Tea Time Gets Tastier at Pie Five Pizza

Naturally Flavored Teas Perk up Beverage Selection Nationwide

DALLAS - June 3, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Pie Five Pizza customers now have another refreshing way to wash down their favorite meal thanks to a flavorful addition brewing at restaurants across the country.

Beginning Monday, June 2, the leading fast casual pizza brand has complemented their made-to-order, customized pies with pick-me-ups as fresh and natural as Pie Five's pizza toppings themselves. The new iced tea flavors include:

  • Classic Black Tea (Sweetened and Unsweetened) – a medium-body, delightfully tangy brew made from 100% pure Ceylon tea; and,
  • Perfectly Peach Ginger Tea – a refreshingly light blend of white, green and oolong teas infused with real peach bits and ginger root.

Pie Five recently entered into a partnership with La Crème Coffee & Tea, a Dallas-based specialty coffee roaster and fine tea purveyor renowned for its premium beverages featuring unique and savory flavor profiles. A healthy option for those looking for a little caffeine boost without the sugar, La Crème's award-winning Perfectly Peach Ginger Tea is also a great source of antioxidants that have been known to help regulate blood sugar, lower blood pressure and promote healthy teeth, skin and bones.

"We've been practicing the fine art of blending our specialty teas for more than three decades," said Samantha Hamilton, director and general manager at La Crème Coffee & Tea. "I know Pie Five guests will find our distinctive teas to be a refreshing complement to their favorite made-to-order pizzas."

Where typical flavored teas use artificial flavors that are sprayed onto the tea leaves during production, La Crème teas are derived from actual pieces of fruit and herbs, giving them a natural, distinctive taste that keeps tea lovers coming back for more.

"Our guests have always appreciated our wide selection of sodas, juices, beer and wine, and now they'll have another premium option thanks to the La Crème teas," said Randy Gier, CEO of Pie Five Pizza. "We think La Crème is a perfect match for Pie Five because their teas are handcrafted, use all natural ingredients and are made fresh daily in the restaurant – just like our pizzas!"

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 trend-setting 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.

The company currently has 20 locations in six states (Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with more than 170 announced franchise units under contract in 12 states and Washington, DC.

About Pie Five Pizza Co.

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.

About La Crème Coffee & Tea

La Crème Coffee & Tea is a small batch, specialty coffee roaster and fine tea purveyor. The company has distinguished itself as a supplier of superior coffees and teas to premier dining establishments, hotels, resorts and retail stores worldwide. For more information, please visit lacremecoffeeandtea.com.
SOURCE Pie Five Pizza

Contact:

Ladd Biro
Champion Management
972.930.9933
lbiro@championmgt.com

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