Toppers Pizza
Pizza, breadsticks, wings

About
Founded

1991

Franchising Since

2000 (18 Years)

Corporate Address

333 W. Center St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

CEO

Scott Gittrich

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$292,146 - $530,652

Net-worth Requirement

$750,000 - $1,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$350,000 - $500,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

4%

Financing Options

Toppers Pizza has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

$10,000 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

188 hours

Classroom Training:

18 hours

Bio
Scott Gittrich got his start in the pizza world working as a deliver driver for Domino's while attending the University of Illinois in 1984. He worked his way up to director of operations for a group of Domino's franchises before deciding in 1991 to open his own pizza restaurant: Toppers. The company began franchising in 2000.

Toppers' menu features specialty pizzas with toppings such as French-fried onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, mac 'n cheese and tater tots, along with the company's signature cheesy breadsticks called Topperstix.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $292,146 High - $530,652
Units
+1.3%+1 UNITS (1 Year) +16.7%+11 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 28th, 2017
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