Chestnut Land Co. and Muransky Cos., based in Youngstown, Ohio, have launched a new pizza concept called Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza.
The chain’s first locations opened in Youngstown, Ohio, and Bradenton, Florida, and there are now more than a dozen across the country. Rise Pies features the assembly line concept where you build your own pizza and pick your toppings. It cooks in a high-quality oven you’d see in a sit-down restaurant.
The pizza concept developed because the franchise owner wanted to offer a pizza concept to pair with their other franchise, Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels, when they talked with malls for new locations. Rise Pies features a great atmosphere, but in the comfortable $10 check setting.