Mountain Mike’s Pizza has a proud history, and we added to it in 2021 by growing sales +24%. Same Store Sales grew +15%, which means that our franchisees had a tremendous year. As a team, the Mountain Mike’s Pizza brand surged past $250 million.
“As we approach the opening of our 250th store early this year, Mountain Mike’s continues to achieve significant milestones in performance, including surpassing $1 million in systemwide AUV for the first time in 2021 with a top quartile sales performance of $1.6 million,” said Chris Britt, Co-CEO/Owner of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “In addition, our system sales across our digital platforms (mobile web, mobile app and third party) have tripled over the past two years and now account for over $100 million and 40% of our system sales. Our brand’s franchise opportunity for both existing and new franchise partners has never been more exciting as we accelerate the introduction of Mountain Mike’s Pizza to more territories throughout the Western U.S. We are finding scores of valued and enthusiastic guests in every new market who serve as brand evangelists as we author an incredible growth story more than four decades in the making.”
Part of the story was Mountain Mike’s most significant franchise development expansion in its history. During the year, the company opened 18 new restaurants and signed new franchise agreements for 60+ new restaurants – which are all in various stages of development. Importantly, in 2021, Mountain Mike’s expanded its franchise footprint in California, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah with several very successful new locations. And equally as exciting, in 2022, the brand expects to open 30 new locations, including its debut franchise locations in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado and Texas. By the end of 2022, Mountain Mike’s will have franchise locations open in eight states with several more on the horizon.
“We are excited for what’s ahead as we continue to grow our slice of the nearly $46 billion U.S. pizza marketplace,” added Ed St. Geme, co-CEO/owner of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “Since Chris and I acquired Mountain Mike’s nearly five years ago, our goal has been to make our brand the most attractive franchise opportunity in pizza, and our results speak for themselves. We are realizing this goal as we continue to lead in performance, open more restaurants and work with the best of the best in franchise partners.”
Chris, Ed, and Jim Metevier, President of Mountain Mike’s Pizza, invite you to join our best of the best team.