US-based quick-service pizza franchise Stoner’s Pizza Joint has opened its latest restaurant in Palatka, Florida.

The new restaurant at 314 FL-19 Palatka represents Stoner’s tenth location in Florida and its 31st location across the US.

Stoner’s Pizza Joint chief operating officer Scott Mobley said: “We are excited to open our sixth location in the North Florida market after positive feedback from the Jacksonville, Daytona, & Palm Coast communities.

“We experienced massive growth in 2022 and we plan on continuing the momentum throughout the state of Florida and beyond in 2023.”

Stoner’s Pizza Joint is a delivery and takeout-focused concept that offers fresh food prepared in-house with minimal production time.

Its menu is claimed to feature proprietary recipes for the pizza dough, sauce, and cheese blend.

The menu items also include a variety of speciality pizzas, strombolis, sandwiches, calzones, hickory-smoked chicken wings, freshly prepared salads and desserts.

The company was set up in 2013 and rolled out its franchising programme in late 2018, along with new branding and a business concept.

It is currently seeking qualified franchisees to expand across the country, especially in college town markets in the Southeast region.

Prospective franchisees need to have a minimum net worth of $250,000 and should be a multi-unit operator in the restaurant industry.

As per Stoner’s Pizza Joint’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), an investment range of $90,000 to $206,000 is required to open the first location for franchisees, including $25,000 as a franchise fee.