Toppers Pizza

Initial Investment

LOW: $291,666
HIGH: $527,152

Change in Units

+6.1% +4 UNITS (1 Year)
+25.8% +17 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

2000 (16 Years)

Corporate Address

333 W. Center St. Whitewater, WI 53190


Scott Gittrich

About Toppers Pizza

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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$291,666 - $527,152

Net-worth Requirement

$750,000 - $1,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$350,000 - $500,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


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

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 335

Lowest Rank: 388

  • 2011 - 335
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 14 days

Training at headquarters: 28 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

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Updated: August 17th, 2016

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