Pie Five Pizza is rolling out the dough on Friday, July 24, when it opens its first Indianapolis, Indiana, location. Early birds and night owls alike can satisfy their pizza hankerings from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the new location.
“Coming from Chicago, I have a powerful passion for pizza, and I felt it was my duty to bring Indy a taste of Pie Five’s delicious, handcrafted, quality pizzas made fast,” says local franchise owner Carl Dissette. “I know the entire Colt nation is going to love all the Pie Five choices and flavors, and I personally can’t wait to have the BBQ Chicken pizza with added bacon—my favorite—more regularly.”
To kick off the celebration, 50 percent of Pie Five’s pre-opening proceeds on July 21 and 22 will be donated to the Damar Foundation, which enables people challenged by autism, intellectual, and developmental disabilities and related behavioral challenges to live more successful lives. Also, mayor Greg Ballard, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Pie Five’s CEO Randy Gier will be in attendance at the opening day ceremony, to be held Friday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m.
“At Pie Five, we’re passionate about farm fresh ingredients, handcrafted crust variety and creating an experience for our guests that really wows our guests,” Gier says. “We celebrate individualism and take pride in crafting pizza the right way by having the right ingredients, starting with the dough. Everything from our hand-cut veggies to our homemade desserts can make you feel good about what you’re eating at Pie Five.”
The first Indiana Pie Five will be opened by Carl Dissette, whose career includes nearly two decades of experience in the foodservice and franchising industries. Dissette currently owns and operates 10 successful Jimmy John's restaurants and knows how to identify a winning concept and was one of the sub giant's original operators. A second Indianapolis Pie Five location is already under construction, and ultimately, Dissette plans to open 15 locations in Indiana and eight additional locations in Iowa within the next five years.
The unique Pie Five model allows patrons to top their pizzas any way they want for the low price of $6.99, perfectly baked in only 145 seconds in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art oven. There are millions of possible pizza combinations Pie Five customers can create with four crusts (including artisan thin, classic pan, whole-grain Neapolitan, and gluten free), seven sauces, and 28 fresh toppings. Additionally, they can add one of Pie Five’s freshly tossed hand-made salads served in a baked pizza dough bowl or a decadent home-baked brownie or cookie pie.