Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Toppers Pizza in Franchise Times




We were featured in Franchise Times. In the current world of franchise construction financing, options abound. As we move farther away from the recession, more banks and lenders are offering a variety of ways to finance a franchise construction project. However, as lenders are becoming more willing to open their wallets, with the recession still a near memory, borrowers have to provide more documentation to secure financing. Toppers Pizza Director of Franchise Development Mark Cairns says, “A big piece of it is that the banks are comfortable with the concept. They know who Toppers is, and they are probably approving the brand as well as the franchisee at the same time.” 

Toppers Pizza opened 17 new locations in 2014 and has plans to open a dozen or more locations in 2015.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Toppers Pizza in the Omaha World-Herald




We were featured in the Omaha World-Herald. Jeff Pickering just opened a new Toppers Pizza in Omaha, and celebrated by giving away free pizza for a year to the first 50 people in line. Find out more about the daily operations of this new Toppers Pizza and about the giveaway here. 



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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Toppers Pizza in The Wall Street Journal




We were featured in the Wall Street Journal. The low U.S. unemployment rate has led to increased competition in the labor market and wage increases across the board, which has many companies making tough decisions about where to cut costs and how to manage the increased wage demand.  Toppers Pizza Chief Financial Officer Kendall Richmond  talks about the challenges the booming pizza company is facing and how they’re approaching them, and used the company as the lead for her story and as an example of what businesses from McDonalds to Walmart are facing. Richmond discusses the work being done to make sure not to transfer the costs to consumers by increasing prices. He also touches on the impact that wage increase have, but how retraining new workers comes at a cost as well.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Toppers Pizza in the Sioux Falls Business Journal




We were featured in the Sioux Falls Business Journal. ToppersPizza is looking to expand into South Dakota and has signed franchisees to bring the restaurants to Sioux Falls. In the article, Shane Quail, the managing owner in the Sioux Falls market and Toppers franchisee, discusses the timetable for bringing the restaurants to the area, and talks about what makes Toppers a great fit for Sioux Falls.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Toppers Pizza in The Brookings Register




We were featured in The Brookings Register. Toppers Pizza is looking to expand into South Dakota and is specifically looking at Brookings. In the article, Mark Cairns, director of franchise development, discusses what separates Toppers from other pizza chains in the market and talks about their plans for development in the area.


Read more here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Toppers Pizza on Kickin' Country 100.5




We were featured on Kickin’ Country 100.5. Wisconsin-based Toppers Pizza is close to an agreement that would allow it to open doors in six possible locations in Sioux Falls, Brookings and Sioux City, Iowa.

Find out more about the area and how to make a Toppers Pizza in the article.


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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Toppers Pizza in the Sioux Falls Business Journal




We were featured in the Sioux Falls Business Journal. ToppersPizza is looking to expand into South Dakota and is close to an agreement to bring up to 3 restaurants to Sioux Falls. In the article, Mark Cairns, director of franchise development, discusses what separates Toppers from other pizza chains in the market and talks about their plans for development in the area.


Read more here.