Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012 - (Page 134)

>r RESTAURANTS Extreme Pizza To the Extreme Extreme Pizza finds success with a fun, quirky menu of specialty pizzas and a desire to keep things fresh – from sauce to sales. By Chris Petersen company profile Extreme Pizza 20 1 revenue: $24 million 1 Headquarters: San Francisco Employees: 1,200 approximately Specialty: Gourmet pizza Todd Parent, president: “We don’t want to become stale or stagnant in any of our markets.” 134 food & drink • fall/winter 2012 • << Extreme Pizza says its “outside-of-the-box” topping combinations are part of the reason why the company has become so successful over the last two decades. t’s only natural that Todd Parent would be one of the founders of San Francisco-based Extreme Pizza. An avowed fan of outdoor extreme sports such as mountain biking, windsurfing and downhill skiing, Parent worked a few years on Wall Street after graduating from college before he got the urge to start his own business. Parent says he found many of the most successful and satisfied clients he worked with in I the financial sector were entrepreneurs. After getting some advice from friends who had opened their own restaurants, Parent says he was inspired by a San Francisco bagel shop (that was later purchased by Einstein Bagels) that featured outlandish and out-of-the-box topping combinations. He was also impressed with this

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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012
Tableside Chat
NYC Wine & Food Festival
Going Global
Beverage Focus
Caribou Coffee
Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt
Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
Distributors: Food Law
Progressive Gourmet
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats
Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico
Blue Mountain Growers
Dandrea Produce and Wines
Dorr Lobster
Gary’s Seafood and Specialties
Pohl Food Service Inc.
Supply America
Victoria Fine Foods
Bernatello’s Pizza Inc.
Best Mexican Foods
C.F. Gollott & Son
Clipper Seafoods Ltd.
Mountain Foods Products
Siedhoff Distributing
Sterling Pacific Meat
Producers: Business Strategies
Carib Brewery
Heroes Vodka
Mountain Pure Beverage Co.
Deli Express/E.A. Sween Co.
Family Fresh Pack
Haring Catfish Enterprises
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Demerara Distillers
Walker & Sons Inc. – Slap Ya Mama
DRY Soda Co.
Good Time Beverages
Greencore USA
Jaindl Turkey Farms
McCall Farms
Nuovo Pasta Productions
Brewery Ommegang
R.L. Schreiber
Venus Wafers Inc.
Casper’s Ice Cream
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Extreme Pizza
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Fatburger North America Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Francesca’s Restaurants Inc.
Aurelio’s Pizza
Yoshinoya America
Crepe Delicious
FREEB!RDS World Burrito
Razzoo’s Cajun Café
Independent Restaurants
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant
The Alicart Restaurant Group
The Optimist
The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
The Epicurean Group
Salty’s Seafood Grills
Retailers: Shopper Marketing
Weigel’s Inc.
Royal Buying Group
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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012