Your Pie launches the first Craft Series menu of 2018 with the Bacon and Date Pizza and Bacon and Date Chopped Salad. The new items will be available in participating stores from January 3 through February 28.
The pie features a base of olive oil, topped with mozzarella, balsamic onions, savory bacon and Medjool dates. Once baked, the pie is topped with a salad of arugula and parmesan tossed in house-made balsamic vinaigrette and drizzled with bleu cheese dressing. Like all Your Pie pizzas, the Bacon and Date Pizza is made with hand-tossed dough and baked to order in a brick oven, per Italian tradition.
This season, Your Pie will also offer the Bacon and Date Chopped Salad, featuring a bed of spinach and arugula topped with bacon, dates, red onion and parmesan. The salad is tossed with house-made balsamic vinaigrette and finished with a bleu cheese drizzle.
The idea and inspiration for Bacon and Date menu items initially came from Your Pie’s franchise owners in Indio, Calif., the date capital of the world. The recipes were finalized in Athens, Ga., by Your Pie founder Drew French and Culinary Manager Grant Fox.
“The Bacon and Date Pie is one of our favorites because it was a collaborative effort with our Indio franchisees,” says Your Pie founder and president Drew French. “As soon as they shared the idea, we were intrigued and knew we had to feature it in our seasonal Craft Series menu. We’re excited to offer a Bacon and Date Chopped Salad, as well. We received great feedback from last year’s Pear and Gorgonzola Salad and look forward to sharing this newest salad creation with guests.”
The Craft Series has been a seasonal feature of the Your Pie menu since the brand’s inception in 2008 and today features five flavorful and seasonally focused pizzas each year. The Craft Series has introduced popular creations like the Chicken and Waffle Pie, a sweet-and-savory take on the brunch classic; the fan favorite Peach Prosciutto Pie, which features fresh peaches, prosciutto and a honey balsamic glaze; and most recently, the Butternut Squash Pie, a unique spin on a seasonal staple.