June 06, 2013 // Franchising.com // THE COLONY, Texas – The start-up days are officially over. Say hello to the leader of fast-casual pizza.
On Monday, June 10, Pie Five Pizza Co. is opening the doors to its tenth corporate-owned location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and its eleventh store for the entire chain, with its newest restaurant at 2151 N. Collins St., Suite 105, in Arlington, Texas. The first 25 guests in line before 11:00 am at the grand opening will receive a $50 Pie Five gift card.
Pie Five fans can also join the grand opening celebration by entering into a special sweepstakes at www.piefivepizza.com. Five lucky winners will receive “Free Pizza for a Year.”
Since the debut of Pie Five in June of 2011, the fast-casual pizza concept has doubled its presence in just two years and also celebrated its first out-of-state franchised location as part of the brand’s national expansion.
“I want to thank our loyal guests for helping us reach the important milestone of double digit locations,” said Flynn Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer for Pie Five. “The demand for Pie Five continues to rise and I applaud the most experienced restaurant development team in the industry for doing what they do in record time. We look forward to showing pizza fans in north Arlington a whole new way to enjoy their favorite food.”
The newest location is almost 2,000 square feet with seating for 70 guests. The layout of the restaurant follows the award-winning concept’s design to create hand-crafted pizzas in front of customers, made with fresh ingredients, and then baked and ready to enjoy in less than five minutes. Pie Five in north Arlington is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Pie Five has been named a 2013 Top 50 Restaurant Brand of the Year, a Hot Concepts winner by Nation’s Restaurant News, and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by Forbes.com.
The franchisor has awarded agreements for another 37 restaurants to-date in Utah, Charlotte, North Carolina, Florida and Kansas City and continues to develop more corporate-owned locations as well.
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. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a 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 14 restaurants. For more information, visit www.piefivepizza.com or Facebook (facebook.com/PieFivePizza) and Twitter (twitter.com/PieFivePizza).
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