Nation’s leading fast-casual pizza chain set to open city’s third restaurant on Dec. 19; pre-opening service project to benefit Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
With the holiday rush at a fevered pitch, on-the-go shoppers eager for quality meals at affordable prices have found it at Pie Five Pizza Co., the personal pizza purveyors who do it all in under five minutes.
The trend-setting pizza eatery renowned for its high-quality ingredients and speedy customer service proudly announced today the opening of Wichita’s newest Pie Five restaurant at 2035 N. Rock Rd, across from Bradley Fair. It marks the third location in the Wichita market and the sixth throughout Kansas.
The new restaurant will throw its official grand opening party beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, and will be collecting canned goods to benefit the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. In addition to food donations, local franchisee Jim Stevens and his crew have an ongoing partnership with the charity through which proceeds from private training events and their Miracle Monday promotion benefit the not-for-profit. Each Monday, Pie Five donates 5% of all sales to the food pantry. To date, more than $5,500 has been raised from these events.
“I’m thrilled with how quickly the people of Wichita have embraced Pie Five’s take on pizza perfection, which really no surprise is given our focus on fresh, made-to-order pizzas served just the way you like them,” said Stevens. “We’re also committed to giving back to the local community through Our Daily Bread and look forward to supporting this wonderful organization for many years in many ways.”
At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of handcrafted pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices prepared in less than five minutes on one of four crusts, all for one low price. The rapidly expanding chain is capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan pizzas in stylish environments without the wait.
Here’s how it works. As pizza lovers step 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 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 and bubbly pie is ready. And whether they select from one of our 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.
“Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, there’s something delicious for everyone at Pie Five. We’re inviting local residents to escape the hustle and bustle and treat themselves to pizza exactly how they want it,” said Joe Chandler, Director of Operations for Big Cheese Pizza, LLC, parent company of this franchise. “And since we virtually eliminate the wait, they’ll still have plenty of time to get back out and into the fray, quicker than they can say ‘Santa Claus is coming to Wichita!’”
Pie Five 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 new Rock Road location is the company’s 30th in nine states (Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia). More than 400 announced company-owned and franchise units are under contract in 16 states and Washington, DC.
Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. A complete menu and more information are available at piefivepizza.com.
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Pie Five Pizza is recognized as the leader in the rapidly growing fast casual pizza category. Since opening its first store in 2011, Pie Five is showing the nation’s pizza lovers that they can get a quality, custom-made pizza the way they want it, five minutes at a time. Pie 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.