Leading Fast Casual Pizza Chain Opens Newest Kansas Location
The quest for the perfect pizza dough is not for the faint of heart! Residents of Mission will soon be able to embark on their own journey of building personal pie creations or they can try one of Pie Five Pizza’s signature pies, and receive it in less than five minutes. On Friday, August 21, Pie Five will open its sixth Kansas City area location in the new Cornerstone Commons center at 6809 Johnson Drive.
“You can’t beat the price, quality and no one has more fun than our crew at Pie Five,” said Dave Goebel, local franchise owner of Pie Five Pizza. “Our family has lived in Kansas City for over 20 years and after trying all of the other fast casual pizza concepts, we knew Pie Five was perfect for our community. This concept is on fire!”
Opening day celebrations will be nothing short of a full on party. Pie Five will be presenting a check to Children’s Mercy Hospitals on opening day from proceeds from pre-opening events. Over $60,000 has been raised for the Children’s Mercy Hospitals to date by the Goebel family and their Children’s Mercy Monday program.
The pizza party will continue on Saturday, August 22 from 11am to 10pm. Mission Chamber members will be in attendance and Mix 93 will be live at the store giving away $20 Pie Five gift cards, swag and two chances to win free pizza for a year! And since pizza and sports go together like mozzarella and marinara, Pie Five will also be hosting the Chiefs Cheerleaders and will be giving away Royals tickets!
Goebel, former president and CEO of Applebee’s, along with his wife Jan, sons Kerry and Kevin and daughter Lyssa, signed a 10-unit Pie Five franchise agreement in May of 2013 . They plan to have 8 Kansas City area locations before the end of the year. The Goebels have identified the Kansas City area, Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan and St. Joe as an 18 to 20 restaurant territory.
At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of farm fresh ingredients, artisan sauces and handcrafted crust variety. Pies bake in just 145 seconds in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art oven. By the time the guest arrives at the register, their hot, bubbly, pizza perfection is ready. Additionally, they can add one of Pie Five’s freshly-tossed hand-made salads served in a baked pizza dough bowl or a decadent home-baked brownie or cookie pie to their meal. The rapidly expanding chain is capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan pizzas in stylish environments without the wait.
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Pie Five is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). Based Dallas, RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than 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. Pie Five has been named among Fast Casual’s Top “Movers & Shakers” for three consecutive years, 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 55 locations in 16 states. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.