CLEARWATER – Pie Five Pizza Co. – the fast-casual restaurant known for its customizable pizzas prepared and ready to enjoy in five minutes or less – made its local debut July 31 at 2689 Gulf to Bay Blvd. in Clearwater Mall.
It is the first Pie Five in the Tampa Bay area and the second in Florida.
Open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Pie Five offers meals handcrafted from fresh, hand-cut veggies and artisan toppings.
“The Clearwater community has been clamoring for a Pie Five to call its own ever since we opened in Estero, and I’m so happy that we’re finally ready to serve shoppers at Clearwater Mall,” said Jeffrey Parker, Pie Five franchisee, in a press release. “Pie Five’s clean, comfortable and friendly environment combined with speedy service and quality ingredients is perfect for this area. We can’t wait to open our doors and we look forward to becoming an integral part of the Clearwater community in the weeks and months ahead.”
Parker formerly operated six McDonald’s franchises. He opened his first Pie Five restaurant in Estero last month and he is scheduled to open a third location in Coral Springs this fall.
In celebration of its grand opening, Pie Five donated 50 percent of proceeds from pre-opening VIP events to The Arc Tampa Bay, a service provider for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group Inc.