Welcome to Pepper Palace of Canada

Pepper Palace
The Hottest Shop on the Web

Pepper Palace was founded by Craig and Tanya Migawa in 1989 as a kiosk in a Central Wisconsin Mall and soon expanded to include two inline retail locations. After successfully operating in Wisconsin for eight years, a family trip inspired a move south to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Pepper Palace opened their first Gatlinburg location in 1997 in a small storefront on the outskirts of town. Several moves were made to better, larger locations until finally reaching its current location in 1999, a 3000 square foot spot in a prominent Gatlinburg Mall. This was, and continues to be, the largest spicy themed specialty retail location in the world. Pepper Palace entered the online arena in that same year by launching pepperpalace.com.

Pepper Palace began expansion efforts by introducing an innovative private label program in 2006 and by opening a distribution center and corporate office in 2007. Pepper Palace's second retail location was opened in 2008 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Expansion continued with openings in Saint Augustine, Florida in 2009 and a second Gatlinburg location and a Branson, Missouri location in 2011. Growth accelerated in 2012 with openings in New Orleans, Chicago, Charleston, Panama City Beach, Sarasota, The Mall of America and the first venture onto foreign soil with the opening of a location on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

In the midst of this expansion, Pepper Palace branched out by opening King of Fire Sauce Distributors in 2010 to meet the wholesale needs of other specialty retailers. King of Fire has continued to supply accounts both large and small and is today the fastest growing spicy themed wholesaler in the nation. A commercial kitchen was opened that same year and has continued to produce products for both the retail locations and wholesale customer for the last five years. The kitchen has been continually expanded and automated to meet growth on both the retail and wholesale fronts.

Today, Pepper Palace operates over 30 retail locations in the US and Canada and plans expansion into the West, Northeast and Midwestern US and Central Canada. International expansion is on the horizon as well. Pepper Palace is a privately held corporation that has won hundreds of National Awards for product, marketing and flavor. Pepper Palace prides itself on exceptional customer service and professionalism, but feel that maintaining this should be a joy rather than a chore. Hence our Mission Statement:

Pepper Palace was founded to be different, to prove that a successful business could and should be fun. To this end, our mission is to leave no Chili Head's yearning for heat unsatisfied, to leave no plate of bland food untouched by saucy goodness, and for every customer to leave our locations not only satisfied, but impressed. The result: The Planet's #1 Hot Shop Since 1989!