Edmond Student Scores Surprise Pizza Party With Letter To “Pie Five Pizza” CEO

One St. Mary’s Episcopal student in Edmond earned a free pizza party and got a letter all the way from a pizza company CEO. It was all thanks to her favorite pizza chain and an assignment from her 4th grade teacher. Coral Grimmett was originally assigned to write to a company she admired or liked. […]


The chain, which closed another five units last quarter, is about to open a new, cheaper “Goldilocks” prototype. Can Goldilocks save Pie Five? The struggling Dallas-based fast-casual pizza chain, coming off another decline in same-store sales and a quarter in which it closed five units and opened none, has a new prototype it hopes can fuel growth […]

Local Pie Five franchisee gives Westport revelers access to 170 beer offerings

The limited beer selection at Pie Five Pizza Co.’s Westport location “left a lot to be desired.” It wasn’t uncommon to have a full parking lot on the weekends and then witness a patron head over to a competitor for some libations with their meal, Kevin Goebel said. “We didn’t have anything from a beverage perspective that […]

Make the most out of your pizza boxes with these tips from operators

Pizza boxes offer up prime marketing space for operators—but are you using yours to its full potential? When operators don’t bother making a statement with their boxes (other than “Pizza”), they miss out on a bevy of potential benefits that a smartly designed box can provide: connecting customers with the brand, boosting social media engagement, […]

Dough-nate to Help End Childhood Hunger at Pie Five

DALLAS – One in six children in America struggle with hunger. That’s why Pie Five Pizza Co. is encouraging guests to eat pizza with purpose to raise funds for No Kid Hungry. Pie Five locations across the country will be pitching in for the “Dough-nate to End Childhood Hunger” campaign from Aug. 13 to Sept. […]

Pie Five Pizza Opens First Rhode Island Location

Pie Five Pizza opened its first Rhode Island location in the Tiverton Casino Hotel on September 1 at 777 Tiverton Casino Blvd. Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Pie Five is the perfect spot for casino-goers to take a break from […]

RAVE Restaurant Group’s Revitalization Plan Gains Traction

Innovation and renewed focus on franchising lead the way for growth. DALLAS (June 14, 2018) – RAVE Restaurant Group, the parent company for Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza Co., announced several key elements of the company’s revitalization plan are beginning to take hold. The plan was put in to action last year by the […]

Success Of Pie Five Pizza’s Cauliflower Crust Underscores Power Of Consumer Demand

In January, Pie Five Pizza added a cauliflower crust as a limited-time offering. The LTO was scheduled to last six to eight weeks across all of the brand’s nearly 100 locations. Within four weeks, however, executives realized they were going to have to make it a permanent menu item. “We ordered about 15% more of […]

Pie Five’s Newest Airport Location Sets Sales Records

Fast casual pizza trailblazer flying high at first California location SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2017 — The newest Pie Five Pizza has become a favorite destination of travelers at San Francisco International Airport. Pie Five opens big at San Francisco International Airport Since opening, the new airport location for the brand known for its speed […]

Enhanced Customer Experience No. 1 Priority with New Website at Pie Five Pizza

Christina Coy, vice president of marketing at Pie Five Pizza, doesn’t mince words when she talks about customer experience and the company’s new website. “This is our No. 1 priority!” Coy told Loyalty360. “Previously, guests were challenged to find basic information on the website and now it’s all one click away. We’ve made sure that […]

Review: Pie Five Pizza Co. owners reach high-school goal

When they were baseball teammates at Stillwater High School in the late 1990s, Brandon Birdwell and Josh Fields made one of those pacts that young people are prone to make but seldom realize.

The Five-Year Evolution of Fast Casual Pizza

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New Rave CEO outlines sales-building strategy

As the new CEO of Rave Restaurant Group Inc., Scott Crane says building sales and average unit volumes at the company’s Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza Co. brands are his top priorities.

RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. Names Scott Crane CEO

RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVE) today announced that the Board of Directors has named Scott Crane as Chief Executive Officer, effective today.

Pie Five Pizza Turns Up the Customer Experience a Couple of Notches

Billed as the country’s most convenient fast casual pizza brand, Pie Five Pizza is making things simpler for its customers.

‘On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me’ … mobile ordering?

As the holidays near, a few fast casuals are gifting their customers with a faster and easier mobile experience. Pie Five Pizza, HuHot and Penn Station East Coast Subs have recently rolled out or updated their mobile offerings in hopes of enhancing the customer experience, streamlining operations and increasing revenues. Pie Five Pizza Co, for […]

Top 25 Pizza Franchises to Watch in 2017

This year has seen tumult and divisiveness throughout the country, as an historic election brought to light the differences that threaten to pull us apart. However, there was still one thing we could all agree on in 2016—and that’s pizza.

Pie Five to open drive-thru units

One new restaurant and a conversion bring convenience to fast-casual pizza

New pizza joint opening Dec. 2

An NFL football giant is making a name for himself in the pizza business. Billy Bajema, who played from 2005 to 2013 for teams like the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Rams and the Baltimore Ravens, is about to open Pie Five Pizza on Yukon Parkway. Opening day is set for Dec. 2 for the […]

Gimme (Pie) Five!: Former Applebee’s CEO Embraces Emerging Brand

By: Debbie Selinsky Dave Goebel has crammed several lifetimes into his 66 years. Goebel, who nimbly quotes Jesus, “The Wizard of Oz,” and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, hasn’t just dabbled–he’s immersed himself in each: franchisor (Applebee’s CEO); franchisee (Boston Market, Pie Five Pizza, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs); creator of several original concepts; […]

Multi-Unit Franchising DOMINATORS

Read up on Multi-Unit Franchissee DOMINATORS.  Our very own Dave Goebel was featured as a Dominator. Read the original magazine article on www.joomag.com        

Dominating the Field: These Six Multi-Unit Operators take charge!

What do two attorneys, a former Applebee’s CEO, and a retired NFL quarterback have in common? They’re four of the six multi-unit franchisees we’ve profiled in this issue. A fifth operates 177 Wendy’s in 8 states, and the other left corporate finance and became Penn Station East Coast Subs’ first Franchisee of the Year. Surely […]

“Pie Five” pizza coming to Central Pennsylvania

Texas-based chain plans 2 restaurants in York, 1 in Chambersburg By David O’Connor The rapidly-growing Texas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is about to arrive in the midstate in a big way. Pie Five, which since its launch in 2010 has grown to 96 locations in 22 states and Washington, D.C., plans to open two restaurants […]

Pie Five Pizza in Little Rock

Fox 16’s Matt Peterson takes us live to the new Pie Five Pizza location in Little Rock. View the video here.