Pie Five Pizza, the Dallas-based fast-casual pizza chain, has created new operational procedures to ensure the health and safety of its guests and employees as it reopens for dine-in services in Texas.
Among its new serving protocols, Pie Five will provided individually packaged sanitizer wipes with each order. Additionally, all food will be served in boxes rather than on trays, the company said. Other processes include:
- Team members must wear masks and gloves during shifts. In addition to regular handwashing and sanitizing procedures, all team members are required to wash their hands at least every 30 minutes.
- Hand sanitizing stations have been installed by entrances and multiple locations within each restaurant.
- To maintain social distancing, tables have been moved to reduce capacity.
- Decals have been added to the floor to help maintain a six-foot distance between guests going through the line at the ordering counter.
- All drink stations have been temporarily closed. Customers can purchase bottled beverages instead.
- Communal touch points have been moved to the back-of-house. Team members will bring guests anything they may need, such as condiments, napkins and rolled silverware.
“At Pie Five, we care deeply about our guests and team members, so each of these new operational procedures were created with their health and safety top of mind,” said Director of Operations Aaron Archuleta in a press statement. He added that the company’s Texas stores “have been experiencing a steady increase in sales,” suggesting that guests are “thrilled that we’re back” with dine-in services.
Pie Five is also offering several value deals, including personal pizzas for $5 and large two-topping pies for $9.99. To feed a larger crowd, orders can be placed for family meals of two large two-topping pizzas paired with an entrée salad, Cheesy Breadsticks or Cinnastix.
Curbside pickup and online ordering are still available, and delivery is offered at some locations.
Additionally, guests can add $5 or $10 to any order to feed local essential workers. Pie Five said 100% of these funds will go to feed workers at local hospitals, grocery stores, police stations and other essential businesses.