Your Pie announced significant growth for the fourth quarter of 2018, boasting a total of seven new stores across the U.S. These fourth quarter openings bring the brand’s total footprint to 65 locations across 19 states.

Between October 1 and December 31, Your Pie opened new stores in Tucker, Macon and Monroe, Georgia; St.Augustine and Stuart, Florida; Mt.Juliet, Tennessee; and Chesapeake, Virginia. The brand plans to continue expanding in these and other states in 2019.

During the fourth quarter, Your Pie also welcomed new Chief Operating Officer Dave McDougall to its corporate leadership team in Athens, Georgia. With tenured industry experience, including executive roles with Back Yard Burgers, NextCen, FOCUS Brands and more, McDougall oversees operations and marketing at both the national and store levels, with an emphasis on unit revenue growth and profitability.

“The last quarter brought a lot of exciting growth, both in terms of our store footprint and our leadership team,” says Your Pie Founder and President Drew French. “We’re pleased to welcome Dave McDougall as our new COO. His expertise has already proven invaluable in helping us to hone and strengthen our brand identity while also fueling store sales. We have a vision to one day see Your Pie in every corner of the U.S., and we’re making huge strides internally in pursuit of that goal. We are proud of the team we’ve built and believe our 2018 growth is a testament to their commitment to our customers and communities.”

In 2018, Your Pie celebrated 10 years of business, starting with its 10th annual nationwide Pi(e) Day event during which the brand served $3.14 pizzas to more than 45,000 customers. The celebration continued into the summer with prizes and giveaways, including a $5,000 trip to Italy.

“As we enter decade two, we challenge ourselves to continue innovating and improving year after year to provide the best possible product and service for our customers,” French adds. “We’re proud of all that we accomplished in 2018 and look forward to another year of strong growth in 2019.”

Between January 1 and March 31, Your Pie plans to open five to eight new stores, including expansion in Georgia, Florida and Montana, plus the brand’s first Arkansas location in Conway.

Your Pie was founded in 2008 by culinary entrepreneur Drew French, who aimed to create a first-of-its-kind restaurant concept offering high quality, brick-oven pizza at incredible speed. While family recipes and Italian culture helped lay the foundation for its processes and exceptional quality, Your Pie has continued to build upon this foundation with new ingredients, innovative recipes and endless choices to create a pizza experience with traditional roots, but a flair all its own.

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