November 1, 2017 | Pizzeria Rankings

2017 Top 100 Pizza Companies

By Pizza Today


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What’s happening with America’s largest pizza companies? Who added stores in 2017? 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.

 

* Chain Store Guide’s 2017 Database of Chain Restaurant Operators
** Estimate based on 2016 per-unit sales
~~Some information taken from Papa John’s Annual Report  2016

 

2017 Top 100 Pizza Companies

 

Restaurant Name Principle Executive City & State #Units Gross Sales
1 Pizza Hut* 1 Arthur Starrs Plano, TX 16,409 $14,100,000,000
2 Domino’s* 2 J. Patrick Doyle Ann Arbor, MI 14,000 $10,500,000,000
3 Papa John’s International~~ 4 John Schnatter Louisville, KY 5,097 $3,680,000,000
4 Little Caesars Pizza* 3 Michael Ilitch Detroit, MI 4,456 $3,565,000,000
5 Papa Murphy’s International 5 Weldon Spangler Vancouver, WA 1,550 $1,026,000,000
6 California Pizza Kitchen* 6 G. J. Hart Playa Vista, CA 271 $762,000,000
7 Sbarro* 7 J. David Karam Columbus, OH 830 $609,000,000
8 Marco’s Pizza 10 John Butorac Toledo, OH 836 $530,859,349
9 Chuck E. Cheese’s/Peter Piper Pizza* 8 Thomas Leverton Irving, TX 754 $525,000,000
10 Cicis 9 Darin Harris Irving, TX 430 $449,705,868
11 Round Table Pizza* 11 Robert McCourt Concord, CA 450 $398,000,000
12 Hungry Howie’s Pizza 12 Steven E. Jackson Madison Heights, MI 549 $378,604,543
13 Jet’s Pizza 13 John Jetts Sterling Heights, MI 392 $372,000,000
14 Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom 14 Srini Kumar Bloomfield, CO 107 $291,202,128
15 Godfather’s Pizza* 15 Robert Gartlan Omaha, NE 465 $250,000,000
16 Blaze Pizza 23 Jim Mizes Pasadena, CA 203 $233,100,000
17 Pizza Ranch 16 Adrie Groeneweg Orange City, IA 201 $231,386,000
18 Uno Chicago Grill* 17 Louie Psallidas West Roxbury, MA 155 $212,500,000
19 Mellow Mushroom* 18 Richard Brasch Atlanta, GA 193 $210,645,000
20 Rosati’s Pizza 19 Anthony Rosati Elgin, IL 142 $210,000,000
21 Donatos Pizza 22 Tom Krouse Columbus, OH 159 $189,000,000
22 Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant* 21 Brian K Wright Northborough, MA 84 $185,500,000
23 Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen 24 Anthony Scotto Morristown, NJ 235 $152,508,861
24 MOD Pizza* 43 Scott Svenson Bellevue, WA 210 $152,000,000
25 Mr. Gatti’s Pizza 25 Michael Poates Fort Worth, TX 88 $149,500,000
26 LaRosa’s Pizzeria 26 Michael LaRosa Cincinnati, OH 65 $149,402,641
27 Mountain Mike’s Pizza** 27 Brad Gordon Lake Mary, FL 188 $144,696,629
28 Pieology Pizzeria* 38 Carl Chang Rancho Santa Margarita CA 134 $128,158,000
29 Pizza Inn/Pive Five Pizza* 30 Scott Crane The Colony, TX 306 $123,000,000
30 Giordano’s Restaurant & Pizzeria* 34 Yorgo Koutsogiorgas Chicago, IL 63 $121,700,000
31 Fox’s Pizza Den** 28 James R. Fox Murrysville, PA 225 $119,340,000
32 Papa Gino’s Pizzeria* 31 Mark Deblois Dedham, MA 152 $115,785,235
33 Ledo Pizza 32 Robert Beall Annapolis, MD 104 $114,400,000
34 Imo’s Pizza 33 Carl Imo St. Louis, MO 100 $109,000,000
35 Mazzio’s Italian Eatery* 29 Sheri Miksa Tulsa, OK 113 $98,986,000
36 Noble Roman’s Pizza* 35 Paul W. Mobley Indianapolis, IN 2,422 $88,000,000
37 Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza* 39 Anthony Bruno Fort Lauderdale, FL 63 $84,000,000
38 Famous Famiglia* 36 Paul Kolaj White Plains, NY 104 $82,400,000
39 Pizza Factory 42 Mary Jane Riva Oakhurst, CA 109 $66,693,818
40 Me-N-Ed’s Pizzeria/Blast 825 Pizza 59 John A. Ferdinandi Fresno, CA 64 $66,552,000
41 Monical’s Pizza 40 Janelle Reents Bradley, IL 63 $65,900,000
42 Dion’s Pizza 44 Mark Herman Albuquerque, NM 23 $64,786,664
43 Pizza Pro* 37 Scott Stevens Cabot, AR 315 $63,113,000
44 Simple Simon’s Pizza** 49 B.J. DuMond Glenpool, OK 206 $63,036,000
45 Giovanni’s Pizza 41 Tom Lemaster Ashland, KY 105 $63,000,000
46 Toppers Pizza 45 Scott Gittrich Whitewater, WI 77 $60,786,615
47 Shakey’s Pizza* 46 Nick Mayer Alhambra, CA 59 $59,000,000
48 Aurelio’s Pizza 47 Joseph Aurelio Homewood, IL 42 $56,900,000
49 Grotto Pizza 51 Dominick Pulieri Rehoboth Beach, DE 23 $51,200,000
50 Johnny’s Pizza 48 Bruce Jackson Newman, GA 68 $51,000,000
51 Pizza Guys 54 Shahpour Nejad Rancho Cordova, CA 65 $50,817,000
52 zpizza* 52 Sid Fanarof Newport Beach, CA 87 $48,560,000
53 Pizza Patron* 56 Antonio Swad Dallas, TX 93 $48,483,000
54 Beggars Pizza 53 Larry Garetto Blue Island, IL 23 $48,341,260
55 Cottage Inn Pizza 79 George Michos Ann Arbor, MI 60 $47,000,000
56 Pizza Boli’s 55 Javed Nasir Pikesville, MD 80 $46,080,000
57 Vocelli Pizza 60 Tony Podboy Pittsburgh, PA 91 $46,000,000
58 MacKenzie River Pizza Brad Ridgeway Whitefish, MT 25 $45,920,921
59 Happy Joe’s Pizza & Pizza Grille** 61 “Happy” Joe Whitty Bettendorf, IA 54 $43,000,000
60 The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen* 58 Don Bellis Sumner, WA 21 $42,000,000
61 Johnny’s Pizza House 76 Bernie Lear West Monroe, LA 52 $41,026,624
62 Pizza My Heart 64 Chuck Hammers Los Gatos, CA 24 $40,125,000
63 Buddy’s Pizza 75 Robert Jacobs Farmington Hills, MI 11 $40,000,000
64 Hideaway Pizza 67 Brett Murphy /Darren Lister Tulsa, OK 17 $40,000,000
65 Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza* 65 Brett Murphy /Darren Lister Tulsa, OK 17 $40,000,000
66 Pizza King* 66 Scott Schultz Lafayette, IN 78 $39,390,000
67 Rocky Rococo* 72 Tom Hester Oconomowoc, WI 42 $38,850,000
68 Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders Kim D. Losik Portage, MI 57 $38,828,400
69 Buscemi’s Pizza* 69 Anthony Buscemi Roseville, MI 44 $37,800,000
70 Ameci Pizza and Pasta 70 Nick Andrisano Canoga Park, CA 61 $37,800,000
71 Nancy’s Pizza 68 David C. Howey, Jr. Mokena, IL 31 $37,400,000
72 East of Chicago Pizza* 73 Anthony Collins Lima, OH 73 $36,100,000
73 Minsky’s Pizza Café/Bar 77 Gregg D. Johnson Kansas City, MO 17 $35,100,000
74 Abby’s Legendary Pizza 78 B. Mills Sinclair Eugene, OR 36 $35,000,000
75 Valentino’s 57 Anthony O. Messineo, Jr. Lincoln, NE 40 $35,000,000
76 Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company 80 George Hadjis San Clemente, CA 17 $34,888,296
77 Davanni’s Pizza & Hot Hoagies* 85 G. M. Stenson Minneapolis, MN 24 $34,000,000
78 Jerry’s Subs & Pizza* 62 Stewart Brown Gaithersburg, MD 35 $30,625,000
79 Oregano’s Pizza Bistro* 82 Frank Sbordone Phoenix, AZ 16 $30,456,000
80 Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria 83 Peter Cooperstein /Mike Forter San Mateo, CA 10 $30,000,000
81 Mary’s Pizza Shack* 84 Vince Albano Sonoma, CA 20 $30,000,000
82 Russo’s New York Pizzeria/New York Pizzeria* 86 Anthony Russo Houston, TX 40 $29,700,000
83 mamma ilardo’s pizzeria* 87 Harry Ilardo Towson, MD 13 $29,000,000
84 DoubleDave’s Pieworks 81 Chuck Thorpe Austin, TX 34 $29,000,000
85 Pies & Pints Craft Pizza and Beer 98 Rob Lindeman Powell, OH 13 $27,500,000
86 Fresh Brothers 96 Adam Goldberg Los Angeles, CA 19 $27,350,000
87 Belleria Pizzeria* 89 William Liberto Youngstown, OH 14 $27,067,000
88 Izzy’s* 74 Dave Freeman Albany, OR 12 $26,666,000
89 Cassano’s Pizza King* 90 Victor J. Cassano, III Kettering, OH 33 $25,235,000
90 Lamppost Pizza* 71 Thomas C. Barro Tustin, CA 24 $24,667,000
91 Pizzeria Regina/Polcari’s Restaurant* 92 Peter Salas Woburn, MA 17 $24,286,000
92 Jimmy’s Pizza* 88 James Gordon Willmar, MN 35 $24,167,000
93 PizzaFire Sean Brauser Medina, OH 32 $24,000,000
94 Snappy Tomato Pizza 91 Jeremy Deters Burlington, KY 54 $23,991,404
95 Sauce Pizza & Wine Scott Kilpatrick Scottsdale, AZ 12 $23,000,000
96 Romeo’s Pizza 95 Ryan Rose Medina, OH 32 $22,856,278
97 Grimaldi’s Pizza* Joe Ciolli Scottsdale, AZ 51 $22,615,000
98 Pizza Joe’s Joseph L. Seminara New Castle, PA 48 $22,000,000
99 BC Pizza* 99 Chris Nelson Boyne City, MI 33 $21,141,000
100 Antonio’s Real Italian Pizza The LoSchiavo Family Brunswich, OH 16 $21,000,000