Leading Family-Style Pizza Chain Expands in the Pacific Northwest with 10-Unit Development Deal in Washington
Newport Beach, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading family-style pizza chain for 45 years, known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperonis, 20-inch Mountain-sized pizzas, and dough made fresh daily, is proud to announce expansion plans for its ninth state, bringing ‘Pizza the Way it Oughta Be!®’ to Washington. A recently inked development deal with experienced multi-brand operators and first-time Mountain Mike’s franchisees, Gurjot S. Thind and Yashraj S. Thind, will bring 10 new Mountain Mike’s locations to Washington, continuing the brand’s growth along the West Coast and adding to the roster of states with a Mountain’ Mike’s presence. The development deal includes locations in Arlington, Bellevue, Bellingham, Burlington, Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Lynwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Northgate and Redmond, with the first Washington restaurant slated to open next year.
“We’re extremely proud to continue our climb up the West Coast and maintain our strategic growth plan as we introduce another new state to our legendary crispy, curly pepperoni, delicious menu and family-friendly environment,” said Jim Metevier, the CEO of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “We know that bringing our beloved pizza chain to Washington is a natural next step for Mountain Mike’s as our national presence grows, and we’re excited to partner with experienced multi-brand franchisees like the Thinds to bring ‘Pizza the Way it Oughta Be!®’ to eager communities in new territories.”
Mountain Mike’s makes delicious pizzas the way you remember — handmade and with the freshest and finest ingredients. From its legendary crispy, curly pepperoni, 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese and a variety of fan-favorite specialty pizzas, Mountain Mike’s has something to satisfy every taste. The menu also features all-you-can-eat pizza and salad lunch buffet, bone-in chicken wings, Mountain Fries, mozzarella sticks, a variety of desserts, and a selection of beer and wine. Whether it’s dine-in, catering, carryout or its own in-house delivery, guests can always count on Mountain Mike’s to deliver quality, freshness, flavor and value.
The pizza segment is booming, as is the demand for Mountain Mike’s mouthwatering pizzas and family-friendly atmosphere. As it continues to experience record sales, significant franchise momentum and new unit growth, the brand is expanding its footprint throughout Washington, the entire Western United States, including recent development in Colorado, and several other soon-to-be-announced states. As the past two years have shown, the time for qualified franchisees to pursue a successful, resilient and sought-after pizza concept like Mountain Mike’s Pizza has never been better. With several multi-unit development deals already in motion in several Western states and beyond, it’s a uniquely attractive time to join the Mountain Mike’s Pizza franchise family in Washington and elsewhere.
Mountain Mike’s has earned impressive recognition and high rankings across a variety of industry-leading reports, including Franchise Times, Nation’s Restaurant News, Entrepreneur, Fast Casual, QSR Magazine, and Restaurant Business, among many others. This year, the brand was recognized on Entrepreneur’s highly coveted 2023 Franchise 500® List, earning a top-100 (#92) ranking, and in five prestigious categories of Pizza Marketplace’s inaugural Top 100 Pizza Movers and Shakers list.
To build upon the brand’s success while satisfying consumer demand for higher-quality pizza and family-friendly dining options, Mountain Mike’s is extending opportunities to new franchise partners looking to diversify their franchise brand portfolios with a popular family pizza concept. With many more new Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurants expected to open in 2024, the nearly 300-unit franchised pizza brand is primed to continue expansion west of the Mississippi in states that have been identified as prime markets for the established, fast-growing brand. To learn more about new franchise opportunities in your market of interest, visit 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 300 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. This year, Mountain Mike’s was named as one of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains by Newsweek, as well as one of the Top Beloved Brands by Nation’s Restaurant News. 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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