Houston Doubles Down on the Pie Five Pizza Craze

Houston Doubles Down on the Pie Five Pizza CrazeNation’s leading fast-casual pizza chain set to open city’s second restaurant Jan. 23

Houston Doubles Down on the Pie Five Pizza CrazeAs if one would’ve ever been enough for Houston.

Local pizza lovers are doubling down on the latest fast-casual sensation as Pie Five Pizza prepares to open its second restaurant in Space City on Friday, Jan. 23. The opening comes just one month after Pie Five’s market debut in Spring; now it’s the metro area’s turn to try the nation’s newest pizza craze.

Renowned for its personalized pizzas, handcrafted using only the freshest, high quality ingredients, Pie Five’s made-to-order pies offer endless variety all for one great price. Any way you top them, the “five” in Pie Five means it all happens in five minutes or less!

“Pizza lovers across the nation are relishing in the freedom of creating their own customizable pizza with as many toppings as they like, all for one surprisingly affordable price,” said Chris Smith, vice president of operations for Pie Five Pizza. “With our wide selection of quality cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables and crusts, you simply can’t go wrong when it comes to making your own perfect pizza at Pie Five.”

Located at 107 Yale St. in Suite 400, between I-10 and Washington Avenue, the new Houston location joins its sister restaurant by partnering with the Sunshine Kids Foundation, a local charity dedicated to young cancer patients since 1982.

Both restaurants have helped support the nonprofit organization through their pre-opening fundraising events, and the partnership will continue as new Pie Five Pizza restaurants open in the area. For information about Sunshine Kids, visit SunshineKids.org.

“We’re thrilled to share this exciting new pizza experience with the people of Houston and we’re proud to support wonderful organizations like Sunshine Kids in the process,” said Smith. “Our local outreach has just begun, as we look forward to working alongside other Houston-area non-profits, schools and organizations in the future.”

Houston Doubles Down on the Pie Five Pizza CrazeHere’s how the Pie Five experience works. As pizza lovers step to the counter, our Pie-artisans help them choose their favorite crust – artisan thin, classic pan, whole grain Neapolitan or gluten free thin. Then they can choose from seven sauces, four cheeses, eight meats and 16 veggies and best of all, there’s no penalty for piling on…there’s more than a million combinations of handcrafted personal pizzas to choose from.

Pie Five bakes each perfect personal pizza in a specially designed oven. By the time the guest arrives at the register, their hot, bubbly, pizza perfection is ready. And whether they select from one of Pie Five’s specialty recipes or create their own, it’s all the same great price: A handcrafted, artisan pizza that would cost $13-15 in an upscale restaurant for under $7.

Pie Fivers can also add a fresh, hand-made salad, tossed right in front of them while their pizza reaches hot, cheesy perfection. Dessert offerings include Turtle brownies and chocolate chip pizza cookies, as well as seasonal pies and cakes, all baked fresh daily.

Pie Five Pizza has been named among Fast Casual’s 2014 Top 15 “Movers & Shakers,” a 2012 Hot Concepts winner by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by Forbes.com. With the Houston opening, the company now has 34 locations in nine states (Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with more than 400 announced company-owned and franchise units under contract in 14 states and Washington, DC.

Houston’s 104.1 KRBE will also be onsite on Friday, Jan. 30, adding to the excitement with food and merchandise giveaways from 6-8 p.m. The new restaurant will celebrate its first weeks of business on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony compliments of the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce.

The new Houston location marks the 15th in the state of Texas. Hours of operation will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. A complete menu and more information are available at PieFivePizza.com.

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Houston Doubles Down on the Pie Five Pizza CrazePie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZI), based in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas. Pizza Inn Holdings is an owner, franchisor and supplier of more than 275 restaurants operating domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is the leading brand in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space, offering individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made to order in less than five minutes. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.