Peter Piper plans franchise growth amid sale discussions

Peter Piper plans franchise growth amid sale discussions

CEO Charles Bruce confirms published reports that chain will go on auction block

Peter Piper Pizza plans to open 50 new units in the next five years through franchising growth, amid talks over the 143-unit chain’s sale.

Hours after announcing its growth plans, Peter Piper president and CEO Charles Bruce confirmed to Nation’s Restaurant News that the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain is up for sale by owner Acon Investors, which bought the chain in 2006 for an undisclosed price.

Bruce said Acon has received multiple bids for Peter Piper since April, add

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