Toppers Pizza, which already has 50 restaurants, could add as many as 30 units this year. The brand recently signed two separate five-unit agreements to open restaurants in Minneapolis and Little Rock, Ark. "It allows somebody to carve off a piece of territory, so they know where their future stores are going to be," said Mark Cairns, the brand's director of franchise development. "It also allows them to search for real estate throughout a market instead of looking for just one intersection perfect for one store."
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