Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading family-style pizza chain for 45 years, plans to expand into Washington State in a big way, starting in 2024.

A recently inked development deal with experienced multi-brand operators Gurjot S. Thind and Yashraj S. Thind will bring 10 new Mountain Mike’s locations to Washington, continuing the brand’s growth along the West Coast and adding to the roster of states with a Mountain’ Mike’s presence, the company said in a press release. The development deal includes locations in Arlington, Bellevue, Bellingham, Burlington, Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Lynwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Northgate and Redmond, with the first Washington restaurant slated to open next year.

The Thinds are first-time Mountain Mike’s franchisees.

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“We know that bringing our beloved pizza chain to Washington is a natural next step for Mountain Mike’s as our national presence grows, and we’re excited to partner with experienced multi-brand franchisees like the Thinds to bring ‘Pizza the Way it Oughta Be!’ to eager communities in new territories,” said Jim Metevier, the CEO of Mountain Mike’s Pizza.

This photo shows a slice being pulled from a whole pepperoni pie with an ooey-gooey cheese pull.

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Mountain Mike’s continues to experience record sales, significant franchise momentum and new unit growth, the company said. The brand is expanding its footprint throughout Washington, the entire western United States, including recent development in Colorado, and several other soon-to-be-announced states.

With nearly 300 units, Mountain Mike’s has earned impressive recognition and high rankings across a variety of industry-leading reports, including PMQ’s sister publication, QSR Magazine, as well as Franchise Times, Nation’s Restaurant News, Entrepreneur, Fast Casual and others. This year, the brand was recognized on Entrepreneur’s 2023 Franchise 500 List, earning a top-100 (#92) ranking.

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