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May 25, 2021

Mountain Mike’s ranked among franchises ‘Most Likely to Make You Rich’!

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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 Pizza among 19 franchises deemed Most Likely to Make You Rich. “GOBankingRates analyzed Franchise Direct’s top 100 franchises of 2021 to identify those most likely to be lucrative based on their track records, startup costs and ongoing fees,” the article says.

And it’s true our 40-year-old pizza franchise has staying power, a proven track record and very reasonable startup and ongoing fees:

  • Average franchise fee: $22,500
  • Average initial investment minus franchise fee: $378,270
  • Royalty fee: 5%
  • Advertising fee: 3%

We were included in this ranking among such national brands as McDonald’s and Taco Bell.

Stable and growing franchise

One thing the article didn’t touch on was the extraordinary year we recorded in 2020, with record same-store sales growth and total system sales surpassing $200 million, as well as our recent announcement that we’re adding 30 units in Utah.

Our 230+ unit California-based pizza franchise has been in business for over 40 years and has plenty of territory for expansion. We are growing not only in our home state and Utah, but also in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Texas.

Pizza is a $46 billion a year industry and is expected to grow another 10% by 2023, and Mountain Mike’s is a key player in the industry. We have experienced leadership and time-tested systems that ensure franchise owners can get the most out of the business model. Guests love our restaurants because they know they can count on consistent, quality pizza.

Mountain Mike’s serves Pizza the Way It Oughta Be!® Unlike national pizza chains that are competing on value, we have always stayed true to our value of serving only hand-made pizza using the freshest and finest ingredients. We’re home of the legendary crispy, curly pepperoni, a specific kind of pepperoni which comes from a special vendor. We make the dough fresh daily and use only 100% whole milk mozzarella. Toppings are layered on all the way to the edge, and our restaurants are known for their 20-inch mountain-sized pizzas.

Learn more about opening a Mountain Mike’s

Are you looking for a thriving, stable brand that’s growing in the West? There has never been a better time to open a Mountain Mike’s Pizza Franchise. To find out more about the business opportunity that more than holds its own compared to national pizza chains, please fill out the form below to request more information and start a conversation.