Bill Stayduhar

Fort Mill High School grad Bill Stayduhar is opening his fourth Toppers Pizza franchise in Tega Cay and the second location in South Carolina, after starting his career delivering pizzas 36 years ago.

The fourth franchise will be located in Tega Cay and is set to open on March 22 at 1177 Stonecrest Blvd Ste 105, according to a press release.

“As a ‘local guy’ to the Tega Cay and Fort Mill area, I’m looking forward to bringing our handmade and customizable pizzas to the Tega Cay community,” Stayduhar said. “36 years ago, when I was delivering pizzas around Rock Hill and Fort Mill, I never expected to be opening my own places all around the Charlotte market. It’s been amazing to serve my neighbors and the community for so many years.”

Stayduhar opened his first Toppers Pizza in Charlotte in 1997. Since then he’s opened a second location in Charlotte, a location in Fort Mill and now his fourth in Tega Cay. He’s achieved great success with the brand, and despite the pandemic, was named Toppers Pizza’s 2020 Franchise of the Year for his achievements and involvement in the community.

When he opened the doors to his first location twenty-four years ago, he knew he was bringing the best pizza to the community, and still feels the same today. The recipes, while always featuring the classics, is constantly innovating and rising to the challenge of staying ahead of guests’ tastes. The brand introduced an entirely new vegan menu this past Fall, including dairy-free cheese, making a true pizza experience possible for vegan customers.

Headquartered in Wisconsin, Toppers Pizza is known for their fresh, handmade and customizable pizzas baked in about 360 seconds and delivered extremely fast, with more than a million combinations of fresh, high-quality toppings. The brand recently introduced an entirely new vegan menu, including dairy-free cheese, making a true pizza experience possible for vegan customers.

Greg Rickabaugh

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...