January 12, 2017 // Franchising.com // Durham, NC - The Pie Hole, the Los Angeles based American pie and coffee shop, will be expanding to North Carolina in 2017, bringing its made-from-scratch sweet and savory pies to the East Coast. The Pie Hole has quickly grown in California due to successfully focusing on organic ingredients, mouthwatering flavors and tapping into a millennial concept. Real estate options are currently being explored in Wake and Durham counties.
Couple Young and Surelyne Lee were led to The Pie Hole when looking for a date night option that offered a unique and delicious menu, gourmet coffee specialties, and alcohol options. After 4 years of owning and operating a quick service café/scoop shop in Georgia, the Lee’s decided The Pie Hole was the bakery opportunity that offered exactly what they were looking for.
“The Pie Hole has everything that my wife and I love in a coffee shop,” said franchisee Young Lee. “The menu is filled with some of the best tasting pies and delicious organic coffee that makes the perfect pair. We’re positive that The Pie Hole is going to be just as successful in North Carolina.”
Both sweet and savory pie flavors are served at The Pie Hole including flavors like the Mexican Chocolate Pie and the Earl Grey Tea Pie. The savory pies are unique in flavors including Shephard’s Pie and a Mac ‘n’ Cheese Pie. The Pie Hole has been featured on The Cooking Channel show Unique Eats and has been named “Top 12 Best Pies in America” by Conde Naste Traveler. The Pie Hole offers a signature line of organic coffee and hand pulled espresso in a fast casual, local gathering space format.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, North Carolina’s population is growing tremendously in the Triangle area surrounding Durham County, making it the 79th largest city in the country. With the Triangle area population growing, The Pie Hole is excited to serve its new community in its newest location opening in 2017. Two additional locations are currently being planned to open in Durham and Wake county as well.
The Pie Hole is partnering with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill.
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The Pie Hole was founded in 2011 by partners Sean Brennan, Matthew & Lindsay Heffner and Rebecca Grasley, the matriarch of The Pie Hole. Featuring 5th generation family pie recipes, and an exclusive line of The Pie Hole organic coffees, we are dedicated to delicious, distinctive flavors and premium ingredients. We make made-from-scratch pies of both the sweet and savory varieties, and custom roast our Fair Trade Organic coffees to demanding specifications. The Pie Hole serves multiple dayparts including breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, along with the ability to accommodate large orders, corporate parties and weddings. BuzzFeed ranks The Pie Hole on their list of “24 Of The Most Delicious Pies In America”, along with Refinery 29 “The 22 best desserts in all of LA” and on Spoon University’s “50 Things You Need To Eat In LA Before You Die”. The Pie Hole has been featured on The Cooking Channel show Unique Eats and Conde Naste Traveler named the Maple Custard Pie to their “Top 12 Best Pies in America”.
Learn more about The Pie Hole franchising opportunities [http://www.thepieholefranchise.com/].
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