New restaurant set to open Sept. 19, marks second location in Florida
While pizza lovers down in Port Orange have been enjoying their slice of personalized pie bliss since January, Daytona Beach residents are revving up for their own victory lap, as Pie Five Pizza Co. will open the Sunshine State’s second restaurant near the Daytona International Speedway this week.
Located at 1388 W. International Speedway Blvd., in the K-Mart Plaza next to the new Starbucks and just a mile from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the trend-setting pizza eatery opens at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19. The grand opening celebration will also include a ribbon cutting by the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce and a check presentation to Project Warm, a program funded by the Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation, at 4 p.m. that day.
Franchise operator Gale Lemerand and his team will donate half of their sales from pre-opening training events held this week to the nonprofit organization, which delivers exceptional and comprehensive behavioral healthcare to individuals and families in the local community.Daytona Beach’s rock station 95.7 FM “The Hog” will also be onsite from 6-8 p.m. that evening, adding to the excitement with food and merchandise giveaways.
“We’re happy to support the Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation and everything it does for families in and around Daytona Beach. It’s a truly extraordinary organization,” said Lemerand. “It’s also an exciting time for everybody at Pie Five because we’re about to change the way people here experience pizza. Whether you’re a NASCAR fan or aviation aficionado – or just like the idea of personalized pizza the way you want it, when you want it, at a great price – there’s something for everyone at Pie Five.”
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.
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 now has 23 locations in eight states (Florida, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with more than 200 announced franchise units under contract in 12 states and Washington, DC.
Hours at the Daytona Beach location are from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. A complete menu and more information are available at piefivepizza.com.
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.