Fast-casual pizza chain PizzaRev has signed franchise agreements for more than 20 new outlets in five states.

The agreements will expand the Studio City chain’s presence in Southern California and expand its foot print to Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. It currently operates outlets in Northridge, Studio City, Woodland Hills, El Segundo, Burbank and Oxnard.

Away We Dough LLC, a unit of William Tell Inc. of Salt Lake City, will develop three outlets in Utah. The company is experienced in the fast-casual segment. It is the franchisee of 18 Applebee’s, a restaurant chain owned by DineEquity Inc. in Glendale.

TNT Pizza Inc. will develop three restaurants in North Dakota and Nebraska. That firm also operates nine Applebee’s, among other restaurants. RFP Group Inc. will develop five restaurants in San Diego County, where the firm operates three Jersey Mike’s sub restaurants. And in Orange County, Crafty Pizza Inc. will open 12 restaurants.