Trend-setting fast-casual pizza chain makes Heart of Dixie debut in Hoover this month
Pizza lovers in Alabama are about to get their first taste of individual pizza perfection, thanks to the impending arrival of the nation’s leading fast-casual pizza concept.
Hoover residents will be happy to know they’re first in line.
Pie Five Pizza Co., the trend-setting pizza eatery renowned for its handcrafted, personalized pizzas and high-quality ingredients, will debut its first Alabama restaurant at 4741 Chace Circle, Suite 114, in Hoover, just one mile south of the Galleria, on Friday, Feb. 20.
The Dallas-based company recently awarded 26 franchise units to nationally recognized restaurateurs Fred Gustin and Kurt Guttshall of Quality Restaurant Concepts, LLC. The duo will be introducing the distinctive Pie Five experience to residents throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Chattanooga, Tenn.
“It’s crazy how curious everyone has been about Pie Five Pizza; but it really isn’t all that surprising,” said Gustin. “We’re introducing pizza lovers to a new and better way to enjoy their favorite meal, with an emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients, virtually unlimited variety and the speed of service that today’s on-the-go consumer is demanding. It’s unlike anything anyone here has ever seen.”
Here’s how it works. As each guest steps to the counter, Pie Five’s Pie-artisans help them choose their favorite crust – artisan thin, classic pan, whole grain Neapolitan or gluten free thin. Then they 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 rolls through the oven. Dessert offerings include Turtle brownies and chocolate chip pizza cookies, as well as seasonal pies and cakes, all baked fresh daily.
“We’re moving as quickly as possible to bring this game-changing concept to our base camp in Birmingham and then to Mississippi and Chattanooga. People are going to be blown away by Pie Five’s unique combination of fresh ingredients, rapid service and great prices,” said Guttshall. “It’s no wonder Pie Five is sweeping the nation. Fred and I have been eagerly anticipating this moment for months, and we can’t wait to introduce Pie Five to the Heart of Dixie!”
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. The company currently has 35 locations in nine states (Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with more than 270 announced franchise units under contract in 14 states and Washington, DC.
A complete menu and more information are available at piefivepizza.com.
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Pie Five is a subsidiary of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE), based in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas. Rave owns, franchises and supplies nearly 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn 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.