The Pie Hole, the Los Angeles–based modern American pie and organic coffee concept, closed a three-unit franchise deal for Los Angeles County. Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Pies in America list, The Pie Hole features sweet and savory, made-from-scratch pies and an exclusive line of The Pie Hole organic coffees in a fast-casual, local gathering space format.

The Pie Hole has two corporately owned locations in Los Angeles and Pasadena, and another location set to open in Hollywood early 2016. The Pie Hole has partnered with Fransmart, the development company responsible for the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys and The Halal Guys, to expand through a franchise program.

The new franchisee, Hussein Ghacham, who worked with Fransmart’s vice president of sales Al Rowe and director of development Jolly Khabrani, signed up to open three locations in Southeast Los Angeles County. Hussein has a solid track record of success in the apparel industry including multiunit retail store ownership, wholesale, development, national and international trade shows, import, and export. He is focused on Downey for his first location and is hoping to open it in the next six months.

“We only partner with people who share the same passion for pie and coffee as we do and we found that in Hussein. We are all thrilled to bring The Pie Hole to Southeast LA in the New Year,” says co-owners Sean Brennan and Matty Heffner.

“The Pie Hole will give you happiness anytime of the day,” Hussein says. “Delicious pie and amazing coffee is a great combination that would never go out of style.”

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