Originator of the Down-the-Line Pizza Category Re-Introduces Peach Prosciutto Pie alongside New Butter Pecan Gelato, Paired with New Belgium Brewery
In the summer of 2015, Drew French, the founder of Your Pie, the original down-the-line pizza concept, took a chance by introducing a unique recipe to the brand’s seasonal Craft Pie Series—combining the sweet flavors of fresh peaches with the savory taste of prosciutto into one pizza: the Peach Prosciutto Pie. It was an instant hit, and in fall of 2015, that very pizza helped French beat out hundreds of other restaurants to claim the top spot at the 2015 Pizzaiolo Ultisimo. The victory earned him a position on the esteemed Groupon U.S. Pizza Team, where he had the chance to once again wow judges with his creation at the 2016 World Pizza Championship in Italy. Now, the Peach Prosciutto Pie has come full circle—from June 1 through August 16, this award-winning pizza will make its triumphant return to the brand’s Craft Pie Series.
“The perfect pizza is an art, not a science. At Your Pie, we’ve always prided ourselves on combining the kind of dedication, tradition and genuine love for the craft that you see in Italy’s old-world pizzerias with new-world innovation. The Peach Prosciutto Pie perfectly showcases the incredible flavors from merging these two worlds,” French said. “This has been our most successful creation to date. We’re so excited to once again offer our guests the sweet and savory flavors of this unique pizza that they’ve come to know and love.”
The Peach Prosciutto Pie, which originally made its Craft Pie Series debut back in 2015, combines the favorite flavors of summer into one irresistible pizza. It starts with Your Pie’s signature hand-tossed dough, and is drizzled with olive oil, spread with ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and then topped with prosciutto, sweet peaches and fresh chopped basil. The pie is then finished with a house-made honey balsamic glaze.
Other seasonal additions to the Craft Pie Series menu includes a decadent Italian Butter Pecan Gelato. To add extra flavor to this cold, creamy treat, roasted pecans are folded in. Your Pie is then pairing these items with cold, crisp brews from the Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing Company, which includes their flagship Fat Tire beer—a refreshing amber ale—and the new Citradellic, a tangerine IPA.
The Craft Pie Series has been a seasonal feature of the Your Pie menu since French opened the first fast-casual pizza concept in 2008, and since then, they’ve whipped up popular creations like the Slider Pie, a pizza spin on the classic American cheeseburger; the New Gyro Pie, which boasts the bold flavors of classic Greek flavors; and, most recently, the Fresh Fiesta Pie, a deconstructed take on guacamole.
With the introduction of the Peach Prosciutto Pie, the brand announced that they’re also continuing their “InsPIEring Communities” concept. Originally introduced in early 2016, franchisees are encouraged to partner with a local organization of their choice to donate pizzas and proceeds raised through any Peach Prosciutto Pie sales.
“With each new Craft Pie Series comes a new chance to positively impact the 30 communities we serve. No matter what town we’re in, we’re always keeping our supportive community at the heart of everything we do,” French said.
Your Pie is on pace to open 28 restaurants in 2016, with locations being built in new markets including California, Arizona, Ohio, Missouri and Virginia. The brand looks to continue signing new franchisees for the remainder of the year, with franchise opportunities available across the U.S. and immediate opportunities in Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham.
Visit www.yourpie.com to find the nearest Your Pie location or for franchising information.
Your Pie is the world’s originator of the quick-serve, brick-oven, customized personal pizza category. A culinary entrepreneur since his teenage years, Your Pie founder Drew French combined his passion for innovative restaurant concepts with brick oven technology to create the highest quality pizza available at incredible speed. Drawing from family recipes from the island of Ischia, Your Pie uses hand-tossed dough, only fresh ingredients, homemade pizza sauces and salad dressings, and offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free pizzas, as well as traditional pizzas. Customers who dine at Your Pie have come to expect the best tasting pizza served with speed without sacrificing flavor. Your Pie is a state of mind and the brand stands by its motto to “express your inner pizza”, investing in local communities and encouraging diners to let their culinary creativity run wild. For more information about Your Pie or franchising opportunities, please visit www.yourpie.com.