• Stoner’s Pizza Joint plans to expand its footprint westward with the opening of a new store in Denver in September 2021.
  • Stoner’s, a delivery/carryout concept, launched its franchising program in late 2018.

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Stoner’s Pizza Joint, the Fort Lauderdale-headquartered pizza company featured on PMQ’s April 2021 cover, will be expanding its footprint to Denver, according to a press release.

The first location is expected to open in September 2021 in the Yale Retail Center at 6460 East Yale Avenue. The brand plans to ramp up growth through a selective strategy and aims to open several locations in the Denver market over the next three years.

“Our expansion into the Denver market is an exciting chapter in our growth story,” said Chairman of the Board Mark Groussman. “We believe our brand will resonate well with the Denver culture and look forward to expanding outside of our current southeast footprint. We want to continue to target markets such as Denver with strong growth and provide opportunity for new franchisees.”

The Denver expansion will be led by Jason Goetz, former regional manager of SOL Mexican Cocina. “The Denver market is a natural fit for Stoner’s Pizza Joint. I am thrilled to lead the opening of Stoner’s first store here and eager to grow the brand throughout the city,” Goetz said.

Founded in 2013, Stoner’s Pizza Joint, a delivery- and takeout-focused concept, launched its franchising program in late 2018 along with fresh new branding and a business model that has proven resilient to massive changes sweeping the food industry. Menu items include a variety of specialty pizzas, calzones, strombolis, sandwiches, hickory-smoked chicken wings, salads, and desserts.

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