Industry News | August 27, 2012

Pie Five Opens New Location on Texas College Campus

The new kid on the block is growing up and going to college.

Pie Five Pizza Co., which landed on the fast-casual restaurant scene last year, is opening its seventh restaurant and its first college location at 503 South Pecan St. on the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) campus.  

With its first-ever breakfast menu and extended operating hours, Pie Five at UTA is shaking up the pizza dining experience.

Pie Five is taking its smarts for handcrafted individual pizzas made in five minutes or less to college students who want to enjoy delicious dining options that fit their tastes and their busy class schedules.

The new restaurant is part of the Shops at College Park, a mixed-use development on the UTA campus, featuring retail businesses on the first level and student housing above.

“The University of Texas at Arlington campus has undergone many fantastic changes, and we’re excited to be a part of the transformation,” says Clinton Coleman, interim Pie Five CEO. “We look forward to offering a great destination for lunch, dinner, and now breakfast.”

Made with fresh ingredients, baked to order, and ready to enjoy in less than five minutes, college students are in total control of the occasion at Pie Five, and can indulge in more than five million individual pie combinations or choose from one of 11 specialty pies assembled on a 9-inch Crispy Thin or Classic Pan crust. 

Pie Five at UTA will also offer signature salads, cookie pies for dessert, and breakfast pies including: the Baja pie topped with scrambled eggs, pulled-pork, chorizo, diced tomatoes, and two-pepper medley; and the Wake-Up Call pie featuring scrambled eggs, chorizo, jalapeños, peppers, Mozzarella, and Cheddar cheeses.

“This is a perfect location to offer a morning menu for students who want to grab a bite before class,” Coleman says. “It’s about giving our guests quality options and convenience throughout the entire day.”

Pie Five at UTA will be open 7 a.m.–11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Pie Five, created by Pizza Inn, Inc., opened its first location last June in Fort Worth, Texas. Today the pizza revolution has expanded to seven restaurants across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, with the next location scheduled to open in Allen, Texas.

As expansion continues Pie Five has announced plans to franchise and is targeting the top 75 MSAs for development through multiunit franchise agreements.

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