Hey Arkansas, It’s Time You Got Personal with Your Pizza

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Pie Five opens first location in the Natural State

Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Slice to meet you, Arkansas! Pie Five Pizza, the leader in the fast causal pizza segment, is opening its first restaurant in Arkansas on Friday, October 30. The newest addition to the Pie Five family is located in Hurricane Creek Village at 20770 I-30 N, in Benton.

“Bringing Pie Five to Arkansas was an easy decision due to the unique concept that allows customers to get exactly what they want for one low price,” said Rob Byford, Pie Five franchise partner. “This is the first fast casual pizza restaurant in the local area where customers can enjoy a customized pie made with fresh dough and topped with their favorite ingredients in less than five minutes.”

The latest Pie Five is owned and operated by Rob Byford, who also lives in the Benton area. Byford and partner Michael Jett, have been in the restaurant business for over 20 years. And currently own three Slim Chickens locations in central Arkansas which makes them ideal partners to bring the Pie Five brand into Arkansas.

Pie Five loves being a part of the local business community, but also the community as a whole. Therefore, Pie Five is giving Arkansas a pizza the pie by donating 50 percent of proceeds earned on November 27 and 28 to The CALL. The CALL helps children in foster care find their forever families through connecting potential adopters and volunteers around the Arkansas area. The check presentation to The CALL will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 30, with members from the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce in attendance.

At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of farm fresh ingredients, artisan sauces and handcrafted crust varieties. Pie Five pies bake in just 145 seconds in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art oven. By the time the guest arrives at the register, their hot, bubbly, pizza perfection is ready. Additionally, they can add one of Pie Five’s freshly-tossed handmade salads served in a baked pizza dough bowl or a decadent home-baked brownie or cookie pie to their meal. The rapidly expanding chain is capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan pizzas without the wait.

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About Pie Five Pizza Co.

Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants operating domestically and internationally. Pie Five Pizza Co. is the leading brand in the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza space, offering individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made to order in less than five minutes. Named among Fast Casual’s Top “Movers & Shakers” for three consecutive years, 2015 “Best Franchise Deal” by QSR Magazine, 2012 Hot Concepts winner by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by Forbes.com, the company currently has 72 locations in 19 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.

Shannon Raymond