Pie Five Pizza to Make Minnesota the Land of Over 10,000 Options

Leading Fast Casual Pizza Chain Opens First Minneapolis Area Location

DALLAS - Oct. 16, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Things are about to get hot in Minnesota. Pie Five Pizza is firing up its ovens for the first time in Eden Prairie beginning Friday, October 23 at 16518 W. 78th Street, on the corner of Highway 5 and County Road 4. The Minneapolis area will now be able to warm up in five minutes or less with their own personal pizza creation, or with a Pie Five signature pie with unlimited farm-fresh toppings for one great price. There a two additional locations planned in the Twin Cities area before the end of the year.

"It's an exciting time at Pie Five -- Minneapolis will be a great market for our fresh, make-it-your-way pies," said Randy Gier, Chief Eating Officer with Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. "Pie Five makes it easy for everyone to get what they want with artisan pizzas made to order with the entire process taking under five minutes."

The new Pie Five in Eden Prairie is a corporate owned location and with be managed by District manager, Robert Thesing. Thesing, a Minnesota native, joins Pie Five with several years of experience opening restaurants in new markets. He previously spent 10 years with Caribou Coffee in a similar role.

As a new member of the community, Pie Five is saying thank you by presenting a $3,000 check to the Eden Prairie High School Booster Association at its Opening Day ceremony. The opening day ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 23.

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.

About Pie Five Pizza Co.

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 71 locations in 18 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.

SOURCE Pie Five Pizza Co.


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