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It's Love at First Bite at Pie Five's New Tri-Cities Location
The Fast Casual Pizza Innovator Opens New Location in Johnson City, Tennessee

DALLAS, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- You've heard of love at first sight, but what about love at first bite? Residents of Johnson City, Tennessee will be falling in love with Pie Five's signature style of fast casual pizza with the opening of its newest location on July 15 at 2059 Hamilton Place Drive, near Academy Sports + Outdoors and Courtyard Inn. Doors open in time for lunch at 11 a.m., so pizza lovers are encouraged to get there early to customize their very own chef-inspired pie that bakes in just 140 seconds and are made from a selection of more than 28 fresh toppings, seven delectable sauces and four made-from-scratch crusts.

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This is the sixth Pie Five location opened by franchisees Fred Gustin and Kurt Guttshall, who also owns and operates over 60 Applebee's restaurants in the United States. This is the third Pie Five location in Tennessee.

"We received such a warm welcome when we opened our Kingsport location last year and I've been counting down the days to when we could open a Pie Five restaurant in Johnson City," said Pie Five Franchisee, Kurt Guttshall. "We know the local residents will love our incredible quick-cooking pizzas, fresh ingredients and friendly staff."

As part of the store opening festivities, Pie Five will support the local Tennessee community with a VIP event on July 14th featuring attendance from local officials as well as fire and police representatives. Additionally, Pie Five will partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise much needed funds for the wish-granting organization. Also check out local billboards around town with details on how a few lucky entrants can win free pizza for an entire year through Pie Five's Circle of Crust! 

Pie Five's unique fast casual approach allows consumers to personalize their own handcrafted, artisan pizza with unlimited toppings at one low price. With a wide selection of fresh ingredients and hand-cut veggies, such as sundried tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts and caramelized onions, Pie Five offers the freshest pies in all the land. Pie Five also accommodates a wide variety of dietary restrictions providing vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

For more information on Pie Five's Tennessee locations, please visit the Pie Five location finder. Connect with Pie Five on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Join the Circle of Crust to earn points for every purchase of pizza or large salad. Circle of Crust members even get a free pizza on their half birthday!


Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. is a subsidiary of RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVE). RAVE owns, franchises and supplies more than 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn 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. Named among Fast Casual's Top "Movers & Shakers" for three consecutive years, "Best Franchise Deal" by QSR Magazine, Hot Concepts winner by Nation's Restaurant News and one of "10 Hot New Restaurant Chains from Established Brands" by, the company currently has 91 locations in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit

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