This article was originally published on QSR on 7/8/19.
Your Pie announced a successful second quarter, including two new franchise locations, two limited-time Craft Series menu offerings and its 8th annual Franchise Fest conference in Athens, Georgia.
Between April 1 and June 30, Your Pie welcomed new Georgia locations in Cumming and Smyrna, bringing the brand’s total footprint to 65 stores nationwide with a busy summer still ahead. During Q3, Your Pie plans to open locations in Houston, Texas; Blacksburg, Virginia; Jacksonville, Melbourne and Brandon, Florida; and Winder, Fort Oglethorpe, Dahlonega and Dublin, Georgia. In the second quarter, Your Pie also awarded 19 stores across Virginia, North Carolina and Florida for future development.
“We’re always thrilled for the opportunity to lock arms with like-minded individuals to introduce the Your Pie brand to new communities nationwide,” says Ken Caldwell, Vice President of Development at Your Pie. “As we continue to grow our franchise footprint, our number one priority is to support franchise owner success at the individual unit level.”
In addition to store growth in Q2, Your Pie introduced a new limited-time offering, the Double Bacon BLT Pie, as part of its rotating Craft Series Menu. The brand also celebrated the return of its award-winning, summertime staple, the Peach Prosciutto Pie, featuring a sweet-savory blend of cheese, prosciutto and fresh, seasonal peaches.
To close the quarter, Your Pie invited franchisees from across the country to Athens, Georgia, for its annual Franchise Fest conference on June 25-27. As part of this year’s theme, 2020 Vision, Your Pie leadership shared learnings from the year and vision for the year ahead, and franchisees participated in a variety of interactive sessions related to sales, marketing, technology and more.
“Franchise Fest is one of my favorite events of the year,” says Your Pie Founder Drew French. “We work hard to create an event that is engaging, informative and inspirational, so that we as a franchise system can leave feeling energized and excited for what’s ahead. We always enjoy hosting the Your Pie Family in the city that started it all. It’s rewarding to celebrate what we’ve accomplished as a brand and put our brains together to discuss our vision for the future. This year was a huge success, and we’re enthusiastic about the year ahead.”
Your Pie was founded in 2008 by culinary entrepreneur Drew French, who aimed to create a first-of-its-kind restaurant concept offering high quality, brick-oven pizza at incredible speed. While family recipes and Italian culture helped lay the foundation for its processes and exceptional quality, Your Pie has continued to build upon this foundation with new ingredients, innovative recipes and endless choices to create a pizza experience with traditional roots, but a flair all its own.