Pie Five Pizza Co. will expand its presence to the Kansas City, Mo., market this summer. The newest location will be franchised by Dave Goebel, who is the former CEO of Applebee's. He has also opened Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs and Y-leave Café.
Goebel's first Pie Five Pizza Co. in the region will be located at 13366 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, Kan.
"I am a big believer that your early restaurants should be your flagships with big volume and great presence in the city," Goebel said.
Two of his sons, Kerry and Kevin, will also be on board as operating partners. The family plans to expand the concept in the Kansas City market as part of a 10-store agreement.
Pie Five currently has 10 locations in Texas, a location in Utah, and franchise agreements for another 37 restaurants to-date in Utah, Charlotte, N.C., Florida and Kansas City.
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