Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toppers Pizza in La Crosse Tribune

Peter Thomson, La Crosse Tribune

Learn about how Tom Ross rose from delivery driver to Toppers’ Manager of the Year. The article talks about the efforts and achievements that Tom has made to get to where he is now, which are validated by quotes from Denise Downing. The inspirational story ends with a note about Tom’s aspirations to further advance in the company.


Read the full article here.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Toppers in Spooner Advocate


Tom Ross from Spooner Advocate
The article talks about how Tom Ross, Manager of Toppers of La Crosse,  grew from delivery driver to Manager of the Year for Toppers Pizza. It also mentions that Tom currently manages the restaurant of a multi-unit franchisee, and hopes to eventually become the area supervisor. Scott Iversen, Vice President of Marketing at Toppers, validates Tom’s award by discussing how the recognition is one of the company’s highest honors, and how La Crosse has been one of the brand’s top-performing stores.

Read the full article here.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Toppers in QSR

Toppers in QSR

Photo from QSR
The article introduces the idea of checking back in with brands that QSR has featured in their “Ones To Watch” since 2007. Toppers receives a “HOT” ranking due to their incredible success and growth since they were featured in July 2008 and grew from 18 to 57 units. The article points out that Toppers has tripled their unit count since 2008 and Chris is quoted about the fact that Toppers has simply gotten better in all key areas that support growth and success. He is also quoted about the variety available at Toppers that you don’t find in other big pizza chains. The article also provides a link to QSR’s “2014 Best Franchise Deals” where Toppers is a star as well. 

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Toppers Pizza in Southern Lakes Newspapers


Governor Scott Walker (from the left) greets Toppers Pizza founder Scott Gittrich, and business success expert Steve Kaplan at a USASBE forum at UW-Whitewater last month.(Craig Schreiner/UW-Whitewater photo)
The article, which included a great photo of Scott with Governor Walker, talked about how busy Scott has been over the past couple of months, with speaking engagements at the IFA and USASBE forum to share his experiences with other small business and franchise owners. 

It focused on how at the USASBE forum, Scott told the audience he had two intentions that day: “To share something of my story that will be useful to them in their endeavors and to sell a franchise.” The article included more info about Toppers, and his thoughts on small business and the business landscape of the Midwest. 

This was a positive story about the brand and its commitment to small business and franchising.

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Toppers in Omaha World Herald

Toppers in Omaha World Herald

Photo from Omaha World Herald
As part of a Father's Day business article, the Crowe's and Toppers lead the way as they tell their story. There are amazing pictures that add to the story and the Crowe's personalities shine in a short video that is also with the story online. 

Click here to read the full article and watch the video. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Toppers in Plymouth Sun Sailor


Photo: Plymouth Sun Sailor
This story focuses on a family opening their first of five west metro Toppers Pizza locations in Plymouth, Minn. The story is a great feature on the family owned business and how they got their start with Toppers. It gives some great background and future development in the area.

Read the full article here.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Toppers in Janesville GazetteXtra

Toppers in Janesville GazetteXtra

This article focuses on the the new Toppers Pizza Janesville opening. Toppers Pizza will open their 33rd Wisconsin location on Monday, June 9, 2014. The location is in the Kmart outlot near the intersection of Old Humes Road and Milton Avenue. The Janesville location will be managed by Pete Vincent. Vincent began working at Toppers in 2010 as a delivery driver while attending Northern Illinois University. 

You can view the full article here.