Frequently asked questions

What is the history of NKD?


The NKD Pizza franchise began with the belief that fast food can be better and more exciting for you and your local community. NKD makes all of its pizza's bases using a unique 10-grain ancestral blend of flour, unlike anything you’ll find at other pizza shops. Our dedicated team source the highest quality ingredients available in each market. This results in a healthier, tastier pizza - one we feel good about serving, and you feel good about eating. Technology is at the core of an NKD Pizza franchise, enabling franchisees to efficiently run their business while ensuring a streamlined ordering process for its customers.




How is NKD different from its competitors?


We knew deep down, in our pizza-loving hearts, we could make a better pizza, not just for ourselves, but for everyone. We could make it fresh, serve it fast and not sacrifice quality for speed, convenience, profit or anything else.

We partner with passionate entrepreneurs to bring our innovative products to likeminded pizza lovers. We support our franchises not just with the power of the NKD brand, but also through a smart and intuitive platform that runs your online presence for you.

It’s the combination of a great product, incredible support, and an always-on online driver that has helped NKD franchisees succeed in communities around the world.

What are the criteria for choosing a franchisee?

We believe the most critical attribute of a potential franchisee is an entrepreneurial spirit and the determination to create a welcoming environment for the community. We accept all applicants, but we do want to know a bit about who you are as joining the NKD family is a commitment we need to make sure you’re ready for.




What is the criteria for choosing a franchisee?


We believe the single most important attribute of a potential franchisee is an entrepreneurial spirit and the determination to create a welcoming environment for the community. We accept all applicants, but we do want to know a bit about who you are as joining the NKD family is a large commitment we need to make sure you’re ready for. Please visit the Become a Franchisee page to fill out an application. We receive a lot of interest in bringing NKD to neighborhoods around the globe, so we may not be able to respond to every application we receive.




Do I need any restaurant experience?


NKD Smart Franchises are so advanced. They practically run themselves. While restaurant experience can undoubtedly be helpful, our franchisees love how simply we make managing their businesses.




How much do I have to invest before I can open my doors?


NKD offers three franchise models to allow entrepreneurs to choose what kind of investments works for them.

£120,000+vat | Owner’s Model, One-Time Investment

For business builders ready to own the next big thing in food-tech.

Get off the ground with your very own NKD franchise with no franchising fees or royalty fees ever. This investment covers all of your start-up and opening costs.

As an owner, you’ll also have access to our industry-leading, fixed-cost monthly marketing and It support.

£15,000+vat | Franchise Model, Monthly Operating Costs

For entrepreneurs ready to change the course of the global pizza industry.

We support your grand opening with marketing initiatives that get you off on the right foot by introducing your location to the local community.

£9,999+vat/mo | Royalty Model, Monthly Operating Costs

For visionaries ready to take control of their future from the ground up.

Operate one of the most exciting franchises in the pizza industry in exchange for a monthly franchise fee and 6% monthly royalties.




What territories are available?


Right now, we are mainly looking for passionate entrepreneurs who want to be a part of changing the UK’s pizza market.

We’ve established a strong presence in London and Edinburgh. We are looking to bring our 10-grain ancestral dough to the rest of the UK with over 60 new sites already opening in the UK over the next 18 months.

Additionally, master franchisees have been established in India, Germany, China, UAE, Kuwait, Ireland and Saudi Arabia. If you’d like to bring NKD Pizza to your locale, we want to hear from you!

Please visit the Become a Franchisee page to fill out an application. We receive a lot of interest in bringing NKD to neighbourhoods around the globe, so we may not be able to respond to every application we receive.

We have mapped out the UK into 33 regions that can hold a minimum of 298 stores. Regions are being taken quickly, so do enquire.




What are the ongoing fees? How do your royalties and fees for technology and marketing services work?


NKD offers three franchise models to allow entrepreneurs to choose what kind of investments works for them.

£120,000+vat | Owner’s Model, One-Time Investment

For business builders ready to own the next big thing in food-tech.

With the Owner's Model, there are no franchise or royalty fees.

Marketing and IT support services are available for a fixed, monthly cost.

£15,000+vat | Franchise Model, Monthly Operating Costs

For entrepreneurs ready to change the course of the global pizza industry.

With the Franchise Model, there are no franchise or royalty fees, ever!

£9,999+vat/mo | Royalty Model, Monthly Operating Costs

For visionaries ready to take control of their future from the ground up.

With the Royalty Model, you’ll be responsible for a monthly franchise fee and 6% in royalties each month.




What kind of input will I have in marketing and advertising?


Marketing is only available for in the Owner’s Model and Franchise Model. Under both, you’ll enjoy the power of the NKD brand working for your business. You’ll be able to suggest deals and promotions you’d like to support with marketing initiatives.




How soon can I be in operation once I have been accepted as a franchisee?


4 – 9 months, depending on property availability.




What support do you offer beyond the initial training?


We have a dedicated team that will follow up with you frequently and will always be on hand to answers and troubleshoot any issues you have. Communicating and supporting our franchisees to grow is a vital component at NKD Pizza.




Can I speak with current franchisees about their experience?


We would welcome you to visit the stores.





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