D.C. is getting another assembly-line pizza joint. Pie Five Pizza is headed to the region. The fast-casual chain, which currently has 13 locations elsewhere, plans to open a number of restaurants here. Restaurant Management Company ALC Hospitality has a franchise agreement to open 38 stores in Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and D.C. A rep says they're close to a lease for two locations, but wouldn't say where.
The restaurant works in a similar fashion to such concepts as Custom Fuel and &pizza — customers choose from a variety of toppings and the pizzas are built in front of them and cooked up in a fast-heating oven. The first area location of Pie Five should open by summer.
· Pie Five Pizza [Official Site]
[Photo: Pie Five Pizza]