On Friday, May 8, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi will hit the jackpot when Pie Five Pizza Co. officially opens and starts serving fresh, fast personal pizzas, created and cooked with the freshest ingredients in under five minutes. This will be the nation’s leading fast casual pizza company’s first Mississippi location.
“We are thrilled to bring fast casual pizza to the Gulf Coast and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” says Randy Gier, president and CEO of Rave Restaurant Group, parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. “We can’t wait to show guests that artisanal, quality pizza can be served fast—145 seconds to be exact.”
Pie Five’s unique fast casual model allows patrons to customize a personal, handcrafted pizza, choosing from a wide selection of fresh, artisan ingredients—all in under 5 minutes. The masterfully created pizzas are cooked in custom-designed, state-of-the-art pizza oven. There are millions of possible pizza combinations Pie Five customers can create with four crusts (including artisan thin, classic pan, whole-wheat grain Neapolitan, and gluten free), seven sauces, and 28 fresh toppings. Additionally, they can add one of Pie Five’s freshly tossed handmade salads served in a baked pizza dough bowl or a decadent home-baked brownie or cookie pie.
Nationally recognized restaurateurs Fred Gustin and Kurt Guttshall of Quality Restaurant Concepts LLC. are bringing the distinctive Pie Five experience to guests at Hard Rock Biloxi. They have at least 25 additional locations planned throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
“We are extremely excited to partner with the Hard Rock Team,” Guttshall says. “The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a very cool and dynamic resort that much like Pie Five, caters to guests of all ages.”
Pie Five Pizza Co. has been named one of the “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by Forbes.com. The company currently has 45 locations in 13 states. The new location at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is located on the main floor, next to Starbucks.