Pie Five Pizza Co. Announces First Kansas City Location; Plans to Open This
THE COLONY, Texas, June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dave Goebel, of Kansas
City, is about to do what he does best – open a restaurant. Most recently
between Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs and Y-Leave Café, and his former job as CEO
of Applebee's, he knows the right ingredients for a successful restaurant. And
this next one promises to be a hit.
As one of the first franchisees for one of the hottest restaurant concepts in
the nation, today Goebel announced that he will open the first Pie Five Pizza
Co. in the region at 13366 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park later this summer.
"I am a big believer that your early restaurants should be your flagships with
big volume and great presence in the city," Goebel said. And this site has it
all, he added, as he plans for a big opening while looking at how soon and how
quickly he will expand.
In business with two of his sons, Kerry and Kevin, as operating partners, the
family will be instrumental in guiding the growth for the brand in the area.
Part of a 10-store agreement for the Kansas City market, Goebel is moving
quickly into the fast-casual pizza industry with big plans to show guests how
to enjoy one of the most popular foods in America.
Local residents will soon be treated to handcrafted pizzas tailor-made in
front of them with fresh ingredients, and then baked and ready to eat in less
than five minutes.
The concept and its distinctive menu are already making national headlines and
winning awards for redefining the pizza industry. Pie Five has been named a
2013 Top 50 Restaurant Brand of the Year, a 2012 Hot Concepts winner by
Nation's Restaurant News, and one of "10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from
Established Brands" by Forbes.com.
Goebel plans to win the stomachs of local guests, and hiring for the first Pie
Five restaurant will begin soon. He expects to employ 25 people for the
restaurant, and that staff will grow to some 300 employees in the 10 total
locations planned for the market.
Pie Five currently has 10 locations in Texas, a location in Utah, and
franchise agreements for another 37 restaurants to-date in Utah; Charlotte,
North Carolina; Florida; and Kansas City.
About Pie Five Pizza Co.:
Pie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. headquartered in the
Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas. Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. is an owner,
franchisor and supplier of a system of restaurants operating domestically and
internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a fast-casual concept offering
individual pizzas made to order and cooked in less than five minutes. Founded
in 1958, publicly traded Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI) franchises
approximately 300 restaurants and directly owns and operates 14 restaurants.
For more information, please visit www.piefivepizza.com.
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