Metroplex-based Pie Five Pizza will be expanding into West Texas in 2015.

Pie Five describes themselves as "the nation’s leading fast-casual pizza brand". They will have a total of eight franchise locations open in the cities of Lubbock, Amarillo, Odessa, Midland and Abilene.

The franchisee is Lubbock native Nathan K. Cage.  “My wife, Twila, discovered Pie Five in Fort Worth in 2012 and suggested I try it as well. Seeing how she’s also the one who introduced me to Wingstop, I had a feeling this was going to be lightning strike number two,” recalls Cage. “Fast casual concepts are growing like wildfire and Pie Five has clearly distinguished itself within the pizza space. But the kicker was their red and black motif – absolutely perfect for us Red Raider fans!”

Nathan Cage

Cage owns the Wingstop locations in Lubbock, in addition to his new venture with Pie Five.

“We’ve been building momentum in the Lone Star State for quite some time and I think the timing is perfect to head west. We chose one of Lubbock’s finest to pioneer our brand in the market, and to carry us over the 200-announced-franchise-units milestone,” said Randy Gier, chief executive officer of Pie Five Pizza. “Nathan has an exceptional restaurant track record, he understands our concept and he shares our passion for providing impeccable customer service. We’re honored to have him as a member of our franchise team.”