The Tops of Toppings, the Crustiest of the Upper Crust, the Sauciest of the Saucy: Contest to Name Your Pie’s 2013 ‘Pie of the Year’ Under Way

Originator of the Down-the-Line Pizza Category Puts Power in Fans’ Hands to Determine No. 1 Pie

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Athens, Ga. (PRWEB) January 06, 2014

Are you ready to rumble?

Your Pie, the originator of the down-the-line pizza category, is proud to launch the “Pie of the Year” contest on Facebook to determine the best original fan creation of 2013. Your Pie Facebook fans will vote to determine who reigns supreme as 2013’s king or queen of customizable culinary creativity.

Each month, Your Pie has honored its motto to “express your inner pizza” by inviting fans of the brand to submit their Your Pie customized pizza masterpiece on Facebook. A winner was selected each month based on fan voting and received free Your Pie for a month.

The “Pie of the Year” contest on Facebook pits all 12 winners against one another in a final showdown ¬– with the grand prize of a trip to the Island of Ischia in Italy, where Drew French, Founder of Your Pie, first conceived of the idea for a down-the-line, customizable pizza franchise.

“The spirit of Your Pie is based on creativity, originality, and fun,” French said. “Our fans have used our pizzas as the canvas for their culinary artistry and created some really incredible pies. I’m excited to send the winner to Ischia for an eye-opening and incredible experience – just like the one I had.”

The creator of the “Pie of the Year” will receive a grand-prize package that includes a flight to Italy with four nights lodging, transportation to Ischia from Rome, and a $700 spending card.

The 12 finalists represent a cross-section of Your Pie’s 18 locations, and their creations include colorful names such as the “Bulldawg Bite,” “Hearts On Fire” and “Mama Walker’s Mediterranean Madness.”

The winner of 2012’s “Pie of the Year” was Kelly Brooks from Watkinsville, Ga., whose “The Aloha” pizza creation earned the top honor.

Voting for the “Pie of the Year” begins at 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 2, and will end at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, January 20, on Your Pie’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YourPie.

Only Your Pie Facebook fans will be able to vote for the winner, and each fan has the opportunity to vote once per day during the voting period. The winner will be announced on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

As its impressive digital fan base is translating to a growing customer clientele, Your Pie aims to reach 100 locations in the U.S. by the end of 2015, with plans to add locations in Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa, Nashville, Charleston, Birmingham and Augusta, Ga. Although Your Pie is primarily looking for partners to join the Your Pie family in the Southeast, the brand is capable of supporting locations across the country.

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 http://www.yourpie.com.

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