DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2015 // PRNewswire // -- Get it while it's hot! On Friday, September 11, Pie Five Pizza will open its first location in the Knoxville area, making it the second location in Tennessee. In honor of 9/11, this new Pie Five location will honor all first responders (Police, Firemen, EMTs) with a free pizza on opening day. The new store will be located at 443 South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge near the American Museum of Science and Energy.
"Whether for business or pleasure, the Oak Ridge area has a very active restaurant scene," said Charles Hampton, Pie Five general manager. "I know the community will love Pie Five's unique concept with fresh ingredients and unlimited toppings for a great price!"
Pie Five believes a community is not defined by lines on a map, but by how its members care for one another. In addition, during the opening day ribbon cutting ceremony, Pie Five will present the local Make-A-Wish chapter with a check for 50 percent of the proceeds earned during pre-opening events. The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 11.
At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of farm fresh ingredients, artisan sauces and handcrafted crust varieties. Pie Five pies bake in just 145 seconds in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art oven. By the time the guest arrives at the register, their hot, bubbly, pizza perfection is ready. Additionally, they can add one of Pie Five's freshly-tossed handmade salads served in a baked pizza dough bowl or a decadent home-baked brownie or cookie pie to their meal. The rapidly expanding chain is capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan pizzas served fast.
Oak Ridge won't be the only place near Knoxville to get a truly personal pie. Pie Five plans to open a location in Cedar Bluff in January 2016. Cedar Bluff will be one of the 500 locations Pie Five is planning to have in the next five years.
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 63 locations in 16 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.
SOURCE Pie Five Pizza Co.