November 1, 2016 | Pizzeria Rankings

Pizza Today’s 2016 Top 100 Pizza Companies

By Pizza Today


What’s happening with America’s largest pizza companies? Who added stores in 2016? Who pushed their sales to record highs? Who dropped off a bit?

Last month, we published our list of the nation’s 100 most successful independent operations. Now, we present to you our yearly listing of America’s 100 largest pizza chains. Check out who’s winning big.

2016 Restaurant Name 2015 Principle Executive City & State #Units 2016 Gross Sales
1 Pizza Hut* 1 David W. Gibbs Plano, TX 16,063 $13,700,000,000
2 Domino’s* 2 J. Patrick Doyle Ann Arbor, MI 13,000 $9,600,000,000
3 Little Caesars Pizza** 3 Michael Ilitch Detroit, MI 4,078 $3,500,000,000
4 Papa John’s International~~ 4 John Schnatter Louisville, KY 5,893 $3,490,000,000
5 Papa Murphy’s International* 5 Ken Calwell Vancouver, WA 1,536 $892,249,000
6 California Pizza Kitchen* 6 G. J. Hart Playa Vista, CA 300 $770,000,000
7 Sbarro* 7 J. David Karam Colombus, OH 830 $609,000,000
8 Chuck E. Cheese’s* 9 Thomas Leverton Irving, TX 592 $515,000,000
9 CiCi’s Pizza* 8 Darin Harris Coppell, TX 449 $475,000,000
10 Marco’s Pizza 10 John Butorac Toledo, OH 716 $462,487,220
11 Round Table Pizza* 11 Rob McCourt Concord, CA 433 $383,000,000
12 Hungry Howie’s Pizza 13 Steven E. Jackson Madison Heights, MI 546 $374,000,000
13 Jet’s Pizza 12 John Jetts Sterling Heights, MI 387 $369,000,000
14 Old Chicago/Rock Bottom Restaurant* 15 Mike Mrlik Louisville, CO 105 $320,000,000
15 Godfather’s Pizza* 14 Robert Gartlan Omaha, NE 452 $242,500,000
16 Pizza Ranch 16 Adrie Groeneweg Orange County, IA 197 $231,600,000
17 Uno Chicago Grill* 17 Aaron D. Spencer West Roxbury, MA 155 $212,000,000
18 Mellow Mushroom* 18 Richard Brasch Atlanta, GA 193 $210,645,000
19 Rosati’s Pizza 21 Anthony Rosati Elgin, IL 131 $204,000,000
20 Peter Piper Pizza* 18 Charles Bruce Phoenix, AZ 142 $198,000,000
21 Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant* 20 Stuart Davies Northborough, MA 87 $185,500,000
22 Donatos Pizza 22 Tom Krouse Colombus, OH 153 $183,000,000
23 Blaze Pizza Rick Wetzel Pasadena, CA 141 $160,638,603
24 Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen 31 Anthony Scotto Morristown, NJ 250 $151,298,089
25 Gatti’s Pizza* 23 Michael Poates Fort Worth, TX 110 $146,000,000
26 LaRosa’s Pizzeria 24 Michael LaRosa Cincinnati, OH 66 $145,505,500
27 Mountain Mike’s Pizza 26 Brad Gordon Lake Mary, FL 178 $137,000,000
28 Fox’s Pizza Den 25 James R. Fox Murrysville, PA 245 $129,948,000
29 Mazzio’s Italian Eatery* 27 Ken Selby Tulsa, OK 143 $124,000,000
30 Pizza Inn/Pive Five Pizza* 28 Randy Gier The Colony, TX 337 $120,854,000
31 Papa Gino’s Pizzeria* 29 Mark Deblois Dedham, MA 152 $115,150,000
32 Ledo Pizza 30 Robert Beall Annapolis, MD 104 $109,908,000
33 Imo’s Pizza 32 Carl Imo St. Louis, MO 98 $101,800,000
34 Giordano’s Restaurant & Pizzeria* 33 Yorgo Koutsogiorgas Chicago, IL 57 $90,795,000
35 Noble Roman’s Pizza* 35 Paul W. Mobley Indianapolis, IN 2,422 $88,000,000
36 Famous Famiglia* 34 Paul Kolaj White Plains, NY 104 $82,400,000
37 Pizza Pro* 36 Scott Stevens Cabot, AR 395 $79,142,000
38 Pieology Pizzeria/Project Pie* 44 Bob Baker Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 96 $74,600,000
39 Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Anthony Bruno Ft. Lauderdale, FL 50 $70,893,000
40 Monical’s Pizza 39 Janelle Reents Bradley, IL 64 $68,300,000
41 Giovanni’s Pizza 38 Tom Lemaster Ashland, KY 108 $68,000,000
42 Pizza Factory “We Toss’em, They’re Awesome” 41 Mary Jane Riva Oakhurst, CA 112 $64,684,675
43 MOD Pizza* Scott Svenson Bellevue, WA 147 $64,000,000
44 Dion’s Pizza 90 Mark Herman Albuquerque, NM 21 $62,000,000
45 Toppers Pizza 62 Scott Gittrich Whitewater, WI 75 $61,500,000
46 Shakey’s Pizza* 42 William Tilley Alhambra, CA 59 $59,000,000
47 Aurelio’s Pizza 58 Joseph Aurelio Homewood, IL 42 $56,400,000
48 Johnny’s Pizza 37 Bruce Jackson Newman, GA 88 $54,000,000
49 Simple Simon’s Pizza 45 B.J. DuMond Glenpool, OK 176 $53,856,000
50 Breadeaux Pizza* 43 John Jarrett Bloomfield Hills, MI 30 $52,727,000
51 Grotto Pizza 47 Dominick Pulieri Rehoboth Beach, DE 23 $51,700,000
52 zpizza* 46 Sid Fanarof Newport Beach, CA 87 $48,560,000
53 Beggars Pizza 48 Larry Garetto Blue Island, IL 22 $47,935,934
54 Pizza Guys 53 Shahpour Nejad Rancho Cordova, CA 62 $46,700,000
55 Pizza Boli’s* 49 John Nasir Pikesville, MD 74 $46,350,000
56 Pizza Patron 40 Antonio Swad Dallas, TX 95 $46,000,000
57 Valentino’s* 56 Anthony O. Messineo, Jr. Lincoln, NE 36 $45,066,000
58 The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen 51 John Allegretto Summer, WA 22 $45,000,000
59 Me-N-Ed’s Pizzeria/Blast 825 Pizza* 50 John A. Ferdinandi Fresno, CA 70 $44,500,000
60 Vocelli Pizza 52 Dan Wenz Pittsburgh, PA 91 $44,000,000
61 Happy Joe’s Pizza & Pizza Grille 59 “Happy” Joe Whitty Bettendorf, IA 54 $43,000,000
62 Jerry’s Subs & Pizza* 54 Dave Terzian Gaithersburg, MD 48 $42,000,000
63 Blackjack Pizza* 57 J. Michael Gaston Westminster, CO 45 $41,000,000
64 Pizza My Heart 64 Chuck Hammers Los Gatos, CA 24 $40,250,000
65 Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza* 61 Jeff Van Dyke Charlotte, NC 26 $40,000,000
66 Pizza King* 63 Scott Schultz Lafayette, IN 78 $39,390,000
67 Hideaway Pizza 70 Brett Murphy/Darren Lister Tulsa, OK 16 $38,800,000
68 Nancy’s Pizza 68 David C. Howey, Jr. Mokena, IL 25 $38,018,972
69 Buscemi’s Pizza* 65 Anthony Buscemi Roseville, MI 41 $37,800,000
70 Ameci Pizza and Pasta 69 Nick Andrisano Canoga Park, CA 60 $37,400,000
71 Lamppost Pizza* 66 Thomas C. Barro Tustin, CA 36 $37,000,000
72 Rocky Rococo* 67 Tom Hester Oconomowoc, WI 40 $37,000,000
73 East of Chicago Pizza* 71 Anthony Collins Lima, OH 76 $36,100,000
74 Izzy’s* 60 Dave Freeman Albany, OR 16 $35,555,000
75 Buddy’s Pizza 80 Robert Jacobs Farmington Hills, MI 11 $35,000,000
76 Johnny’s Pizza House 76 Melvin DeLacerea West Monroe, LA 44 $34,569,886
77 Minsky’s Pizza Café/Bar 79 Gregg D. Johnson Kansas City, MO 17 $33,590,000
78 Abby’s Legendary Pizza 86 B. Mills Sinclair Eugene, OR 36 $33,000,000
79 Cottage Inn Pizza 81 George Michos Ann Arbor, MI 52 $33,000,000
80 Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing 75 George Hadjis San Clemente, CA 17 $32,747,706
81 DoubleDave’s Pieworks 95 Chuck Thorpe Austin, TX 31 $31,000,000
82 Oregano’s Pizza Bistro* 87 Frank Sbordone Phoenix, AZ 16 $30,456,000
83 Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria Peter Cooperstein/Mike Forter San Mateo, CA 10 $30,000,000
84 Mary’s Pizza Shack* 85 Vince Albano Sonoma, CA 20 $30,000,000
85 Davanni’s Pizza & Hot Hoagies 78 Mick Stenson Plymouth, MN 22 $30,000,000
86 Russo’s New York Pizzeria/New York Pizzeria* 82 Anthony Russo Houston, TX 40 $29,700,000
87 mamma ilardo’s pizzeria* 83 Harry Ilardo Towson, MD 13 $29,000,000
88 Jimmy’s Pizza* 84 James Gordon Willmar, MN 42 $29,000,000
89 Belleria Pizzeria* 73 William Liberto Youngstown, OH 14 $27,067,000
90 Cassano’s Pizza King* 88 Victor J. Cassano, III Kettering, OH 33 $25,235,000
91 Snappy Tomato Pizza 92 Jeremy Deters Burlington, KY 58 $24,423,597
92 Pizzeria Regina/Polcari’s Restaurant* 74 Peter Salas Woburn, MA 17 $24,286,000
93 Zeeks Pizza Dan Black Seattle, WA 13 $23,000,000
94 Stevi’ B’s Pizza* 77 Fred Bilstein, Sr. Dunwoody, GA 34 $22,204,000
95 Romeo’s Pizza 91 Sean Brauser Medina, OH 34 $21,297,942
96 Fresh Brothers 100 Adam Goldberg Los Angeles, CA 15 $21,150,000
97 Figaro’s Pizza 98 Ron Berger Salem, OR 44 $20,843,000
98 Pies & Pints Kimberly Shingledecker, Rob Lindeman & David Bailey Fayetteville, WV 9 $20,685,587
99 BC Pizza* 96 Chris Nelson Boyne City, MI 32 $20,500,000
100 La Pizza Loca* 94 Javier Bencomo Downey, CA 32 $19,892,000

* Some information taken from the 2016 Directory of Chain Restaurant Operators

** Estimate based on Nation’s Restaurant News Research

~~ Some information taken from Papa’ John’s Pizza Annual Report 2015