Pie Five Bringing Revolutionary Pizza Concept to Houston
Nation's Leading Fast-Casual Pizza Chain Will Open First Area Location in
HOUSTON, Sept. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- You have to experience it to fully
appreciate it. Pie Five Pizza is revolutionizing the pizza experience one
customized pie at a time.
Soon, Houstonians will get their chance to order their own perfect personal
pizza with all the fresh toppings they like, at one low price, baked to order
and ready in less than five minutes. It's a bold new concept that originated
in Dallas in 2011 and has been spreading like wildfire ever since.
Today, Pie Five Pizza announced that it will begin a major expansion of
company-owned restaurants throughout the Houston area, with its first location
slated for an early 2014 debut.
"Houston is the natural next step for Pie Five's expansion, now that we have a
solid and rapidly expanding base of restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
and more than 100 franchise units under contract in 11 states," said Chris
Smith, vice president of operations for Pie Five Pizza Co., a subsidiary of
Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI)."It's not an exaggeration to say that
we're changing the way people experience pizza, and I have no doubt our
friends in the Bayou City will love what we're bringing to their area."
At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of
handcrafted pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices prepared in less
than five minutes on one of four crusts. The rapidly expanding chain is
capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan
pizzas in stylish environments without the wait.
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. Pie Five's CEO Randy Gier was
named one of the 2013 "Top 10 Trendsetting Executives in Pizza" by Pizza
Pie Five now has 12 locations in Texas and one each in Kansas, North Carolina
and Utah.Total announced franchise restaurants under contract currently
number 105 in Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska,
Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
Matt Keener with CBRE has been engaged to scout locations for Pie Five
throughout the Houston area.
A complete menu and more information is available at www.piefivepizza.com.
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 16 restaurants.
For more information, please visit www.piefivepizza.com.
CONTACT: Ladd Biro, Champion Management
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