Veteran Jersey Mike’s franchisees Hector Haget and Khris Tate are bringing a California-based pizza chain to Dallas-Fort Worth with a location in Frisco. The business partners signed a three-store deal with Mountain Mike’s Pizza, and their first location will open in the first quarter of 2023 on US 380 in the Urban Heights at Hollyhock development. Mountain Mike’s just celebrated its 250th store opening and is known for its daily made fresh dough and curly pepperoni pizzas, according to a media release. Mountain Mike’s has nine DFW locations in development with plans to open in Lewisville, Prosper, Frisco and McKinney, according to a company spokesperson.

“If we had to choose a partner from scratch to do it big and right in Texas, we could not have been blessed any more than having Hector and Khris lead the way given their success as Jersey Mike’s franchisees in the state,” said co-owners of the brand Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme. “Texans absolutely love their pizza, so we couldn’t be more excited that now is the right time to introduce all that Mountain Mike’s Pizza has to offer to our friends in the Lone Star State.”

Mountain Mike’s will be accompanied by companies such as Dillas, Dunkin’, Mooyah and a new concept from the owners of Frisco Diner in the Urban Heights at Hollyhock development, according to the developer.