...Peter Piper Pizza is kicking off a major franchise expansion into surrounding states.
The company has 111 franchised and 32 company-owned stores in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. Plans call for adding 50 more stores by 2019, with plans to expand into Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Utah and Idaho.
Charles Bruce, president and CEO of the Phoenix-based pizza chain, said he also would like to go back to Las Vegas. The company had a franchisee operating there but the recession ended that venture, he said.
Franchise fees range from $20,000 to $40,000, depending on the number of stores in a...