PizzaMarketplace.com Top 100 Movers & Shakers, No. 68: Noble Roman's, Indianapolis
Noble Roman's Pizza franchises more than 1,000 restaurants around the country, many dual-branded with the company's Tuscano's Italian Style Subs concept. Founder Paul Mobley started the company in 1972 on the campus of Indiana University. In recent years, the company has been exploring expansion via non-traditional locations, such as hospitals, sports arenas and convenience stores. At the beginning of 2012, the company signed a deal with The Pantry, a 1,650-unit convenience store chain, to open locations in those stores. In addition, the company has begun offering take-and-bake pizzas in its restaurants and is selling them in more than 800 grocery stores.
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