On Friday, Oct. 10, Wichita will welcome its second Pie Five restaurant at 2755 Maize Rd, Suite 109, in New Market Square. It’s the fourth location in Kansas and the chain’s 26th restaurant nationwide.
Jim Stevens, local franchisee and proud Wichita native, is once again using his opening as an opportunity to raise funds for Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, which is run by the Catholic Charities, Inc. – Diocese of Wichita. He and his crew raised $2,150 for the charity in August during the opening of the city’s first Pie Five at 334 S. Ridge Road, and they hope to top that amount by donating 50 percent of proceeds from private training events taking place this week.
“I’m thrilled with how quickly the people of Wichita embraced our first Pie Five and I can’t wait to share our revolutionary approach to creating delicious, high quality, individualized pizzas with yet another part of the city,” said Stevens, owner of Big Cheese LLC. “We’re also committed to giving back to the local community through Our Daily Bread and look forward to supporting this wonderful organization for many years in many ways.”
With the opening of his second restaurant, Stevens also announced the launch of “Miracle Mondays,” in which five percent of proceeds from every Monday’s sales will be donated to the food pantry.
On Oct. 17, from 5-7 p.m., the new restaurant will throw its official grand opening party featuring merchandise and food giveaways and a check presentation to Our Daily Bread.
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, all for one low price. 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 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. The company now has 26 locations in eight states (Florida, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with more than 200 announced franchise units under contract in 14 states and Washington, DC.
Hours at both Wichita locations are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. A complete menu and more information are available at piefivepizza.com.
ABOUT PIE FIVE PIZZA CO.
Pie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZI), based in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas. Pizza Inn Holdings is an owner, franchisor and supplier of more than 275 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.