DALLAS, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef Andy Wittman has done it again. Pie Five Pizza's culinary guru locked himself in his kitchen, whipped out all his favorite ingredients and created yet another sinfully delicious dessert – just in time to celebrate the end of summer.
Today, customers of the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza concept will have their first chance to indulge in his Cheesecake Brownie, a wickedly creamy cheesecake made with Philadelphia® Cream Cheese swirled with decadent chocolate fudge brownie. It's half cheesecake and half brownie. But it's all delicious. "Sure, I'll admit it. I have a bit of a cheesecake obsession," said Wittman. "But the good news is that Pie Five guests are the ones who benefit from it. And if I may toot my own horn a bit, the new Cheesecake Brownie just might be my best cheesecake creation yet." Each slice of Chef Andy's Cheesecake Brownie is just $1.59; or yield to temptation and grab a whole pie for $9.99. But you can only have your cheesecake, and eat it too, through September 14. 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. The company currently 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 12 states and Washington, DC. 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. Contact: Ladd Biro, Champion Management 972.930.9933; email@example.com Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140428/81291 SOURCE Pie Five Pizza Co.
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