There’s no better excuse than National Ice Cream Day to cool off during the sweltering heat of the summer sun with a decadent, cold treat. That’s why, on Sunday, July 17, participating Your Pie locations are offering each customer that comes through their doors a free taste of their favorite gelato. Made with milk instead of cream, gelato may not be ice cream, but it’s still a rich, all-natural and 93 percent fat-free dessert that customers can not only indulge in, but feel good about it, too.
If one free gelato wasn’t enough to keep dessert cravings at bay, Your Pie also announced a contest to coincide with Free Gelato Day. After following Your Pie on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, customers can snap a photo while enjoying their tasty treat and upload it to the social media channel of their choice with the hashtag #YPFreeGelato. This enters them in for a chance to win a free gelato twice a week for the rest of 2016—that’s 50 chances to taste an array of Italian-style gelato flavors.
“We’ve mastered the art of down-the-line pizza, and we wanted to kick our product offerings up a notch. We could talk all day about how great our gelato is, but we’re one-upping ourselves by showing our customers firsthand what we’re all about,” said Your Pie Founder Drew French. “This is also our way of thanking our customers for their loyalty while at the same time, attracting new customers who will want to come see what all the excitement is about.”
Your Pie has long prided itself on its innovative menu. The brand’s unique, down-the-line concept has been defining the craft pizza movement since its first restaurant opened its doors in Athens, Georgia in 2008. A perfect example of that innovation at work is Your Pie’s craft pie series. The brand offers a variety of seasonal pizzas throughout the year, and pairs them with a unique gelato flavor and craft brews to make for an unmatched dining experience. Right now, customers can indulge in Your Pie’s famous Peach Prosciutto pie, which is made with ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses along with fresh sliced peaches, chopped basil and a house-made honey balsamic glaze. The pizza is currently being served with Italian Butter Pecan Gelato and a beer from New Belgium.
If 2016 is any indication, that commitment to serving customized, artisan pies is helping the brand thrive in its competitive industry year after year. During the past six months alone, Your Pie has been growing rapidly with a total of 49 stores in development. Following their second quarter, the brand is also reveling in a same-store sales increase of 8.86 percent over last year.
About Your Pie
Your Pie is the world’s originator of the quick-serve, brick-oven, customized personal pizza category. A culinary entrepreneur since his teenage years, Your Pie founder Drew French combined his passion for innovative restaurant concepts with brick oven technology to create the highest quality pizza available at incredible speed. Drawing from family recipes from the island of Ischia, Your Pie uses hand-tossed dough, only fresh ingredients, homemade pizza sauces and salad dressings, and offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free pizzas, as well as traditional pizzas. Customers who dine at Your Pie have come to expect the best tasting pizza served with speed without sacrificing flavor. Your Pie is a state of mind and the brand stands by its motto to “express your inner pizza”, investing in local communities and encouraging diners to let their culinary creativity run wild. For more information about Your Pie or franchising opportunities, please visit www.yourpie.com.