Leading Family-Style Pizza Franchise Climbs to No. 16 of Top 50 Chains Nationally
Newport Beach, CA (Restaurant News Release) Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading family-style pizza chain for more than 40 years, known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperoni, Mountain-sized pizzas, toppings to the edge, and dough made fresh daily, has proudly been named to PMQ’s 2022 Pizza Power Report. Mountain Mike’s jumped up five spots from last year and moved into the top 20 among the top-50 national chains, currently sitting at #16 on the report based on 2020 annual sales. Among Quick Service pizza chains, the brand’s impressive spot on the top-50 list pushed even higher – to #12. Mountain Mike’s also placed high on the list of chains with the fastest per unit growth, landing at #11 on the annual report.
“Our 2022 Pizza Power Report ranking represents a huge accomplishment for everyone associated with Mountain Mike’s Pizza, especially after achieving quarter after quarter of record-setting gains across sales and unit growth,” said Jim Metevier, President & COO of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “But what’s even more exciting is our outlook for what’s ahead, as we have eclipsed $250 million in sales this year. Since acquiring the legacy brand in 2017, we’ve had our sights set on being a top-10 chain, and now that goal is within our reach.”
The pizza segment is booming. According to PMQ’s 2022 projection, the pizza business is expected to skyrocket to more than $141 billion globally next year – with the United States owning nearly a third of the worldwide pizza marketplace. Mountain Mike’s continues to climb the ranks in the U.S. as a leader in the pizza space and is considered one of the hottest franchises of 2021, which has been a banner year for the brand. Over the previous 24 months, Mountain Mike’s has reported impressive same store sales growth and total system sales. Numerous multi-unit development deals are currently in motion as Mountain Mike’s grows its restaurant count in eight states throughout the Western U.S.
Metevier continued, “We often talk about America’s love affair with pizza, which Mountain Mike’s has been fueling for more than four decades as a brand built on the pillars of family and community. We are thrilled to be recognized by PMQ as one of the country’s top pizza chains, and I know I speak for everyone involved in saying that we are extremely enthusiastic about the future of the Mountain Mike’s brand as we continue to climb the ranks alongside the best of the best in the pizza.”
With more than 100 franchise commitments signed over the past eight months and a pipeline of new restaurant locations scheduled to open in California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Texas by the middle of 2022, the nearly 250-unit franchised pizza brand is primed for continued expansion throughout the Western U.S. After more than 40 years in business, Mountain Mike’s Pizza is uniquely positioned as an established brand on the rise and is seeking multi-unit franchise partners looking to diversify their portfolios with a leading family pizza concept. To learn more about franchising with the brand, 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 nearly 250 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, bone-in wings, garlic bread, salads, mozzarella sticks, and a selection of beer and wine, there’s something for everyone at Mountain Mike’s. For a complete 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.