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April 3, 2024

Mountain Mike’s Pizza Expands National Footprint with Wisconsin Development Deals

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Leading Family-Style Pizza Chain to Debut in Tenth State Later This Year

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April X, 2024) Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading family-style pizza chain for more than 45 years, known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperonis, 20-inch Mountain-sized pizzas, and dough made fresh daily, is proud to announce its first restaurants east of the Mississippi River as the brand expands into its tenth state. A pair of three-unit development deals will soon introduce ‘Pizza the Way it Oughta Be!®’ to Wisconsin, adding to the fast-growing roster of states where Mountain Mike’s operates. The Milwaukee- and Green Bay-area agreements were inked with brothers and first-time Mountain Mike’s franchisees, Jasmeet and Ranbir Shergill, who expect to open their first location in Green Bay before the end of the year. 

“After nearly 50 years in business, Mountain Mike’s continues to be highly sought after by savvy entrepreneurs looking to launch – or expand – their franchise portfolios with a proven, well-respected pizza concept,” said Jim Metevier, the CEO of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “Now more than ever, we are an attractive opportunity for talented and experienced franchisees like Jasmeet and Ranbir, who reinforce our longstanding reputation as a memorable dining destination for guests celebrating a milestone, gathering with sports teams, raising funds for local organizations or simply sharing a great meal with friends and family.”

The pizza segment is booming, as is the demand for Mountain Mike’s mouthwatering pizzas and family-friendly atmosphere. 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. As it continues to experience record sales, significant franchise momentum and new unit growth, the brand is expanding its footprint throughout the United States, including ongoing development in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Texas, Washington and now Wisconsin.

“Following the tremendous success we experienced last year, which included significant expansion in new and existing states, these Wisconsin agreements strengthen our industry standing as a national pizza powerhouse that’s well-positioned for even more growth,” said Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme, Principal Owners of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “Anyone who perceives Mountain Mike’s Pizza as a regional player can no longer accept that as reality, especially as we continue to be embraced by entrepreneurs hungry for what we deliver – a winning combination of brand excellence, impressive unit economics, unmatched cuisine and a best-in-class franchise system underpinned by tireless support for our franchisees.”

In addition to an impressive lineup of amazing specialty pizzas, the Mountain Mike’s menu features an all-you-can-eat pizza and salad lunch buffet, bone-in chicken wings, Mountain Fries, signature Garlic Not-Knots™, 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 rely on Mountain Mike’s to deliver quality, freshness, flavor and value – and qualified franchisees can count on an array of advantages in pursuing a successful, resilient and sought-after pizza concept like Mountain Mike’s Pizza. With development deals in motion in nearly a dozen states – and more on the horizon – it’s a uniquely attractive time to join the Mountain Mike’s Pizza franchise family in Wisconsin or any other region where the legacy brand operates.

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. Recently, the brand was recognized on Entrepreneur’s highly coveted 2023 Franchise 500® List, earning a top-100 ranking, and was presented the 2024 TopScore Award for earning a FUND® Score of 915, which was the highest score in the Food Category among all evaluated franchise systems.

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 portfolio with a popular family pizza concept. With many more Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurants expected to open in 2024, the nearly 300-unit franchised pizza brand is primed to continue expansion in prime, coast-to-coast markets. To learn more about new franchise opportunities in your market of interest, visit   

Mountain Mike’s Pizza Inks Development Deals in Wisconsin 

About Mountain Mike’s Pizza 

Since 1978, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading 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!®” 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 knots, fresh salads, sharable desserts, 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 or follow Mountain Mike’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram