Mountain Mike’s Pizza continues to significantly expand its footprint in the North Bay region of Northern California including Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Humboldt and Sonoma Counties. The more than 200-unit brand recently opened three North Bay-area units in American Canyon, Ukiah and Fort Bragg, with locations planned for Napa, Eureka and Santa Rosa which is set to open in early Summer.
“With our Mountain Mike’s expansion, we are satisfying North Bay residents and their growing demand for unique, family-friendly dining options,” says Sonu Chandi, president of Chandi Hospitality, the area development group responsible for bringing 12 new locations to the North Bay. “We truly believe this franchise brings value to the communities it serves, which is why in addition to the new locations we will be opening, we knew we had to rebuild our Santa Rosa restaurant, which was lost in the 2017 Tubbs Wild Fire. Not only is the pizza superior in quality and taste, there’s a spirit of community connectedness at each restaurant that you won’t find at other franchise chains.”
Chandi Hospitality is one of Mountain Mike’s Pizza’s five area development agents, each responsible in their designated territories to acquire new franchisees, identify development sites and ensure operations are running to brand standards. This model provides franchisees with added benefits in addition to the ongoing corporate support and resources offered by Mountain Mike’s dedicated leadership team.
“Our unique area development strategy allows us to connect the dots across California, and we’re proud to entrust capable partners like Chandi Hospitality Group to increase our brand presence in suburban markets like North Bay where there’s a strong demand for dining options like ours,” says Jim Metevier, president and Chief Operating Officer of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “North Bay is just one of many markets that are primed for dining experiences that cater to families, groups and celebratory occasions; and we’re looking forward to bringing Mountain Mike’s to these markets with the help of new franchise partners.”
Known for its welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere and community involvement, Mountain Mike’s serves up a signature experience that guests keep coming back for, like its legendary pepperoni pizza loaded with crispy, curly mini pepperonis. All 206 restaurants throughout California, Oregon, Nevada and Utah offer a menu of mouth-watering pizzas served on scratch-made dough that’s made in-house daily and topped with fresh, high-quality ingredients, like real whole milk mozzarella cheese, new bone-in wings, garlic sticks, jalapeño poppers, a robust all-you-can-eat salad bar, and a selection of wine and beer. While other national chains are focusing on delivery and take-out, Mountain Mike’s offers families those options plus a memorable dine-in experience complete with kids’ activities, arcade games, party rooms, and big screen TVs throughout; also making it the ideal spot for sports teams, family gatherings, group fundraising events and private parties alike.
With 17 locations opened in 2018 and more than 20 slated for 2019, Mountain Mike’s is actively seeking area development and franchisee candidates to grow with the brand. With impressive new unit growth and positive systemwide sales year after year, Mountain Mike’s presents an attractive business opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to partner with an established brand on the rise.