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FAMILY OWNED AND LOCALLY GROWN

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With almost 60 years in operation, Rosati’s Pizza is one of the oldest surviving family pizza restaurants in the United States with unique franchise opportunities for every entrepreneur. While we started in the Midwest, the Rosati’s Pizza franchise has become a staple in communities across the U.S. Still run by members of the original Rosati family, we stay true to the qualities that got us to where we are today, like real ingredients and outstanding service.

  • Black and white photo of Rosati family members circa the early 1900s

    1895

    Italian immigrant Ferdinand Rosati opens a fine dining Italian restaurant on Coney Island, New York.

  • Vintage black and white photo of a family with a father, mother, two daughters, a son, and a baby in 1970s clothes

    1906

    Ferdinand and his family move to Chicago where they open another restaurant on the famed Taylor Street.

  • Vintage black and white photo of a woman with dark, curly hair in a black fur coat and hat

    1927

    Saverio Rosati, Ferdinand’s son, opens an additional restaurant that soon becomes a favorite watering hole for some of Chicago’s most famous politicians, stars and gangsters.

  • Black and white photo of multiple people in vintage wedding attire

    1964

    Carrying on the tradition of being in the restaurant business, Saverio’s sons open the first Rosati’s Pizza in the suburbs of Chicago.

  • Vintage photo of a man standing in front of an old VW bus covered in Rosati's Pizza stickers

    1978

    With 10 successful pizzerias throughout the region, the Rosati family decides it is time to share the taste of Chicago with communities everywhere.

  • Black and white photo of a Rosati family member in a white shirt and an apron

    1979

    Rosati’s Pizza becomes a franchise with entrepreneurs leaping at the chance to open a restaurant in their communities.

  • TODAY

    There are almost 300 Rosati’s restaurants nationally with new opportunities sprouting in markets everywhere.

AUTHENTIC CHICAGO PIZZA DONE RIGHT

No matter where our restaurants go, we take the authentic taste of Chicago with us. Our guests have come to expect fresh ingredients and delicious flavors from us—and we deliver every visit.

  • Picture of a gloved hand putting toppings on a pizza with marinara sauce

    Family Recipes

    Our pizza and pasta sauces are made from our old-world recipes.

  • Picture of a green bell pepper being chopped in half by a large knife

    Fresh Veggies

    Vegetables are delivered every day to ensure peak freshness.

  • Hands press into specialty pizza dough to create a rigged crust

    Special Dough

    Mixed just for us, our unique flour is high protein and sourced in the Midwest.

  • Pasta dish with side of garlic triangular garlic bread

    Italian Pasta

    True to our roots, we import our pasta directly from Italy.

CELEBRATE OUR WINS WITH US

With pizza and processes this good, people take notice. Year after year, the Rosati’s franchise continues to make headlines, earn awards and solidify our place as a top pizza franchise.

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

Rosati’s Pizza has been ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list again and again.

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Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchises

Wondering about the best franchises? Rosati’s has made Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises for years.

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Franchise Times Top 200+

Rosati’s Pizza continuously makes the Franchise Times Top 200+ list year after year.

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PMQ’s Pizza Hall of Fame

Rosati’s Pizza was inducted as an Official Member of The Pizza Hall of Fame in May 2015..

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PIZZA IS A PART OF OUR FAMILY, NOW YOU CAN BE, TOO