Pie Five Pizza will open its first restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas, Friday, April 29th! The new restaurant is located at 2500 Iowa Street in Lawrence, just a few short minutes away from the University of Kansas. Students and local residents are invited to stop by on opening day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to create their very own personal pies made from more than 30 fresh toppings, eight savory sauces, and four made-from-scratch crusts. A slew of other prizes will be given away all day, including Kansas City Royals tickets, Country Stampede tickets, and $20 Pie Five gift cards.
This is the 10th Pie Five restaurant opened by the Goebel family in the Kansas City area. Dave Goebel has worked in the restaurant industry for over 40 years, previously serving as president and CEO of Applebee’s. In 2013, he signed a Pie Five franchise agreement along with sons Kerry and Kevin and daughter Lyssa Krumholtz that will open at least 18 to 20 restaurants in the Kansas City area.
“We were initially drawn to the fast-casual pizza concept, and in particular to the Pie Five brand, because of the ability to customize pizzas for each guests’ needs,” says Kerry Goebel, Pie Five Pizza franchisee. “As we’ve grown, so have our fresh menu offerings. We now have the ability to cater to guests with dietary-based restrictions and food-sensitive allergies with our gluten-free crust and vegan cheese. Our combinations are nearly infinite.”
The Goebel family will also continue their longstanding commitment of donating 5 percent of sales each and every Monday to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City through their “Mercy Mondays” program. Thanks to the generosity of its guests, Pie Five has already raised $97,000 for the children’s hospital.
“Children’s Mercy Hospital provides life-saving treatment to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay,” says franchise partner Dave Goebel. “We applaud and support this effort through our continued partnership.”