Pie Five

The Future of Franchising

How the franchise model is adapting to today’s marketplace.

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Corner Bakery is preparing for aggressive growth through experienced, multiunit franchisees.

Anthony Pigliacampo is like few of his predecessors in the quick-service game.

Pigliacampo is the founder of Modmarket, a Colorado-based concept that continues to earn rave reviews for its modern environment and high-quality food, and which had six stores open at the end of 2013. By the end of this year, Modmarket’s unit count will jump to 13 and then to at least 24 by the end of 2015.

What makes Pigliacampo different from his peers is that all of that growth will be through company-owned stores.

Pie Five Gives Guests the Red Velvet Treatment

Chef Andy Wittman has done it again.

 

Pie Five Pizza's culinary guru locked himself in his kitchen, whipped out all his favorite ingredients and created a new dessert.

 

Today, customers of the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza concept will have their first chance to try in his Red Velvet Pie, a rich devil's food cake layered with sweet cream cheese icing.

 

Good Stock

Limited-service companies enjoyed a big year on the stock market in 2013.

Pollo Tropical parent Fiesta Restaurant Group topped quick serve stock prices.
Pollo Tropical parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group was the best performing quick-serve stock last year.

During any given year, a restaurant company that records a 50 percent increase in its stock price could expect to crow pretty loudly about the accomplishment. But even that type of gain wasn’t good enough to crack the top 10 among publicly held limited-service restaurant operators in 2013, as equities market soared.

“It’s been a very good year for the market and for many restaurant companies,” says R.J. Hottovy, a dining industry analyst at Chicago’s investment firm Morningstar. “There were some pockets of weakness, but most restaurant [stock] values have had good gains.”

Pie Five Prepares for Swimsuit Season with Skinny Pie

Pie Five Pizza is doing its part to help its weight-conscious guests keep their New Year’s resolutions this year.

 

The rapidly growing fast-casual pizza brand is introducing a new creation – the Skinny Pie – at all of its locations nationwide.

 

Pie Five Pizza Heads to the Beltway

Pie Five Pizza Co. announced that it has awarded 38 franchise units to ALC Hospitality, a restaurant management company owned by Alyse Cohen, who will bring the concept to Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

At Pie Five, guests can choose from many combinations of pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices prepared in less than five minutes on one of four crusts.

Pie Five Combines Holiday Flavors in New Dessert Creation

Chef Andy Wittman, Pie Five Pizza’s culinary guru, will travel to the ends of the Earth if that’s what it takes to discover his next menu inspiration.

 

He really hit the jackpot this year, courtesy of a well-placed elf, a supersonic sleigh, and ared-nosed chauffeur.

 

Behold, Pie Five’s latest limited-time dessert: the Peppermint Brownie.

 

Pie Five Marks Opening of Second Kansas Unit

Just a few short months ago, Overland Park, Kansas, welcomed the Kansas City area’s first Pie Five Pizza restaurant. On November 20, another Pie Five Pizza location opened its doors at the Oak Park Commons Shopping Center in Lenexa, Kansas. The grand opening marks the fast-casual concept’s second restaurant in Kansas and its 17th nationwide.

Former Applebee’s president and CEO Dave Goebel, along with his sons Kerry and Kevin, are in the process of bringing 10 Pie Five restaurants to the local area.

Avocados from Mexico Boosts Sales at Two Chains

Avocados from Mexico, the subsidiary of the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association, recently completed their first foodservice promotional partnerships to great success, showcasing Avocados from Mexico on summer menus at Pie Five Pizza and Taco Mac Sports Grill. These limited-time offer specials boosted summer sales for both chains.

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