Cutting Edge in Franchise Innovation

When you open your Sam & Louie’s, you will have a streamlined, organized business operation. In addition to our Field Coordinators who will provide Sam & Louie’s Franchise hands-on guidance during the preparation phase, we offer the following benefits:

  • Long-term franchise contract up to twenty (20) years
  • On-going guidance by Sam & Louie’s Directors
  • Operations Manual
  • Interior unit design concept
  • Accounting/ reporting systems

What assistance and continued support will you receive?
Beginning with your site selection, obtaining equipment and supplies, through day-to-day operations, Sam and Louie’s is with you every step of the way to help insure the success and growth of your business. You will receive a confidential, complete Operations Manual with periodic updates covering all areas of the Sam & Louie’s system. Our helpful management staff will communicate with each Franchise on an ongoing basis and is available for consultation and assistance on all facets of your operation.


A very important benefit of our Franchise Package is our exceptional Training Program.  Included in the program are both classroom and hands-on training in valuable areas such as: promotional activities, food preparation, customer service, administrative duties, as well as problem solving.

On-Going Support

To help insure the success and growth of your operation, we will provide assistance, and in some cases, have final approval on the following:

  • Site selection research and selection of unit
  • Accounting systems
  • P.O.S.(Point of Sale) system
  • Advertising and promotions
  • On-going branding

Available Locations




Various Concepts

Traditional Concept

Our typical Sam & Louie’s restaurant franchise is a full-service pizzeria with seating between 60 and 120 guests that serves our ‘core menu’ and has our traditional décor.


If you believe you have a business concept that would serve the Sam & Louie’s franchise but doesn’t fit into our traditional model, we welcome your proposed ideas.  We will analyze your proposal to see if your concept could work within our system.

Co-Branded Idea

Have an idea to combine Sam & Louie’s with another concept such as  a gas station, convenience store, food court or another franchised business?  We want to hear about it!

Multiple Store Options

Do you have a territory that you are interested in developing with multiple Sam & Louie’s locations? We have special opportunities for you! By paying a one-time negotiated fee for the territory, you will have exclusive rights to open stores within that area. We’ll work with you to determine the development time frame, cost of the multiple store option and size of the territory.


Already an independent restaurant owner? Are you struggling with your current concept? Now is a great time to transition to a Sam & Louie’s Franchise Owner and leverage the brand strength of a growing system. Many restaurant owners come to us because they can’t quite figure out how to take their business to the next level. Let Sam & Louie’s help.

We Support You on the Journey

We have an experienced corporate team dedicated to helping you be successful specializing in operations, training, marketing, technical support and more.  We will communicate with you on an ongoing basis and are available for consultation and assistance on all facets of your operation.

The Founders – The Nolan Family, Greg and wife Nancy, Melissa with daughters Isabella and Lilly, Michael with wife Sarah and daughters Monica and Paige.

Who We Are

Now you’re probably thinking, so who are Sam and Louie?  One day I was driving down the road and finally it hit me, “Sam & Louie’s”, what a great name, it was perfect.  My father’s name was Sam and my wife’s father Louie.  Sounds like a couple of New York mobsters, right?  Actually, one was Czech and the other Irish, both from rural Nebraska…it didn’t really matter where they were from, it sounded great!  Keeping in line with the family operated business we set out to create, we chose a name with real family meaning.

“In” 2001 we were officially a pizza franchise. Since then, our passion for the growth and success of the communities we are in has become just as strong as our passion for pizza.  We now have franchises in Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

– Greg Nolan, Founder