Oct. 17, 2014
Randy Gier, CEO of Pizza Holdings Inc., is number 13 on our list of the 2014 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers: People.
Randy Gier knows pizza. The CEO of Pizza Holdings Inc. oversees two concepts in the pizza industry, Pizza Inn and the ground locations breaking fast casual brand, Pie Five Pizza Co. Launching in 2011, Pie Five rocked the industry with its hand-crafted, made-to order pizzas, prepared in five minutes. Gier since has grown it to 19 units with plans to develop at least 150 over the next five years.
"Our intention is to be the leading, preeminent fast casual brand in the pizza space," he said. "If that means 500 units, great. If that means 1,000, great. We'll let the consumer tell us how much demand there is and build to meet the needs."
Gier also is the CEO of Cedars Woodfire Grill, a four-unit Texas chain focusing on fresh-fired cuisine.