Thursday, December 4, 2014

Toppers in St. Cloud Times


We were featured in the St. Cloud Times. The article announces that Toppers Pizza will be returning to St. Cloud with the opening of Myron and Keith Allen’s third restaurant in the area. The article mentions that the Allens are familiar with the business through their Rochester locations, and plan to open another restaurant in the city in 2015.  


Read the full article here. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Toppers Pizza in QSR Magazine


We were featured in QSR Magazine. The article talked about our innovating or making decisions around packaging. Scott Iversen, Toppers vice president of marketing, talked about the new packaging currently in the mix including how the Toppers changed the boxes to convey main points to consumers so that they make sure all of our brand messages/touchpoints were delivered in a fun way.


Read the full article here. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Toppers in West Allis NOW


We were featured in West Allis NOW. The article focuses on how West Allis Toppers Pizza Manager Tyler Winkelman took an order for Toppers from First Lady Tonette Walker on election night, the size of the order, and how his delivery driver and assistant manager got to meet the Governor Scott Walker.

Read the full article here. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Toppers on PizzaMarketplace.com


We were featured on PizzaMarketplace.com The article discusses minimum wage hikes across the country and talk about how some restaurants are dealing with the increase in costs. Toppers Pizza Founder and CEO Scott Gittrich is quoted about pricing and how that’s impacted in states where the minimum wage has increased. The article also looks at online ordering and how that will ultimately help offset costs.

Read the full article here. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Toppers in QSR


We were featured in QSR. The article in the October edition of the magazine featured the father-son team of Jon S. Crowe and Jon P. Crowe. The pair has two Toppers pizza units in Nebraska, and they are continuing to grow their place in the market.  The article covers the pairs strategy and plans for the future.


Read the full article here. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Toppers in Nation’s Restaurant News


We were featured in an article titled “Restaurateurs look to snacks to boost revenues” in Nation’s Restaurant News.  The article focused on the rise in snacking at chains, Scott Iversen, Toppers' vice president of marketing, talked about the launch of Topperstix, and how this snackable item has become a brand staple among its consumers. He provided some insight on how customers, especially college students, crave this menu item and order as a snack on its own. The article looks at how its popularity and sales impacted the company, making this cornerstone product a brand differentiator.


Read the full article here. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Toppers Pizza in the Omaha World-Herald


We were featured in the Omaha World-Herald. The article talks about how Jeff Pickering of Toppers started as an assistant manager at the first Toppers Pizza in downtown Lincoln, and how he now has partial ownership of the new Toppers Pizza store scheduled to open in Omaha early next year.

The article also talks about how Jon Crowe and Jeff met while Jeff was working at Kona Grill and how he decided to take a pay cut to join the growing Toppers franchise.

Mark Cairns, Director of Franchise Development, talks about how the Jon has a development agreement that calls for five stores by the end of 2015 and that the next store to open will be in Lincoln.


Read the full article here.