Why Go Extreme?
Extreme Pizza® began in 1994 in a small 20 seat location on Fillmore Street in downtown San Francisco. Since then we have added new menu items and have been awarded many accolades over the years including “Best Pizza in San Francisco”, the East Bay and in other Bay Area communities numerous times.
Extreme - From the Start
It’s only natural that CEO Todd Parent would be the founder of a fresh concept named... Extreme Pizza. Born within the New York Metropolitan Area, Todd grew up on pizza. An avowed fan of extreme sports such as mountain biking, windsurfing, sailing, kite sailing and downhill skiing, Todd used his love for fierce competition and his culinary roots to formulate a concept devoted to serving the perfect pizza.
After receiving his degree in economics and working for a few years on Wall Street, Todd decided to pursue his heart and embarked on a culinary career. While studying in France, he was intrigued by flocks of Parisians gathered at crepe stands for meals-to-go. This would spark his inspiration to offer Americans a gourmet alternative to fast food.
Based on his love of New York pizza, Todd took the novel approach of using super-premium healthier ingredients, fast-fresh made-to-order formulation and added a dash of California creativity. The award winning Extreme Pizza was born!
Todd says "The Extreme Team is dedicated to providing our customers with nourishing and healthy food choices whether they prefer in-store dining, take-out or delivery to their home or office. Since our inception we've remained focused on innovative combinations using only the finest ingredients and maintaining our core philosophy: ’Extreme. Not mainstream.’“
Today, Extreme Pizza has franchise units from coast to coast. Todd says he owes the company success to it’s focus on innovation in both its products and company practices. We all believe that some of that success can be traced back to naming the company after the extreme sports that we all love, and of course... his employee's crazed enthusiasm for great pizza!