Fast-casual pizza trailblazer plans expansion into Pakistan
Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Pie Five Pizza Co. – the fast-casual restaurant known for its customizable pizzas prepared and ready to enjoy in five minutes – will soon be expanding its piece of the pie beyond the USA.
In a new master development partnership with Ali Shahid Butt and his partners at AR Pizza, LLC, Pie Five will open its first international location in Pakistan in 2018, with up to 40 more locations over the next seven years. AR Pizza also owns 47 Popeye’s Chicken locations and eight Arby’s restaurants. The group is developing Pie Five locations on the East Coast of the United States as well.
“Pie Five offers a unique concept featuring high-quality ingredients and a superior customer service model that will be well-received in the Pakistani market,” said Ali Shahid Butt. “We are extremely proud to add Pie Five to our international portfolio. Its addition will advance our mission of providing distinctive dining experiences and new career opportunities in the communities we serve.”
Pie Five’s fast-casual concept allows guests to completely customize their own personal pizza from a selection of more than 40 fresh toppings, seven savory sauces and four made-from-scratch crusts. Pie Five also offers guests 10 signature pizzas, all taste-tested to perfection. Complement each meal with a freshly tossed side salad or warm, cheesy Breadstix.
“Ali and his team have already built a very successful international and domestic restaurant organization,” said Scott Crane, CEO of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. “We look forward to partnering with them to bring dozens of Pie Five locations to Pakistan. We are also actively pursuing other international deals.”
For more information on Pie Five’s locations, please visit the Pie Five location finder. Connect with Pie Five on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Join the Circle of Crust to earn points for every purchase of pizza or large salad. Circle of Crust members even get a free pizza on their half birthday!
For Pie Five Pizza franchise information, please visit: http://www.piefivefranchising.com
About Pie Five Pizza Co.
Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants operating domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is the leading brand in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space, offering individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made to order in less than five minutes. Pie Five has been named among Fast Casual’s Top “Movers & Shakers” for three consecutive years, 2015 “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine, 2012 Hot Concepts winner by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by Forbes.com. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.