BETTENDORF, IOWA (August 23, 2022) In the midst of celebrating fifty years of bringing guests magical moments, Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream has been named to QSR’s Top 50 Contenders for 2022!

The iconic Midwestern pizza brand landed at N° 39 on the list created by the leading source of information and insight for quick-service, fast-casual, and limited-service restaurants. Happy Joe’s is accompanied by dozens of the nation’s most successful quick-service brands that will look to be named to the Top 50 Fast-Food Chains of 2022 and further into the future.

“We’re honored to be named a QSR Top 50 contender, and it’s motivation to keep working towards being the top pizza brand in the country,” said Happy Joe’s CEO and Chief Happiness Officer Tom Sacco. “We’ve heavily invested in our digital efforts to better deliver our one-of-kind, gourmet menu to guests across the country, and we’re glad to see it paying it off with this type of recognition. Fifty years of blood, sweat, and tears have gotten our brand to this point, and we aren’t stopping any time soon as we continue to ramp up our expansion efforts in Arizona, Florida, Texas, and more. We’re on a mission to be the preeminent experiential pizza brand that creates emotional connections with families as we build our ‘Happy Places’ across our beloved country.”

To learn more about Happy Joe’s, or to view the full menu, visit For interest in Happy Joe’s franchising opportunities, e-mail Kat Davidson at, or call 678.485.8413.

About Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream

Founded in 1972 by Joe Whitty in Davenport, Iowa, Happy Joe’s dream was to create a restaurant concept that focused on serving America’s two favorite foods — pizza and ice cream — in a family-friendly, celebratory environment. Owned and operated by Dynamic Restaurant Holdings Inc, Happy Joe’s has been named a FastCasual “Top 200” concept, Franchise Times “Top 400” business, and Nation’s Restaurant News “Top 500” restaurant. The family-centric pizza brand has eight company and 34 franchise locations throughout the Midwest with more in the pipeline. To learn more, visit or follow Happy Joe’s on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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