THE COLONY, Texas, Aug. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The new kid on the block is growing up and going to college. Today, Pie Five Pizza Co., which landed on the fast-casual restaurant scene last year, is opening its seventh restaurant and its first college location at 503 South Pecan St. on the University of Texas at Arlington campus. With its first-ever breakfast menu and extended operating hours, Pie Five at UTA is shaking up the pizza dining experience. Pie Five is taking its smarts for handcrafted-individual pizzas made in five minutes or less to college students who want to enjoy delicious dining options that fit their tastes and their busy class schedules. The new restaurant is part of the Shops at College Park, a mixed-use development on the UTA campus, featuring retail businesses on the first level and student housing above. "The University of Texas at Arlington campus has undergone many fantastic changes, and we're excited to be a part of the transformation. We look forward to offering a great destination for lunch, dinner and now breakfast," said Interim Pie Five CEO Clinton Coleman. Made with fresh ingredients, baked to order and ready to enjoy in less than five minutes, college students are in total control of the occasion at Pie Five and can indulge in more than five million individual pie combinations or choose from one of 11 specialty pies assembled on a 9-inch Crispy Thin or Classic Pan crust. Pie Five at UTA will also offer signature salads, cookie pies for dessert, and breakfast pies including: the Baja pie topped with scrambled eggs, pulled-pork, chorizo, diced tomatoes and two-pepper medley and the Wake-Up Call pie featuring scrambled eggs, chorizo, jalapeños, peppers, Mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses. "This is a perfect location to offer a morning menu for students who want to grab a bite before class," Coleman added. "It's about giving our guests quality options and convenience throughout the entire day."
Pie Five at UTA will be open 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Pie Five, created by Pizza Inn, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI), opened its first location last June in Fort Worth. Today the pizza revolution has expanded to seven restaurants across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with the next location scheduled to open in Allen, TX. As expansion continues Pie Five has announced plans to franchise and is targeting the top 75 MSAs for development through multi-unit franchise agreements. A complete menu and more information on Pie Five is available at www.piefivepizza.com. The company is also on Facebook ( facebook.com/PieFivePizza) and Twitter ( twitter.com/PieFivePizza). About Pie Five: Pie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. Headquartered in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas, Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., is an owner, franchisor and supplier of a system of restaurants operating domestically and internationally under the trademarks "Pizza Inn" and "Pie Five Pizza Co." Pizza Inn is an international pizza chain featuring traditional and specialty pizzas, as well as freshly made pastas, sandwiches, and desserts. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a new fast-casual concept offering individual pizzas made to order and cooked in less than five minutes. Founded in 1958, publicly traded Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI) franchises approximately 300 restaurants and directly owns and operates 11 restaurants. For more information, please visit www.pizzainn.com. The Pie Five Pizza Co. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=10593
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