Down-the-Line Pizza Originator Pairs Popular Craft Pie Series Hit with New Strawberry Balsamic Gelato
Athens, GA (RestaurantNews.com) In the summer of 2015, Drew French, the founder of Your Pie, took advantage of the sweetest offering in his home state of Georgia to create a brand new flavor combination for his rotating seasonal menu. By combining the sweet taste of peaches with the salty taste of prosciutto, French concocted what has since become the brand’s all-time fan-favorite pizza: the Peach Prosciutto Pie. The flavor combination was so revolutionary that it earned French a spot on the U.S. Pizza Team, where he competed at the 2016 World Pizza Championship in Italy. Now, the Peach Prosciutto Pie is making its triumphant return, available for a limited time until August 29th.
The Peach Prosciutto Pie combines a host of popular summertime flavors into one delicious pie. Fresh olive oil and ricotta cheese are spread onto the brand’s hand-tossed dough, then covered with both mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. The savory flavors are then topped with thinly sliced prosciutto, fresh peaches and chopped basil. Finally, the pizza is drizzled with a house-made Honey Balsamic Glaze.
“Every time we bring the Peach Prosciutto Pie back to our menu, the response is overwhelming,” said French. “This pie is near and dear to our hearts. It’s a tribute to both our Georgia and Italian roots because it highlights our state’s delicious peaches while they are in season as well as the tart balsamic that is used in many of Italy’s most popular dishes. The Peach Prosciutto Pie has become our most popular Craft Series offering ever, and we’re so happy to bring it back.”
Because every savory meal needs a sweet ending, Your Pie will also be featuring a decadent Strawberry Balsamic Gelato, taking the popular Italian combination of fresh strawberries and balsamic to the next level. Your Pie is building on these Italian roots and steering in a different direction from the usual craft beer pairing that launches with each Craft Series. Instead, the brand is highlighting the light and airy taste of Sauvignon Blanc with the Peach Prosciutto Pie, bringing a spotlight to each location’s wine offerings.
The Craft Pie Series has been a seasonal feature of the Your Pie menu since French opened the first fast-casual pizza concept in 2008, and since then, has resulted in popular creations like the Pear Gorgonzola Pizza, a health-inspired pie featuring fresh flavors; the Chicken and Waffle Pie, which boasts down-home Southern flavors; and, the Pitmaster Pizza, featuring smoky flavors with a barbecue twist.
With this year’s re-introduction of the Peach Prosciutto Pie, the brand also announced a partnership with ‘Smart Lunch, Smart Kid,’ which will provide a meal to a kid for every $2.50 that is donated from Your Pie. The Georgia Peach Council has also volunteered its support by donating a fresh peach to the ‘Smart Lunch, Smart Kid’ program for every Peach Prosciutto pizza sold. The foundation will also donate a fresh peach to SLSK for every paper peach sold in store.
“With each new Craft Series comes a new chance to positively impact the communities where we have a presence,” said French. “Community is one of our core values and we are excited to partner with ‘Smart Lunch, Smart Kid’ once again to help raise money to provide kids with healthy meal options through the summer. A lot of kids rely on school lunches as their most consistent form of food, and in the summer these lunches aren’t always so consistent. We are thrilled to help create even more positive momentum in the community and help these kids have a great summer, one Peach Prosciutto Pie at a time.”
About Your Pie
Your Pie is the world’s originator of the fast casual, brick-oven, customized personal pizza category. A culinary entrepreneur since his teenage years, Your Pie founder Drew French combined his passion for innovative restaurant concepts with brick oven technology and his business acumen to create the highest quality pizza available at incredible speed. Drawing from family recipes from the island of Ischia, Your Pie uses hand-tossed dough, only fresh ingredients, homemade pizza sauces and salad dressings, and offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free pizzas, as well as traditional pizzas. The brand also offers local craft beer, wine and Italian-style gelato pairings designed to perfectly compliment the custom pies guests create. Diners at Your Pie have come to expect the best tasting pizza served with speed without sacrificing flavor from a brand that stands by its motto to “express your inner pizza.” Named in 2016 to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, Your Pie now has nearly 40 locations open across 13 states and an additional 50 locations now in development. In each market, Your Pie places the highest emphasis on investing in the local communities it serves, and encourages diners to let their culinary creativity run wild. For more information about Your Pie or franchising opportunities, please visit www.yourpie.com.
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