After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over for Midwestern pizza lovers, as Pie Five Pizza Co. is preparing to open the first of seven planned locations.
Wichita, Kansas, residents will welcome the first of these new restaurants, opening at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 15. The opening marks the city’s introduction to the brand. The “Five” in Pie Five means it all happens in five minutes or less!
Pie Five franchisee Jim Stevens, owner of Big Cheese LLC and Wichita native, is a restaurateur who knows a winning concept when he sees it.
“Of course, the first thing you notice about Pie Five is the cool look and feel of the restaurant,” Stevens says. “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. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this moment for the past several months—we can’t wait to introduce Pie Five to the great city of Wichita.”
The grand opening celebration for the location is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, August 22. Wichita’s music station 96.3 FM will be onsite, adding to the excitement with food and merchandise giveaways. Stevens and his team will kick off the radio remote with a check presentation to Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, run by the Catholic Charities Inc. Diocese of Wichita, thanks to proceeds raised from private training events to be held at the restaurant this week.
“It’s an exciting time because we know we’re on the verge of changing the way people in Wichita experience pizza,” Stevens says. “Once you come in and see how you can order your own personalized pizza, with as many toppings as you like, all in five minutes or less, 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.”
At Pie Five, guests can choose from combinations of handcrafted pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices prepared in less than five minutes on one of four crusts. The rapidly expanding chain is capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan pizzas in stylish environments without the wait.