Pie Five Pizza Says It's Time to be Pie-Partisan
Furloughed Federal Employees to Eat Free This Weekend; Lawmakers Pay Double
DALLAS, Oct. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pie Five Pizza may not be able to
get Congress and the White House to agree on a budget deal -- (Full
disclosure: We haven't really tried) – but we're certain everyone can agree
that missing a paycheck, or a medical benefits check, can really sting.
So this weekend, we're doing something about it. From Friday, October 11,
through Sunday, October 13, we're inviting all furloughed federal government
employees with a valid ID to come in for a free pizza at their local Pie
Five!(One free pie per customer during the promotional period.)
This isn't a Republican or Democratic thing.Heck, we think everybody should
In addition, since members of Congress have not been furloughed and continue
to receive their paychecks, Pie Five invites them to come in and pay
double.In fact, if they show up, we might just shame them into buying pies
for everyone in the restaurant!
Think we're joking?Go ahead, try us ...
And yes, if the President should happen to stop by, he's paying double,
too.Remember, we're Pie-partisan.We're not looking for trouble.
"Listen, we're all frustrated by the nonsense going on in Washington; but the
shutdown is no laughing matter for furloughed employees, so we wanted to do
our part to make life a little easier on them," said Flynn Dekker, Pie Five's
chief marketing officer."So come on by this weekend, show us your government
ID, pinkie promise that you've been furloughed, and your favorite personalized
pie is on us."
At Pie Five Pizza, 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 growing 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.
A subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI), 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, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
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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