Toppers Pizza Looks to Maple Grove as Possible New Location
The owners could be looking at Maple Grove as a spot for the eclectic pizza delivery franchise, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Wisconsin-based Toppers Pizza is looking to expand into the Twin Cities suburbs and Maple Grove could be one of the new locations.
Jennifer and Barry Friends plan to open five new locations in Minnesota. They are looking at Maple Grove, Eden Prairie or Chanhassen for their first location, according to Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The couple is planning on having four of their children manage several of the location.
The growth into Minnesota is part of an expansion plan for Toppers throughout the United States.
“With the success of 2012, this will be another explosive year for us as we move forward with our aggressive growth strategy,” said Mark Cairns, Toppers’ Director of Franchise Development in a press release. “We are extremely proud to have the Friends family join our team; their vibrant and energetic personalities as well as their decision to include their children in the concept is a perfect representation of the Toppers brand and culture.”
Toppers has 50 locations nationwide, including eight in Minnesota. The first Toppers location owned by the Friends could be opened the summer of 2013.
“This is a very exciting moment for Toppers,” Iversen said. “As we begin to secure more multi-unit operators, we will be able to sustain our continued growth not only through the Midwest, but nationwide.”