New Hickory location is the second Pie Five restaurant to open in North Carolina

DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Fall may be here, but it’s about to get a lot hotter in Hickory! Today, Pie Five Pizza Co., the Dallas-based pizza trailblazer known for its handcrafted pizzas made to order in five minutes or less, officially opens the doors to its new location at 2117 US Highway 70 Southeast in Hickory. Located across from Academy Sports and the Valley Hills Mall, residents can stop in anytime from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to create their fresh, artisan pizza made from a selection of more than 30 fresh toppings, 6 savory sauces and 4 made-from-scratch crusts.  This is the second Pie Five Pizza Co. location in North Carolina.

Pie Five Pizza Co.

No strangers to the restaurant business, franchisees Jeff and Christine Steiner have plans to open up to 30 locations in North Carolina. The Steiners also own and operate a number of Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

“Pie Five is the perfect destination for Hickory’s vibrant community of families, young professionals, and all pizza lovers who are looking for a dining option that is fast, fresh and made exactly how they want it,” said Jeff Steiner, Pie Five Franchisee. “With unlimited pizza combinations and options for guests with different dietary preferences, such as gluten-free and vegan, there’s guaranteed to be something for every member of the family.”

To celebrate the grand opening, Pie Five will donated 100 percent of profits from sales during pre-opening weekend events to the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, which provides crisis relief, education, health care and food to Catawba County residents in need.

Along with a ton of tasty pizza combinations and signature pizzas, Pie Five also offers a delicious array of sides, salads and indulgent desserts. Guests craving a nice crunch will love any of Pie Five’s signature salads which come served in a pizza crust bowl. Pie Five also introduced Breadstix earlier this year, which are available in three gooey varieties and come with a choice of sauce. Be sure to satisfy that sweet tooth with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, Turtle Brownie or Ultimate Brownie!

For more information on Pie Five’s North Carolina locations, please visit the Pie Five location finder. Connect with Pie Five on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Join the Circle of Crust to earn points for every purchase of pizza or large salad. Circle of Crust members even get a free pizza on their half birthday!

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 96 locations in 22 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit PieFivePizza.com.