Pie Five Pizza Co. wins with Casino Deal
May 02, 2016
Pie Five Pizza Co. is the best bet of the day with their newest development
partner! Today, Pie Five Pizza Co. announced a new development partnership with
existing franchise partners Fred Gustin and Kurt Guttshall of Slice of the Pie,
LLC and veteran casino partners Pop's Shop to take the leading fast casual pizza
concept into casinos nationwide.
Nationally recognized restaurateurs, Gustin and Guttshall, currently operate
five Pie Five Pizza locations in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama including
the flagship casino location inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi,
Mississippi. They have three more Pie Five Pizza locations currently in
development. This team also operates 60 Applebee's locations in the Southeast.
"With our unique oven technology and fresh made-to-order ingredients, Pie Five
is a perfect fit for casino guests," said Kurt Guttshall, Pie Five Pizza
franchisee and casino development partner. "We are able to create and bake
pizzas perfectly in 5 minutes, so it's just a short break from the gaming
tables, and guests can even use their casino comps for payment – we make it
Pie Five corporate has built a strong association with veteran casino executives
to capitalize on this growing market segment. Whether guests are looking for a
late night meal, dine-in or carry-out, Pie Five Pizza has become a proven leader
in this segment.
"Casinos are a natural fit for our business and we already have a proven
business model at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino," said Randy Gier, CEO of parent
company, Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. "Casino guests are expecting an elevated
dining experience and truly appreciate our artisanal, quality pizzas that are
made-to order with unlimited toppings at one great price in just 145 seconds."
At Pie Five, guests can choose from more than a million combinations of farm
fresh ingredients, artisan sauces and handcrafted crust varieties. Pies bake in
just 140 seconds in a custom-designed, state-of-the-art oven. By the time the
guest arrives at the register, their hot, bubbly, pizza perfection is ready.
Guests can add one of Pie Five's freshly tossed handmade salads or a decadent
home-baked brownie or cookie pie to their meal.
Return to Mississippi Casinos.