2012 October: Pie Five Co. introduces gluten-free crust

THE COLONY, Texas (October 23, 2012) – Pie Five Pizza Co. is slicing up a healthy new option for guests. Pie Five, a division of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. adds Gluten Free Crust to its menu at all eight Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex locations.

“We are thrilled to introduce Gluten Free Crust to the Pie Five menu,” said Interim Pie Five CEO Clinton Coleman. “Now those on a Gluten Free diet can still enjoy pizza on a regular basis. Our menu truly provides delicious and healthy options for everyone.”

In the last few years many consumers have made a choice to reduce their consumption of gluten, a protein composite found in food processed from wheat, rye and barley.

“As a growing fast-casual-chain, our goal is to focus on our customers’ needs while redefining the pizza dining experience. Our customers desire fresh pizza with healthy options in a timely manner, and that’s what we produce,” Coleman said. “We can’t wait for our guests to try our new Gluten Free Crust.”

In addition to welcoming Gluten Free Crust to its menu, the Pie Five menu includes other menu enhancements such as their new delicious cheese combinations of Mozzarella and Provolone. They have also added olive oil as a healthier sauce option and a flavorful new Italian Herb Thin Crust made daily with their own blend of Italian Seasoning.

Pie Five was recently named by Nation’s Restaurant News as a 2012 Hot Concept award winner. Guests can choose from more than a million combinations of fresh made-to-order pizzas and a variety of specialty pie choices prepared in less than five minutes on a 9-inch Crispy Thin, Classic Pan, Italian Herb Thin or Gluten Free Crust.

About Pie Five:
Pie Five is a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. headquartered in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas, Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., is an owner, franchisor and supplier of a system of restaurants operating domestically and internationally under the trademarks “Pizza Inn” and “Pie Five Pizza Co.” Pizza Inn is an international pizza chain featuring traditional and specialty pizzas, as well as freshly made pastas, sandwiches, and desserts. Pie Five Pizza Co. is a new fast-casual concept offering individual pizzas made to order and cooked in less than five minutes. Founded in 1958, publicly traded Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZI) franchises approximately 300 restaurants and directly owns and operates 12 restaurants. For more information, please visit www.pizzainn.com.