Quad Citians have known for decades that Happy Joe's Pizza is a treasure, but soon folks across the country may get to experience this unique piece of the Quad Cities.

A report published Wednesday cites a news release by the company announcing their intention to begin franchising Happy Joe's.

Officials with Happy Joe's have formed a new management venture with eyes on bringing the Happy Joe;'s experience to other cities.

Often when a company expands, things end up in the hands of managers who don't understand what made the restaurant unique or special.

In this case, the son and daughter of founder Happy Joe Whitty are at the helm of the new company, so it's likely the Happy Joe experience won't change.

How cool would it be to enjoy a taste of the Quads at a Happy Joe's when you travel? It could be a reality sooner than you think.