Who’s on top in the pizza industry? Each year, Pizza Today presents a list of America’s largest pizza chains. The following pizza companies stand out in the elite top five:
1. Pizza Hut — Plano, TX
The leader produces $13.4 billion in annual sales with more than 15,605 stores in 90 countries. Pizza Hut first opened in a small building in Wichita, Kansas in 1958.
2. Domino’s Pizza — Ann Arbor, MI
Domino’s has experience climbing success in recent years, retooling its pizza recipe. The chain generates $8.9 billion in annual sales with nearly 11,629 locations worldwide.
3. Little Caesars — Detroit, MI
With its first store opening in 1959, the carryout chain has grown to 4,059 stores in all 50 states and $3.4 billion in annual sales.
4. Papa John’s — Louisville, KY
With more than 4,700 locations in all 50 states and in 34 countries, Papa John’s has reached $3.32 billion in annual sales. John Schnatter opened his first store in 1984.
5. Papa Murphy’s International — Vancouver, WA
Papa Murphy’s has expanded to 1,425 locations in the U.S., Canada and United Arab Emirates. The “take-n-bake” pizza chain produces more than $785 million in annual sales.
To view the entire Top 100 Pizza Companies list, click here.
Mark your calendar for the November 2016 release of Pizza Today’s newest Top 100 Pizza Companies list. See which companies are the movers and shakers in the pizza industry.
For more on Pizza Today’s pizza industry lists, visit: Rankings of America’s Top Pizza Companies and Independent Pizzerias.