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THAT PIE PLACE OFFERS CRAVE-WORTHY COMFORT FOOD
IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
Fast-casual Sandy Springs restaurant cooks up a success story
with gourmet pie pockets
ATLANTA (June 18, 2015) -- It isn’t unusual for That Pie Place (6355 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs) founder Ron Wolf to hear his intensely loyal customers confess that they dream about his handheld, flaky, buttery-crust creations. Wolf, an Atlanta hospitality industry veteran and co-founder of the Georgia Restaurant Association, understands the addiction to his fast-casual restaurant’s made-to-order, all-natural, baked gourmet pie pockets.
“It’s the ultimate comfort food,” Wolf explains. “The world didn’t need another burger, pizza or taco joint. We opened That Pie Place in 2013 to satisfy the cravings we all have for a freshly made, portable lunch or dinner with quality ingredients that can be baked for you in just three minutes. Who says no to pie?”
Across the globe, from the British pasty to the Jamaican patty, the Latin American empanada and India’s samosa, handcrafted, portable pies have satisfied busy people on the go for centuries. Thanks to executive chef Todd Kazenske, That Pie Place’s lunch and dinner menu offers personalized pies with no trans-fat or MSG; just the healthiest choices in ingredients, specifically developed with American taste buds in mind.
"We spent six months just perfecting the pie crust," says Kazenske, a certified executive pastry chef and member of the American Academy of Chefs who also teaches at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta. "Our customers appreciate our signature homemade sauces and dressings, and the fact that they can enjoy a healthier, baked lunch or dinner fast-casual option. They recognize our attention to quality ingredients, like wild caught salmon and fruit from local orchards."
The menu features over 25 freshly made-to-order sweet and savory pies ($5.49 each). Many guests enjoy their pie with a side ($1.99) of Asian slaw, balsamic beans or cinnamon chips; and the salads ($2.99 small/$5.99 large) - Greek, Caesar, spinach and house - are popular choices as well.
Featured menu items include:
- Buffalo Chicken Pie - filled with all-natural shredded chicken breast, provolone cheese, zesty buffalo sauce; served with signature avocado ranch dipping sauce
- Chicken Pot Pie - packed with chunks of white meat chicken, simmered in a seasoned sauce with onions, peas, carrots and a hint of thyme
- Meat Lover’s Pizza Pie - a blend of bacon, sausage, pepperoni and ham with melted mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce
- BBQ Pie - slow-roasted pulled pork served with choice of Carolina tangy or sweet Kansas City barbecue sauce
- Bacon Cheeseburger Pie - stuffed with seasoned, crumbled ground chuck, applewood smoked bacon and sharp cheddar cheese
- Cuban - slow-roasted pulled pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickle and a touch of yellow mustard; served with a mojo dipping sauce.
- Salmon Teriyaki Pie - black pepper teriyaki-coated wild-caught salmon, rice pilaf and fresh broccoli; served with signature dipping sauce
- Chipotle Black Bean Burger Pie - bites of black bean burger, provolone cheese, dill pickle and a hint of mustard
- Veggie Lovers - a combination of spinach, green peppers, sautéed onions, mushrooms and broccoli in a delicious white sauce
Customers also have the option of creating their own pie with That Pie Place’s customizable build-your-own-pie, baked and ready to go in three minutes.
What’s a comfort food pie-themed restaurant without a tempting dessert menu? Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia, supplies the fruit fillings for peach and apple pies. Guests also crave the s’mores pie, a delectable combo of chocolate brownie, graham crackers, marshmallow and hot fudge. For a little extra, diners can choose to have their dessert hand-glazed or go for the ice cream-accented à la mode option.
For business meetings and family celebrations, That Pie Place caters and delivers freshly baked-to-order 10-, 15- and 25-piece savory and sweet pie platters or boxed lunches. And be on the lookout for the new food truck at festivals and food parks this summer. Frozen versions of popular menu items are also available in-store to take home and enjoy.
That Pie Place is located at 6355 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road NE, across the street from Costco in Sandy Springs. It is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, call 770-394-4743 or visit www.thatpieplace.com.