Your Intrigue for Adventure Carried you this Far

October 31, 2016 • Toppers News

Why Toppers, Why Now

So you think you have what it takes to succeed in the restaurant industry? Restaurateurs are the real deal. Long days, hundreds of transactions, and constant coaching make up the daily routine of a great operator. When it comes to the pizza business though, there’s no better feeling than flawlessly executing an incredible rush (trust us, we know from experience). At Toppers Pizza, this is what we’re all about. We respect pizza and give Customers exactly what they want hot, fresh, incredibly tasty products delivered extremely fast and built whatever way they choose.

Toppers Pizza is one of the fastest growing pizza chains in the United States. We are known in the pizza business as one of the leaders in the exploding better pizza category. We currently have over 75 locations in multiple states throughout the upper Midwest and beyond.

At Toppers, customers can choose between our unique specialty pizzas or create their own with more than a million combinations of fresh, high quality toppings. Toppers fanatics also know us for our signature line of flavored Topperstix and baked buffalo wings.

Customers either order in the restaurant and see their food prepared fresh right in front of them and baked in about 360 seconds, or they order online with any device and get their hot food delivered extremely fast to their home, office or practically anywhere in about 25 minutes!

Toppers has won numerous accolades and recognitions in the restaurant and franchising industry. We have an incredible leadership team of restaurant franchising veterans. We target experienced restaurant operators to bring into our franchise system. If you think you have what it takes to succeed in the competitive restaurant industry, we encourage you to fill out our franchise info form found on the home page of this website.

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Multi-Unit Development Fuels Toppers Pizza’s Strong Second Quarter; Positions Brand for Further Expansion in Second Half of 2016

August 10, 2016 • Company Growth, Toppers News

Whitewater, WI ( Toppers Pizza, the leading better pizza franchise that’s successfully taking on the nation’s largest pizza chains, is fueled by one bold mission: never settle. This motto, printed on every Toppers Pizza box, is represented in all aspects of the brand’s business, from its fearless approach to shaking up the industry with new products and flavors to its strong digital presence and loyal social media following. It has also led to a strong start for the brand’s development in the first half of 2016. In the second quarter alone, Toppers Pizza’s saw sales increase 5.2% as it added to its rapidly growing franchise system by opening the brand’s second Sioux Falls, South Dakota location and one unit in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Toppers Pizza Inks 22-Unit Deal with Seasoned Franchise Group to Develop in Virginia and Maryland

August 2, 2016 • Company Growth, In The News, Toppers News

Whitewater, WI ( For the past 25 years, Toppers Pizza has been successfully stealing business from the big guys in the competitive pizza industry, and now, with the recent signing of former Domino’s Pizza franchisee and Papa John’s exec Mike McLaughlin and his wife Helen, the brand is recruiting some of the industry’s leading talent as new franchisees to blaze the Toppers Pizza trail into new territory.
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Toppers Pizza Introduces New Vice President of Information Technology to Bring Better-Pizza into the Future

July 13, 2016 • Toppers News

Backed by a Superior Product and Quick Delivery, Tony Ellis Will Guide the Brand into the Next Generation of Technology

Whitewater, Wis. Boldly positioned on every pizza box that lands in the hands of hungry customers, Toppers Pizza’s rallying cry says it all: Never Settle.

It might seem like a simple phrase, but it carries huge meaning. Never Settle serves as the guiding mantra for everything Toppers does. From the food and customer service to delivery and technology, it’s about being the very best at what they do and that’s leading the better-pizza category. Now, as Toppers continues to embark on a quest to gain the upper hand in a competitive industry, the brand is proud to announce the recent hire of Tony Ellis, Toppers’ first-ever Vice President of Information Technology. As a key member of the leadership team, his job is to take the brand’s overall technology strategy, innovation and execution to the next level.
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Toppers Pizza Heads West: Rocky Top Management Group Announces 13-Unit Deal to Develop Locations in Colorado and Wyoming

Company Growth, Toppers News

Experienced Multi-Brand Franchisees Introduce Colorado and Wyoming to Better Pizza

Whitewater, Wis. Since 1991, Toppers Pizza has thrived throughout the Midwest by creating its own sweet spot: be the little guy that people are proud to call their pizza place and the growing chain that delivers what customers want. For nearly 25 years, this meant satiating hungry pizza lovers with bold, innovative flavors and high-quality ingredients’all delivered fast by friendly, passionate people. It’s a tactic that continues to work year after year’most recently, the 2016 Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report ranked Toppers as one of the top-five fastest-growing brands in the entire limited-service pizza restaurant category. Now, as Toppers continues to compete against some of the industry’s biggest chains, the brand is taking its better pizza out West’for the first time ever, Toppers will be making its way to Colorado and Wyoming.
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Toppers Pizza Recognizes Exceptional Franchisees and Team Members with Annual Awards

June 22, 2016 • Toppers News

The Fast-Growing Better Pizza Franchise Celebrates Strong System that Drives the Brand’s Success and Growth

Whitewater, WI (Restaurant News Release) Toppers Pizza has been stealing the spotlight from the big players in the competitive pizza industry for more than 25 years. But it’s not just the brand’s superior products and commitment to innovation that makes it stand out’Toppers is built on a strong network of passionate and dedicated franchisees and employees. The brand celebrated these outstanding individuals at the awards ceremony at the annual Toppers Pizza convention in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, June 15.

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Toppers Pizza Welcomes Donette Beattie as New Vice President of Supply Chain

March 1, 2016 • Toppers News

Beattie Brings Extensive Food Industry Knowledge to Fast-Growing Better Pizza Franchise

It’s late on a Friday night. Hundreds of people are couch- and Netflix-bound and hungry. In a search for sustenance, Toppers Pizza emerges as their beacon of hope, and a pie loaded with ranch sauce, mozzarella cheese, tater tots, bacon and green onions appears at their doorsteps to provide salvation.
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Scott Gittrich is the founder and CEO of Toppers Pizza. He shares his thoughts on life, leadership, and pizza.

January 12, 2016 • Toppers News

Today Toppers has 73 stores in 12 states and has tripled in size in about 4 years. There are more than 20 franchisees and 2000 Toppers team members in Toppers Nation and it’s as exciting as ever to be at Toppers because of the fabulous growth and momentum we have. In my role as CEO, I take any opportunity I’m given to share our vision for the future and to invite fabulous people to join us.

Continue the journey with Scott as he reflects on the principles of Make New Friends, Treasure Old Friends on

Upcoming Discovery Days

September 30, 2015 • Toppers News

Don’t miss out on your invitation to Discovery Day to learn what it’s like to be a Toppers’ franchisee and if you are a fit for the Toppers team. The exclusive experience gives you the opportunity to take a guided tour of multiple stores, meet experienced leaders on our Executive Team, dive into the brand, learn about our proven systems, and our expansion across the United States.

We are selective in our candidates and only seek out those who are thoroughly engaged and ready to be part of a growing brand with a mission to be the best pizza company in the world. Get pre-qualified today for your invitation!

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