Friday, March 20, 2015

Toppers in Pizza Today




We were featured in Pizza Today. Toppers is famous for their pizzas that only use the best ingredients, but the brand’s Topperstix have become nearly as popular – representing a quarter of all sales. Vice President of Marketing Scott Iversen talks about the booming Topperstix sales, and how Toppers went against the grain to create, brand, and market what would typically be seen in the pizza industry as a side dish, to incredible results.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Toppers Pizza in QSR




We were featured in QSR. Toppers Pizza has built their brand based on the attitude of “Never Settling” and setting themselves apart from the corporate pizza chains. Part of this mentality is in the way that our local franchisees in smaller markets are able to connect with their customers and build brand loyalty. 


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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Toppers Pizza in the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead




Wisconsin-based Toppers Pizza is looking to continue its expansion outside of its home state, the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead recently covered their expansion plans for Fargo, North Dakota. The article looks at how the brand could open the first location as soon as the end of this year or early next and how it takes $400,000 to $450,000 to open a Toppers Pizza. Furthermore, the article shows how there are a dozen Toppers Pizza locations in Minnesota and how the strong economy, culture and college population make Fargo an attractive place for the brand to grow.


You can read the full article here

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Toppers Pizza in Chicago Sun-Times




We were featured in the Chicago Sun-Times. New Toppers Pizza franchisee, Jackie Apkarian is opening a Toppers location in Bucktown, in Chicago, with plans to open a second location in Oak Park and eventually a third location in the Chicagoland area. Toppers will continue to grow in Chicago this year with three other stores planned to open.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Toppers Pizza in Crain's Chicago Business




We were featured in Crain’s Chicago Business. Toppers Pizza is set to open more than five locations in Chicago in 2015 and bring more than 100 jobs to the city. The first opening is in Bucktown on February 16th, 2015. The owner of the Bucktown Toppers is a single mother named Jackie Apkarian who learned about Toppers because her daughter is doing pre-med at Marquette University and her and her friends would bring it home. Jackie liked the pizza so much that she looked into the brand and decided to become a franchise owner. Jackie also has a 16 year-old son. She’s excited to open this first location at 1658 N. Milwaukee Street in Chicago, and then has plans to open two more.

The article also talks about how this is the first of nine locations to open in the Chicago area in the next two years, and how Toppers looks to target 18- to 30-year-old young adults as the brand continues to expand.


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Toppers Pizza in DNA Info Chicago




We were featured in DNA Info Chicago. Toppers Pizza is set to open more than five locations in Chicago in 2015 and bring more than 100 jobs to the city. The first opening is in Bucktown on February 16th, 2015. The owner of the Bucktown Toppers is a single mother named Jackie Apkarian who learned about Toppers because her daughter is doing pre-med at Marquette University and her and her friends would bring it home. Jackie liked the pizza so much that she looked into the brand and decided to become a franchise owner. Jackie also has a 16 year-old son and her family takes in abused dogs and nurses them back to health and then keeps them. She’s excited to open this first location at 1658 N. Milwaukee Street in Chicago, and then has plans to open two more.

Alisa Hauser, with DNA Info Chicago spoke with Jackie about how she is excited to open up the first Wicker Park location and how she is also looking into opening her second location in Oak Park. Mark Cairns talks about how the Bucktown/Wicker Park area was selected as the chain’s next location because of the vibrant area and its great nightlife scene. The article also talks about the grand opening event that Jackie will be having on February 21st.

Read the full article here.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Toppers Pizza on ABC 8 Lincoln




We were featured on ABC 8 Lincoln. Jon Crowe from Toppers Pizza was on the show and talked about all of the different types of pizzas that Toppers Pizza offers for the Super Bowl. Jon also went through all of the different toppings that viewers can use to make different types of pizzas for parties at home. Furthermore, Jon went through how viewers can go about ordering pizzas in advance for the big game.