Arni’s Pizza Franchise Info

If you are planning to franchise Arni’s Pizza restaurant, you have to know what it takes to qualify as a franchisee.

Arni Cohen opened the first Arni’s Restaurant in 1965 at Market Square Shopping Center in Lafayette. The seating capacity of the restaurant was 120.

Throughout Indiana, there are plenty more of Arni’s Restaurants that were opened in many communities there. The stores are only small but they emphasized on carryout service. Arni together with his oldest son Kurt opened second full service operation in the year 1988. The seating capacity of the store was about 300. Until the number of restaurants became five.

Linarco Distributing is a distributing company created by Arni’s for them to obtain the control over the quality and varieties of their food products. 15,000 square foot commissary and distribution center was how the Linarco Distributing completed. Salad dressings, chili and dough are some of the products that they were able to develop with their own company. Also, they were able to stock products for the company’s stores and also outside restaurants too.

Brad, Arni’s youngest son started to join the company for franchise sales and its development. Throughout central Indiana in over the years, there were about 9 franchises that have been sold.

On February 7th, 2002 Arni Cohen died and his sons Brad and Kurt Cohen are the ones who are continuing his vision.

Now, if you are planning to franchise Arni’s Restaurant, you have to know all of the requirements and see to it to meet all of it. Learn all of the things about the business in order for you to easily deal and manage your franchise business. The distribution fee is about $7500 – 20000 and the royalty is 4%.

Tips on How to Stay Focused In Your Business

Staying focused in your business is an important thing especially today that a lot of businessmen who fail just because they do not give enough focus to their business. If you are having difficulties when it comes to dedicating your attention to your business, here are some tips which will help you get right on the track.

The first thing that you have to put in mind is that you did not start a business just because you want to. You did start a business because you want to earn profit. If you will not do anything after you have started your business, it is like you have just wasted your money. Even if you say that you have tons of money, it is still not right to just start a business and do not give it that much focus.

Another thing that you should do is to plan everything. Having a daily planner will be a great help as it will help you to remember all the things that you need to do. This way, you will be able to effectively manage your business and will not lose focus into it. Or, if Arni’s has managerial plans and strategies, you have to follow them correctly.

Always visualize. Think of the things that you want to achieve given a certain period of time. Set goals and mark your achievements. If you want, you can reward yourself and even your employees if your business has reached a certain milestone.

The most important thing that you have to remember if you want to be successful in business is to always give enough focus so that you may be able to do your best.


  • Brandy Belt said on March 5, 2013
    Hi, i was wondering about opening a franchise. I grew up in Lafayette, Indiana and Arnis pizza was and still is my favorite. I moved to Ohio 12 years ago, and there is nothing here at all like Arnis. So, basically my question is, would you consider opening a franchise in Ohio? Thank you
  • rick edwards said on December 25, 2013
    I currently live in Brownsburg, In. and would like information around having an Arni's franchise. Best Regards Rick
  • matt oglageo said on July 11, 2014
    I would love to open up an Arnis here in Kokomo Indiana. So many new business coming into the area plus Delphi and Chrysler is here plus I work for Chrysler. We usually drive to either Frankfort or Rossville 2 times a month to eat at Arnis. thanks Matt Oglageo
  • Jennifer Staser said on August 12, 2014
    My husband and I are originally from Floyds Knobs, IN. We love Arni's pizza and still eat there every time we visit. We live in Union City, TN now and are interested in opening up a franchise. Could you send us information please? Thank you! Jennifer L. Staser
  • Curtis Rowan said on November 29, 2014
    Please contact me regarding a franchise. Thank you
  • Kit Osborne said on December 1, 2014
    Please contact me regarding a franchise. Thank you.
  • Tom Barnett said on December 4, 2014
    Please contact me regarding franchise information. I'm interested in the possibility of an Arni's location in Clinton, IN. Thanks!
  • Shawn Ulery said on May 8, 2015
    Please contact me on opening a franchise in Logansport, IN.
  • Jodee LeVin said on November 1, 2015
    St Louis, MO. franchise. Hi @Brad, I'm interested in hearing more about an Arni's franchise possibility in St. Louis, MO. My sister and I (Christy LeVin) went to high school with you at WL High School. Fun memories growing up in WL and Arni's was a part of it all -even won a pizza eating contest at Arni's in 1983 -too fun! I'd like to talk with you and find out more about a franchise. My cell:314-223-0538. Thanks! Jodee
  • chad said on December 5, 2015
    Hi, I was wondering about opening a franchise in Brookston, IN. I grew up there and have a great location with ovens already there. Would like to see if I could get info please. Thanks
  • M Beach said on March 4, 2016
    I would like info on owning an Arni's franchise in Delphi. I think it would go so good!!
  • Nancy Manos said on July 20, 2017
    I would love to open an Arni's franchise in Scottsdale, AZ. Who do I contact and what do I need to do?
  • James said on September 17, 2018
    My wife and I are looking to start an arnis franchise in evansville indiana. We feel it would do really well there. If we don't franchise, then we plan on opening a woodfire pizza and grill restaurant within a year.
  • ralph pizer said on April 12, 2019
  • travis julian said on February 20, 2020
    please send me the information.
  • Paul Desai said on November 12, 2020
    Would like info on opening a Arni's in Logansport, Indiana. Have a large restaurant that need to be utilized. It is attached to a hotel. Please contact me asap. I can be reached at (859)325-0257. Thank you, and looking forward to hearing more about your franchise
  • Adrienne beebe said on October 2, 2022
    I grew up in Lafayette indiana and moved to Kentucky. I am obsessed with arnis pizza. He'll all arnis products really. I am interested in opening a franchise here and would love more info. Email is thank you
  • Debbie Wilburn said on October 23, 2022
    I?m in Ky and would love to open an Arni?s pizza. Could someone give me all the info I need? Thanks


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