Scott Gittrich delivered his first pizza in 1984 while attending the University of Illinois. He dropped out of college after only two weeks on the job to pursue a full-time pizza career. Ever since then, he’s been a “pizza guy” through and through. He loved everything about the business, from the rush of the kitchen to ingredient selection, all the way through to the satisfied customers.
After years of working for one of the “other guys,” working his way up from delivery driver to director of operations for a group of franchisees, Scott knew that he could do things differently. So, he opened the first Toppers in 1991 with a mission to set the standard for high-quality pizza.
First Dollar
Since then, Toppers has grown to over 70 locations nationwide by consistently giving customers exactly what they want. Our brand’s focus on innovative menu options, bold recipes and world-class technology allowed us to seize the opportunity in a previously untapped corner of the pizza market.
Now, Toppers Pizza is one of the top QSR pizza concepts nationwide. With franchisees achieving a $1,110,000+ average unit volume across the entire system, Toppers Pizza is primed for major growth, and we’re looking for like-minded franchisees to join our family!
Watching the Oven
Our Food

Our Food

Since 1991, we’ve been on a mission to set the standard for high-quality pizza. That’s why every Toppers pizza is crafted with love, personalized with care and baked to be unapologetically exceptional in every way. Our “Never Settle” attitude pushes us to create crave worthy menu offerings with fresh ingredients that other pizza concepts simply can’t compete with. We always strive to think outside the pizza box and provide customers with options they can't find anywhere else, which is why 74% of our orders contain at least one of our unique recipes. This commitment to innovation keeps our menu fresh and our customers coming back for more.


We don’t just put our core values on a piece of paper and forget about them. We live them every day, and even dedicate time to discussing them in every single meeting we have, both internally at our corporate office and externally with our franchisees.


Nothing is worth disrespecting yourself or the people around you.


You won't do something well if you don't love doing it.


From every pizza to every new store opening, what we do matters.


Fuel every moment with a bit of your heart and soul.


We share an obsessive compulsion to serve.



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*The financial performance set forth is for the 2022 fiscal year from January 3, 2022 to January 1, 2023 (“2022 Fiscal Year”) for all restaurants (both affiliate-owned and franchised) that were open as of January 1, 2023, and that had been open and operating for at least the full fiscal year. As of January 1, 2023, there were 73 Toppers Pizza restaurants open and operating, 69 of which operated during the entire 2022 fiscal year. Of those 69restaurants, 42 were franchised and 27 were affiliate owned. Four of the 73 restaurants did not operate during the entire 2022 fiscal year, so those four restaurants were excluded from the results. Please refer to Item 19 of our 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for additional details. Please refer to Item 7 of our 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for additional detailed information. Please refer to our 2023 FDD, for additional information. Minnesota Franchise Registration No. F-4129. This information is not intended as an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. Offer is made only by prospectus. This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.