Food Truck Franchise Business at Kono USA | Franchisee Support

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What is the Kono Food Truck Franchise Business Model?

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Every new Franchise Owner within our Famiglia is provided a Kono Pizza Real Estate Representative who will work with them to determine the best possible location for their new business. We will also assist our Franchise Owners with negotiations, Rental Offer/Letter of Intent (LOI) and Lease Agreement signing.

We support our Franchise Owners through every aspect of the exciting yet challenging store opening process—including ongoing marketing and advertising support. The Kono Pizza team will assure that each new location opening is truly grand and will help set them up for continued success.

Our Franchise Owners and their managers learn how to successfully operate a their Kono Pizza business through an intensive series of onsite workshops, online courses and hands-on training at our corporate training facility. Here’s some of the ways in which we support of franchise owners:

Carlo Ruggiero Kono Pizza USA Co-Founder

Carlo Ruggiero

- Kono USA Co-Founder

Carlo was born and raised in Italy and moved to the U.S. when he was 15 years old. Following graduation from Kean University, Carlo launched successful entrepreneurial ventures across the US in different industries. He Co-Founded KRR in 2013 with David. He Co-Owned and operated multiple franchises in the fitness and food industry. In late 2013, Carlo Co-Founded Kono Pizza USA and added to the KRR portfolio.

David Ragosa Kono Pizza USA Co-Founder

David Ragosa

- Kono USA Co-Founder

David has over 20 years of experience as a serial Entrepreneur at all levels; franchisee/multi-unit franchisee, in 2 different franchise concepts and a franchisor. Currently, he sits on the Board Of Directors of a technology company called In Touch technology. Like his business partner Carlo, David is widely known as a “Go Getter” – the New Jersey natives often clock in 70+ hours, 7 days a week without ever showing signs of slowing down.

Barbara Weiner

– Controller

Barbara is the Controller for Kono USA, LLC. She is responsible for maintaining the financial records for the company. Her responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable, financial statement preparation and analysis and managing cash flow.

Barbara has over 20 years of financial experience. She has 10 plus years financial experience in corporate financial services and 10 plus years working in the private sector. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College and an MBA in Finance from Long Island University.

Nicole Hinds

– Administrative Assistant

David has over 20 years of experience as a serial Entrepreneur at all levels; franchisee/multi-unit franchisee, in 2 different franchise concepts and a franchisor. Currently, he sits on the Board Of Directors of a technology company called In Touch technology. Like his business partner Carlo, David is widely known as a “Go Getter” – the New Jersey natives often clock in 70+ hours, 7 days a week without ever showing signs of slowing down.

Emilio Verde

- Director of Training

Emilio Verde is the Training Manager for Kono USA. He has been with Kono since day 1 and knows all there is to know about the daily operations. He is dedicated in ensuring the best possible experience for our customers.

“The flexibility of the Kono food truck franchise business is great. We can go to different events, move in and out really quickly. It also allows us to grow. We want to have 5 carts and trailers operating in our first 5 years.”

- Emilio Verde, Training Manager

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Training

Our franchise owners and managers learn how to successfully operate a their Kono Pizza business through an intensive series of onsite workshops, online courses and hands-on training at our corporate training facility. Attendees receive personalized, hands-on training from a dedicated team of Kono Pizza Education and Training Specialists.

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On-Going Support

We are focused on supporting our franchise partners as they scale their pizza food truck franchise business. We provide assistance in marketing, business management, budgeting, inventory & logistics management, etc.

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Venue Selection Support

Our support also helps all franchise owners select the prime venue real estate to maximize their Kono Franchise brand awareness and projected income.

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Marketing Support

Another big piece of the brand awareness aspect of Kono is the marketing support we provide our franchise owners. Utilizing social media, maximizing web presence and building quality professional tools for franchise owners to take advantage of gives all our franchise owners the advantage they need to succeed.

“The flexibility of the Kono food truck franchise business is great. We can go to different events, move in and out really quickly. It also allows us to grow. We want to have 5 carts and trailers operating in our first 5 years.”

- David White, Franchise Owner

Kono Pizza USA Food Truck Franchise Owner