie every time, for families and friends to share with joy. After all, as one of America’s favorite food choices, we believe Americans deserve a better pizza.
Flippin’ Pizza has generated a cult following by serving authentic hand-tossed New York pies and slices since 2007, earning “best pizza” awards from coast-to-coast. We operate locations throughout California, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC and Dubai. Flippin’ Pizza is on track to double the number of restaurants by the end of 2018.
We’re always looking at the big picture and we step in and roll up our sleeves when needed. We seek solutions, provide clarity and adjust as we go. We are always focused on our purpose, promise and principles. We have the confidence and humility to make the tough choices that deliver on them.
We empower, equip, teach and trust our team to do their best. We help people turn negatives into positives. We have a plan for growth and are focused on helping others achieve their best.
We are here to serve. We are leaders who are thankful for the people around us, our franchise partners, our team members, our customers and our communities. We understand that each one of us is a slice of the whole pie. That’s why we recognize, reward and promote those who bring our values to life.
Are you the right fit to join the flippin’ family?
Because franchisees are so important to growth and flippin' success, we are seeking qualified individuals who possess the right mix of expertise, enthusiasm and the following characteristics:
- Passion for the Flippin’ Pizza brand
- Experience owning or operating restaurants
- Live in the community you franchise
- Seeking to open 3-5 restaurants
- Financial capability--personal net worth of $600k, liquid assets of $400k, and access to capital
A Flippin’ Pizza franchisee is someone who loves pizza and is committed to success. As part of the flippin’ family, you’ll be expected to participate in day-to-day operations, adapt quickly to changes, and maintain strong relationships within the communities you serve.
So many franchisees have decided to join the flippin’ family...