October 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles, CA - The Pie Hole, the celebrated Los Angeles-based pie and coffee concept, has closed a master franchise deal for all of Japan. Named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Pies in America list, The Pie Hole features sweet and savory, made-from-scratch pies and premium coffees in a fast casual, local gathering space format.
The Pie Hole has partnered with Fransmart, the company behind the explosive growth of Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as the brand’s exclusive Franchise Development Team.
The franchisee, who signed the franchise agreement through Fransmart’s VP of Sales, Ryan Durishin, will open approximately 20 pie shops across Japan.
The Pie Hole currently has two corporately owned locations in Los Angeles and Pasadena, and a franchised non-traditional unit at LAX Airport. A multi-unit group has also signed on to develop parts of Orange County, CA.
The Pie Hole was founded in 2011 by partners Matthew Heffner, Sean Brennan and Rebecca Grasley, the matriarch of The Pie Hole. Becky has been baking for over 50 years, and has won the coveted ‘Best Pie” award at the New Jersey State Fair a record seven years in a row. Featuring 5th generation family pie recipes, The Pie Hole is dedicated to delicious, distinctive flavors and premium ingredients. We offer sweet treats like our famous Maple Custard, Mexican Chocolate and Mom’s Apple Crumble pies, and savory meals such as our Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Veggie Curry, and Angel City Steak ‘n’ Ale pies. We custom roast our Fair Trade Organic coffees to demanding specifications, and feature a full coffee program that has a loyal following. The Pie Hole serves multiple dayparts including breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, along with a robust catering business. BuzzFeed ranks The Pie Hole on their list of “Delicious Los Angeles Eats that are Worth Every Penny”, and The Cooking Channel says that The “Pie Hole Makes Better Pies Than Your Grandma!”
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