Pie Five Unveils 'Pizza Diet' for New Year, New You

New Chicken & Veggie Pie just one of many ways to enjoy healthier pizza in 2015

DALLAS, Jan. 5, 2015 // PRNewswire // -- It's that time of year again – the holiday hangover has set in and people everywhere are committing to live better in 2015.

Here's an idea: Resolve to eat more pizza!

Pie Five Pizza understands the importance of making your resolutions stick, which is why the nation's leading fast-casual pizza brand is introducing its new "pizza diet" today. It's as simple as it is delicious: Start with thin or gluten-free crust, then customize your perfect "better for you" pizza with all the fresh, healthy toppings you love. Pile on the veggies, opt for chicken instead of red meat, ask for half the cheese – or choose one of our four hand-made salads – and you've got a delicious, nutritious meal that your waist will appreciate as much as your taste buds.

"Sure, you could torture yourself with the latest fad diet that makes you miserable while you lose a few pounds, then gain it all back when you realize you can't keep eating like that," said Christina Coy, Pie Five's vice president of marketing. "Or you can make healthier choices, like exercising, getting more rest and customizing the foods you love – even pizza – with fresh, nutritious ingredients. That's a 'diet' you can stick to!"

Pie Five is making your first step easy with today's nationwide introduction of the Chicken & Veggie Pie – a hearty combination of smoked provolone and mozzarella with a naturally fat-free Tuscan marinara sauce, topped with juicy, all-natural chicken, fresh mushrooms, red onions, spinach, red and green peppers and roasted tomatoes on artisan thin crust. Clocking in at less than 100 calories per slice, you'll find it hard to believe such a tasty meal can be this good for you.

And be sure to check out Pie Five's nutrition calculator for plenty of other ways to create "good for you" meal options.

"Most people think healthy eating means never enjoying your favorite foods like pizza again. Thankfully, you don't have to resort to 'rabbit food' in order to treat your body right," said Coy. "Our new Chicken & Veggie Pie is just one of many delicious alternatives Pie Five offers to help you skimp on the calories, but not the taste."

The Chicken & Veggie Pie is full of flavor and lean on fat, but it won't be around forever. This limited time offering is only available through February 15.

"Whether you're determined to drop a few pounds packed on over the holidays or just want to get your year off to a healthier start, we invite you to try all our more nutritious options, like our gluten-free and whole-grain crusts, signature salads and Farmer's Market vegetarian pie," Coy continued. "Any way you slice it, Pie Five wants to be your 'healthier dining' partner in 2015!"

At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of handcrafted personal pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices, all for one affordable price. Add one of our hand-made salads and desserts, prepared fresh every day, and the entire meal will be ready in less than five minutes. The rapidly expanding 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 has 31 locations in nine states (Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with more than 400 announced company-owned and franchise units under contract in 14 states and Washington, DC.

A complete menu and more information are available at piefivepizza.com.

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.

SOURCE Pie Five Pizza Co.

Contact:

Ladd Biro
Champion Management
972.930.9933
lbiro@championmgt.com

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