Pieology Pizzeria reported 2014 a banner year with substantial corporate and franchise growth, now totaling 55 locations nationwide. Pieology is ringing in 2015 with eight new locations throughout Southern California to open by April. Pieology is set to open a total of 180 restaurants by the end of the year, with commitments for 500. Remaining steadfast to the company’s approach of fostering strategic and sustained growth, Pieology has proved to be a leader in the booming custom pizza category, reporting the highest average unit volume per store versus its competitors.

“We are thrilled to bring the unique Pieology experience to new guests across the country,” says Pieology president Bob Baker. “While many competitors are focused on rapid expansion, Pieology is carefully selecting experienced franchise partners who embrace the company’s vision, are committed to the communities they serve, and have a proven track record of franchise success.”

The Pieology experience starts with fresh house-made dough that is pressed into 11.5-inch thin pizza crusts. Guests first select from seven base signature sauces, moving down the line to choose from nearly 30 fresh meats, cheeses, vegetables, herbs, and spices. The custom pizzas are then stone-oven fired in under three minutes. To finish, guests have the option to add after-bake “Flavor Blast” sauces, including fiery buffalo, pesto, and BBQ, to create their own unique masterpiece. Each custom pizza with unlimited toppings is always $8 or less. Pieology also offers gluten-free crust and a selection of seven signature pizzas, which can be customized upon request.

The eight Southern California Pieology locations to open by April are: Culver City, Westlake Village, Korea Town, La Mirada, Whittier, Carlsbad, Cerritos, and Monrovia. All locations will feature an industrial-chic and friendly environment where inspirational quotes decorate the walls, menus, and employee uniforms.

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, Fast Casual, Growth, News, Pizza, Pieology Pizzeria