Project Pie Names Industry Veteran Peter Wright to VP of Franchise Development

Former McAlister's Deli Executive Joins Fast-Casual Pizza Brand

CARLSBAD, Calif. - December 08, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Project Pie, the fast-growing franchise known for its "everyday artisan pizza custom built by you," has named former McAlister's Deli executive Peter Wright as its Vice President of Franchise Development. Wright joins the leadership team tasked with driving continued franchise growth and sales for the cutting-edge pizza brand.

The addition of Wright brings more than 15 years of foodservice experience to Project Pie, bolstering the brand's stature among pizza franchises nationwide. As Vice President of Franchise Development, Wright will spearhead growth in new markets, support existing franchisees and identify new franchise partners who fit with the unique vision of the Project Pie brand.

"Project Pie is a wildly unique and innovative concept that's really been designed for constant evolution," said Wright. "It's an exciting time to join the Project Pie team and I look forward to contributing to the growth of a dynamic brand that is already differentiating itself in this space."

Most recently, Wright served as Vice President of Franchise Development at McAlister's Deli, where he was responsible for new franchise recruitment and new market development. Prior to that, Wright worked with several other leading national brands such as Panera Bread and Starbucks.

"The national and international growth our badass brand is experiencing calls for a badass leadership team," said James Markham, CEO and Founder of Project Pie. "Peter brings valuable industry expertise and experience growing a brand – qualities franchisees look for and a killer combination that will allow Project Pie to operate at full throttle."

Project Pie recently added the UK and Ireland to its international portfolio, which includes Manila, Philippines, where there are currently eight locations. The group will also develop restaurants in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland over the next 10 years, in addition to significant franchise and corporate growth in the U.S.

About Project Pie

Project Pie, an international franchise, is the brainchild of Markham, the fast-casual pizza visionary who founded the company in 2012 after creating the fast casual "assembly line" pizza segment. To learn more about Project Pie, visit To learn more about franchising please call Peter Wright at (720) 278-6680, email, or visit

SOURCE Project Pie


Kayla Atwell
Fishman Public Relations
(847) 945-1300


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