Toppers Pizza crowns 2007 Skin Sprint Champion

Toppers Pizza crowns ‘2007 Skin Sprint Champion’
July 20, 2007
(Whitewater, WI – July 20, 2007) – Topper’s Pizza Inc. has named Bill Stayduhar, Franchisee in Charlotte, North Carolina, the 2007 Skin Sprint Champion.

Stayduhar made six quality large hand-tossed skins and sauced them in 2 minutes and 46 seconds. He won $1,000 in prize money, which was presented by last years champion, Dale Porter, Franchise Business Leader for Topper’s Pizza, Inc.

Stayduhar has been a Franchisee since 1997. He owns 2 stores in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stayduhar came in 2nd place in 2006 with a time of 2 minutes and 53 seconds.

Runners up included Denise Downing, franchisee from LaCrosse, WI, who took second place with a time of 2 minutes and 52 seconds and Brent Wagner, store manager from Eau Claire, WI, who took third place with a time of 2 minutes and 55 seconds.

The “2007 Skin Sprints” competition was held at the 2007 Toppers Pizza Convention, the company’s annual event attended by Toppers Pizza managers and franchisees.

Toppers Pizza has 21 stores open or under development in the states of North Carolina, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Illinois, with goals to build to 100 stores by 2013. Toppers’ menu includes 17 gourmet pizzas, the franchise’s signature product line TopperstixTM, oven-toasted Grinders, Buffalo wings, Quesadillas and cold drinks. A complete menu and coupons are available for each store online at TOPPERS.COM.

About Toppers Pizza

Toppers Pizza stands out in a restaurant category where every other business looks and acts the same. The Toppers Pizza brand uses every point of customer contact to infuse a sense of irreverence, fun and play. Toppers pizza chains targeting 18-24 year olds and doing so in an irreverent way that totally separates them in a category that is a sea of sameness.

The Toppers logo is coupled with the tagline of “Feed the Need”; print advertising featuring daring tongue-in-cheek headlines and uniforms. Untucked mechanic shirts, jeans, skullcaps, and baseball hats replace the traditional Khaki pants and knit shirts used by most companies in the category.

Toppers Pizza is currently seeking qualified individuals for partner relationships as they expand through franchising in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina and South Carolina.