Trend-setting fast-casual pizza chain’s third Houston-area location boasts giveaways, partnership with Sunshine Kids Foundation
Katy, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Houston, we have a sensation.
As the Pie Five Pizza Co. craze continues to sweep Space City, locals are craving even more, and they’ll get it when Houston welcomes its third restaurant this Friday.
Katy residents will officially welcome the new restaurant, located at 1473 S. Mason Rd., just north of Highland Knolls Road, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. The opening comes roughly one month after the trend-setting pizza eatery made its area debut in Spring, followed by the arrival of its second restaurant in The Heights on Jan. 23. It also marks the 16th Pie Five location in Texas.
Pie Five is feeding the Lone Star State’s newfound love for handcrafted, personalized pizzas using only the freshest ingredients at one great price. The “five” in Pie Five means it all happens in five minutes or less!
To help mark the Katy opening, 104.1 KRBE will be onsite from 6-8 p.m., complete with food and merchandise giveaways, as well as $5 pie deals. The hit radio station will also be celebrating with giveaways and $5 pies at The Heights restaurant, located at 107 Yale St. in Suite 400, between I-10 and Washington Avenue, between 6-8 p.m.
“Simply put, Pie Five is setting a new standard for pizza quality and service in Houston,” said Chris Smith, senior vice president of Pie Five Pizza. “Nowhere else can you create your own perfect pie with all the high-quality toppings you love and have it baked-to-order in less than five minutes. It’s an unbeatable combo and it’s no wonder it’s taken off in Texas.”
Here’s how it works. As pizza lovers step to the counter, Pie Five’s Pie-artisans help them choose their favorite crust – artisan thin, classic pan, whole grain Neapolitan or gluten-free thin. Then they can choose from seven sauces, four cheeses, eight meats and 16 veggies and, best of all, there’s no penalty for piling on! There’s more than a million combinations of handcrafted personal pizzas to choose from.
Pie Fivers can also add a fresh, hand-made salad, tossed right in front of them while their pizza reaches hot, cheesy perfection. Dessert offerings include Turtle brownies and chocolate chip pizza cookies, as well as seasonal pies and cakes, all baked fresh daily.
An official ribbon cutting ceremony is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, compliments of the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce. The new restaurant has also partnered with the Sunshine Kids Foundation and will be donating 50 percent of proceeds from pre-opening training events to the charity. The contributions will be added to funds raised from its sister restaurants and a check will be given to the foundation that day.
“Since the day we first opened our doors in Houston, the community has eagerly embraced Pie Five’s take on pizza perfection,” Smith said. “While we know Pie Five is the future of dining out from coast to coast, we’re just as committed to giving back through charities like the Sunshine Kids Foundation, and look forward to supporting this wonderful organization for many years in many ways.”
Pie Five Pizza has been named among Fast Casual’s 2014 Top 15 “Movers & Shakers,” a 2012 Hot Concepts winner by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by Forbes.com. With the Katy opening, the company now has 35 locations in nine states (Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with more than 270 announced franchise units under contract in 14 states and Washington, DC.
Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. A complete menu and more information are available at piefivepizza.com.
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About Pie Five Pizza Co.
Pie Five is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE), based in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas. RAVE owns, franchises and supplies nearly 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. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.