Pie Five Pizza is adding another expansion deal to its growing Circle of Crust. The brand announced plans to add up to 10 new Pie Five locations in Kansas City. Under the new development agreement, franchisee Dave Goebel, along with sons Kevin and Kerry and daughter Lyssa, plans to strategically fill in trade areas in the Kansas City metro area on both the Kansas and Missouri sides. Additionally, the team is looking north of the city in St. Joseph, Missouri.
“Our family couldn't be more pleased with our decision to be part of the Pie Five family. The first two and a half years with Pie Five have significantly exceeded our expectations and initial projections,” Goebel says. “Our guests have responded extremely well to this innovative approach to high-quality, customized, and fast pizza. We're excited to extend our reach in the Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan, and St. Joseph areas in order to become even more convenient to pizza lovers.”
Goebel brings 35 years of experience in the retail, foodservice, and hospitality segments and currently serves as president of KC Pie LLC, a multiunit franchise partner for Pie Five Pizza Co. He is the former chief executive officer of casual-dining Applebee’s restaurants. KC Pie, LLC currently owns and operates eight Pie Five Pizza Co. locations with a ninth set to open next later this month.
“Additionally, we're excited to continue our affiliation with Children's Mercy Hospital,” says Goebel, who serves on the board at Children’s Mercy Hospital. “We are closing in on our goal of $100,000 in support for the outstanding work this organization does in the states of Kansas and Missouri.”
Throughout the year, KC Pies LLC has given 5 percent of their totals sales every Monday to Children’s Mercy Hospitals. They have donated over $80,000 to date.
This is the second Pie Five franchisee to add additional locations this year. Last month, franchise owner, Rob Byford, signed a development deal to add seven new Pie Five location s in the Memphis market. The fast casual pizza leader currently has 400 locations in development.