January 09, 2018

The Food Biz: Your Pie sets Capitol View opening

The Athens, Georgia-based parent company of pizza restaurant Your Pie will open in the North Gulch on Friday, Jan. 12, marking the franchise’s initial foray into Nashville.

Of note, the franchisee is an LLC created by Nashville-based SMS Holdings Corp., which is best known for its janitorial and maintenance work with shopping malls, hospitals and downtown partnerships. In addition, the company provides various services to the aviation industry.

Your Pie Capitol View will be SMS’s first venture as a restaurant operator. The restaurant will be located in the first floor of the HCA-owned tower called 1100 Charlotte and located in Capitol View.

The brick-oven pizzeria company had targeted Nashville since early 2014. SMS has an agreement with Your Pie Franchising to open three more locations in the greater Nashville market.

“At Your Pie, we believe that food can be fresh, fast, delicious and experiential,” Founder and President Drew French said in a release. “We want to be the go-to fast casual restaurant where families, friends, colleagues and groups can gather, dine and share memories without having to share pizzas.”

Your Pie bills itself as a “fast casual, brick-oven, customized personal pizza” restaurant. The company website notes its handcrafted pies are created using family recipes derived the Italian island of Ischia, located near Naples.

Founded in 2008, Your Pie has 40 locations in multiple states and an additional 50 locations in development. The Your Pie restaurant located within the closest geographic proximity to Nashville is in Murfreesboro. It is not operated by SMS.

Originally Published in The Nashville Post

By Staff Reports