Chain: Project Pie

Pieology Purchases Competitor Project Pie

Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations at one affordable price, announces its strategic purchase of Project Pie. Pieology Pizzeria is the first in the fast-casual pizza segment to consolidate one of its major competitors by acquiring Project Pie, a concept within the same segment. This strategic […]

Project Pie Expands to Scotland

Project Pie, a West Coast fast-casual pizza concept, has now opened its first European outlet in Dundee, Scotland and plans to add an additional 60 locations across the United Kingdom and Ireland in the next ten years. The investment in the 60-seater Project Pie eatery in Dundee City Centre is more than £500,000 and will […]

Project Pie Partners with Commercial Real Estate Firm

Project Pie announced a partnership with commercial real estate firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF). The strategic partnership with NGKF will offer Project Pie franchisees comprehensive support to successfully introduce Project Pie in new markets. “This partnership with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank will elevate Project Pie to the next level as we continue to grow […]

Project Pie Tabs McAlister’s Vet as Franchise VP

Project Pie named former McAlister’s Deli executive Peter Wright as its vice president of franchise development. Wright joins the leadership team tasked with driving continued franchise growth and sales for the pizza brand. The addition of Wright brings more than 15 years of foodservice experience to Project Pie, bolstering the brand’s stature among pizza franchises […]

Project Pie Grows Leadership Team

Project Pie named two experienced restaurant executives to its leadership team, bolstering the brand’s stature among fast-casual pizza franchises. Brian Watkins now serves as Project Pie’s director of operations. Watkins has worked more than 25 years in the restaurant industry, the past 12 of which were spent at Pei Wei Asian Diner in Southern California. […]

Project Pie Rated No. 1 Among Emerging Brands on Yelp

In a recent research study of emerging restaurants, Project Pie was identified as the No. 1 rated brand on Yelp. The study, conducted by predictive analytic company Czar Metrics, analyzed thousands of restaurants across popular social channels, and also placed Project Pie in the Top 45 consumer picks overall. “The fast casual pizza segment is […]

Project Pie Continues California Expansion

Soon, when Californians are in the mood for a pizza quickie, they’ll have 27 more Project Pie locations to turn to. The build-your-own-pizza experience is expanding across California through franchise deals that are set to bring a total of 27 new restaurants over the next five years in Northern California and Los Angeles. Los Angeles–area […]

Project Pie Teams Up with Thomas H. Lee

Project Pie, a fast-casual pizza chain based in Carlsbad, California, announced a partnership with New York City–based Lee Equity Partners, headed by investor Thomas H. Lee. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lee Equity’s access to capital and strategic resources are suited to accelerate Project Pie’s next phase of growth across the U.S. and […]

Project Pie Snags Ex-Qdoba Exec To Lead Franchising

Project Pie, known for "everyday artisan pizza custom built by you" that cooks in less than two minutes, has named former Qdoba executive Todd Owen as its vice president of franchise development, a position designed to drive continued franchise growth for the fast-casual pizza concept. Owen brings 18 years of experience in franchise development to […]

Project Pie Plants Its Feet In The Philippines

Project Pie has signed an official agreement with master franchise partner DBE Project to open 25 restaurants in the Philippines over the next three years. The first three locations are slated to open in 2013, all within the Metro Manila region. The first Project Pie opened July 31 in Mandaluyong and will be followed by […]

Project Pie Introduces the Non-Chain Pizza Chain

After opening a Project Pie location in Las Vegas last October, founder and CEO James Markham—the creator and innovator of the fast-casual customizable pizza segment—is planning to open another unit in San Diego in February 2013. Markham and his team have expansion plans for the Philippines, New York, Washington, D.C., Boulder, San Francisco, and Atlanta […]