Franchise Fee: $25K
Startup Capital Required: $75K-$100K
Investment Required: $250K-$350K
Available Territories: Ontario
Training : 4-6 week training program
Franchise Units Canada: 38
Corporate Units Canada: 14
In Business Since : 1982
Franchising Since: 1989
CFA Member Since: 1996
The History Started Over A Century Ago In San Daniele, Italy.
In 1904, Giuseppe Toppazzini made the decision to leave San Daniele Italy, seeking opportunity in Canada. Giuseppe opened the Toppazzini Family Bakery in Ontario’s Little Italy and had a big impact on its customers and the community at large. Giuseppe was able to pass the family bakery concept down to his son Bruce, who, in turn, passed it along to his son, Ron.
Fast-forward to the 1970’s and the increasing presence of chain grocery stores, which made it increasingly difficult for specialty food shops to survive. In response, Ron changed gears and began experimenting with pizza recipes, each using his family’s famous Italian bread as a base.
In 1982, Ron founded “Mr. Topper’s Pizza.” Despite its mid-recession launch, Mr. Topper’s Pizza was an instant success, enabling Ron to begin his corporate expansion just two years later. Enlisting his sons, Keith and Kelly Toppazzini (then university students) as managers, they expanded the chain to 9 pizzerias by 1985 and shortened the name to “Topper’s Pizza”, as it is still known today.
The rest, as they say, is history. Four generations and several pizzerias later, the Toppazzini legacy is still going strong, giving our guests the ability to enjoy our Amazingly Delicious™ pizza whenever and wherever they like.
What Makes Topper’s Pizza Amazingly Delicious?
Our one of a kind Pizza dough is made fresh, in-store EVERY day using the Toppazzini family’s 110 year old secret recipe for Authentic ItalianBread™ Crust which is hand crafted, following strict recipe guidelines such as water chilled to an exact degree and the use of 100 % Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Topper’s Pizza insists on the best, using only the freshest ingredients such as; savory sauce made from hand-picked, farm-fresh tomatoes, infused with 100% Extra Virgin olive oil, rich, flavorful cheeses from specially selected, local dairy farms, vegetable toppings of the highest quality, also grown on local farms in surrounding communities and from the pepperoni to the Italian sausage, only the finest quality meats make the cut.
Amazingly Delicious™ Pizza isn’t the only menu item made with the Toppazzini family’s famous recipe; TopperSticks™ have become an all-time guest favourite! Like our quality pizzas, they are prepared using our Authentic ItalianBread™ recipe and baked to golden perfection then brushed with parsley and garlic butter and dusted with 100% Parmesan cheese.
Our gourmet salads are made fresh in-store too, as soon as you order them and nothing is ever frozen or pre-made. No matter what our guests are in the mood for - Specialty Pizzas, TopperSticks™, fresh salads or our famous Topperottis - Topper’s Pizza has something for everyone! Topper’s Pizza also offers gluten free, nut free and even turkey pepperoni!