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February 5, 2022

Mountain Mike’s is the #4 Pizza Brand on the Entrepreneur 500

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Mountain Mike’s Pizza has ranked #4 among the nation’s top pizza brands by Entrepreneur magazine in its highly coveted 2022 Franchise 500 List.

This year, a record 1,177 companies applied, and Mountain Mike’s climbed to #107 on the overall list, jumping an impressive 85 spots from its 2021 position. The magazine’s Franchise 500 List is the world’s most comprehensive franchise ranking.

“After achieving record sales in 2020, Mountain Mike’s Pizza climbed to even greater heights in 2021 as we recorded another sales milestone – this time surpassing $250 million in total system sales, reflecting an incredible 23.7% increase in total system sales for the year,” said Chris Britt, Co-CEO/Owner of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “Our success is a testament to our dedicated and thriving network of Mountain Mike’s franchise partners who are seeing tremendous returns, with our top 25% surpassing $1.6M AUV for the first time. We’re inspired by what we can see ahead as we accelerate the introduction of Mountain Mike’s Pizza to more territories and new guests throughout the Western U.S.,” added Co-CEO/Owner, Ed St. Geme.

Franchise growth continues to be the major force in driving Mountain Mike’s success. We opened 18 restaurants last year and signed agreements in 2021 for 60+ new restaurants all in various stages of development. In 2022, Mountain Mike’s projects 30 new locations across eight states to open in California, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado and Texas.

“Since Chris and Ed acquired Mountain Mike’s nearly five years ago, we’ve endeavored to be a top-rated premium pizza franchise, and this goal is being realized as we experience big leaps in prestigious industry rankings such as Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500,” said Jim Metevier, President & COO of Mountain Mike’s Pizza.

“The past year has been one of the most challenging for businesses in recent memory, which made putting together our 43 rd annual Franchise 500 list more enlightening than ever,” says Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jason Feifer. “The companies named to this year’s list showed us how being resilient, supportive, and nimble can help navigate extraordinary challenges and also underscore the grit and innovation that define entrepreneurship.”

You can click here to see us on the list. You may also want to read about our similar rankings from Franchise Direct and Franchise Times.

Everyone in franchising agrees: Mountain Mike’s is growing fast.