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January 31, 2023
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Mountain Mike’s Pizza Debuts Inside the Top 100 on Entrepreneur’s Prestigious Franchise 500 Ranking

Mountain Mike’s Pizza cracked the Top 100 in the 2023 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List.  Mountain Mike’s ranked #92 out of…
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January 3, 2023
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Mountain Mike’s Pizza Opens First Texas Location

We are excited to announce the opening of the first Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Texas! Mountain Mike’s currently has three…
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December 2, 2022
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RESTAURANT BUSINESS PODCAST FEATURE: How Nostalgia Keeps Mountain Mike’s on the Growth Track

Jonathan Maze, Editor-in-Chief of Restaurant Business, sits down with Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme (our Co-CEOs) and Jim Metevier…
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November 15, 2022
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Together Towards Tomorrow: Key Takeaways from the 2022 Mountain Mike’s Pizza Annual Franchise Convention

When you own a franchise, coming together with franchisees with a similar mindset is essential. Not only does it speed…
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October 25, 2022
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Mountain Mike’s Pizza Ascends To The #9 Spot On Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers List

Mountain Mike’s Pizza has been honored as one of the nation’s top ten chains in Fast Casual’s 2022 Top 100…
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September 23, 2022
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Jim Metevier Named Top 25 Executive by Fast Casual

Jim Metevier, the President and COO of Mountain Mike’s Pizza, was named a Top 25 Executive by Fast Casual this…
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September 16, 2022
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Mountain Mike’s Achieves Top FUND® Score Among all Evaluated Food Brands

Mountain Mike’s Pizza is pleased to have received a FUND® Score of 915, an increase of 30 points from last…
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July 5, 2022
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MOUNTAIN MIKE’S PIZZA SIGNS THREE MULTI-UNIT EXPANSION DEALS IN TEXAS

Mountain Mike’s Pizza is developing rapidly throughout Texas with nine Dallas-Ft Worth-area locations under development. The Lone Star State growth…
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June 30, 2022
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MOUNTAIN MIKE’S PIZZA PROUDLY OPENS FIRST IDAHO LOCATION

We are excited to announce the opening of our first Idaho location in Meridian on Eagle Road. The new restaurant…
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May 31, 2022
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Second-Generation Entrepreneur Finds Success with Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Raj Lehl wanted to be an entrepreneur, just like his father, who had started businesses on two continents and eventually…
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May 17, 2022
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Mountain Mike’s Pizza becomes an Official Pizza Partner of Angels Baseball

Mountain Mike’s Pizza proudly announces its latest professional sports partnership as it becomes an Official Pizza Partner of Angels Baseball. …
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April 20, 2022
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Mountain Mike’s Expands to Arizona

Mountain Mike’s legendary crispy, curly pepperoni has arrived in Arizona. We’re excited to announce the opening of our first Arizona…
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April 5, 2022
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Mountain Mike’s Opens 250th Restaurant

Mountain Mike’s growth story continues as we’ve opened our 250th restaurant. The newest location, in Woodland, Calif., is now open…
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March 23, 2022
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Mountain Mike’s Co-CEOs Buy Out Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

We’re proud to announce that co-CEOs Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme have bought out Levine Leichtman Capital Partners interest…
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February 28, 2022
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The People Who Know Pizza, Know Mountain Mike’s is a Leading Brand

  The PMQ 2022 Pizza Power Report has recognized Mountain Mike’s Pizza by promoting us five spots up the list.…
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February 21, 2022
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Mountain Mike’s Moves Up 34 Spots on the Franchise Times 400

Mountain Mike’s Pizza moved up 34 spots on the latest Franchise Times 400 ranking. It’s no wonder, given our consistent…
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February 10, 2022
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Mountain Mike’s Leaps Up The List in the Franchise Direct 100

Mountain Mike’s Pizza is now the 27th hottest franchise brand according to Franchise Direct. What’s even more amazing: We moved…
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February 5, 2022
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Mountain Mike’s is the #4 Pizza Brand on the Entrepreneur 500

Mountain Mike’s Pizza has ranked #4 among the nation’s top pizza brands by Entrepreneur magazine in its highly coveted 2022…
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January 15, 2022
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Sales grew +24% in 2021

Mountain Mike’s Pizza has a proud history, and we added to it in 2021 by growing sales +24%. Same Store…
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November 16, 2021
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Mountain Mike’s Sees Surge in Digital Sales

Most pizza franchises saw increased sales throughout 2020 and the first half of 2021, as large-scale COVID-19 shutdowns fueled demand…
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November 15, 2021
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Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme on Mountain Mike’s

Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme became principal owners and co-CEOs of Mountain Mike’s Pizza in 2017. By the end…
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November 15, 2021
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Success During COVID-19

The Pizza Category During the COVID-19 Pandemic For all that the economy has suffered due to COVID-19, several industries and…
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October 15, 2021
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Mountain Mike’s Pizza Named a Best Pizza Franchise Deal by QSR

Entrepreneurs seeking franchise opportunities should know which industries are currently growing and which are most adaptable to market changes. Quick-service…
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October 6, 2021
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Mountain Mike’s Enters Texas Market

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, with our family-friendly service and our trademark crispy, curly pepperoni, has been a California icon since opening…
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September 30, 2021
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Mountain Mike’s Continues to Grow

Despite the exceptional business challenges of 2020–2021, some industries not only survived but thrived. With increased demand for good carry-out…
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September 16, 2021
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Mountain Mike’s Makes QSR List as “Next Up” #6

Mountain Mike’s Pizza is #6 On the QSR “Next Up” List Mountain Mike’s Pizza is thrilled to be included on QSR…
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August 4, 2021
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Mountain Mike’s Pizza Named a Top-Performing Restaurant Chain

Mountain Mike’s Receives Recognition as a Top-Performing Restaurant Chain Mountain Mike’s Pizza has been named to two coveted industry lists…
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May 25, 2021
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Mountain Mike’s ranked among franchises ‘Most Likely to Make You Rich’!

We made the ranking because we’re a long-stable brand with record-breaking sales and ongoing momentum Yahoo!Finance recently included Mountain Mike’s…
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May 13, 2021
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Q1 gets 2021 off to a great start

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then it certainly makes sense that the way to…
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April 15, 2021
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30-store deal takes Mountain Mike’s Pizza east

Mountain Mike’s momentum keeps rolling with a multi-franchise development deal to expand in Utah A new franchise development deal to…