Pieology marked the grand opening of its first pizzeria at a non-traditional location on February 20 with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at California State University, Fullerton, just down the road from the company’s birthplace.
Pieology CEO Gregg Imamoto joined CSUF President Framroze “Fram” Virjee and student leader Riley Duncan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Associated Students, Inc., at the Grand Opening ceremony. At the request of Virjee, the celebratory ribbon was clipped using a special pizza cutter.
CSUF Auxiliary Service Corporation (ASC), the organization that oversees the various business enterprises on campus, is the new Pieology licensee.
Gregg Imamoto, Pieology’s Chief Executive Officer, said the franchise company’s vision is “all about serving creativity and providing guests with high quality options no matter if they’re looking for the best of health or the best of indulgence.” This includes the brand being the first fast casual pizza player to recently launch plant-based protein ‘meats’ across the country.
The first Pieology opened just down the street and the Cal State Fullerton community has played an important part in Pieology’s success story. “This is our first opening on a college campus and we’re excited to be working with the high-caliber ASC team. We’re expecting strong growth in this non-traditional segment, as we develop win-win relationships with many more respected school foodservice providers,” says Imamoto.
The company’s recent openings in Mexico and Spain, as well as this first college location signifies Pieology’s commitment to pursue other international and non-traditional development opportunities.
Founded in 2011, Pieology was created from the simple idea of turning America's favorite food into an affordable and interactive experience by inspiring individual customer creativity.
The new Pieology is located within the school’s Titan Student Union Food Court Complex, a campus hub serving nearly 40,000 students. Pieology joins more than 13 dining brands on the university campus. Its operating hours of 10AM to 7 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 10 AM to 2 PM on Fridays.
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