Pie Five Pizza Brings More Make-It-Your-Way Pizza to Chicago

Leading Fast Casual Pizza Chain Opens New Elmhurst Location

DALLAS - Aug. 21, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Many a family has been split over pizza debates. At Pie Five Pizza, we aim to keep further sauce from spilling and unite families by giving everyone what they want. Residents of Elmhurst will soon be able to peacefully purchase pizza and build their own personal pie creations or try one of Pie Five's signature pies and receive it in less than five minutes. On Friday, August 28, Pie Five will open its sixth Chicagoland location in front of Whole Foods at 359 South IL Route 83, which is on the corner of Route 83 and St. Charles Road.

"We know Chicagoans take their pizza seriously, and we're honored by the great support we've received thus far from this pizza powerhouse city," said Randy Gier, CEO of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. "At Pie Five, we're passionate about farm fresh ingredients, handcrafted crust variety and creating an experience that really wows our guests – I'm thrilled that Chicago loves it!"

Half of pre-opening day proceeds will be donated to Loaves & Fishes, a food pantry that feeds more than 600 families per week in DuPage County. Additionally, Miranda Barfuss of Loaves & Fishes will also be presented with a check for $1000 at the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 28.

The unique Pie Five model allows patrons to top their pizzas any way they want for one low price, baked to bubbly perfection in only 145 seconds in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art oven. There are millions of possible pizza combinations Pie Five customers can create with four crusts (including artisan thin, classic pan, whole grain Neapolitan and gluten-free), seven sauces and 28 fresh toppings. Additionally, they can add one of Pie Five's freshly-tossed, hand-made salads served in a baked pizza dough bowl or a decadent home-baked brownie or cookie pie.

Pie Five plans to open 500 company-owned and franchised units across the country in the next five years.

About Pie Five Pizza Co.

Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn 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. Named among Fast Casual's Top "Movers & Shakers" for three consecutive years, 2015 "Best Franchise Deal" by QSR Magazine, 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 58 locations in 16 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.

SOURCE Pie Five Pizza Co.

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