Happy’s Pizza

About Happy’s Pizza



Happy’s Pizza is in the fast casual restaurant business and we never forget it!  Even though our menu is extensive, every item is prepared within 10-15 minutes.  Speed makes our customers happy which makes for a quick return on investment.

Happy’s Pizza was established, when our founder, noticed the lack of solid dining options on Detroit’s North East side.  The first store, which opened its, doors in 1996, offered diners an extensive menu featuring ribs, chicken, hand battered shrimp, pasta, salads and subs, as well as the namesake, Happy’s Pizza.  Due to its popularity, Happy’s Pizza quickly became a household name in Michigan and they didn’t stop there.  Happy’s Pizza currently has about 90 stores open in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada & California, and 20 stores under construction in those and other states.  Each new store is a work of art and includes Happy’s iconic build out including granite counter tops, neon lights, ceramic tiling and Venetian plaster.

In addition to their growth focused idles and exceptional support and training, Happy’s Pizza is proud to offer its hands to the community and partakes in many different philanthropic activities.  These include an annual “Coats for Kids” and bicycle program, as well as working hand and hand with community health departments to offer pizza party for school based vaccination initiatives.

Named to Restaurant Magazine’s Top 50 Franchises in 2010, Happy’s Pizza is on the rise and continues to proudly be “Delivering more than just great pizza”.


Total Number of Units: 107
Franchised Units: 107
Year Established: 1996
Franchising Since: 2007
Awards: 107




Although we are equipped for growth throughout the United States, we currently have a focus on:

Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Nevada & California.

Note: We cannot franchise our concept in Iowa, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota or North Dakota.


Why Choose Happy’s

The food is amazing and the prices are unbeatable! Our pizza is second to none, but our incredibly diverse menu features smoked ribs barbecued chicken and seafood sets us apart.

Pizza Industry Growth

Restaurant franchising is a $60 billion a year industry and pizza accounts for one half of all Quick Service restaurant sales.  Add to that, ribs, chicken and seafood and we’ve got something for everyone in the family any day of the week.

University of HAPPY’S PIZZA©

While each of our stores undergoes Happy’s classic build out, operators gain admission to The University of Happy’s Pizza. After 40 hours of training in our corporate kitchen and 60-90 days of in-store management training at an open location, graduates are completely groomed for success. Once a store is open, our support staff helps you with marketing, inventory control, staffing, prep and food updates.


At Happy’s Pizza we are proud to provide our franchisees with a variety of support including site selection, lease negotiations assistance, equipment, fixture, signage and inventory suppliers and even construction standards and assistance.  In addition to this, once a new store begins operations, Happy’s Pizza provides all stores with an operations manual, continuous updates of our specifications and process and operational advice and assistance by telephone and Internet.

Promotion Happy

We are one of the only restaurants with a toll-free vanity number and we know how to use it. 800 BE HAPPY.  Our in-house ad agency will customize individual marketing plans for every store.  It starts with coming soon banners, job fairs and a big grand opening push.  Once operations are running smoothly, we turn up the marketing machine with TV. Radio, direct mail, mobile and on-line promotions connected with our growing social web presence.

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Christina Rice

VP Franchise Development

Email: christina.rice@happyspizza.com