The Benefits of Owning a Giordano's Franchise


Giordano’s provides a Financial Performance Representation in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and does not make any other financial performance representations, nor does it authorize its employees or representatives to make any such representations either orally or in writing. Your profitability is based on many variables such as: retail sales mix, sales margins, location, occupancy costs, operating costs, financing and many other factors. You are encouraged to contact our current franchisees to conduct your due diligence research. You will be able to find the contact information for our existing owners in the FDD.

Timing is Everything

This is the prime time to become a Giordano’s franchisee. An engaged customer base is the key to driving business and our brand appeal is as strong as it’s ever been. Our guests continue to vote us “The Best Pizza in Chicago” year after year.

Beautifully Appointed

Deeply Experienced Team

Russell BryExecutive Chef

Russell Bry is Giordano’s Executive Chef, best known for creating innovative restaurant concepts and developing new menus that cater to current tastes. An expert in the cuisine of many regions, Bry has mastered the art of Italian cooking and is a driving force behind the direction of Giordano’s menu. Early love of restaurant industry Bry… Read more »

Brent JohnsonPresident & CFO

Brent Johnson is the President and Chief Financial Officer of Giordano’s. Prior to Giordano’s, Brent acquired the majority of his restaurant experience at Yum! Brands, the international operator and franchisor of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants. His most recent position was that of the Vice President of Financial Planning and Strategy at Yum!… Read more »

Yorgo KoutsogiorgasCEO

Yorgo Koutsogiorgas is President and CEO of Giordano’s. Koutsogiogas leads the Chicago-based company, which operates 25 company-owned restaurants, as well as 31 franchised restaurants in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Florida. Mediterranean roots—in culture and cuisine Koutsogiorgas was born in Athens, Greece, and following his graduation from the University of Athens (with a B.A. degree in… Read more »