Former Applebee’s CEO and family set to open tenth location in Kansas City area
Today, Pie Five Pizza announced plans to open their first restaurant in Lawrence on Friday, April 29th! The new restaurant is located at 2500 Iowa Street in Lawrence, just a few short minutes away from the University of Kansas. Students and local residents are invited to stop by on opening day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to create their very own personal pies made from more than 30 fresh toppings, eight savory sauces and four made-from-scratch crusts. A slew of other prizes will be given away all day, including Kansas City Royals tickets, Country Stampede tickets and $20 Pie Five gift cards.
This is the tenth Pie Five restaurant opened by the Goebel family in the Kansas City area. Dave Goebel has worked in the restaurant industry for over 40 years, previously serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Applebee’s. In 2013, he signed a Pie Five franchise agreement along with sons Kerry and Kevin and daughter Lyssa Krumholtz that will open at least 18 to 20 restaurants in the Kansas City area.
“We were initially drawn to the fast-casual pizza concept, and in particular to the Pie Five brand, because of the ability to customize pizzas for each guests’ needs,” said Kerry Goebel, Pie Five Pizza franchisee. “As we’ve grown, so have our fresh menu offerings. We now have the ability to cater to guests with dietary-based restrictions and food-sensitive allergies with our gluten-free crust and vegan-cheese. Our combinations are nearly infinite.”
The Goebel family will also continue their longstanding commitment of donating 5 percent of sales each and every Monday to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City through their “Mercy Mondays” program. Thanks to the generosity of their guests, Pie Five has already raised $97,000 for the children’s hospital. Help them reach their goal of $100,000 by stopping in at any area Pie Five on Mondays.
“Children’s Mercy Hospital provides life-saving treatment to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay” said franchise partner, Dave Goebel. “We applaud and support this effort through our continued partnership.”
For more information on Pie Five’s Kansas locations, please visit the Pie Five location finder. Connect with Pie Five on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Join the Circle of Crust to earn points for every purchase of pizza or large salad. Circle of Crust members even get a free pizza on their half birthday!
At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of farm fresh ingredients, artisan sauces and handcrafted crust varieties. Pies bake in just 140 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. Guests can add one of Pie Five’s freshly tossed handmade salads or a decadent home-baked brownie or cookie pie to their meal.
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Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). 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. Named among Fast Casual’s Top “Movers & Shakers” for three consecutive years, 2015 “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine, 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 87 locations in 24 states. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.