Thursday, October 2, 2014

Toppers Pizza in Pizza Marketplace

ToppersPizza was featured in an article in PizzaMarketplace October 1st, 2014 about the remodeling taking place at Toppers Pizza. 

The article talks about about the new Toppers model that is being rolled out at locations across the system. It showcases how it’s a more financially efficient design and how this is part of the brand’s push for aggressive growth. Toppers CEO and founder, Scott Gittrich, touches on the strong financial returns that are funding the remodels. The article then dives into the strong expansion the brand has experiences and includes a lot of great development information about strong growth markets. The next section focuses on obstacles and then Scott discusses the company’s push toward online ordering and mobile. The article closes out with a great wrap-up about the culture at Toppers and how the brand stays fresh and relevant.

Read the full article here. 

Toppers Pizza in Crain's Chicago Business

Hello everybody!  We were featured in an article in Crain'sChicago Business on September 30th, 2014 featuring Toppers Pizza Founder & CEO Scott Gittrich.

The article talks about how Toppers Pizza is going to be opening four new locations in Chicago by January of next year. The article goes through the addresses of the locations and Scott talks about how he sees the brand as the little guy in between the Pizza Huts and the great local place. Furthermore, the article talks about how there are currently two locations in Chicago and how Toppers is looking to open 10-12 locations by the end of 2015.

Read the full article here. 

Toppers Pizza in the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point's student newspaper The Pointer

We were featured in an article in University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point’s student newspaper The Pointer on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 about the remodel of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Toppers Pizza.

The article goes into details about the renovations with a quote from Scott Iverson, Toppers Pizza Vice President of Marketing, about the old model not matching the hip and modern attitude of the brand. The article touches on the fun that Bradley and his staff have while working and how the Stevens Point location helped the brand grow throughout the Midwest.

Read the full article here.

Toppers Pizza on

We were featured on! The story focused on how people are buying fewer potatoes to eat at home, but when they go out to eat they order potato dishes that are indulgent which is good for business.  ToppersPizza was included in the story with Scott Iversen, Toppers Pizza Vice President of Marketing, talked about the Loaded Tot-zza Topper.  

Read the full article here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Toppers in the Stevens Point Journal

(Photo: Nathan Vine/Stevens Point Journal Media )
We were featured in the Stevens Point Journal on August 31, 2014. The article provides information about the Stevens Point Toppers Pizzaremodel. In addition to the remodel event the article gives some details about the Toppers menu. The author provides details about the celebration taking place on Wednesday and close out with information about the location.

Read the full article here. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Andy and Caro Johnson of Toppers Pizza in Fast Casual

The article in Fast Casual titled, “You heard it here first: first franchisees become important brand ambassadors” highlights Andy and Caro Johnson as Toppers first franchisees and their passion for the brand. It also elaborates the Johnsons “go beyond being brand ambassadors, to actually creating the systems that express the brand experience.” It mentions the locations they own as well as Scott Iverson, being quoted on the Johnson’s have contributed to the brand, "They had a hand in developing the system for how to hire and attract good people, and the checklists for keeping restaurants very clean."

Read the full article here.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Toppers Pizza in PMQ's August Issue

From PMQ Pizza Magazine
Toppers Pizza is the star of the show in PMQ Pizza Magazine's August issue. Toppers Pizza Franchise Operations Director Mark Watt discussing the importance of having a solid POS system in place to make deliveries more efficient, but adds that a manager who knows the delivery area is the best way to make sure things work smoothly. Mark talks about the fun and cheerful personality that Toppers drivers exhibit and the little extras, like bringing paper plates and seasoning, that set their delivery experience apart. Drivers have a car topper bearing the logo to let people in the area know that they deliver there. They then discuss the importance of marketing during the delivery and Mark discusses the branding present on the Toppers Pizza box, the ability for pizza makers to jot a note, the “double-check stamp”, and menu magnets in college areas. They also talk about the work done on social media where Toppers has an impressive number of Facebook and Twitter fans.

You can read the full article here.