January Craft Series Release Party

It’s 2015!  Everyone has enjoyed the holidays…maybe a little TOO much.  January is a month for fresh starts and New Year’s resolutions.  That’s why Your Pie is offering a healthy spin on our delicious, fresh Chopped Salads: Kale!  Kale is a nutritional powerhouse packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C and beta-carotene. The Kale Caesar is topped with grated parmesan and tossed with our delicious house made Caesar dressing.

For our seasonal gelato, we chose a refreshingly tangy Grapefruit Gelato mixed with dried cranberries. Grapefruit gelato fits right in with our healthy Craft Series rollout as it is an excellent source of vitamin C, a vitamin that helps to support the immune system. Vitamin C-rich foods like grapefruit may help reduce cold symptoms or severity of cold symptoms.   

Our Featured Brewery is Dogfish Head.  Dogfish Head Brewery is a brewing company based in Milton, Delaware founded by Sam Calagione. It opened in 1995 and produces 175,000 barrels of beer annually. You may remember the amazing video that founder, Sam Calagione sent to Your Pie Savannah owner, Paul Childers, to share with us at Franchise Fest 2014.

Pi(e) Day 2015 Release Party

 

This video was filmed at our Suwanee, Ga location to celebrate our Pre Pi(e) Day Party!  We had a great turnout, live music from John Thrasher, FREE pizzas were given to the first 50 guests as well as a $3.14 discount on all pizzas after that.  Everyone enjoyed free gelato samples, free swag and more. Hosted at each Your Pie location on March 14th (3/14) system wide, Pi(e) Day is our biggest event of the year! As an offbeat tribute to the mathematical symbol that gives pizza its shape, we celebrate the one day event with a $3.14 discount on Your Pie pizzas.

Craft Series Release: Kale Caesar Chopped Salad

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It’s 2015!  Everyone has enjoyed the holidays…maybe a little TOO much.  January is a month for fresh starts and New Year’s resolutions.  That’s why Your Pie is offering a healthy spin on our delicious, fresh Chopped Salads: Kale!  Kale is a nutritional powerhouse packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C and beta-carotene. The Kale Caesar is topped with grated parmesan and tossed with our delicious house made Caesar dressing.

Pi(e) Day 2015

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Come help us celebrate the mathematical symbol that gives the pizza its shape.

On March 14th (3/14), we’re offering our biggest deal of the year- $3.14 off of Your Pie pizza in honor of Pi(e) Day.

 

As if you needed another reason to eat pizza.

 

 

 

Pi(e) Day Fine Print

Please ask your local store for details about Pi(e) Day and maximum orders per person.  Dine in only.  Call in orders and online order will not be taken on Pi(e) Day.

Your Pie Featured on CNBC

The next big slice of the fast-casual restaurant market is expected to come from an Italian American staple: pizza.

The success of the fast-casual trend is best evidenced by Chipotle, which since September of last year has seen its stock rise more than 55 percent, an upsurge driven primarily by same-store sales growth. At the same time, sales at fast-food behemoth McDonald’s dropped for the third straight quarter, while a recent survey of McDonald’s franchise owners showed the highest level of pessimism in a decade.

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Apple Pie Pie Launch

Nothing says Fall like warm apple pie. To celebrate this season, we are rolling out our new Apple Pie Pie! This delicious seasonal craft pie covers our hand tossed dough with apples and caramel.  Next we sprinkle it with a pie crumble and bake to perfection in our brick oven. Nw that it is nice and warm, we make it a la mode by topping it with our apple pie gelato and caramel drizzle!

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Your Pie Launches Chopped Salads

As the chopped salad craze continues to dominate the fast-casual lunch scene, Your Pie is adding this customizable favorite to our menu. By reducing the customer’s selection of ingredients into salad confetti, it becomes “salad made easy”. Easy to eat by being chopped into tiny, little bits that fit comfortably on your fork. This way you get a bite of greens, beans, and cheese with every lift of the fork.

No longer will customers be subjected to the tyranny of a naked lettuce bite, or the frustration of having a kidney bean roll off your fork. Even better, toss the salad in one of our delicious house made dressings. Enjoy your dressing on every bite, instead of covering only half of the salad.

Just as customers enjoy the theatre of watching their dough hand tossed, they also love watching a ninja salad maker with a big blade reduce a pile of greens and toppings into fine shreds in a matter of seconds. Eating healthy has never been so easy!

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Your Pie Featured on CNBC

The next big slice of the fast-casual restaurant market is expected to come from an Italian American staple: pizza.

The success of the fast-casual trend is best evidenced by Chipotle Mexican Grill, which since September of last year has seen its stock rise more than 55 percent, an upsurge driven primarily by same-store sales growth. At the same time, sales at fast-food behemoth McDonald’s dropped for the third straight quarter , while a recent survey of McDonald’s franchise owners showed the highest level of pessimism in a decade.

Consumers want better food, but they still want it quickly. That’s makes fast-casual pizza a compelling proposition for franchises. Chipotle, Buffalo Wild Wings and Smashburger are among the existing fast-casual chains investing in the pizza concept. Why? The fast-food pizza market is a $32 billion annual industry, according to NPD Group’s food service unit, Crest. And it’s fair to say that in a landscape dominated by Domino’s, Pap John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Little Caesers and Pizza Hut, there is room for food-quality improvement.

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Your Pie Opens New Snellville, Ga Location; Partners with The Path Project

Two young men with a passion for pizza are bringing something different to The Shoppes at Webb Gin. Andrew Williams and Ross Bradley are co-owners of Your Pie, a quick-serve, brick-oven, customized personal pizza restaurant opening this Saturday. Located on the Sprouts Market side of The Shoppes, the fast-casual chain brings a dedication to fresh ingredients, customer service and community engagement.

In fact, Williams and Bradley are so committed to the community, they spent the past week putting their money where their mouth is. The pair teamed up with Jim and Melinda Hollandsworth of The Path Project for a very unique fundraiser. Each night this week from 6-9PM, various community groups were invited to come and dine as a training exercise for the restaurant’s staff. Patrons were not charged for food, but were encouraged to make a donation to The Path Project instead. Known locally for their commitment to helping kids in various mobile home communities, Monday night’s training was even dedicated to The Path Project’s staff and volunteers, as well the students and their families.

The result of such community harmony? Your Pie’s staff went into their first training session with a line out the door and down the sidewalk.

“We were hoping for 100 people, but Jim just kind of laughed and said, ‘That won’t be a problem,’” Williams said. “And our team handled it well – from order to pizza in the oven took less than 8 minutes on average, and we have experienced stores that average seven minutes in a rush like that.”

The live training/fundraising idea is an example of Your Pie’s corporate philosophy of truly becoming part of the community.

“When Your Pie first started, they didn’t train with live guests, and we found that we were wasting food,” Bradley said “That got us thinking, and we came up with the idea to invite these different groups to come in, eat for free, and we’d encourage them to make a donation to a worthy cause.”

Your Pie is a franchise with over 20 locations across the Southeast, according to founder Drew French. Speaking by phone, French said the idea for the restaurant came from his honeymoon in Italy.

“My wife is Italian, so while we were over there, I noticed so many of the families would gather around in the evenings and eat together, and almost every house had a brick oven in the backyard. I thought, ‘There’s something to this. We need something like this back home.’”

French brought the idea stateside to Athens, Georgia, where his wife was enrolled in school. A graduate of UGA’s Terry College of Business himself, French thought the famous college town would be the perfect place to try out his idea. He found space in the Beechhaven Shopping Center and opened the first Your Pie.

Business exploded, and before long he was approached by patrons who wanted to bring the distinctive pizza to their hometown.

“Our first store was in Charleston, South Carolina,” French said. “Simply because a man from Charleston ate at the Athens store and said, ‘What do I have to do to bring this to Charleston?’ We sat down, figured things out, and before long we had 20 stores across the Southeast.”

The newest of those stores opens Saturday in Snellville. Williams and Bradley plan on celebrating in style – 104.7 the Fish will broadcast from the restaurant between 11AM and 1PM, and the owners plan to present a check for the total of the week’s donations to The Path Project.

“I got to know Jim and Melinda through my sister,” Williams said. “We were looking for a local organization we could support on multiple levels, and The Path Project was the perfect fit.”

Hollandsworth agrees.

“When I met with Andrew and Ross, and heard their vision for Your Pie, I knew they were someone we could work with,” he said. “With their emphasis on character and mentoring their employees, it just went hand in hand with what we’re doing at our Path Project locations.”

The alliance will continue well into the future. Williams and Bradley are exploring ways to get their employees involved at some of The Path Project’s locations and are open to interviewing older teens the organization believes are ready for employment. The two owners and Hollandsworth chat regularly to exchange ideas.

“This really is a true partnership,” Hollandsworth said.

“We are so glad to be working with them,” Williams agreed.

Your Pie’s grand opening for the Snellville store is tomorrow, September 27th. The celebration kicks off with the Fish’s live broadcast at 11:00 AM, and continues into the evening. Williams and Bradley promise no one will go home disappointed.

“We have top of the line ingredients from local sources, and we cut, chop and make everything fresh daily,” Williams said. “Our focus is on hand crafted pizzas and making sure every customer gets what they want.”

Customers have their choice of a 10-inch white, wheat, or gluten-free crust, and there is even an 8-inch kids pizza that comes with an order of gelato. The crust can be topped with traditional marinara or one of their seven other sauces (including Thai, Basil Pesto, and BBQ) and the selection of cheeses include mozzarella (low-fat, fresh-made, and regular), cheddar, gorgonzola and feta.

And all of that comes before the veggies and meats.

Did they mention customers can even build a completely vegan pizza as well? Customers can even order online.

The customer getting what they want extends to the wallet as well – the restaurant offers every pizza, panini, and chopped salad for one price: $7.99.

“And that’s whatever you want on your pizza, or salad,” Bradley said. “If you want one of everything, you get it, and the price doesn’t change. We found it was better for the customer that way, and that’s our goal: to make things better for the customer. From the very beginning of Your Pie, the goal has been for customers to feel at home when they come in.”

Your Pie’s founder agrees.

“That’s what we want,” French said. “We want you to come in, get a craft pizza, enjoy a local craft beer, and just enjoy being with us.”

Your Pie is located in The Shoppes of Webb Gin at 1250 Scenic Highway, Suite 400, next to Genesis Hair Salon.