After working in the franchise and restaurant industry for 16 years Doug Stritzel, founder and owner of Pickleman's, began his quest to realize his longtime dream of building a distinct new dining concept. In October 2005 Doug opened the first Pickleman's in Columbia, MO.
Today, Pickleman's has 24 locations and counting, four in Columbia, MO, one in Springfield, MO, six in St Louis, MO, one in Lincoln, NE, one in Lawrence, KS, six in Kansas City, four in Omaha, NE, one in Norman, OK, and one in Fayetteville, AR. Pickleman's focuses above all on using the highest quality product and creating profound and unique flavor profiles people love. Offering a wide array of all natural products with the freshest ingredients gives our Toasted Sandwiches, Pizzas, Soups, Salads and Desserts a quality that sets us apart.
Our Delivery and Catering services allow us to serve large groups, cater events, and provide you with our superior service at your door. Doug has plans to expand the Pickleman's franchise and share his passion for high quality food with the world. His goal is to establish and continue to develop his own brand and someday be successful enough to spend lots of time with two wonderful children, Jack and Audrey.
Why Our Franchise?
At Pickleman's, we try to strike the right balance between oversight and independence. We want to ensure that our customers enjoy the leading service and delicious gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups, and pizzas that they expect. At the same time, we believe in giving our franchise owners the tools they need to make important decisions and successfully oversee a franchise. Here are a few benefits of opening a sandwich, salad, and pizza franchise with us:
You can open your franchise in any state.
You can suggest locations and receive advice on picking the ideal spot.
You and any employees qualify for a complimentary three-week training program.
We can refer you to lenders who have financed Pickleman's franchises in the past.
We offer a diverse but applicable menu for all tastes and ages.