Pie Five Pizza opens in Algonquin
A fast food pizza spot is now open along the Randall Road corridor.
Pie Five Pizza, known for its "fast-casual" pizza, recently opened at 776 S. Randall in Algonquin. It is in the strip center near the Target store, on the west side of Randall Road.
This is the fourth location of the Pie Five chain in the Chicago area. There are 50 Pie Five locations in 15 states throughout the country.
For those who don't want to wait for pizza, it is a perfect option to get a handcrafted personal pizza quickly and made just the way you like it.
At the business, you can pick from 28 toppings to go on one of four different crusts -- artisan thin, classic pan, whole grain Neapolitan and gluten-free. You also can choose from seven sauces to make your own custom pizza.
Once you've decided, your creation is ready in 145 seconds, after being baked in a special oven.
The cost for each pizza, no matter how you top it, is $6.99.
The business also serves freshly tossed salads in baked pizza dough bowls, home-baked brownies and cookie pies.
You can dine in the restaurant or take your creation to go.
"Pie Five is a family-friendly restaurant perfect for the Algonquin community," said CEO Randy Gier. "Bringing the two together is a no-brainer."
The company intends to give a portion of its proceeds back to the community.
To kick off its opening on June 12, the company donated 50 percent of proceeds to the Illinois Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
It has also partnered with other community organizations, including Algonquin Area Youth Baseball, park districts and Jacobs High School Boosters to give support.
The company plans to open 500 Pie Fives, either company owned, or franchise-owned in the next five years.
There are 10 more Pie Five locations planned for the Chicago area, which are expected to open this year.
Currently there are locations in Illinois in Algonquin, Schaumburg, Naperville and Skokie.
In addition, Pie Five locations are planned to open soon in Bloomingdale, Elmhurst, Glenview and Palatine.
For information on the Algonquin location, call (847) 458-0097.
If the weather has stopped you from stocking up on summer clothes, accessories and home furnishings, an upcoming sale may help.
The Geneva Commons mall along the Randall Road corridor in Geneva is hosting a Sizzlin' Summer Sidewalk Sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28.
Many of the stores throughout the outdoor mall will have special sales and offers during the sidewalk sale.
There also will be specials at some restaurants in Geneva Commons, including Yogen Fruz.
To help guide shoppers to the special sales, Geneva Commons will be posting colorful windsocks throughout them all.
The businesses with the windsocks will be having specials for the event.
For details, visit shopgenevacommons.com.
• Amy Williams' column covers all the news of business along the Randall Road corridor from Batavia to Crystal Lake. Contact her at email@example.com or (847) 894-5036.