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Topeka Demands a Pie Five of Its Own; Chain Says See You Friday!

 Pizza lovers in Topeka are about to get a fresh take on the fast-casual phenomenon as Pie Five Pizza unveils its first location in the capital city this week.

Area residents will welcome the trend-setting restaurant and its handcrafted, personalized pizzas on Friday, Dec. 12. Renowned for using only the freshest ingredients, Pie Five’s made-to-order pies offer endless variety all for one great price. Any way you top them, the “five” in Pie Five means it all happens in five minutes or less!  

Located at 1129 SW Wanamaker Rd. in the Crosswinds Commons Center, the new restaurant will kick off its grand opening celebration at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting by the Topeka Chamber of Commerce. Topeka’s hit music station 94.5 FM will also be onsite, adding to the excitement with food and merchandise giveaways. 

At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of handcrafted personal pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices, all for one affordable price. Add a hand-made salad and dessert, prepared fresh every day, and the entire meal will be ready in less than five minutes. The rapidly expanding chain is capitalizing on growing consumer demand for fresh dining options and artisan pizzas in stylish environments without the wait. 

This is an exciting time for franchise owner Dave Goebel of KC Pie LLC, who has already opened locations in Lenexa and Overland Park with plans for more in 2015. Goebel, former president and chief executive officer of Applebee’s, along with his wife Jan, sons Kerry and Kevin and daughter Lyssa, signed a 10-unit Pie Five franchise agreement in May of last year. 

The Goebels and their team will kick off the radio remote with a check presentation to Children’s Mercy Hospitals. Pie Five has raised more than $21,000 at each of their restaurants through their on-going “Mercy Mondays” campaign, in which five percent of sales were donated to support the pediatric health center. The tradition will continue at the new Topeka location.

“Pie Five is setting a new standard for pizza quality and service in Topeka,” said Goebel. “Nowhere else can you create your own perfect, individualized pizza with all the fresh, high-quality ingredients you love and have it baked-to-order in less than five minutes, for one great price. It’s an unbeatable combo and it’s no wonder it’s taken off in Kansas, and from coast to coast.”

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 The company currently has 28 locations in nine states (Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia) with more than 270 announced franchise units under contract in 14 states and Washington, DC.

The Topeka restaurant marks the sixth in the state of Kansas and 28th system-wide. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. A complete menu and more information are available at



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