When a local driver hit the gas instead of the brakes while pulling up to the Pie Five Pizza off Matthews, NC Township Parkway earlier this month, she redefined the notion of “drive-thru” service.
Fortunately, only one person sustained minor injuries from the Aug. 15 accident. A husband and wife ordering at the counter saw the vehicle approaching and were able to get out of the way. And while having to close the Matthews restaurant to repair the front of the building has been a setback for him and an inconvenience for his customers,
Matthews franchise owner Mike Understein said he is just thankful no one was severely hurt.
“It was a pretty scary experience for everyone in our restaurant. It’s not every day you see a car barging in through the front door! We are so glad everyone is OK,” said Understein.
To celebrate the grand re-opening of his Pie Five on Tuesday, Aug. 26, Understein is offering $5 personalized pizzas beginning today and lasting through Monday, Sept. 1. He quickly adds the offer is “for dine-in service only.” Registered fans of Pie Five will also receive a special offer via email.
“It’s a little early to be renovating our restaurant, but we took advantage of the opportunity and look forward to welcoming our customers back on Tuesday,” said Understein. “A $5 personalized pizza made-to-order with all your favorite toppings in just five minutes is worth rushing in for, but please take the time to find a parking spot before you order!”
At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of handcrafted pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices prepared in less than five minutes on one of four crusts, all for one low price. The rapidly expanding chain is capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan pizzas in stylish environments without the wait.
Pie Five Pizza has been named among Fast Casual’s 2014 Top 15 “Movers & Shakers,” a 2012 Hot Concepts winner by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of “10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands” by Forbes.com. With the Nashville opening, the company now has 22 locations in seven states (Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with more than 200 announced franchise units under contract in 14 states and Washington, DC.
The Matthews restaurant is located at 1915 Matthews Township Parkway, at the intersection of Independence Blvd. (Hwy. 74) and Matthews Township Parkway in the Matthews Township Shopping Center. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 704-846-0422 or visit piefivepizza.com.
ABOUT PIE FIVE PIZZA CO.
Pie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZI), based in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas. Pizza Inn Holdings is an owner, franchisor and supplier of more than 275 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. For more information, please visit piefivepizza.com.