Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, has earned the number one spot in terms of sales and unit change in Technomic’s annual top 500 chain restaurant report. Technomic, the leading fact-based consulting and research firm serving the food industry, reported Pieology as the fastest growing limited service restaurant chain, having more than tripled both sales and unit growth in 2014. In addition, Pieology is the first fast-casual, build-your-own pizza concept to enter the ranking among the nation’s largest brands. The much-anticipated report, which debuted in the late 1970s and has evolved over time, was originally published as the “Top 100.”
Technomic’s comprehensive ranking and analysis of the U.S. chain restaurant industry states that “Pieology Pizzeria hits all the right notes of a growing fast casual concept: quality ingredients, speedy service, and good value.”
“We’re beyond thrilled that Pieology was recognized as the leader in the fast-casual, custom pizza segment by the industry authorities at Technomic,” says Pieology founder and CEO Carl Chang. “Our dedication to the guest experience along with our strategic, sustainable growth model are key factors in our success. With big plans in store for 2015, we look forward to bringing the signature Pieology experience to pizza-lovers across the country.”
Founded in 2011, Pieology Pizzeria is the true “pie-oneer” in the fast-casual custom pizza sector, evolving from the simple idea to turn America’s most crave-able food into an affordable and interactive dining option. Steadily expanding its national footprint, Pieology has entered new states including Kentucky and Alabama with plans for Michigan by summer. The group is on schedule to open 110 restaurants by the end of 2015, with commitments for over 500 to be in various stages of development. Pieology is also dedicated to maintaining 30 percent of the chain as corporate locations to solidify the brand’s long-term growth, along with furthering the company’s mission to align with their franchisees as one of the top operators within the Pieology system. This high level of corporate commitment is unique in the industry and truly sets Pieology apart from other fast-casual franchisors.