Pieology Pizzeria, a new build-your-own pizza chain in Downtown Franklin that took over the long-vacant Wessex and Rye location on Main Street, raised more than $5,000 for Show Hope.
The nonprofit, founded by Grammy Award winning Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman and Mary Beth Chapman, supports adoption and care for orphans around the world.
During a pre-opening event at the company’s first Tennessee location, Pieology provided free pizzas to all guests while encouraging them to donate to the non-profit. The restaurant contributed 100 percent of the donations generated from the event to benefit Show Hope.
“We’re thrilled to open our flagship location in the beautiful city of Franklin and introduce Pieology’s custom dining experience to residents in the greater Nashville area,” said Segovia Aslan Enterprise’s Managing Partner and CEO, Lin Stinson. “We invite our new neighbors to stop in and create a delicious pizza or custom salad, inspired by their own personality, flavor preferences and imagination, always for one affordable price.”
The Chapmans thanked the community for supporting the cause.
“Steven and I are excited that Pieology not only opened in our home town, but chose to benefit Show Hope in the process,” said Mary Beth Chapman, president of Show Hope. “We are huge fans of people using their platforms and voices to help the most vulnerable, orphans.”
Pieology Franklin features an industrial-chic and friendly environment where inspirational quotes decorate the walls, menus and employee uniforms. The restaurant is open Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“We’d like to thank the residents of Franklin for a very warm welcome and for coming out to support Show Hope, a non-profit that is near and dear to our hearts,” said Pieology Franklin’s general manager, James Meyers. “This partnership is the first of many as we are dedicated to supporting local organizations that improve the lives of those who need it most.”