Industry News | October 10, 2017

Pie Five Pizza Headed to San Francisco International Airport

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Pie Five Pizza Co. is known for customizable pizzas prepared and ready to enjoy in just five minutes or less.  Travelers at San Francisco International Airport will soon appreciate that speed and freshness at the newest Pie Five Pizza Co. opening later this fall. The new Pie Five will be the perfect destination for travelers looking for a quick and delicious bite before or between flights.

This is the first Pie Five location to open in California and the first location for franchisee Jae Chung and his company Gate 74, Inc.  Chung also owns three Burger King locations with one in SFO.

"We are looking forward to introducing travelers in San Francisco to the Pie Five Pizza experience,” says Gate 74, Inc. president Jae Chung. “Custom-made individual pizzas on the go are going to be a perfect addition to the airport and with our wide variety of fresh toppings, savory sauces and made-from-scratch crusts—travelers are in for a treat.”

Pie Five's state-of-the-art Turbo Chef oven doesn't require a hood, allowing it to be used in a variety of non-traditional locations such as airports. The oven's heat, airflow and belt speed can also be adjusted to produce the perfect pizza or cheesy Breadstix.

"Pie Five has already proved to be a big win in airport locations,” says Pie Five CEO Scott Crane, “Airports really give us the opportunity to highlight our speed-of-service while handcrafting custom artisan pizzas.  And, the customers love the personalization process, especially while they are traveling.”

No stranger to airport operations, there are two Pie Five locations currently in Baltimore-Washington International (BWI).

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 49 international cities on 41 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport connects non-stop with 83 cities in the U.S. on 13 domestic airlines.

Pie Five’s fast casual concept allows guests to completely customize their own, personal pizza from a selection of more than 40 fresh toppings, seven savory sauces and four made-from-scratch crusts. Pie Five also offers guests several signature pizzas, all taste-tested to perfection by the inventor of stuffed-crust pizza herself, Patty Scheibmeir, Vice President of R&D and Product Innovations. Complement each meal with a freshly tossed side salad or basket of warm, cheesy Breadstix.

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