THE COLONY, Texas, Jan. 21, 2013 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Denton is known for its eclectic music scene, large universities and now, the addition of the first Pie Five restaurant in town. Today, Pie Five Pizza Co., a division of Pizza Inn, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI), opened its ninth restaurant and second college location at 1120 West Hickory at Fry Street across from the University of North Texas campus in Denton.
"Denton is a young and active community and home to University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. It's the ideal location to open our newest Pie Five restaurant," said Chief Executive Officer Randy Gier. "We can't wait to introduce the Denton community to our revolutionary pizza experience."
With the on-the-go college crowd in mind, the Pie Five Denton menu features more than a million combinations of fresh, made-to-order pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices prepared in less than five minutes on a Whole Grain, Artisan Thin, Classic Pan, or Gluten Free Crust.
"Our Denton location is the first Pie Five restaurant to offer Whole Grain Crust," Gier added. "The menu addition makes our Denton location unique and adds to the list of fresh and delicious choices available to our guests.
Recognized by Nation's Restaurant News as a 2012 Hot Concept award winner, Pie Five opened its first location June 2011 in Fort Worth. Pie Five has since expanded to nine corporate-owned restaurants across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with a 10th location scheduled to open next month at 3051 South University Drive on the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth. The concept has also awarded multi-unit franchising development agreements for another 18 locations out of state with plans for additional franchise growth.
Pie Five recently launched a franchising website at www.piefivefranchising.com. The new franchising website showcases the company's achievements, delivers a panoramic view inside the restaurant, menu highlights, and takes prospects through the franchise development process from application to grand opening and beyond.
Pie Five in Denton is open daily from 11 a.m. --10 p.m. A complete menu and more information on Pie Five is available at www.piefivepizza.com. The company is also on Facebook (facebook.com/PieFivePizza) and Twitter (twitter.com/PieFivePizza).
Pie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. headquartered in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas. Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., is an owner, franchisor and supplier of a system of restaurants operating domestically and internationally under the trademarks "Pizza Inn" and "Pie Five Pizza Co." Pizza Inn is an international pizza chain featuring traditional and specialty pizzas, as well as freshly made pastas, sandwiches, and desserts. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a new fast-casual concept offering individual pizzas made to order and cooked in less than five minutes. Founded in 1958, publicly traded Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI) franchises approximately 300 restaurants and directly owns and operates 12 restaurants. For more information, please visit www.pizzainn.com.
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