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Former Oklahoma State University athletes team up to bring new pizza concept to Oklahoma

Pie Five Pizza Co. will open first Oklahoma City location later this year.
by Brianna Bailey Modified: April 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm •  Published: April 10, 2014

Bajema and a group of investors have inked a 10-unit franchise deal with Pie Five in Oklahoma. The group hopes to open its first Pie Five Pizza later this year in Oklahoma City.

Bajema’s brother-in-law, Tyce Jones, and Brandon Birdwell, another college friend and fellow athlete who owns three Firehouse Subs franchises in the area, are also part of the Pie Five franchise group. The group’s multi-unit agreement with Pie Five covers all of Oklahoma.

Fields said he and the rest of the group was attracted to Pie Five’s product and business model.

“Billy was inquiring about concepts and had just tried a competitor, but I told him he needed to check out Pie Five,” Fields said. “All it took was one visit, and when he saw what they had to offer – not only in the form of a perfect pizza, but also the exceptional business model – he was sold. It didn’t take long for all of us to get on board and join the Pie Five Pizza family.”

Bajema says he hopes to open his first Pie Five in the Oklahoma City area later this summer. The group is still finalizing the location.

by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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