Leading family pizza chain now has nine locations in developing Dallas area
Newport Beach, California (RestaurantNews.com) Pizza Mike of the Mountain, LLC, a leading family-run pizza chain based in California for more than 40 years, known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperonis, mountain-sized pizzas and daily freshly made dough, is growing rapidly in across Texas with its first two locations expected to open this year. Following the 2021 three-store deal with franchise industry veterans Hector Haget and Khris Tate of Jefes Pizza, LLC to expand into Dallas-Ft. In the area of value, the brand added two more three-unit deals to its Lone Star State growth plan. Currently, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, which just celebrated the opening of its 250and restaurant, now has nine locations in the developing Dallas area.
As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas, and residents can now look forward to the brand’s famous 20-inch Mountain pizzas and enough fresh toppings to fill a ten-gallon hat at locations across the Texas area. North Dallas. Jersey Mike multi-unit franchisee Steve Zeigler will bring three Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurants to the area, as will brothers Robby and Varinder Basati. Currently, Robby Basati is the largest Mountain Mike franchisee in California. With multi-unit development deals already underway, it’s a particularly attractive time to join the Mountain Mike’s Pizza family of franchises in Texas, which is expected to be the brand’s second largest market after California in the coming years.
“The sky’s the limit for passionate entrepreneurs and successful multi-brand franchisees like Steve Zeigler and the Basati brothers, who see the benefits of partnering with one of the nation’s leading family pizza concepts, especially as we continue to be warmly welcomed into new communities across the West where our franchisees are enjoying record success,” said Jim Metevier, President and COO of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “As the craze for Mountain Mike’s mouth-watering pizza and home-like environment continues to reach new heights, our success is fueled by some of the most reputable and talented franchisees in the business.”
The time for qualified franchisees to pursue a successful, growing and sought-after pizza concept like Mountain Mike’s Pizza has never been better. Last year was the best sales year ever for the fast-growing franchise. The brand ended 2021 surpassing $250 million in total system sales, supported by strong same-store sales growth of 15% and total sales growth of 24% over 2020. 2021 also saw Mountain Mike’s laying the groundwork for the brand’s most significant expansion. the story. During the year, the company opened 18 new restaurants and signed new franchise agreements for more than 60 new restaurants, all of which are in various stages of development. Additionally, by the end of 2022, the brand plans to open a total of 30 new restaurants, while continuing to climb towards its mid-term goal of over 400 locations by the end of 2025.
“We are excited to accelerate the introduction of Mountain Mike’s to communities across Texas, where we have received tremendous interest from potential franchise partners and residents who would like to have a Mountain Mike’s in their hometown,” said Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme, Co-CEO/Owners of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “While Texas has seen significant population growth, especially in recent years, pizza places per capita are among the lowest in the country, which is shocking for a state whose residents love their pizza. As Mountain Mike’s begins to establish a foothold in the Lone Star State, we look forward to growing our family of franchises in Texas, where opportunities abound!
With 250 units in operation, Mountain Mike’s is poised to continue its expansion in the western United States by providing opportunities for new franchise partners looking to diversify their portfolios with a popular family pizza concept. According to FRANdataa leading research and advisory firm that analyzes the franchise market, Mountain Mike’s 2021 FUND Score is in the top 1% of all franchise systems evaluated and is in the top four scores for all QSR brands .
Mountain Mike’s offers significant discount programs and incentives for qualified franchisees, including those looking for a proven model to start the franchise with 1-2 restaurants and grow. Reduced fee initiatives, which have been an integral part of Mountain Mike’s attractive business proposition since the inception of the franchise, include upfront franchise fee discounts of up to 75% for multi-unit development agreements. Additionally, Mountain Mike’s is proud to offer a 50% discount on the initial franchise fee for each restaurant purchased by qualified veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
The brand’s unprecedented sales growth continues to be fueled by the unwavering dedication of its many franchise partners and the host of loyal guests who continue their love for Pizza the way it should be!®. To learn more about new franchise opportunities in your market of interest, please visit www.mountainmikesfranchise.com.
About Mountain Mike’s Pizza
Since 1978, Pizza Mike of the Mountain, a leading California-based family pizza chain known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperonis, mountain-sized pizzas and freshly baked dough daily, has been a popular choice for families, serving ” Pizza the Way it Oughta Be!” and on the west coast. In addition to offering take-out, its own in-house delivery and four third-party delivery options, Mountain Mike’s offers a family-friendly dining environment that makes it easy for customers to enjoy the brand’s signature experience wherever they are. . Most of its 250+ locations feature a kids’ activity zone with arcade games, dedicated party rooms, and big-screen TVs throughout, making Mountain Mike a great place for sports teams, family reunions, group fundraising events and private parties. With a signature pizza menu, bone-in wings, garlic bread, salads, mozzarella sticks, and a selection of beers and wines, there’s something for everyone at Mountain Mike’s. For a full list of locations and the full menu, visit www.mountainmikespizza.com or follow Mountain Mike’s on Facebook, Twitter and instagram. To learn more about investing with the brand, visit www.mountainmikesfranchise.com.