Mountain Mike’s Pizza Inks Multi-Unit Development Deal In Southern Washington

Mountain Mike's Pizza Inks Multi-Unit Development Deal In Southern Washington

Leading Family-Style Pizza Chain Has 13 Restaurants in Development in the Evergreen State

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading family-style pizza chain for more than 45 years is proudly expanding its development pipeline in Washington state. The brand has finalized a three-unit agreement with franchisees Veronica and Gurjot Thind, father-daughter team, who will introduce Mountain Mike’s Pizza to Southern Washington’s greater Vancouver area. This deal expands upon a 10-unit agreement with franchise industry veterans Gurjot and Yashraj S. Thind signed last year, which spans Northwestern Washington and the greater Seattle area.

“As a family-friendly pizza brand, we always appreciate opportunities to franchise with a family of talented businesspeople like the Thinds to bring Pizza the Way it Oughta Be! to eager communities in new and existing territories,” said Jim Metevier, CEO of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. “We’ve worked diligently and strategically to build a robust development pipeline of 100+ restaurants across 11 states, and we look forward to growing our brand throughout the Pacific Northwest by working in lockstep with our committed franchise partners.”

The pizza segment is booming, as is the demand for Mountain Mike’s mouthwatering pizzas and family-friendly atmosphere. Mountain Mike’s makes delicious pizzas the way you remember — handmade and with the freshest and finest ingredients. From its legendary crispy, curly pepperoni, 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese and a variety of fan-favorite specialty pizzas, Mountain Mike’s has something to satisfy every taste. As it continues to experience record sales, significant franchise momentum and new unit growth, the brand is expanding its footprint throughout the United States, including ongoing development in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

“When identifying the right franchise partners, especially in new markets, we look for engaging, passionate individuals who are well-integrated in their communities and whose aspirations match our own,” said Robert Campos, Vice President of Franchise Development. “Spirited franchisees and fiercely loyal guests are paramount to the success of any franchise brand, and at Mountain Mike’s, we’re fortunate to have both, which motivates us to continue our climb to even greater heights.”

In addition to an impressive lineup of amazing specialty pizzas, the Mountain Mike’s menu features a weekday All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Salad Bar Lunch Buffet, a line of chicken wings, Mountain Fries, signature Garlic Not-Knots, a variety of desserts and a selection of beer and wine. Whether it’s dine-in, catering, carryout or its own in-house delivery, guests can always rely on Mountain Mike’s to deliver quality, freshness, flavor and value – and qualified franchisees can count on an array of advantages in pursuing a successful, resilient and sought-after pizza concept like Mountain Mike’s Pizza. With development deals in motion in nearly a dozen states – and more on the horizon – it’s a uniquely attractive time to join the Mountain Mike’s Pizza franchise family in new and existing regions where the legacy brand operates.

Mountain Mike’s has earned impressive recognition and high rankings across a variety of industry-leading reports, including Franchise Times, Nation’s Restaurant News, Entrepreneur, Fast Casual, Pizza Marketplace, QSR Magazine, and Restaurant Business, among many others. Recently, the brand earned a top-100 ranking on Entrepreneur’s highly coveted 2023 Franchise 500 List, and was presented FRANdata’s prestigious 2024 TopScore Award for its FUND® Score of 915 – the highest score in the Food Category among all evaluated franchise systems.

To build upon the brand’s success while satisfying consumer demand for higher-quality pizza and family-friendly dining options, Mountain Mike’s is extending opportunities to new franchise partners looking to diversify their franchise brand portfolio with a popular family pizza concept. With many more Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurants expected to open in 2024, the nearly 300-unit franchised pizza brand is primed to continue expansion in prime, coast-to-coast markets. To learn more about new franchise opportunities in your market of interest, visit

Mountain Mike's Pizza Inks Multi-Unit Development Deal In Southern Washington

Since 1978, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading 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!” 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 nearly 300 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 knots, fresh salads, sharable desserts, 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 towards free food. This year, Mountain Mike’s was named one of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains by Newsweek, as well as one of the Top Beloved Brands by Nation’s Restaurant News. The brand also received FRANdata’s prestigious 2024 TopScore FUND Award. For a complete list of locations and the full menu, visit or follow Mountain Mike’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.