This article was originally published in The Jacksonville Business Journal on 7/16/19.
The fast-casual build-your-own pizza chain Your Pie is planning to open two locations on July 19.
A new store is opening in St. Johns County at 90 Durbin Pavilion Drive in Durbin Park, and a location at 13424 Beach Blvd. is re-opening after refurbishment the same day.
The two locations bring Jacksonville’s footprint to five locations, counting spots in Southside, Fleming Island and St. Augustine. The location in Durbin Park is owned by P.J. Patel, who owns the location in St. Augustine. The Beach Boulevard location was acquired in the spring by Rachel Sackllah, Elias, Abuaita and John Abuaita.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to join the Your Pie Family and to continue serving the Jacksonville community at Your Pie Beach & Hodges,” Sackllah said in a statement. “Your Pie has grown a loyal fanbase in this community over the last several years, and we look forward to welcoming guests back to this location.”
Prior to the openings, both locations will host “Dine and Donate” events July 15 to July 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free pizzas are available for up to 200 registered guests, with donations encouraged for the St. Johns Police Athletic League and nonprofit Dreams Come True.
Your Pie was founded by Drew French in 2008 and began franchising in 2010. There are nearly 70 stores in the U.S. and about 50 in development.