A pizzeria, known for its 20-inch “mountain pepperoni” pie, is coming to Tucson | Subscriber

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A pizza chain known for serving 200 curly, crunchy pepperonis on its signature pie is opening its first restaurant in Tucson.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza has leased 2,650 square feet at 4362 N. Oracle Road, Wetmore Road, from KRG Tucson Corner. The space was once occupied by the Five Guys burger shop, just south of the Tucson Mall.

Dave Hammack and Aaron LaPrise, along with Picor, represented the tenant.

The Pelican Co. is the Tucson-based franchisee.

Managing Partner Phillip Dade said the company hopes to bring 35 stores to Arizona over the next few years.

One is already open in Mesa, a second will open soon in Chandler. Tucson will be the third.

Dade said his company was interested in Mountain Mike’s Pizza because the dough and sauce are made daily.

“The prep area is like a bakery from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.,” he said. “Some places offer pre-cut pizzas or frozen dough.”

The pepperoni is not frozen, which causes the edges to curl up during cooking.

The signature pie, The Mountain, is a 20-inch pizza with 20 slices, 200 pieces of pepperoni and a pound of cheese for $30.


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