California-based franchise Pizza Guys is expanding with plans to open nearly 150 stores in Texas.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area and Houston will receive over 50 stores each. According to the company’s press release, San Antonio will have 20 stores, and nearly 20 stores will be opened in the Austin area.
“We are planning to take on the Texas market by storm by opening up to 150 locations with dedicated high-working entrepreneurs,” said CEO and co-founder Shahpour Nejad.
“We’re hoping to bring our innovative flavors and brands to the South so that Texas natives can have delicious pizza made with high-quality ingredients right in their backyards!”
Pizza Guys was founded in 1986 and today has more than 80 independently owned franchises, according to its website.
The company emphasizes quality, using 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded daily at all locations and sourced from California. The company’s website states that they also use fresh tomatoes grown in the Central California Valley.
Pizza Guys is at least the fourth pizza franchise to announce expansion into the Dallas-Fort Worth market this year.
A first-of-its-kind co-branded Fatburger and Round Table Pizza restaurant opened in October in Bartonville, and three other such concepts owned by the same partners are expected to open in the greater Dallas area.
According to Statista, Domino’s Pizza led every quick-service pizza chain in the U.S. in sales last year, with $8.6 billion. Some of the other frontrunners were:
Pizza Hut, $5.3 billion
Little Caesar’s, $4.7 billion
Papa John’s, $3.7 billion
Marco’s Pizza, $1.1 billion
Papa Murphy’s, $753 million
MOD Pizza, $662 million
Hungry Howie’s, $543 million
Round Table, $463 million
The much smaller Pizza Guys had $24 million in revenue last year.