An authentic Italian market fast casual franchise
offering fresh & delicious gourmet Italian food in a fast and timely manner

2016 / Fast Casual / QSR

Dine-In, Catering, Mobile Ordering, Carry Out / Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks

600 – 1,200 sq. ft. / Mon-Thurs 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-8pm, Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-7pm

Our Story

The Italian Place mission is to provide fresh and consistently prepared Italian subs and additional menu items in a timely manner for 100% customer satisfaction.

The Italian Place founder, Adriana Penachio-Sifakis, a New England native shares her passion for fresh and authentic Italian food. The Italian Place offers freshly prepared Italian subs, pasta, coffee beverages, dinners-to-go, gift boxes and Italian delicacies. Inspired by her grandmother Florence, who she called Nonnie, Adriana unveiled The Italian Place in 2016 with a shared passion of her husband and three children.

Customers at The Italian Place express their excitement with repeat visits, frequently requesting a location in their neighborhood, as they experience a friendly Italian hospitality with fresh and deliciously prepared foods. The Italian Place has become a go-to destination for the entire community in the Washington, DC metro area.  The Italian Place franchise will make a great addition to any community!

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Adriana Penachio-Sifakis 
Founder, CEO
The Italian Place

Franchise Advantage

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In-demand concept ideal for prime real estate & flexible conversion options from 700-1,200 sq. ft. 

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Capitalizing on the huge trend of 300 million sandwiches eaten a day in the U.S. by offering fresh, authentic Italian subs at a competitive cost (U.S. Foods)

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Huge fan base and brand support from a long list of celebrities on the Washington Nationals baseball team

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Professional support in all capacities including location selection, manager and employee training, operational procedures implementation, menu development and strategic marketing initiatives

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Proven business model, low build out costs, efficient labor model, & turnkey operation making it one of the most affordable franchises

The Numbers

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Multiple Storefronts


Full deposit 1-3 units (or 1-5 for 10+ units), 50% deposit each additional unit

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6% of Gross Sales

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2% of Gross Sales

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1% of Gross Sales

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$288,900 – $539,400

Target Franchisee

The Italian Place is looking for qualified franchise investors who share the same passion for serving customers across the United States. Prospective franchisee should have multi-unit food service operator experience, be hands-on in the operations of their restaurants and adhere to The Italian Place’s organizational structure requirements and brand guidelines.

Franchise Requirements

Operational experience in the restaurant business is a plus, but not required assuming a professional General Manager will be part of your team. Prospective Franchisees must meet the minimum requirements below to be consider for a The Italian Place franchise.

  • $1MM net worth*
  • $500K capital available for investment*
  • Ready to begin development within the next 3-6 months
  • Ready to develop a minimum 5-unit territory in a major U.S. area

* Investment partners may contribute to this requirement

Franchise Support

The Italian Place is committed to quality Italian market fare and consistency at every location and has developed systems which make duplication of our famous recipes and flavors easy for franchisees. We use best in class product partners to guarantee efficient distribution to all restaurants. To ensure impeccable operations at every The Italian Place, we provide our franchisees with the resources and support necessary to succeed.

Support provided to franchisees includes:

  • Real Estate, site selection
  • Store build-out, construction
  • Training systems
  • Operational support
  • Recipe & menu development
  • Marketing & brand building
  • Vendor & equipment selection
  • Business consulting
  • Pre-opening, grand opening support

Quotable Quotes

“Every visit yields a new purchase, the Italian Place never fails to provide a distinct array of niche Italian market needs.  The kids love the sandwiches and gelato, along with Italian chocolates and cookies. A must visit, you’ll be certain return again and again.”

Cam R.
Restaurant visitor, Alexandria, VA

“I’ve been frequenting this place for 2 years. It’s a small, family owned operation that emphasizes quality and authenticity. I love going here for their wine, homemade sauces, and to try new pasta shapes.”

Raven H.
Restaurant visitor, Alexandria, VA

“This place is fun and delicious for a deli sandwich. We have called ahead before and the staff is friendly and quick. I love the thinly sliced meats and crunchy rolls. We have picked up items for a picnic and a cooking date night for special occasions!”

Nora P.
Restaurant visitor, Alexandria, VA

“There are a dozen or so sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Paninis and fresh pasta and soups are also on the menu, and regardless of what you order, you’ve picked a prize! You simply can’t go wrong here!
Oh, and they cater too!”

Jim W.
Restaurant visitor, Alexandria, VA

“I came with my family and we all really enjoyed our experience here. I had the Dusty Baker and it was delicious. Fresh bread, flavorful prosciutto and salami with the hot pepper spread to set it off. We also got the bomboloni and the cannoli for dessert. The bomboloni was tasty but the cannoli was next level. Highly recommended – I will definitely go back!”

Tyler C.
Restaurant visitor, Alexandria, VA

“OMG the subs here are probably the best i’ve had in the DC area​!  I really recommend this place if you are looking for a little taste of Italy on the go! I got the Eva sub and shared the meatball with my husband, both tasted great and the bread was really fresh.”

Jane E.
Restaurant visitor, Alexandria, VA

The Italian Place News

Provisions: The Italian Place
Northern Virginia Magazine


Step 1

Submit an Inquiry Form

Step 2

Speak with Franchise Development Director
(within 24 hours)

Step 3

Submit the Franchise Application
(2 days)

Step 4

Review Application with Franchise Development Director
(3 days)

Step 5

Receive & review Franchise Disclosure Document with Franchise Development Director
(5 days)

Step 6

Schedule Discovery Day with Franchisor
(14 days)

Step 7

Execute letter of intent
(16 days)

Step 8

Become a Franchisee!
(30 days)

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(703) 537-5396

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