Tennis Pro Michael Chang Opens Pieology Pizzeria in La Mirada
Opening Marks Chang’s Second Southern California Location
June 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California – Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, is now open in La Mirada, California. This is the second franchised location opened by tennis professional and brother of Pieology founder, Michael Chang along with his wife, Amber. Their first restaurant opened in late-2014 in Irvine, California. Pieology La Mirada is located at 12259 La Mirada Blvd., in the Crossroads Shopping Center at La Mirada and Imperial, just north of Biola University. A proven favorite with pizza fans, Pieology currently has 29 locations across Southern California, with plans to open 6 more by summer.
“My wife and I are proud to be members of the Pieology family during this very exciting time of growth and innovation, and we’re looking forward to bringing the customized dining experience to our new guests in La Mirada,” said Chang. “I’ve been a believer in my brother’s vision for Pieology since day one and I’m thrilled to see that the concept is exceeding expectations in all areas, from sales to guest satisfaction. These first two locations are only the beginning of my franchise plans with Pieology!”
The Pieology experience starts with fresh house-made dough that is pressed into 11.5-inch thin pizza crusts. Guests first select from eight signature sauces, moving down the line to choose from more than 30 fresh and flavorful meats, cheeses, vegetables, herbs and spices. The customized pizzas are then stone oven fired to perfection in less than three minutes. To finish, guests have the option to add after-bake “Flavor Blast” sauces, including fiery buffalo, pesto and BBQ. Most custom pizzas with unlimited toppings are $8.00 or less. Pieology offers gluten-free crust, whole wheat crust and a selection of seven signature pizzas, which can be modified upon request. The La Mirada location also offers Daiya vegan mozzarella cheese.
Pieology in La Mirada is one of the very first locations to offer the new custom salad platform which allows guests to personalize fresh, made-to-order salads by choosing from three fresh lettuce options, including organic field greens, romaine hearts or spinach. Guests then select from any of Pieology’s large variety of toppings, including sunflower seeds, garbanzo beans and candied walnuts, along with a choice of five dressings. Pieology also offers a signature Classic and Caesar salad, which can be personalized with additional ingredients upon request. The large portioned salad and pizza are the perfect pairing for a shareable meal.
Pieology La Mirada comfortably seats approximately 36 guests inside and 28 guests outside, in an industrial-chic and friendly environment where inspirational quotes decorate the walls, menus and employee uniforms. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant can be contacted at (562) 941-3000.
About Pieology Pizzeria
Using only the freshest ingredients along with signature sauces and crusts, award-winning Pieology Pizzeria offers hand-crafted, personally-inspired pizzas in unlimited flavor combinations that are stone oven fired in less than three minutes. Founded in 2011 by Carl Chang, Pieology is the true “pie-oneer” in the fast casual custom pizza sector, evolving from the simple idea to turn America’s most crave-able food into an affordable and interactive experience. The mission of Pieology Pizzeria is to inspire individual creativity in a positive atmosphere where guests can gather with family and friends, while enjoying their delicious pizza creations. Along with providing great food and a memorable dining experience, Pieology is committed to making a positive difference in the communities it serves, one pie at a time. Pieology is on schedule to open 110 restaurants by the end of 2015, with commitments for 500. Furthermore, Technomic, the leading fact-based consulting and research firm serving the food industry, reported Pieology as the fastest growing limited service restaurant chain, having more than tripled both sales and unit growth in 2014. Pieology is the first fast casual, build-your-own pizza concept to enter the ranking amongst the nation’s largest brands. For more information, visit www.pieology.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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