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Pieology Makes Its Move To South Florida

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Remember that idea Cosmo Kramer of “Seinfeld” had to start a business where you make your own pizza pie?

 

Twenty-two years later the idea is now in South Florida.
 

 

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Pieology is part of a growing food trend in America: making your own pizza and having it baked in a brick oven.

"You don't see this in Miami," said Natalie Stuart, a customer at the new restaurant. "That’s actually what brought me here.”

 

Floridians clearly have an appetite for pizza. When Trip Advisor ranked the top 10 pizza cities in the country, Florida claimed two spots on the list.

Orlando ranked fourth, while Miami Beach claimed the no. 10 spot.

The California company Pieology topped the “Top 500” list of growing food chains in America, according to Technomic. The chain’s sales grew 230 percent in 2014, generating $44.6 million in annual sales.

 

Taking the blueprint from Subway/Chipotle,Pieology looks to apply the same concept, but for pizza.

Pieology has financial backing from Panda Restaurant Group to help continue its growth.

 

The first South Florida location, opened in Doral just weeks ago, is getting positive feedback.

 

“It was amazing. The best pizza place ever,” said customer Wendy Batista.

 

 

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Pizza expert and creator of the pizza review site Worst Pizza Craig Agranoff has been to Pieology. "I would definitely be back and I would easily recommend this to my friends,” he said.

For those craving that bacon-jalapeño-pineapple pizza, Pieology offers more than 70 billion possible combinations, according to its website.