The Extreme Team Philosophy
If you want to get a sense of our business philosophy, all you have to do is
pick up a slice. There’s no better testament to “Dedication to Quality, Commitment to Innovation” than the pizza itself.
Our dedication to quality comes from a strict policy to use only the freshest ingredients, the tastiest combinations of toppings, and a mouth-watering store-baked crust. As for the innovation side of things, well that’s easy. Think about it. What does an office full of freethinking, pizza connoisseur daredevils get you? It gets you mandarin oranges, Canadian bacon, pineapples, mozzarella, and cheddar (Paia Pie). It gets you black beans, grilled chicken, olives, onions, cilantro, and cheddar (Baja 1000). And for the politically savvy pizza-eaters, it gets you homemade hummus in place of tomato sauce, tomatoes, olives, feta, fresh basil, pepperoncinis, and mozzarella (Peace in the Middle East). This is the sort of pizza invented by people who sail from kites, who snowboarded before there were snowboards, and who learned to always color outside the lines.
At Extreme Pizza, we’re always experimenting with new ways to test the palette, to push the pizza experience to a higher level. And because we’ve received such raving support from our customers and food critics, we have made the sky our limit as to what we can create on our canvas crust. Whether you eat at Extreme, have a piping hot pie delivered to your doorstep, or try one of our “take-n-bake” pizzas that you cook at home, you’ll need to gear up for an eating adventure. Are you ready to get extreme?
How It All Started
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 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 idea to offer Americans a gourmet alternative to fast food.
From his love of New York pizza, Todd took a fresh approach by 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!
Food for an Extreme Lifestyle
Chasing your kids around the house, pulling all nighters studying for midterms… winning the world series… launching a forward loop on your windsurfer… balancing debits and credits… jumping off a 50 footer… whatever you do, do it to the EXTREME! Life is too short for mediocrity, so don’t settle for anything but the best. This is reason why everyday we slice fresh veggies, mix our proprietary dough recipe, use only the finest cheeses and serve award-winning pizzas. Enjoy, you deserve it.
We’re dedicated to providing our customers with nourishing and healthy food choices with in-store dining, take-out and delivery options.
We’re known for our innovative pizza combinations using only the finest ingredients and our philosophy: Extreme. Not Mainstream.
Extreme Pizza stands behind its motto that Life Is Too Short For Mediocrity and ensures extreme delivery, extreme customer service and extreme dining.
Our Hopes for the Future
Extreme Pizza values our environment so we can get outdoors and enjoy life. That is why we endeavor to make a difference by directing conservation initiatives to improve our environment and quality of life in the Extreme Pizza communities.
Our goal is to contribute to global sustainability by becoming a world leader and educator in conservation. With this vision, we can all continue to GET EXTREME!