Wisconsin-based Toppers Pizza has inked a seven-unit deal with new franchisee Corbett Harris, a resident of Greenville, North Carolina, for the Greenville, Raleigh-Durham and Chapel Hill regions, according to a press release.
Corbett Harris, Toppers Pizza franchise. Photo: Toppers Pizza
Harris originally signed on to open two Toppers locations but expanded his growth plan during the discovery process.
“Corbett has been a perfect fit for us when it comes to Toppers’ culture, brand ideology, vision and growth trajectory,” Mac Malchow, VP of development, said in the release. “He sees the massive potential of the pizza segment, understands the urgency of securing high-quality territories and is a prime example of embracing Toppers’ full growth opportunities. We’re thrilled to welcome such a savvy operator into the Toppers family and grow together.”
Harris is not new to the franchise game given he is an owner of 13 Jimmy John’s locations.
“I’ve seen the massive success of early adopters, so I wanted to invest in an emerging concept that had all the key ingredients for rapid growth, and Toppers perfectly fit that bill,” Harris said in the release, “but, I also wanted to build my future with a brand that aligned with my personal ideology. Although this is my business, this is truly a business for God, and I strongly believe our morals, values and vision are shown through ministry through the work place.
“Compared to much of the country, the Southeast currently lacks many options for quality pizza, so I’m thrilled to introduce my fellow North Carolinians to Toppers’ famous ‘Za’ with our handmade dough and 100% Wisconsin cheese — at great Toppers prices.”
Toppers has more than 70 locations.