• "I love pie. My favorite is from The Pie Hole downtown. The double apple crust -- that's the one." - Director J.J. Abrams in Los Angeles Maganzine
  • "Pie Hole makes better pies than your grandma." - Cooking Channel
  • "12 best pies in America." - Conde Nast Traveler
  • "24 of the most delicious pies in America." - Buzzfeed

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The Pie Hole, the fastest growing pie and coffee shop in the nation, was founded in 2011 and features generations-old family pie recipes alongside an exclusive line of The Pie Hole Fair Trade Organic coffees. The third wave coffee concept is currently the only specialty pie and coffee shop currently growing through franchising in the United States. The Pie Hole is dedicated to offering delicious, distinctive flavors made with premium ingredients, and their unique creations are available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, with the ability to accommodate large orders, corporate parties, and weddings.

Target Franchisee

We're looking for franchisees who are focused on exceptional operations and customer service, and who are interested in developing large multi-unit franchise territories.


We are looking for multi-unit franchisees or well-capitalized investors who:

    • Have a net worth of $1,000,000
    • Have $500,000 minimum liquid capital available for investment
    • Are ready to develop a minimum of 5 units

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The Pie Hole is expanding through franchising to the 40 largest U.S. media markets and internationally, with franchise territory already sold and units under development in California, Japan, and Qatar.

Current Locations

  • Arts District, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Hollywood, Los Angles, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Glendale, CA
  • Venice, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Under Development

  • Southern California (6 units)
  • San Diego, CA (3 units)
  • Qatar (3 units)
  • Japan (21 units)

Franchise Facts




Fast Casual/QSR

Sub Segment:


Hours of Operation:

varies by location. Generally 7 AM - 12 PM

Revenue Streams:

Dine-In, Carry Out, Delivery, Catering

Day Parts:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late-Night, Dessert, Snack, Coffee

Franchise Fee:


Minimum Developmemt:

5 Units


6% of Gross Sales

Worldwide Creative Fund:

2% of Gross Sales


400-2,200 square feet

Start Up Costs:

$331,500 to $1,039,500

Financial Requirements:

$1,000,000 net worth, $50,000 liquid available to invest

The success of our franchisees is our success. Franchisees can rely on our expertise and experience, and take advantage of our full suite of franchisee support services, including:

  • Comprehensive pre-opening training
  • Access to our proprietary recipes
  • Purchasing and distribution
  • Use of our brand trademarks
  • Construction and design guidance
  • Oversight on real estate site selection
  • A detailed and confidential operations manual that covers the important aspects of daily store operations
  • Ongoing on-site remote support, to help keep your operations running smoothly
  • Assistance with local advertising and marketing efforts, including grand openings, customizable materials and advice on effective media campaigns and social media presence
  • ‘The Crust’ franchisee learning management system