Description: Pie Five is a sister chain to the considerably larger Pizza Inn. Like its larger parent company, Pie Five is centered in the Southeast. The 9" pies generally cost $6.49; gluten-free runs an extra $2. The chain also offers a variety of salads.
Wunderlich Securities analyst Robert Derrington said Pie Five is geared toward families, and franchise developers have found it to be a very efficient package that works very well in suburban locations.
Slicing up the pizza market: Like other fast-casual concepts, the focus is on the in-store experience and the same kind of chic, industrial design that characterizes chains like Chipotle.