Pie Five Pizza Co. is preparing to open the first of 10 planned locations in Nashville.
Area residents will welcome the new restaurant, located in Donelson at 2266 Lebanon Pikem, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 11. The opening marks Tennessee’s introduction to the brand. The “Five” in Pie Five means it all happens in five minutes or less.
Last November, Pie Five awarded 10 franchise units to local businessmen Rich Davis and Ron Payne. Since then, the partners have been quickly moving to bring the fast-casual pizza brand to the area.
“Of course, the first thing you notice about Pie Five is the cool look and feel of the restaurant. Then you see how fresh our ingredients are and how quickly we can make your own delicious, customized pizza. It’s unlike any other pizza place I’ve ever seen,” says Davis, a consultant and entrepreneur/restaurateur who previously brought Schlotzsky’s to Nashville. “Ron and I have been eagerly anticipating this moment for the last several months, and we can’t wait to introduce Pie Five to the Volunteer State!”
The location will open on Friday, July 11, kicking off at 10:15 a.m. with a ribbon cutting with the Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce. On Friday, July 18, an official grand opening celebration will feature a station appearance from 107.5 The River 6–8 p.m., complete with free pie giveaways.
“It’s an exciting time because we know we’re on the verge of changing the way people in Nashville experience pizza,” says Payne, a real estate developer. “Once you come in and see how you can order your own personalized pizza, with as many toppings as you like, all in about five minutes, you’ll understand what all the fuss is about. It’s delicious, and it’s simply perfect for on-the-go people, which all of us seem to be these days.”