When you go in try to ask a manager/owner/operator how sales are.
Stores will have their slow days as well as their heavy days which may not fully be indicative.
In talking to owner/operators in various locations I have found the picture they paint is much brighter than plan, which is leading to an acceleration of openings.
Just to whet your calls for the Houston stores you will see one opening in Spring, Tx here:
FM 2920 & Kuykendahl Near Cinemark Movie Theater
growbyluck, it is in the proxy, it won't be announced till it is approved by the proxy vote as the1971capital stated
So I see Fred Gustin and Kurt Guttshall of Quality Restaurant Concepts LLC seem to be moving fast. The franchising was announced July 21, 2014 and I see they posted an add on 9/12 to hire general manager and manager positions
The next company store is in Utah this week.
I believe it was early December when the last company store opened and then they refocused to get more franchises opened.
2 stores opened 1st qtr last yr
1 store opened 2 qtr last yr
The big push for company stores will be Houston, which I hope they shed some light on soon, maybe announce with earnings.
From an article:
Pie Five, et. al.: Pie Five Pizza is one of the many super fast-casual pizza concepts looking for space in the D.C. market, and they've hit on their first location: L'Enfant Plaza. Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. will be developed here by franchisee Alyse Cohen of ALC Hospitality. Cohen plans up to 38 Pie Five locations in the D.C. area.
This week Sept 19th
Daytona - FL
Cool Springs - TN
Week of Sept 26th
South Jordan - Utah
Week of Oct 10th
New Market Square - Wichita,KS
Blvd College - Owings Mills, MD
remainder of Oct./Nov
Westport - KC, MO
Topeka - KS
As a side note Blaze is fired up and has added 9 franchise groups with 315 commitments, the 40th one opening next month, with 125 planned open by the end of next year.
Hoping to get some guidance with earnings that signal at least a doubling by next year.
I see they are hiring more accountants and marketing people at PZZI
njirish95 you are correct that about the ownership and that may have been a smart move of closing the two under that operator moving forward opening the new one with a different operator / corporate and not getting future bad press by association.
If you can be up there on the 24th, maybe you can get some insight to Utah.
not after you consider 2 steps back with the opening soon 1 forward...
Those two are permanently closed.
Interestingly Jobe Madison went to Dickeys, though I believe he still has his holding and posts positive comments on the FB P5
need someone to shed some light on Utah...
Cohen, the DC operator
The other Maryland store, at Owing Mills, is the Baltimore operator, Mengel
I believe a few more will pop on the radar for Cohen as that rollout seems pretty aggressive.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Stevens move on Omaha now that Wichita is lined up solid.
looks like they have about 24 opened location, Pie Five has 22
I searched for an Uncle Maddio's in this little place called Kansas City, but alas, none
21st and Rock Road location planned to open in January
The second Wichita location (New Market) also applied for building permits
2755 N. Maize Road, $150,000, alteration
planned to open in October