Pie Five Pizza will open its first Hutchinson, Kansas, location Friday and 10th in the state overall. The store is located at 1532 E. 17th St.

“The ‘five’ in Pie Five means it all happens in five minutes or less!” said Jim Stevens, local Pie Five franchisee. “There is nothing like Pie Five’s unique concept in the Hutchinson area  — with fresh-made dough choices, hand-cut vegetables, and artisan sauces, local residents will now be able to have their pizza on the go without compromising quality for price.”

Stevens owns 24 Applebee’s restaurants, six Jason’s Delis in the Kansas City area, two Pie Five Pizzas in Omaha and three in the Wichita area. Stevens brought Pie Five Pizza to the Wichita and Hutchinson because of the brand’s growth opportunities and the lack of local fast casual options, according to a company press release.

Pie Five is donating 50 percent of pre-opening proceeds to the Reno County Food Bank. The nonprofit will be presented with a check the week following opening day.

Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group Inc. RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants operating domestically and internationally.


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