Trend-setting fast-casual pizza chain set to open state’s first location on Aug. 29
The wait is finally over for pizza lovers throughout the Old Line State, as Maryland’s first Pie Five Pizza Co. restaurant is set to open in Frederick this week.
Area residents will officially welcome the trend-setting pizza eatery, located at 200 Shorebird St. – just east of Catoctin Mountain Highway and north of Liberty Road – at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29. The opening marks Maryland’s introduction to perfectly crafted personalized pizzas using only the freshest ingredients, baked to order at one great price. The “five” in Pie Five means it all happens in five minutes or less!
Pie Five recently awarded 38 franchise units to ALC Hospitality, a restaurant management company owned by Alyse Cohen. Cohen, who grew up in the hotel/hospitality industry, will lead the charge in bringing the nation’s leading fast-casual pizza concept to Southern Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.
“Pie Five has clearly distinguished itself within the pizza space with its personalized approach, quality ingredients and speed of service – there’s nothing else out there quite like it,” Cohen said. “I have been eagerly anticipating this moment for the last several months, and can’t wait to introduce Pie Five to Frederick and our neighboring cities.”
Official grand opening festivities for the Frederick location will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony, compliments of the Frederick Chamber of Commerce, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5. In addition, WFRE 99.9 FM will be onsite from 5-7 p.m., complete with food and merchandise giveaways. A check presentation will also be made to the Frederick County Food Bank, thanks to proceeds raised from private training events
being held at the restaurant this week.
“It’s an exciting time because we know we’re about to change the way people in Maryland experience pizza,” said Rudy Prieto, general manager of the Frederick restaurant. “Once you come in and see it for yourself, you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. It’s delicious, and it’s simply perfect for on-the-go people, which all of us seem to be these days.”
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. With the Frederick opening, 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 Shorebird Street location are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. A complete menu and more information are available at piefivepizza.com.
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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.