Clarksville welcomed Pie Five, a new pizza restaurant, to Morris Road, near the Governor’s Square Mall on Friday, June 12.
Pie Five combines inexpensive pizzas and a pick-your-own toppings bar, much like at Subway or Chipotle, to achieve their “fresh, handcrafted and customized personal pizzas in less than five minutes” claim.
“There’s really nothing else like us in town,” said Eddie Sparks, APSU alumni and assistant manager of Pie Five. “You can build your own or you can choose from one of our specialty pies.”
Unlike other restaurants, however, the price of a pizza at Pie Five does not increase with the number of toppings customers add.
“You can make your own pizza with as many toppings as you like, they’re all 6.99,” Sparks said, adding that more than seven toppings wasn’t recommended and that gluten-free crust costs an extra two dollars.
The customized pizzas are varied and are fully described on the Pie Five website, and there is also a nutrition calculator for those who need to keep track of their diet. In addition to pizza, there is a “not pie” section that contains various salads and desserts such as brownies.
Pie Five offers ten percent discount for military and first responders.
“Our staff is very friendly, and that’s one of the things we look for when we hire,” said Sparks. “We need outgoing personalities because everyone on the line interacts with the customer, all the way through.”
According to their website, Pie Five came in third place in FastCasual.com’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers, which ranks annually. It has opened 55 locations since starting in 2011, and “will have 500 franchise and company locations under development.”
Sparks graduated from APSU’s professional studies 2+2 program at the end of fall semester and received the call for his Pie Five job at his graduation ceremony.