Pie Five, a new fast food style pizza chain, is coming to Sherman via a new Lone Star Food Store convenience store planned on the city’s south side.
The store, which will be located at the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 75 and FM 1417, is expected to be completed by March of next year. Pie Five, named after the five minutes it takes to cook a pizza to order, is a relatively new franchise started in 2007 in Fort Worth. The business has grown to include over 100 locations with the first one coming to Grayson County to be in the new convenience store. Another feature of the chain is the build-your-own-pizza option.
Douglass Distributing CEO Bill Douglass said the innovative new fast food option is only one of the many new features his company, which owns Lone Star Food Stores, is bringing to this location. He was very excited about bringing the franchise to the area.
“Only in the last few years, they have been able to develop an oven that can cook a pizza at a high speed without burning it,” Douglass said.
While he wanted to emphasize the importance of the new pizza franchise, Douglass said will also have other food options.
“We’ll also have the same fresh food, such as sandwiches and other things like we do in all of our stores that have a deli in them,” Douglass said.
In addition to the Lone Star Food Store, the Legacy Village development will include a 72,995-square-foot Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille entertainment complex, as well as a hotel and convention center on the south side of the development and two smaller businesses along the Hwy. 75 service road that developer Mark Schulman said will likely be restaurants.
Douglass also highlighted the new private restrooms he is implementing in the store as a way to enhance the customer experience.
“One of the biggest new features inside the convenience store is the restrooms will be individual,” Douglass said. “Instead of walking into a typical men’s room with urinals, you will have separate stalls that are full rooms. You will have your own toilet, urinal and bench in there, as well as a sink.”
He said the women’s restrooms will be the same as the men’s, minus the urinals.
“It’s a very high tech, state of the art facility,” Douglass said. “We think it will be the best one in Grayson County.”
He also said the company is developing a single lane, high tech automated car wash that will feature all the latest technology available.
The store will offer 20 gas pumps with 39 parking spaces, according to information provided to the city of Sherman.
Douglass said all he is waiting on is for the city to move the fire station and then demolish the existing facility. He said there is a full basement that needs to be leveled before he can begin work, but once that happens, it should only take a few months to complete the project.