Hot, Fresh and Made-to-Order Pizza comes to Hutchinson
On Friday, November 13, Pie Five Pizza will open its 10th location in Kansas at 1532 E. 17th Street, making it the first location in Hutchinson. Now, area residents can enjoy personalized, made-to-order pies in less than five minutes!
“The “five” in Pie Five means it all happens in five minutes or less!” said Jim Stevens, local Pie Five franchisee. “There is nothing like Pie Five’s unique concept in the Hutchinson area — with fresh-made dough choices, hand-cut vegetables, and artisan sauces, local residents will now be able to have their pizza on the go without compromising quality for price.”
Stevens is no rookie in the restaurant industry. He owns 24 Applebee’s restaurants, six Jason’s Deli’s in the Kansas City area, two Pie Five Pizzas in Omaha and three in the Wichita area. Stevens brought Pie Five Pizza to the Wichita and Hutchinson areas because of the brand’s growth opportunities and the lack of local fast, casual options.
The bonds within a community are as strong as the bond between gooey mozzarella and fresh toppings! Pie Five understand a good pizza isn’t made with one ingredient, it takes a few. That’s why Pie Five is donating 50 percent of pre-opening proceeds to the Reno County Food Bank. The nonprofit will be presented with a check the week following opening day.
At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of farm fresh ingredients, artisan sauces and handcrafted crust varieties. Pie Five 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 handmade 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 without the wait.
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 75 locations in 20 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.
Big Cheese, L.L.C. is owned by James H. Stevens of Wichita, Kansas. The company operates 6 Pie Five Pizzas in Kansas and Nebraska. Big Cheese, L.L.C. is a franchise of Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. Stevens also owns and operates 24 Applebee’s restaurants throughout Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, and six Jason’s Deli’s in the Kansas City area.