Why Eat Local Pizza?
Have you seen Johnny's adorable face? If that's not reason enough, you should understand the impact eating locally has. Lets say you want to a pizza tonight and there are two restaurants options: one local, one corporate. In this example, Stone Oven and "Corporate Competitor." AKA "It Who Shall Not Be Named."
- Sources the vast majority of their ingredients locally.
- We pay no revenue sharing or franchise fees.
- Owners are local and spend their money locally.
- We treat our employees better.
- We will give you occasional High-Fives.
- Buys all ingredients through national distributors.
- Pays 6.5% of all profits back to the national franchise in addition to as much as $3 million to corporate to open the franchise in addition to other fees related to running the business. (source)
- Corporate owners are not based in the state, franchise owners are not necessarily based here.
- On average pay much lower than local competitors.
In short if you spent $100 at each location roughly $95 would go back into the local economy from Stone Oven. From "It Who Shall Not Be Named" it might break $50 for a long-standing location with a local franchise owner.
That money going back into community helps pay farmers who then buy other things local with they money. It pays employees a higher wage giving more disposable income to spend in local businesses. It pays owners who are more likely to invest that money into additional local businesses. Us? We used it to buy our food truck So we could set up shop at the Yard downtown so people didn't have to go all the way across town for Stone Oven.
Plus, we think we make a pretty darn good pizza.