Leading Family-Style Pizza Chain Achieves More Rankings than any Top Brand in the Nation
Newport Beach, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Mountain Mike’s Pizza, LLC, a leading family-style pizza chain for 45 years, known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperoni, Mountain-sized pizzas, toppings to the edge, and dough made fresh daily, is proud to announce an array of honors from Pizza Marketplace in the publication’s inaugural Top 100 Pizza Movers and Shakers report. Appearing on the list in five prestigious categories – the most of any top brand in the nation – Mountain Mike’s ranked #4 among the Top 15 Marketing Campaigns, #5 among the Top 15 Growth Brands, #8 among the Top 15 Menu Innovators and #12 among the Top 15 Tech Innovators. Moreover, Mountain Mike’s President and COO Jim Metevier was named #3 on the Top 25 Executives list. 2023 marks the debut year for Pizza Marketplace’s Top 100 Pizza Movers & Shakers, which identifies the pizza industry’s most successful brands, centering on growth, innovation and sales.
“We are extremely proud to see Mountain Mike’s Pizza recognized by Pizza Marketplace across so many different facets of our business, and we are especially proud of Jim for his well-earned position alongside the best executives in our industry – an honor that underscores his exemplary brand leadership since joining Mountain Mike’s Pizza,” said Chris Britt, co-CEO and co-owner of Mountain Mike’s Pizza.
“As we continue to rank highly among the top pizza brands in the nation, these accolades from Pizza Marketplace are testaments to the consummate efforts of our hard-working and dedicated franchisees, plus our talented franchise support team, who continue to push Mountain Mike’s to reach new peaks,” added Ed St. Geme, co-CEO and co-owner of Mountain Mike’s Pizza.
Over the previous 36 months, Mountain Mike’s has reported an impressive 25.2% increase in same store sales, plus a 34% increase in total system sales, which included a nearly 10% increase last year. As 2022 ended, systemwide AUV topped $1.1 million, a figure that represents a nearly 40% increase over the past four years. The acclaimed pizza chain opened 20 restaurants last year, debuting in four new states, including Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and Texas. Mountain Mike’s also signed more than two dozen development agreements in 2022 and projects to open 30 new locations in 2023, including the brand’s debut in Colorado – the eighth state where the pizza chain will be open for business. Mountain Mike’s tremendous sales volume, coupled with its extraordinary brand growth, continues to present an attractive business opportunity for savvy entrepreneurs looking to diversify their franchise portfolios with a popular family pizza concept.
“We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure Mountain Mike’s is at the top of the pizza industry with a constant focus on menu innovation, mindful expansion and best-in-class marketing initiatives, while maintaining high-quality offerings and an unmatched experience for our guests,” said Jim Metevier, Mountain Mike’s President and COO. “Our many appearances in this report from Pizza Marketplace prove that the hard work is paying off, and we’re grateful to be included among the top pizza chains in the country.”
With nearly 270 restaurants in operation, Mountain Mike’s is primed to continue expansion throughout the Western U.S. by extending opportunities to new franchise partners looking to diversify their portfolios with a popular family pizza concept. To learn more about new franchise opportunities in your market of interest, please, visit www.mountainmikesfranchise.com.
About Mountain Mike’s Pizza
Since 1978, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading California-based family-style pizza chain known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperonis, Mountain-sized pizzas, and dough made fresh daily has been a popular choice for families, serving “Pizza the Way it Oughta Be!®” up and down the West Coast. In addition to offering carryout, its own in-house delivery, and four third-party delivery options, Mountain Mike’s provides a family-friendly dine-in environment making it easy for guests to enjoy the brand’s signature experience wherever they are. Most of its 265+ locations feature a kids’ activity area with arcade games, dedicated party rooms and big screen TVs throughout, making Mountain Mike’s an ideal place for sports teams, family gatherings, group fundraising events and private parties alike. With a menu of signature pizzas, chicken wings, garlic bread, salads, mozzarella sticks, and a selection of beer and wine, there’s something for everyone at Mountain Mike’s. Guests may also take advantage of streamlined ordering via the Mountain Rewards® app to earn exclusive offers and personalized rewards towards free food. For a complete list of locations and the full menu, visit www.mountainmikespizza.com or follow Mountain Mike’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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