Pie Five adds toasted sandwich melts

Pie Five is adding a line of toasted sandwich melts to its menu.

Consumers will now have the choice of four sandwich options: Loaded Italian, Chicken Club, Buffalo Chicken and Ham & Cheese. The sandwiches, which are available for dine in and delivery, are currently offered at 60% of Pie Five’s locations. The chain plans to make the sandwiches available systemwide by mid-2018.

“Chef-driven menu additions, delivery and online ordering initiatives are all part of our Pie Five concept refinement process,” said CEO Scott Crane in a statement. “After conducting an extensive amount of consumer research, we found that guests would like to have a lighter option, in addition to our salads, when they dine in or order Pie Five delivery. From there, our talented chefs and franchisees worked together to create these four tasty sandwich melts that are just like pizzas but they’re sandwiches! Now, you can meet everyone’s cravings with even more innovative items to choose from.”

The new menu additions come just after Pie Five reported a 17.3% decline in same-store sales for the third quarter.

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