Pieology Pizzeria announces that company founder, Carl Chang, is a 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award, sponsored by the Orange County Business Journal. According to the publication, this program is designed “to recognize those individuals who exemplify the American entrepreneurial spirit – individuals who, by their creativity and determination, have established and nurtured successful business ventures.” Of nearly 150 nominees, Chang was recognized as one of five award recipients at the 14th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Luncheon.
“I’d like to share this honor with my family and extended family, the Pieology team, who have all supported my vision and helped to build a solid foundation for Pieology to continue to thrive,” Chang says. “To be recognized for doing what I love, and bringing smiles to those in the communities we serve is truly indescribable.”
Although Chang’s family experienced financial challenges while he was growing up, Chang’s inspiration for Pieology developed from his favorite childhood memories of gathering around the kitchen table and sharing meals with family and friends. These experiences served as Chang’s motivation to create Pieology.
Founded in 2011, Pieology Pizzeria considers itself the true “pie-oneer” in the fast casual custom pizza sector, evolving from the simple idea to turn America’s most craveable food into an affordable and interactive experience. Today, as a leading contender in the competitive category, Pieology is on schedule to open 110 restaurants by the end of 2015, with commitments for 500.
In addition to building custom pizzas and delivering a memorable dining experience, Chang has always envisioned Pieology as a charitable member of the communities it serves. A passion and commitment to supporting for-cause organizations is a key quality Chang looks for in all who join the growing Pieology family.