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Here are some insights into the store locations and revenue of top pizza chains in US – Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Marcos, MOD Pizza, Round Table Pizza, Cicis, and Sbarro.
Insights in Brief
- The pizza chain with the most stores in the US is Pizza Hut with 6,660 stores.
- Texas is the state with the most pizza stores (2,763).
- Domino’s (6,363) falls behind Pizza Hut in the number of stores but has been more profitable in recent years.
- Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Little Caesars, and Papa John’s are the only chains that have more than 3,000 stores in the U.S.
- Texas, California, and Florida are the top three states with the most pizza chains.
- Houston (TX), San Antonio (TX), and Las Vegas (CA) are the top three cities with the most pizza chains are.
How many stores do each pizza chains have in the US?
Pizza Hut Locations US
Pizza Hut has a total of 6,660 locations in the US. The top three states with the most number of locations are Texas (870), California (577), and Florida (459).
For Pizza Hut, the company reported a record-breaking week of off-premise sales in early May 2020 and added 30K employees to meet increased demand. But it had to temporarily close more than 1,000 Pizza Hut stores due to the pandemic. Perhaps the hardest blow came when NPC International, Pizza Hut’s largest U.S. franchisee, with more than 1.2K stores, filed for Chapter 11.
Papa Murphy's Locations US
Papa Murphy’s has a total of 1,283 locations in the US. The top three states with the most number of locations are Washington (149), California (144), and Oregon (104).
Papa Murphy’s has stores in 37 states in the US with no expansions in the northeast regions.
MOD Pizza Locations US
MOD Pizza has a total of 496 locations in the US. The top states with the most number of locations are Texas (87), California (63), Washington (63), and Oregon (28).
MOD Pizza, a mission-driven company that also happens to be the fastest-growing restaurant chain in the U.S. MOD Pizza’s impact-hiring policy emphasizes inclusivity, providing jobs for people who have struggled with disabilities, substance addiction and incarceration.
Round Table Pizza Locations US
Round Table Pizza has a total of 413 locations in the US. The top three states with the most number of locations are California (346), Washington (27), and Nevada (16).
This premier west coast regional pizza chain is present in only 8 states in the US.
Cicis Locations US
Cicis has a total of 330 locations in the US. The top three states with the most number of locations are Texas (145), Florida (31), and Tennessee (18).
Cicis locations are present in only 26 states with most of them in the southeast regions.
Top 10 States with the most Pizza Chains
Texas has the most number of hotels with 2,763 locations. Followed by are California (2.4K) and Florida (1.5K).
The top performers among the chains in 2020 were the usual suspects. Domino’s remained at the top of the heap in terms of overall pizza sales, with more than $7 billion, followed by Pizza Hut ($5.58 billion), Little Caesars ($3.77 billion), Papa John’s ($2.63 billion), and Papa Murphy’s Pizza ($748.35 million).
Domino’s fared so well in 2020 that it went on a hiring spree, adding 10K workers shortly after the crisis began and 20K more in the late summer. Papa John’s also took on 30K more employees in 2020 while mounting a comeback for the ages.
MOD Pizza has the edge in terms of fastest growth. MOD added 65 units, growing from 431 to 496 MOD pizza stores.
Pizza Trends in 2021
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Many restaurants are planning for a healthy mix of on- and off-premise in their business models, especially since third-party platforms will make it easier to get food into more customers’ hands.
Customers will still want contactless delivery in 2021, and the demand for touch-free at-the-table ordering will be higher than ever. Touch-free is very important for customers and could be around permanently. With growing numbers of consumers embracing plant-based diets and shunning products of animal origin, the demand for vegan options is greater than ever—especially within America’s favorite food category, pizza. Major meat-substitute brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have also infiltrated fast-food brands.
Major chains like Domino’s and Pizza Hut have also been developing driverless cars for pizza delivery, but the jury’s still out on that technology. If successful, the idea of incorporating robots to cook, clean, serve and approve transactions on debit cards might be the greatest gift operators can get.
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