Thursday, March 5, 2015

Five Minute Pizza Coming to Town

New fast casual pizza chain enters Georgia 

Fort Worth, Texas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. plans to open its first location in Georgia later this year.  Pie Five will occupy a 2,400 square foot space within Newnan Festival, a small new center not far from Ashley Park in Newnan, with Dillard's, Belk, Dick's Sporting Goods and others. 

Newnan Festival will be located in the 300 block of Bullsboro Road and will also include an Einstein Bros. Bagels, Which Wich?, and an Original Mattress Factory. (Never fear, there's already a Mattress Firm a stone's throw away.)  

Pie Five Pizza Co. was launched in Fort Worth in 2011 but comes from an established pizza brand: Pizza Inn.  Both Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza Co. are owned by RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., a publicly traded company. 

Fast casual pizza has been one of the most popular segments  within the QSR industry. Metro Atlanta is already home to two homegrown operations: Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint and Your Pie. 

I wrote a piece this past November detailing the numerous players in the quick serve pizza market, including Pie Five.

Uncle Maddio's recently announced they have signed agreements with franchisees to open at least eight additional units.  One franchisee, Mike Haines, plans to open new Uncle Maddio's in Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Cobb counties.  Another franchisee, Al Brown, plans to open units in Douglasville, Hiram, Carrollton and Villa Rica.

Pie Five promises customized individual pizzas in five minutes, while while Uncle Maddio's promotes their pizzas in six minutes.  At a time when more and more diners are demanding faster food, will a one minute difference make Pie Five a success locally?

What are your thoughts on the current and soon to arrive fast casual pizza options?  Have you been to a Pie Five Pizza Co.? Where else should Pie Five open?

Please share your thoughts below.  


Ham said...

If I want a fast pizza I’ll go to Papa John’s. If I go out for pizza I don’t necessarily need my meal in five minutes. So, for me I’m not too excited, but hey if the foods good who knows.

Anonymous said...

I've tried Pie Five in Maryland. Not very good. Sometimes food can be too fast.

imandy said...

I hope the ingredients are better. I've had Your Pie twice and all the meats are out of the bag frozen stuff. You'd think someone would follow the chipotle lead and go with fresh sliced pepperoni chicken etc. They don't have beef and the "meatball" was quite possibly the grossest thing I've ever put in my mouth.

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