Mountain Mike's Pizza Ranked in Entrepreneur's First-Ever List of Top Franchise Brands for Multi-Unit Owners

Leading Family-Style Pizza Chain Proudly Named Alongside Numerous Prominent Brands

Mountain Mike's Pizza Ranked in Entrepreneur's First-Ever List of Top Franchise Brands for Multi-Unit OwnersNewport Beach, CA  (  Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading family-style pizza chain for over 45 years, known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperonis, Mountain-sized pizzas, and dough made fresh daily has been recognized in Entrepreneur’s inaugural ranking of the Top Brands for Multi-Unit Owners. The ranking, which appears in the July/August issue of Entrepreneur magazine and on, identifies the brands with the most appeal for prospective franchisees interested in multi-unit ownership as well as existing franchisees looking to expand their portfolios. Mountain Mike’s Pizza was ranked No. 40.

“This accolade from Entrepreneur as a Top Brand for Multi-Unit Owners is a testament to the commitment of our best-in-class franchisees, who relentlessly push Mountain Mike’s forward as tremendous brand ambassadors and talented entrepreneurs who share our vision for growth,” said Jim Metevier, Mountain Mike’s President and COO. “We are continuing to establish Mountain Mike’s Pizza as a premier brand in the ultra-competitive pizza industry, and being recognized as a great investment for franchisees looking to grow their portfolios further affirms our marketplace position.”

According to franchise research and advisory firm FRANdata, 53.2% of all franchise units operating in the U.S. last year were owned by multi-unit owners. To determine the top brands for multi-unit ownership, Entrepreneur asked franchisors a few relevant questions: Do they offer discounts to franchisees purchasing multiple units? What percentage of their franchisees own multiple units? What percentage of their brand’s total units are owned by multi-unit franchisees? What is the average number of units owned by each franchisee? And finally, do they only sell multiple units or master licenses? They also factored in each company’s Franchise 500 score, which is based on an analysis of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial stability.

Entrepreneur‘s lists reflect the state of the franchise industry – and there is perhaps no greater story than the power of the multi-unit franchisee,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “The industry is increasingly embracing them as motivated, knowledgeable, capable operators, and it’s no wonder that brands are now competing for these great multi-unit owners’ attention.”

To view Mountain Mike’s Pizza in the 2023 Top Brands for Multi-Unit Owners list, pick up the July/August issue of Entrepreneur magazine, on newsstands July 18, or find the list online at To learn more about new Mountain Mike’s Pizza franchise opportunities in your market of interest, please, visit

About Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Since 1978, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading California-based family-style pizza chain known for its legendary crispy, curly pepperonis, Mountain-sized pizzas, and dough made fresh daily has been a popular choice for families, serving “Pizza the Way it Oughta Be!®” up and down the West Coast. In addition to offering carryout, its own in-house delivery, and four third-party delivery options, Mountain Mike’s provides a family-friendly dine-in environment making it easy for guests to enjoy the brand’s signature experience wherever they are. Most of its 270+ locations feature a kids’ activity area with arcade games, dedicated party rooms and big screen TVs throughout, making Mountain Mike’s an ideal place for sports teams, family gatherings, group fundraising events and private parties alike. With a menu of signature pizzas, chicken wings, garlic bread, salads, mozzarella sticks, and a selection of beer and wine, there’s something for everyone at Mountain Mike’s. Guests may also take advantage of streamlined ordering via the Mountain Rewards® app to earn exclusive offers and personalized rewards toward free food. This year Mountain Mike’s was named as one of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains by Newsweek, as well as one of the Top Beloved Brands by Nation’s Restaurant News. For a complete list of locations and the full menu, visit or follow Mountain Mike’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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