A foodservice veteran returns to his first love—pizza—as a Toppers franchisee.

December 27, 2016 • Company Growth

For much of his 32-year career in foodservice, Toppers Pizza franchisee Todd Geatches has been around pizza.

Starting as an Oliver’s Pizza franchisee just out of high school, Geatches later went to work as a district manager for Papa John’s as the brand grew from about 400 restaurants to more than 2,500. Later, Geatches founded Rocky Top Management Group, which now has nine Taco John’s locations in the greater Denver area.

His success with Taco John’s led Geatches back into the pizza arena, and specifically Toppers Pizza, whose quality product and passionate founder reignited his love for the category. Rocky Top has plans to open 13 Toppers locations over the next three years in Colorado and Wyoming, with more than a dozen stores planned through the end of 2022.

Geatches shares the advice he’s learned throughout his career—including what’s behind the undying appeal of pizza.

Read more in the December issue of QSR

Whitewater, Wisconsin-based Toppers Pizza recently launched Straight-Up Pricing

December 22, 2016 • Company Growth

What once was considered out of the ordinary has now become commonplace. Today’s consumers expect to have the opportunity to customize their restaurant orders — ranging from the substitution of one ingredient for another to the reimagining of a complete entrée. As a result, operators are making it easier for consumers to participate in the creation of something original.
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