Newport Beach, Calif. — Mountain Mike’s Pizza, LLC, a leading family-style pizza chain for over 40 years, has started 2021 strong with first quarter same-store-sales (SSS) up 23.4% over 2020. This news closely follows Mountain Mike’s reporting that 2020 was the brand’s best year ever in terms of sales and growth. Along with steady sales increases in Q1, Mountain Mike’s opened six new restaurants and secured 13 new franchise commitments consisting of three multi-unit out-of-state agreements to open restaurants in Utah, Idaho and Colorado. Additional franchise deals are in development in Arizona, Oregon and Nevada.
“We continue to be amazed by the strength and resilience of our franchisees and leadership team. After performing so well throughout 2020, which has accelerated now in early 2021, our brand is firmly established as one of the fastest growing and most exciting pizza concepts in the country,” says Chris Britt, co-CEO/owner of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “We’re no longer the best kept secret in pizza, and we’re continuing to strengthen our position as a top dining destination for families, groups and sports fans. We are elated to see such strong interest in the brand in a growing number of states in the West and across the U.S.”
A variety of factors contributed to the brand’s Q1 success including continued growth in digital transactions, franchisee execution on delivery and carryout promise times, and more. The brand’s new mobile loyalty app will be introduced in Q2.
With 75 store agreements signed over the past 6 months and at least 25 new Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurants planned to open in 2021, the over 230-unit franchised pizza brand is primed to continue expansion throughout the western U.S. in not only California, Oregon, Arizona, Utah and Nevada, but also in Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. For more information, visit www.mountainmikespizza.com/franchising.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza was founded in 1978; today it has more than 230 locations across California, Oregon and Utah. For more information, visit www.mountainmikespizza.com.
SOURCE: Mountain Mike’s Pizza