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Top That! Sets Up First Shop in Texas

Top That! Pizza’s fifth location opened on February 25 in Mansfield, Texas, at 3300 E. Broad Street. It is the pizza startup’s first out-of-state location and one of 10 additional units planned for Texas in the next year.

The Mansfield unit is owned and operated by Ft. Worth resident Tim Staley. Staley is no stranger to franchising. He has more than 25 years of experience in customer service-focused businesses, owning and operating a chain of 11 early-learning center franchises and now brings his operational expertise to the Top That! Pizza system.

Top That! Pizza Opens Third Location in Tulsa

Top That! Pizza today announced the groundbreaking of its third location in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center at I-75 and 71st Street. The new store will be operated by franchisees Eddie and Merrell Beach and is slated to open in early fall. The location is next to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

"We can’t wait to bring the first create-your-own personal pizza restaurant to Tulsa Hills,” Eddie Beach says. “I’m counting the days until we open.”

A Pizza the Action

It seems that everyone has an opinion about what makes a great pizza. Maybe that’s why there are so many pizza parlors across the country.

Some counts put the national total at more than 60,000 shops. That’s a lot of choices, and plenty of tough competition.

As pizza joints vie for consumers’ dough, a growing number of quick-service and fast-casual pizzerias are opting to distinguish themselves by serving gourmet pies that feature multigrain crusts, imported traditional ingredients, and all-natural components.

Top That! Pizza Begins Construction on First Franchised Unit

 

Top That! Pizza announced the groundbreaking of its first franchised location at 2435 West Kenosha Street, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The new store will be operated by franchisees Russell Leonard and Teresa Starling and is slated to open in mid-June.

“We had been looking for a restaurant franchise for a year and a half,” Starling says. “After we reviewed Top That! Pizza’s franchise program we knew right away that it was the one we wanted.”

BBI Pizza Concept Signs Big Development Deal

Top That! Pizza announced the signing of its first development agreement, paving the way for the expansion of the Tulsa, Oklahoma–based concept throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and North Texas. Beautiful Brands International, Top That! Pizza’s franchising representative, facilitated the deal, which is one of the largest in that company’s more than 20-year franchising history. The development agents were Pat and Deborah Calhoun of Tulsa.