Extreme Pizza

Extreme Pizza is a privately held restaurant franchise chain specializing in conventional and California-style pizza, founded by Todd Parent[1] and Michael Pastor[2] in 1994 in San Francisco, California.[2] The chain currently includes over 30 locations in the United States; a previous location in Ireland has now closed. 24 franchises are located in Central California. Others are present in Portland, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Breckenridge, Colorado; McAllen, Texas; Clearwater Beach, Florida; Grosse Pointe, Michigan; Wantage, New Jersey; and Charlottesville and Henrico, Virginia. Entrepreneur Ernest Harris has recently brought the franchise to Northern Virginia, opening locations in Pentagon City and Arlington County.[3] The company primarily sells pizza; other menu items include calzones, sandwiches, and salads.[4]

Extreme Pizza, Inc.
Founded1994; 26 years ago (1994)
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
ProductsPizzas, Sandwiches (main)


Most West Coast restaurants have decor of extreme sports, such as photographs of extreme athletes and benches made out of snowboards.[5][6] In keeping with its extreme sports theme, Extreme Pizza was an early sponsor of the X Games.[7] According to the Seattle Times, Extreme Pizza is "lauded within the business world for its enlightened corporate policies and savvy extreme-sports sponsorships".[8]

East Coast restaurants have a different flavor, in keeping with the style of the locality. They are sleeker and more catered to their individual neighborhoods.

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  1. ^ Hughes, Robert J. (2002-08-16). "Never Stop Learning" (PDF). The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2007-03-03.
  2. ^ a b Saekel, Karola (1994-09-21). "What's new". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-03-06.
  3. ^ "Store locator". Extreme Pizza. 2019-08-04. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  4. ^ Mulson, Jen (2002-08-02). "Extreme-ly good pizzas satisfy fed-up GO! staffers". The Gazette (Colorado Springs). Retrieved 2007-03-06.
  5. ^ Northrop, Jane (2006-11-26). "Extreme Pizza satisfies Pacifica customers". Pacifica Tribune. Retrieved 2007-03-06.
  6. ^ Paterik, Stephanie (2003-05-10). "X-actly what Gilbert taste buds longed for". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2007-03-06.
  7. ^ Yacoubi, Omar (2005-10-03). "'Extreme' addition to local pizza scene". The Commonwealth Times. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-03-03. (a free-access version is available here
  8. ^ Robinson, Kathryn (2005-08-12). "Daring combinations make sense to the taste buds". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2007-03-06.

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