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Way Back Machine

Someone once said, you can’t go forward without looking back. With that in mind, we give you the Way Back Machine offering a glimpse of our past. Here’s a series of events that aren’t just momentous occasions for us, but for mankind in general. Click on a year to review our history.
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1984

Year that George Orwell prophesized government will be watching over everything we do. Scott Gittrich, while working for a national pizza chain, had an idea. The idea: I’m sick of these guys watching over me, forcing me to serve lesser quality items. So, he took his idea, wrote it down and like a fine wine, allowed it to age properly.

1991

Champagne corks fly, everyone cheers. Toppers Pizza opens. Ironically, in Champaign, Illinois.

1993

The idea of Topperstix™ is born in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Within seconds after inventing Topperstix™, they’re sold to the first person that sees them.

1997

Both Stevens Point and Eau Claire, Wisconsin are given the ultimate gift – their very own Toppers. They repay this gift by making these two stores incredibly popular.

2000

For the first time, someone other than us can open their own Toppers. Thus beginning, our Franchisee program.

2003

We celebrate our 10th store opening in Oshkosh, WI.

2008

20 stores!

2012

We marked our 21st birthday by opening our 48th store. We also celebrated properly and reacquainted ourselves with the Hangover Helper Pizza.

Goal

By 2015, we plan on opening 150 stores, and by 2020, assuming the world isn’t enslaved by an advanced alien race, we’re aiming to have opened 500 stores. Want in on the fun? Open your own Toppers franchise.
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